Classic & Romantic Tea Room Wedding Editorial


October 22, 2019

This beautiful styled shoot wedding was held at the newly renovated Des Moines Tea Room, formerly the Younkers Tea Room.  It’s one of the newer venues located in downtown Des Moines.  We love the aesthetic of the Tea Room!  It features neutral furnishings, beautiful original columns and architecture, and the classic balcony overlooking the city.  The Tea Room is the perfect venue for a classic and timeless wedding!

We worked with Honey & Joy Events to coordinate and plan this styled editorial shoot.  Karla’s vision for a romantic and feminine black tie wedding was perfect!  Mandy Klyn designed our flower arrangements, and By Invitation Only Ink designed the paper suite.  Rental items came from Pella Rental and Classic Event Rentals.  I am so grateful for the amazing team who came together for this shoot!

I am always so grateful to work with Modern Dress for styled shoots – they brought us not one dress, but THREE!

This incredible cake table was Karla’s vision for a cascade fo greens and florals.  I love how it turned out!  The cake was designed by Iowa Rent a Cake.

Did you even get married at the Tea Room if you didn’t take balcony photos?  It’s our favorite spot!

I’m in love with this entire table design!  Love the romantic pinks and ivory tones.

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We heard from the team at the Tea Room that they would love to see a ceremony set up, so we switched things around, and voila!  A classic and romantic wedding ceremony at the Tea Room, right in front of the perfect backdrop!

Des Moines tea room wedding ceremony

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