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Cheerful Outdoor Wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery | Iowa City, Iowa

Outdoor weddings are the dreams of many a bride-there's something so special about the idea of being surrounded by nature with perfectly pristine views, exchanging your vows surrounded by loving friends and family...ahh, I can picture it now!

In reality however, planning an outdoor summer wedding in Iowa can be quite a challenge. Stifling heat and humidity and tumultuous afternoon storms are just a short list of challenges for outdoor wedding dreams. But planning your wedding at a venue that can accommodate for a foul weather backup plan is a super smart way to eliminate the stress of planning for an outdoor wedding!

Marrying a meteorologist can also help.

Yes, Mallory's groom Alex had an inside scoop on the weather as a meteorologist and was able to reassure everyone that even though the forecast portrayed a bleak afternoon of storms, it would be dry for their wedding ceremony. So everything went as planned, and they had a their dreamy outdoor ceremony surrounded by the giant oak trees at Rapid Creek Cidery.

Studio Bloom Iowa bridal bouquet detail in pink and peach with peonies, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, berries, and eucalyptus

Summer wedding bouquets by Studio Bloom Iowa in shades of pink, peach, and white held by bride and bridesmaids in navy dresses

Bridesmaid in navy dress holding Studio Bloom Iowa bouquet in blush and peach with roses, queen annes lace, and berries

Bride and groom snuggling with garden bridal bouquet of peonies, roses, ranunculus, and eucalyptus by Studio Bloom Iowa

Bride holding Studio Bloom Iowa bridal bouquet in pink, peach, and white with peonies, roses, snapdragons, ranunculus, berries

A summery flower palette that evoked visions of icy scoops of sherbet created a beautiful contrast with the deeper wood tones of Rapid Creek Cidery, and complimented the bride's dress perfectly. We used fluffy peonies, roses, ranunculus, local snapdragons, and berries.

Head table at Rapid Creek Cidery with blush and peach wedding bouquets by Studio Bloom Iowa wedding florist Iowa City

Eucalyptus runner centerpiece on wood farm table with candles and dinner menus at Rapid Creek Cidery by Studio Bloom Iowa

Classic eucalyptus runners added a fresh touch of green to the wood farmhouse tables.

Wedding reception at Rapid Creek Cidery modern barn venue in Iowa City, Iowa

We do wood cake topper on naked wedding cake with pink and peach roses by Studio Bloom Iowa

We even got to design the "we do" wood cake topper to compliment the couple's invitation suite!

Bridal party cheering in navy bridesmaid dresses and grey suits for outdoor wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City

· Photography: Emily Crall Photography

· Floral + cake topper: Studio Bloom

· Desserts: Scratch Cupcakery

· Hair + Makeup: Tru Salon

· Stationery: Mintery Paperie

· Dress Boutique: A Storybook Ending Bridals


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