Cody & Caprice’s Elegant Alta House Wedding

There are some stories that you hear and you just know that the bride and groom were meant to end up together and Caprice and Cody’s is just that. After attending the same high school, they didn’t actually connect until Cody was back for his 5 year reunion. After high school, he had moved to Minneapolis for a job and Caprice was still in town going to college. They coincidentally ran into each other at the homecoming football game at their high school and then again later on at the local bar and grill. Cody introduced himself to her while at the bar and they hit it off right away. The coincidences don’t even end there! They also were both planning on staying with their friends who happened to be married to each other!

One of the cutest parts of their story is that the morning after they met, Cody needed to leave their friends house early but didn’t want to leave without saying goodbye to Caprice. He gently woke her up so he could say goodbye in person and left his phone number in her car. Not long after that they officially started dating and dated long distance for a little over 2 years. Eventually Cody asked Caprice to move to Minnesota to live with him and it was on a weekend trip to Duluth that he asked her to marry him while touring a lighthouse!

As you’ll see below, Cody and Caprice planned a beautiful Iowa wedding that was equal parts modern and also elegant. It was such a perfect day! When we asked what their ideal wedding day is, Caprice said she wanted to create a day where it would feel like nowhere else that people would rather be, and it was clear that they did just that! Cody was asked the same question and he said all he wanted was to see Caprice’s face while she walked down the aisle and to get to hold her hand while they became husband and wife. It’s clear that the moment was just as special as he was hoping!

Check out these photos to see a peek into their day!

Wedding Planner | Honey and Joy

Venue | Alta House Event Center

Floral & Design | Shelly Sarver Designs

Cake | Let There Be Cake

DJ | A Special Event DJ

Bridal Dress | A&Be Bridal

Menswear | Jos. A. Banks

Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal

Bridal Jewelry | Jared

Invitations | Minted

Makeup | Powder Studio

simple wedding invitation

The simplicity in these invites was the perfect precursor to the day!

Mixed metals in rings isn’t something that we see often enough, and this is proof of how gorgeous it can be!

rose gold and silver rings

lavender wedding details

bridesmaids robes

These girls were outfitted in lavendar for the whole day and it looked gorgeous on all of them!

father of the bride tie clip

You know it was a special day when this was the face on the bride for most of the time leading up to the ceremony!

father of the bride first look

father daughter first look

first look letters

bride and groom first look

Letters leading up to the first look create such a sentimental moment full of anticipation. And you get to keep those letters to look back on for the rest of your life!

first look with the groom

bride and groom first look

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This dress has such a simple yet stunning quality to it! You could tell that Caprice felt confident and beautiful the whole day!

So many favorites from their portrait time together!

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unique wedding bouquets Shelly Sarver designs

lavendar bridesmaids dresses

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iowa field ceremony

Having a field as the backdrop to your wedding ceremony is so perfectly Iowan, and created some of the coolest images.

The moment that we know Cody was waiting for, and it was so sweet!

walking down the aisle

outdoor wedding ceremony

iowa field ceremony

Photos like these belong on a canvas in your future home!

first kiss as husband and wife

That “finally husband and wife” feeling!

bridal portraits

wedding portraits under the veil

neon wedding sign

The details of this reception were the perfect touches.

copper wedding decor

personalized wedding sign

wedding centerpieces

wedding place settings

alta house newton iowa wedding reception

copper pipe menu holders for wedding reception

elegant lavender and copper wedding reception details

The unique menu cards were a DIY project for their wedding – one of my favorite details!


alta house wedding reception in newton iowa with greenery backdrop, farmhouse tables, and lavender and copper details


naked wedding cake

wedding moscow mules


The pieces of copper that were used as decor were the perfectly unique touches to this reception.



maid of honor speeches

Not only is the face of the maid of honor perfect, but being able to see Caprice and Cody laughing in the background really shows you how hilarious this moment was!

greenery backdrop with neon sign for wedding reception

first dance photos

bride and groom first dance alta house newton iowa

Iowa really does create the perfect backdrop to a fall first dance outdoors!

first dances

father daughter dance wedding reception dance

mother and father of the bride

It was so great to hear Cody and Caprice’s story and to get to be a part of their day! They’re such a sweet couple and their wedding day reflected that. We wish you guys many years of laughter and happiness together!



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