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
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!
These girls were outfitted in lavendar for the whole day and it looked gorgeous on all of them!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Photos like these belong on a canvas in your future home!
That “finally husband and wife” feeling!
The details of this reception were the perfect touches.
The unique menu cards were a DIY project for their wedding – one of my favorite details!
The pieces of copper that were used as decor were the perfectly unique touches to this reception.
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!
Iowa really does create the perfect backdrop to a fall first dance outdoors!
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!