The Tea Room Wedding in Des Moines, Iowa

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Natalie and Nic met during their Freshman year high school engineering class. Quickly they became friends, however, it wasn’t until their sophomore year of high school that they began dating. We love a high school sweethearts type of love. It wasn’t until several years later that Nic decided it was time to pop the question. There was just one problem, he hadn’t asked her parents for permission yet. On a solo one-day trip, Nic flew to Des Moines and back to ask for her parent’s permission. It was on December 19th on a ski trip when Nic got to one knee and proposed to Natalie with a ring that was in a bag of tissues. Safe to say he knew what was coming next! Now here we are celebrating their love with The Tea Room Wedding in Des Moines, Iowa and we couldn’t have been more excited. 

The Tea Room | Des Moines, Iowa Wedding Venue

If you’re a couple looking for an Iowa wedding venue that has the perfect blend of history and modern amenities and decor, then The Team Room is just for you. Located in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa, The Tea Room is a 5,175 square-foot event space with floor-to-ceiling windows, original and restored ornate plasterwork, and Juliet balconies. The Tea Room is the epitome of luxury as it brings together elegant decor as well as an experienced staff to take your wedding experience to a whole new level.

With the floor-to-ceiling windows, you are left with tons of natural light. This makes for some quality wedding photos btw! The Tea Room is the perfect Iowa wedding venue if you’re wanting a wedding venue that provides quality services and amenities leaving you feeling relaxed leading up to your wedding day. With the plethora of services available, that can ultimately lead to less hassle for you and you and your guests can enjoy your wedding day to the absolute fullest.

The Tea Room Wedding Amenities

One of the best features of having a Tea Room wedding is the modern and top-quality amenities that they offer for their couples. Wedding amenities are important for any quality wedding experience and luckily, The Tea Room offers some of the best of the best.

Some of the amenities that they include in their wedding packages are:

  • Setup, Tear Down, and Cleanup Services
  • Seated Dinner Space for Up to 300 Guests
  • Large Stage With Hardwood Floor
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Linens, Napkins, and Chair Covers
  • China, Glassware, and Flatware
  • On-Site Parking
  • Valet Parking Available 
  • On-Site Event Manager
  • A/V Equipment 

It’s with these quality wedding amenities that The Tea Room continuously provides some of the best services for any Iowa couple looking to get married. Feel free to explore more of their amenities and services here.

Natalie & Nic’s Tea Room Wedding in Des Moines, Iowa

For Natalie and Nic, the most important thing for them was to have their wedding be the perfect blend of fun and elegance. They were wanting their wedding day to be intentional and 100% authentically them. Safe to say, I think we did a great job. Natalie and Nic kept a neutral color palette while incorporating hints of blue into their bridesmaid’s dresses. They had a beautiful first-look moment at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, where they both got ready. Naturally, we had to bring along a box of tissues to secure the tears during this sweet and intimate moment.

From there, we made our way to the St. Ambrose Cathedral for their traditional church ceremony. Surrounded by close family and friends they exchanged their heartfelt vows and it was just so beautiful! While tradition stayed true during their ceremony, they left the scene with a bangin’ grand exit that proved bird seed is almost always a good idea. For their reception, The Tea Room was decked out to the nine’s and reminded us that a solid color palette, beautiful florals, and good decor can go a long way. It was here that we were met with champagne towers, tear-jerking first dances, and delicious cake slices by Glorious Desserts being consumed. A rather perfect way to end these high-school sweethearts love story and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.


Photography & Coordination: Christina Ney Photography

Reception Location: The Team Room

Ceremony Location: St. Ambrose Cathedral

Hair & Makeup: Trendue Salon & Spa (formerly Estillo Salon)

Florist: Boesen Florals

DJ: Mojo Productions

Caterer: Christiani’s Catering & Events

Cake: Glorious Desserts

Videographer: Stang Films

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