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Shores Event Center | Cedar Rapids | European Romance Wedding


Last October, just as the first cool weekend of autumn came upon us, I was honored to celebrate the love of Gillian and Izaak. With dashes of family heritage, guests from across the globe and pure romance, this wedding is sure to inspire you to focus on the good stuff.

The bride and groom, affectionately known as Gilly and Zeek to their friends and family, are two of the most serving and amazing people I have ever been blessed to meet. When I asked them, independently, to describe their fiancé in one word, the answers I got melted my heart. Soulmates and Best Friends. Now that I know them, I would have described them in the exact same words. Enjoy a few images from their amazing, family centered day!




Gilly is from Scotland and I absolutely loved the European touches they incorporated, complete with her McLeod family tartan and traditional Rolls Royce!

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When it came to the reception space, we wanted a cozy party atmosphere and the Shore’s Event Center was the perfect place for it!





Everything about their day turned out exactly as we envisioned it and the guests were so welcoming. I even have a few photos on my phone taken by the most adorable four year old of “Gilly dancing with her daddy”. Really? I am so blessed. Gillian and Izaak, thank you so much for letting me into your life and I can’t wait for our next coffee date!

xoxo, Jenn


{ Planning/Design/Coordination- Harper Hadley Events | Photography- Robyn Photography | Venue- Shore’s Event Center | Floral- Weeds Florist | Linens- Celebration Linens | Rentals- Spielman’s Event Services | Dance floor and uplighting- Unique Events | Cake – Classic Cakes by Design | Catering- Smokin’ Bonez BBQ | DJ- Happy Productions | Rolls Royce- Cedar Memorial Floral Shoppe | Tuxes- Holley’s Shop for Men | Limo- RAF Limousine }

  1. This was the most lovely October day, and you’re so right — Gilly and Zeek are incredible!!! Thanks for pulling together such lovely details that day, Jenn and team. Harper Hadley always creates the most beautiful days for our clients, and they are a joy to capture from behind the camera. Thank you for that!!! And thank you for sharing this beautiful story today. Cheers! xo

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