Ashley + Dustin | Industrial Wedding in Burlington Iowa

May 5th, 2018 | Burlington Iowa

Spring in Iowa could be a day or a week but either way, when it’s here you know it and you love it. When I think of our brief spring of 2018, I think of Ashley + Dustin’s wedding day. Seriously, these two kicked off my local Iowa season with a bang. They wed on the perfect May day in the heart of Burlington and Ashley took all my DIY dreams to a whole other level. You know those kind of people who are like “Yeah…I can make that” about EVERYTHING? Ashley is one of them! These hand-crafted details are what can make a wedding so unique and special to the couple which is something I’m always a fan of.

Ashley and Dustin are just a pleasure to be around—it’s so lovely to be around people who have effortless chemistry but on top of that, they’re just genuinely the nicest people you could ever meet and when it comes to a wedding day that can often be busy and stressful, you learn as a vendor to just LOVE couples like that. No stress, no worries, just effortlessly enjoying each other and the day. Call me crazy, but that’s the way I think it should be.

Another reason why I loved Ashley + Dustin’s wedding (a bit of a selfish reason perhaps) was they chose to get married in downtown Burlington — which is stunning, lets admit it — and have their reception at the Port of Burlington which is where I had my own reception in 2015. Yep, cue all the nostalgic feelings and bring on all those industrial vibes. And yes, the photos are here to help.


The Team:
Dress: Essence of Australia / Hope's Bridal
Caterer: Riverside Smokehouse and Grill
Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception: Port of Burlington
Hair: Amy Hennenfent
Makeup: Leah Chandler
Flowers: DIY - bride
Invitations: DIY - bride
DJ: MVP Mobile DJ