Jen & Sean (married)

Jen and Sean's wedding unfolded on a warm, sunny day at Santa Maria Winery in Carroll, IA. Their ceremony took place on the winery's beautiful shaded patio and their reception followed inside. Carroll's historic downtown was very photogenic and served as the perfect backdrop for wedding day adventures. Jen and Sean first met in Ballroom Dance Club at Iowa State so it was no surprise that the evening's dancing was quite the spectacle. (Jen and Sean were the fantastic instructors at the Ballroom Dance Class held last Spring at our studio) Their dollar dance was no exception since many of the guests and wedding party had ties to the ballroom club too. One bridesmaid exclaimed: "Dancing with Sean makes you feel like a princess!" Sean announced that he would dance with anyone who paid and knew a part, male or female, so many of his groomsmen took him up on this offer and entertained the delighted guests. Before the evening ended we were able to sneak Jen and Sean to the basement for a good night portrait with wine barrels. It has been a blessing getting to know this couple and we hope you enjoy this glimpse at their wedding day:

 

Ballroom Dance Lesson was Awesome!

On Saturday we hosted a Ballroom Dance lesson in our studio for our 2010 wedding couples with 3 ideas in mind:1) To get to know the couples better 2) For the couples to get to know other engaged couples from the area and have fun exchanging wedding ideas 3) Because we think everybody should have some sweet moves for their first dance!

The lesson was taught by Jaclyn Hansel and Ryan Damman from Cyclone Ballroom. They taught the Waltz (great for a first dance) and Salsa (great for the rest of the night) and everybody in attendance caught on quickly! I’m excited to see them regurgitate some of what they’ve learned on the dance floor at their weddings! Make sure you check out Cyclone Ballroom’s Web Site and Facebook! They do a lot of teaching locally and we give them a glowing review for their performance on Saturday. Very excellent teachers and very fun people! Here are a few snaps from the event: