Peacock feathers abounded at Katie and Adam Powers’ Spring wedding and reception held at the shiny and elegant Waterfront Convention Center on March 10, 2012. “Ever since I heard that Katie’s wedding would be on March 10 I have been praying for beautiful weather!” mentioned one of couple’s relatives as we waited for the ceremony to begin. And what perfect weather it was! Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60’s are not the norm for the second weekend in March, but then again, this was not a normal day for Katie and Adam!
The couple’s ceremony took place in the glass encased atrium of the Waterfront Center, allowing for perfect views of the beautiful day outdoors. Katie was a beautiful bride as she descended the grand staircase and made her entrance to Purcell’s “Trumpet Voluntary”.
Elizabeth, the Flower Girl, makes her way down the long ceremony aisle.
Katie descends the grand staircase, escorted by her Father.
After the ceremony the couple’s 350 guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails in the West Atrium. We furnished some upbeat cocktail music using one of our BOSE wireless systems to help make the hour more festive!
The facility’s grand banquet room was opened to the guests at 6:30. Guests found the room to be beautifully decorated in the couple’s peacock theme, including turquoise and purple flowers, peacock feathers, black linens and chair covers with turquoise sashes provided by Clazzy Designs.
We enhanced the theme with up-lights in turquoise and purple throughout the room. Katie furnished us with some color swatches so that we could custom match her color scheme and program our up-lights prior to the event.
Black Tie provided turquoise and purple uplighting to accentuate and enhance the peacock theme. Floral and decor by Clazzy Designs.
Peacock, purple and turquoise table settings and uplighting.
What a beautiful setting for a party!
The newlyweds made their grand entrance, along with their large wedding party, to the song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. The couple cut their wedding cake which was centered on the dance floor, immediately to kick off the festivities.
Members of the wedding party included:
Parents – Mike and Julie Snyder, Lonnie and Jackie Powers
Ushers – Colin Donahue, Frank Coryn, Dustin Lenz and Travis Lenz
Flower girl and ring bearer – Elizabeth Kramper, Kellen Powers
Bridesmaids – Carolyn Wehr, Kaitlyn Wehr, Kristen Mandle, Mary Snyder
Groomsmen- Craig Rodgers, Alex Graber, Christian Grieser, Andy Snyder
Matrons of Honor – Karen Cervantes, Jessica Judkins
Best Men – Ryan Powers, Jason Powers
There was a welcome speech by the Father of the Bride, Mike Snyder, and a blessing by Pastor Lynn Thiede. Guests enjoyed a video montage as the dinner buffet began.
After dinner Katie and Adam kicked off the dance floor fun by dancing skillfully to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley.
As you can see, the party was great and the guests really used the dance floor to it’s fullest!
Katie gets ready to toss the bouquet. What a beautiful wedding dress!
Adam goes for the garter!
A perfect toss!
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Wedding professionals who assisted Katie and Adam Powers to have the most perfect wedding day imaginable included:
Venue – Waterfront Convention Center
Linens and Floral – Clazzy Designs
Men’s Formalwear – Men’s Wearhouse
Bridal Attire – Maurice’s
Wedding Cake and Cupcakes – Hy-Vee
Photographer – Brianna Cornell
Lodging – Isle of Capri
Ceremony Sound, Up-Lighting, DJ Services – Black Tie Entertainment (that’s us!)
(All photos in this article taken by Robin or Tim Schaver)
Wedding cupcake tiers from Hy-Vee.
Thanks to Katie and Adam for letting us share in your incredible day! We wish you the very best!