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The Power of Love at Rapid Creek Cidery | Iowa City

Dear 2020,

You couldn't keep these two amazing people from getting married. You tried and tried some more, but as fate would have it, their wedding went off without a hitch.

The first hurdle to cross of course, was COVID 19. But we planned and prepared for months (and had backups plans just in case). The guest list ended up being smaller than originally planned, but it was perfect all the same.

Oh, but the giant curveball the week of the wedding-boy that was a doozy none of us could have ever planned for. I'd never heard of a derecho, until we were all personally introduced to this little known weather event the Monday prior to The Big Day (thanks 2020 for the meteorology lesson). Basically, we were hit with an inland hurricane. The storm swept through eastern Iowa with winds reaching top speed of 140 mph, ripping endless trees out of the ground, destroying homes, toppling power lines and knocking out power and cellular service to thousands.

In the end, you couldn't stop the power of the people and a lot of positive thinking. The venue was largely untouched by the storm. The hard working power crews repaired the power lines to Rapid Creek the day prior to the venue. We were able to get our hands on a generator to power the floral cooler. While it was pretty darned uncomfortable in the 85 degree studio creating that week, that wonderful generator (and my husbands' endless out of town gas runs) kept the flowers happy and beautiful for the wedding.

I'm so thankful we were able to celebrate this wedding as originally planned. These two sweet people handled all of the challenges you could throw at them with grace, and through it all, had an absolutely wonderful and memorable wedding.



· Photography: Emily Crall Photography

· Event Planning: Soiree

· Floral + Rentals: Studio Bloom

· Venue: Rapid Creek Cidery

· Dress: Stella York From Hope’s Bridal

· Bridesmaids: Azazie

· Suit: Skeffington’s Formalwear

· Makeup: Lindsey Coblentz & House Of Beauty

· Hair: Domonique L’Heurex & Eden Salon

· Stationery + paper goods: Allegra Iowa City

· Videography: Nepo Productions

· Cake: Deluxe Bakery

· DJ: Riley Mullane

· Decor + Draping: Unique Events

· Rentals + Lounge: Borrow My Vintage

· Calligraphy sign: Painting For Cheese

serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, & East Central Iowa 
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