This Des Moines Wedding at Bash Events was an unforgettable day. First of all, it was about 100 degrees. There’s nothing like extreme weather that guarantees your wedding day will be remembered forever by your guests. Secondly, it was a day where two totally unique celebrated the incredible marriage they will build. When I asked Chelsea and Andreas what makes them a unique couple, they gave such a great story of their first time meeting to illustrate just what makes them…them.
“The first time we met, Chelsea began yelling at Andreas about a (dumb/hilarious: depending on interpretation) joke regarding the 19th century. Chelsea studies 19th century history and Andreas studies the 20th. We then got to talking and within about an hour Chelsea invited Andreas to lobby for ethanol on capitol hill with her father the next week. Andreas, though moved, politely declined– he did, however, ask her on a date the following Friday. On our first date, we discovered that we loved the same TV shows and movies, and geeked out about a lot of things while chilling at an Irish bar.
I think that pretty much sums up what makes us unique. We have similar interests, can both argue mundane points for hours, but ultimately can’t get enough of each other. We’re weird and we love it.”
Chelsea and Andreas actually live in Washington D.C. and booked me over the phone. This isn’t something I do very often, but their energy put me at ease immediately and I knew we would be a great fit. I’m so in awe of how great they did putting together their Des Moines wedding at Bash Events from across the country.
Ceremony Venue: St. Ambrose Cathedral
Reception Venue: Bash Events
Florals: Gateway Market
DJ: BCP Weddings
I love the groomsmen’s reactions when Chelsea walked through on her way out to her first look with Andreas.
St. Ambrose Cathedral was so gorgeous to photograph in. Chelsea and Andreas really loved the drama of the cathedral, which is why they chose it for their ceremony. It was so fun to light the formal portraits in this space.
Remember when I said it was 100 degrees? I’m really not exaggerating! It was so hot and luckily this wedding party was a fun group who took cooling off into their own hands.