Festhalle barn wedding

Marissa and Dan is one couple that really knows how to throw a party. I was really excited when I received the email from Marissa telling me about her Festhalle barn wedding plans. It’s one of my favorite venues here in Iowa and I knew that she had great plans with lots of diy projects.

Getting ready


Marissa and her bridesmaids started the day at Expressions Salon and Spa. They had a great time having their hair and makeup done together.


Dan and the boys got ready at their house in Cedar Rapids.

groom shaving before the ceremony
groom shaving
groom with groomsmen on the porch

The wedding ceremony at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

I really liked shooting at St. Wenceslaus – it is a beautiful church with a lot of nice architectural details. The stained glass windows are stunning!

the wedding ceremony at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

Their exit was a lot of fun too.They had an used tandem bike, restored it and used it for their ceremony exit.

church exit
church exit on a tandem bike
wedding tandem bike detail
tandem bike horn

The Festhalle barn wedding reception

amana water tower
Festhalle Barn wedding portraits
Festhalle Barn wedding sign
barn wedding details
Festhalle Barn wedding flowers
bride flower bouquet
Barn wedding table decorations
popcorn wedding favors
kids corner at a barn wedding
Festhalle Barn wedding bride and grooms' table
wedding decorations
alternative for a regular guest book
guests signing the wedding guest book
wedding libs
first dance
guests dancing
barn dancing
Festhalle Barn wedding guests
barn wedding pie toppers
popcorn wedding favors
Festhalle Barn wedding
cake cutting
Festhalle Barn wedding
barn dancing

If you are planning a barn wedding in Iowa you need to see Festhalle. It’s one of the best venues of this kind around here. Taking the time to decorate it with a lot of diy decorations will guarantee a wedding just like you would see in a magazine. It gets a little hot in the summer but that doesn’t bother people that just want to have a good time, dance and celebrate.

If you’re planning a Festhalle barn wedding please get in touch, I would love to be there to document your celebration!

Band: Porchstompers
Caterer: Catering by LJ’s
Florists: (Ceremony) Racehorse Royalty Design Studio
Reception flowers grown by Pheasant Run Farm, Van Horne, Iowa
Hair: Expressions Salon and Spa
Ceremony: St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids
Reception: Festhalle Barn Amana
Music: Porch Stompers

Here you can see photos of Marissa and Dan’s engagement session.

Get in touch with me via phone at (319) 343-7101 or e-mail me at [email protected]

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