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Wedding colors:

“Purple and Kiwi Green”

 Which of your vendors would you recommend to other couples?

  • “Florist:  We used Hy-Vee Floral in Boone, IA.  Lisa Simpson did an excellent job of taking a small idea and adding her magic touch to the flowers.
  • Photographer: Taylor L Chung out of Ames did our photography.  He was excellent.  He remembers everyone’s name which made our day even more special for our wedding party.
  • Cake and Cookies: Cake Me, I’m Yours! Heather Friedrichsen out of Perry, IA.  She did a fantastic job with our wedding cake.  She is a wonderfully creative person.  Her cakes are homemade and she has so many different flavors- we ended up with 5 in both our wedding cake and the sheet cakes.
  • Band: The Bill Martin Band played at our reception for a couple of hours.  They are a great group.  We really enjoyed listening and dancing to their music.”

What was your favorite thing about Gateway Hotel? 
“The customer service we received was excellent.  We could not have asked more from a staff that not only knew what they were doing but also enjoyed it.  Betsy (Gateway’s Wedding Coordinator) was there for every little detail and everything turned out wonderfully.  We received so many compliments on how wonderful everything was!  We still hear about how amazing the food was at our wedding.”

What made your wedding so unique? 
“Our wedding was a wonderful experience.  We had fabulous vendors as well as a wonderful staff at Gateway helping make our day the best.  Both of our families were also instrumental in the success of our day making it the best day!”


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Wedding colors/theme:
“Navy blue and silver with a semi-Asian theme.”

What made your wedding so unique?
“Our Ceremony was held on the Waterfall Garden Patio, and we hung white paper lanterns along the aisle.  The guests were given raffia fans with blue satin ribbon to help beat the summer heat, plus we had a signature drink during the cocktail hour on the patio ~ Peach Bellinis.  The reception was in the Garden room which was decorated by Flowers by Design; there were large white paper lanterns throughout the room, and we had uplighting which changed the whole room.”

What was your favorite thing about Gateway?
“The convenience of Gateway was really nice; we were able to stay at the hotel, get ready there, take pictures, have the ceremony, and the reception all in one location.  I wanted everything together verses driving to so many locations throughout the day.  Plus, the food is really good!”

Which  vendors would you recommend to other couples?

  • “I would recommend Flowers by Design, they were able to put together tables, decorations, and flowers exactly how we wanted them, as well as doing all of the set up and take down.  It was really nice to have them because we were able to rent chairs for inside and out, and all the decorations, and flowers from one vendor without having to worry about setting up or take down on the big day.
  • I would also recommend Todd Hugen Photography. Todd & Peggy worked really well together and took some really fun pictures.  It was nice to have two photographers because one could do all of the regular wedding photos while the other captured the candid moments throughout the day.
  • Cake Me I’m Yours was another great vendor, I had a very specific idea in mind and they were able to bring exactly what I wanted to life.”

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