Meghan and Connor are two people who fell in love. No matter if you believe in fate or not, one thing is true and it’s that Meghan and Connor are meant to be. Their Des Moines Iowa Wedding at Willow on Grand was a celebration to remember. They had a neutral color palette which tied perfectly with their venue. It was timeless, classic, and looked just as beautiful as you could imagine. Christina Ney Photography was able to capture every fleeting minute and emotion and just wait until you see these photos.
Their story began in 2017 when Connor was visiting Wisconsin with his Coast Guard roommate, Jacob. Jacob is Meghan’s cousin and was the connection that brought these two together. It wasn’t until a year later that their relationship began to flourish though. Through traveling back and forth from Key West, Florida, and Wisconsin they were able to move swiftly through the battles of long-distance. From there, they moved in together when Connor was re-stationed to San Diego, California. The rest was well… history.
On a beach in Hawaii, as the sun began to set, Connor got down on one knee and asked Meghan to marry him. It was the question of a lifetime, and one that Meghan so happily said yes to. Now, it feels so surreal to have witnessed all of the planning come together for this beautiful moment for their Des Moines Iowa wedding.
Willow on Grand is a gorgeous modern cottage-inspired wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Inside this grand space, you will find large beams and tons of windows, and natural light coming in through every corner. Which, if you didn’t know, we wedding photographers love natural light on your wedding day. The space itself embodies timeless charm with modern convenience and makes for the most amazing wedding venue space. Perfect for both large or intimate wedding gatherings, Willow on Grand is the perfect place to have your Des Moines Iowa wedding celebration.
Without a doubt, one of the standout features of this Des Moines Iowa wedding venue is its modern amenities. With so many wedding amenities to offer their couples, Willow on Grand makes it an easy choice for any couple looking to have a Des Moines Iowa wedding.
Some of the amenities that they include are:
If you’re interested in getting in contact with Willow on Grand to host your special day, contact them here!
Meghan and Connor wanted to keep their color palette simple and neutral. Their venue does a lot of the talking, so keeping things simple complimented Willow on Grand perfectly. Breaking away from tradition, Meghan and Connor embarked on their wedding journey by doing a first look. An emotional moment that will be forever a part of their memories. In a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony, the two exchanged their vows. In front of friends and family, a symbolic knot tie brings together their love and binds their two families as one. Wedding days seemingly pass you by in the blink of an eye. Just like that these two were walking down the aisle hand in hand.
Shortly after, it was their reception. Their reception space was held in the Grand Room at Willow on Grand. Chandeliers dangled from above and candles lined the tables as guests began trickling in. They spent the rest of their time dancing the night away and celebrating their new journey as husband and wife.
Photography: Christina Ney Photography
Venue: Willow on Grand
Brides People Attire: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Salon Spa W
Florist: Wild Flower DSM
Desserts: Glorious Desserts
Christina Ney Photography provides timeless Wedding and Engagement Photography for Visionary and Laidback Lovers in Iowa, the Midwest, and Beyond.