I'm so excited to share another of my 2017 weddings with you today. Xiaoni came across my website since I used to be based in Iowa when she was searching for wedding vendors for her Iowa City Wedding. Even though I had already moved to Omaha, she decided she wanted to have me travel back to help her with her wedding.
We did most of our full planning sessions through email and phone calls since I was in Omaha and she was living in Connecticut. Her fiance, Jung was living in California! I met them both about a month before their wedding when we met in Iowa City to walk through their venue and finalize the design and details.
Their wedding day started a little cold and rainy for late May, but the rain cleared out enough for them to take most of their pictures outside.
Their ceremony took place at the Methodist Church on the University of Iowa campus. Both Xiaoni and Jung had attended undergrad at U of I and the campus was very special for them since it was where they met. Their reception took place at the U of I Memorial Union.
Their guest count was very small and intimate-only about 45 guests were in attendance. Xiaoni's family traveled over from China for the wedding! Both families spoke little English, but they spoke different languages from each other! It was such an interesting dynamic and I felt so lucky to be involved in such a special event for two families. Even though they couldn't to each other very well, love radiated from Xiaoni and Jung, and that is universal.
I was able to work with two vendors that I really admire for this wedding. Emily Crall did the photography and she is so talented and one of the nicest people I've ever met. And Shelly Sarver did the florals and she is one of the best florists in the Midwest. Everything she does is absolutely gorgeous! They had an amazing vendor team beyond Emily and Shelly as well. Be sure to give them some love below!