Matt & Kelsey Downtown Marriott- Des Moines, Iowa

Weddings crashers are real!

Seriously, have you guys ever experienced them? Maybe not like Vince Vaughn, but real wedding crashers? In our 10 years, we have had 2 scenarios. ..that we know of!

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Kelsey & Matt celebrated in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The Downtown Marriott hosted their event, and we had SO much fun! Kelsey & Matt are one of those couples, that after you meet them, you’re like… dang… I wish we were friends!

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Serious! You know those kinds of people? The ones that are out doing things, enjoying life, adventuring together. These two nailed it.

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After Kelsey called me we later found out that we had mutual friends. Needless to say, I was pumped! The chances of us becoming ACTUAL friends was getting closer and closer.

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Kelsey & Matt were married in August at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines. The reception was held at Downtown Marriott.

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But, I guess I wasn’t the only who could feel this amazing couples energy! We had a WEDDING CRASHER during their dance.

I mean, I don’t blame them!

Flocka Flocka  showed up!

Flocka Flocka showed up!

Kelsey & Matt had a beautiful fun day in Des Moines. We were honored to be a part of it!

Contributors:

Ceremony Venue Capital Hill Lutheran Church

Reception Venue Downtown Marriott

Photographer Aly Caroll Photography

Floral Shelly Sarver Designs

Wedding Cake Loritas

Catering Downtown Marriott

Wedding Dress Schaffer

Wedding Planning Mostly Becky Weddings

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Kari- Des Moines Wedding Assistant

We are just the luckiest! When Kari joined the team, we became one of the best wedding planning teams there is! Kari has been one of our alternative assistants for 2 years! 

She has helped myself and both of Mostly Becky's associate planners- Elizabeth & Heather

Photo By  Less Traveled Photography  Look at her here...working our Assoc. Colorado Planner's Wedding!! <3

Photo By Less Traveled Photography Look at her here...working our Assoc. Colorado Planner's Wedding!! <3

She is one of the hardest workers we have ever seen!

WE LOVE HER! 

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Kari and her sweet hubby! 

Kari, sometimes known as Karl (Her hubby calls her this)! loves cheesy potatoes! If she had to pick, purple is her favorite color. And she loves lions! Big secret...

THEY ARE MY FAVORITE TOO!! 

Kari loves to travel to Northern Minnesota & Arizona! Now, this is the reason she fits so well here! We started planning weddings in Northern Minnesota at Lutsen Resort! The North Shore has just a special place in our hearts! It's our home! <3 

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Kari and her hubby on an adventure in AZ!

She loves to shop at Dry Goods while sipping on a Carmel Latte from Starbucks carrying her Noonday Collection purse. See her favorite one here! 

If Karl ;) isn't working with Mostly Becky or looking for a lion to pet, she will be outdoors!

She loves adventure! - A girl after our own hearts!

I mean, isn't she the cutest?

I mean, isn't she the cutest?

She says, her dream wedding inspiration is here at Mostly Becky. And, well we don't even know what to say now.... 

We just adore this girl here, and consider ourselves to have the best team ever, now that she has joined us! I mean look, this is a sweet note she just left us... (excuse me while I go dry my tears)!

Working for Moslty Becky and her company has been such a pleasure! She is a hard worker, enjoys what she does, makes her clients happy and gets the job done. I have appreciated being influenced by her and her knowledge. I hope to continue to work with her. She is for sure my number one pick in sharing with people who are in need of a wedding planner. 
— Kari
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Here we are working a Des Moines Wedding! 

Don't forget to follow her on Instagram & Facebook so you can see all the amazing things her and her hunny are up to! 

Kari and Andrew on their wedding day! &lt;3 &lt;3 &lt;3&nbsp;

Kari and Andrew on their wedding day! <3 <3 <3 

 

Thanks Kari for being here! We wouldn't be us without you! 

XO

 

 

 

Leah- Des Moines Wedding Assistant

We have more amazing news to share with you!!! Leah has joined the Mostly Becky family in Des Moines and we are pumped! 

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This year we have been so blessed to be able to grow our team here in Des Moines. After many interviews, we knew Leah was in the running right away. Her eloquent demeanor and inquisitive questions, we knew she was a very bright girl. Her upbeat personality, sweet words, and eagerness to learn solidified our impression of her. She was lovely from the first second. But, that isn't all. We knew she was family oriented, a hard worker, and eager to learn! (Gosh, we do love that!) 

Leah or more commonly known as, Nook Nook. (I mean how cute is that?!) <3 Teaches dance and her dance students call her this, so you can too. ;)

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She loves Mac n' cheese, pizza and Pitbulls. If she could eat anywhere in Des Moines she would pick Blaze for pizza and Jethros for mac n' cheese. But, she eats more than comfort food! She loves cantaloupe and strawberries, too! 

AND GUYS...

She loves to travel!! - I mean, of course she does! Her favorite place to travel is NASHVILLE! - YES!!! We love Nash, and Denver, and NYC... well, you get it. She is a perfect fit for us! 

She shops at Target - <3 Hobby Lobby <3 - Rue 21 <3 - Dry Goods

If you find her at Starbucks, she'll be drinking a strawberry drink. I mean, she does love strawberries so... her current favorite Strawberry Acai Refresher. 

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She loves Michael Kors purses. - (we think that is a great choice!) We cannot go a day without our purses, but Leah cannot go without mascara and perfume. - Staples if you ask us! ;)

We are just so happy to have this sweet spirit on our team. Keep up with her on Facebook & Instagram

 

Welcome to the team Leah! We are just so happy you are here.

A Wedding Surprise in Des Moines, Iowa

One thing I truly do love about my job, is no matter how many weddings I have planned (way too many to count), there is never a single one that is the same. The Wedding Day has become a beautiful opportunity to show your individual uniqueness. 

I am often asked, "What is the craziest wedding you have done?" And it is my pleasure to share with you a little story about 3 beautiful people I got the pleasure of knowing, just a little bit. It may not be the craziest, but is one of the specialist moments I have be lucky enough to be apart of. 

"Hi, I am looking for help planning my reception. Here's the thing, my husband and I are already married and we have a beautiful son. I am really looking for a great party,  with amazing decor and really just a great party! Do you think you can help" And of course I jumped on the opportunity! Events that are out of the ordinary are my specialty! Within a few weeks, I knew this would be an event I would really enjoy planning. 

"Hi Becky, so glad we could talk, well, I have some news....I'm pregnant and I was thinking, I would love to reveal the gender of the baby at the reception, do you think that is something we can pull off?" 

Immediately I started to brainstorm with my lovely bride. Together we came up with a one-of-a-kind gender reveal.....A BALLOON DROP over the dance floor! That was it! How was I going to pull this off? 

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The problem, most balloon drops, or should I say ALL balloon drops are transparent! So, after many dead-ends, my amazing assistant and I just made one! I will spare you the grueling details of this process. But, I will tell you this. We got it put together, hung up on the vaulted ceiling, and no balloons were in sight! 

That nigh before the reception, I could hardly sleep. I was so nervous, I had no clue if my balloon drop would be still connected to the ceiling when I arrived in the morning. 

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But, to my surprise, it was there! And no colored balloons could be seen. I was ecstatic! After being cornered by many guests who were trying their best to bribe me to spill the secret the time finally came for the gender of the baby to be revealed. 

This moment was priceless, and I was so blessed to be apart of it! 
Thank you Quinn for allowing me into such a beautiful moment in your life! 

XoXo

 

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It's a girl!!!