Des Moines Wedding at Bash Events | Mr and Mrs Meyris

March 5, 2020

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

 

A white wedding gown hangs in the community hall of St. Ambrose Cathedral.

Bride's shoes resting on veil, with a photo of her grandmother with the handkerchief she inherited.

Close up of wedding rings including a vintage blue sapphire engagement ring.

A closeup of the invitation suite and the bride smiling as her mom helps button her wedding gown.

A mother helps the bride get into her wedding gown, the bride admires her reflection in the mirror.

The groomsmen gasp and smile as they see the bride walk by for the first time.

I love the groomsmen’s reactions when Chelsea walked through on her way out to her first look with Andreas.

The groom waits in the courtyard of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines as he waits to see his bride for the first time.

The groom looks over his shoulder as he sees his bride for the first time.

A groom admires his bride in the courtyard of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

The bride poses in the courtyard of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

A bride and groom pose for portraits in the courtyard of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

A bride and groom pose for portraits in the courtyard of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

A bride and groom pose for portraits in the courtyard of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

The wedding party stands for a formal portrait at the altar of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

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.

A bride and groom stand in dramatic lighting at the altar of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

Bride is escorted down the aisle as her groom gazes down at her.

Bride beaming as she is escorted down the aisle by her mother and father.

Bride's cathedral length veil trailing behind her at St. Ambrose Cathedral as she is handed off to her groom.

Bride gives her mother and father a final embrace before she exchanges vows with her husband.

Wedding ceremony at St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

Wedding ceremony at St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

Wedding ceremony at St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines.

The bridal party pose for a goofy group picture with the Des Moines skyline behind them.

The bride laughs with her bridesmaids.

Groomsmen pose at the state capitol building with the skyline of Des Moines behind them.

Bride and groom dipping back with the Des Moines skyline behind them.

The bridal party cools off in a fountain at Des Moines Waterworks Park.

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.

The bridal party cools off in a fountain at Des Moines Waterworks Park.

The bridal party cools off in a fountain at Des Moines Waterworks Park.

The bridal party cools off in a fountain at Des Moines Waterworks Park.

The bridal party cools off in a fountain at Des Moines Waterworks Park.

Portrait of bride and groom in a park

Portrait of bride and groom in a park

Portrait of bride and groom in a park

Decor at Bash Events in downtown Des Moines.

Photo of two tiered white cake with closeup of gold fondant scallop details and blue paper flowers.

Decor at Bash Events in downtown Des Moines.

Decor at Bash Events in downtown Des Moines.

Decor at Bash Events in downtown Des Moines.

Decor at Bash Events in downtown Des Moines.

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