McKenna and Ross' Wedding

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Of course we had a couple of hiccups...like it raining just during our outdoor ceremony! Or the rental place delivering the wrong chairs and we weren't 100% satisfied with our vendors. Despite all that, our wedding was amazing. The ceremony and reception were beautiful and after everything I wouldn't have changed a thing. Hope the information I provided will help out with your planning process.

Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Ultimate Entertainment
Iowa City, IA
Bands/Live Entertainment

Met with Riley (dj) a couple days before wedding. Gave him a "must play" list with specific instructions on special dances. During wedding only 50% of our list was played and he even played songs off our "do not play" list. Very, very disappointing. Would not recommend.


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EY Photography
Oxford, IA
Photographers

Loved the pics we have, wished we had gotten more. I was looking forward to working with Eric after we spoke several times about what I wanted. It was the one thing I wasn't feeling anxious about. He was great to work with, funny, easy going, good ideas, etc. However, I was very disappointed when we finally got the pics back. I didn't even have one photo with my father. On your big day the last thing you should have to worry about is if you got every single shot you needed. Like I said, good shots, he is just new and inexperienced. I follow his website and he seems to be getting more organized. Best of luck to him, but would not recommend or use again.


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Hearth-N- Home
Kalona, IA
Caterers

AMAZING! WONDERFUL! Couldn't have had a better meal. We got sooooo many compliments on the food, every one said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. She is from Kalona and will travel anywhere. We had a plated service with herb stuffed chicken breast, party potatoes, fresh green beans (out of her garden), corn, salad, and each table had two homemade baked breads. All of that for around $8/per guest. Service was amazing as well and very reasonably priced. Would recommend to everyone!


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Olive and James Bakery
Iowa City, IA
Cakes/Candies

The best cake I have ever had, hands down. The overall decoration on the cake wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was still beautiful.


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Aero Rental
Iowa City, IA
Rentals

Very helpful at the store. Dishes,linen, bar ware, silverware, etc. were all awesome. Was a holiday weekend and they were very accommodating with drop off/pick up. However, they delivered the WRONG CHAIRS! And would not switch them out. We were only offered $100 off. They totally dropped the ball there, would never go back.


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Fountain of Flowers
Lone Tree, IA
Florists

Everything I wanted and more. Great prices. Julie was amazing! My favorite vendor!


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Kent Park
Oxford, Iowa
Ceremony Sites

Lovely venue. Very reasonably priced.


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Festhalle Barn
Amana, Iowa
Reception Sites

Wonderful rustic old barn in the heart of the Amana Colonies. Guests can stay in Amana and visit all the shops during free time. The Festhalle allows you to access the barn as early as Wednesday for set up. This was a life saver, we were able to get everything set up without being rushed. The key was returned Sunday night which allowed for clean up all day Sunday.


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Coralville Marriott
Coralville, IA
Hotels/Accommodations
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Holiday Inn
Williamsburg, IA
Hotels/Accommodations
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Comfort Suites
Coralville, IA
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