West End Salvage wedding in Des Moines iowa, bride with bouquet of coral and blue flowers with poppies and orange roses, and eucalyptus at vintage wedding event in Des Moines Iowa

Sara and Danny were such a fun and colorful duo to work with for this Fall wedding in Des Moines! Sara had a color palette picked out of blues and corals when we first communicated on-line. We had a feeling right away of the direction she was going and jumped right in with some images we thought she would like!

Bride in white dress with trailing train posing for wedding photos in downtown Des Moines at the Food Prize building with a bouquet of blush, coral, and blue

Sara’s dress, from Bridal Boutique Des Moines was just what she had envisioned and even had comfy pockets! She glides along the paths in front of the World Food Prize building in downtown Des Moines, looking so happy and relaxed.


The setting for her special day was some great Midwest weather in the Fall . The images created that day will last a lifetime and surely be a treasured keepsake of the couple. All of the photography was done by Farmhouse Studios .

Sara’s makeup was by I Do Pretty, a popular pick for Des Moines brides. Owner Allyson of I Do Pretty is one of the premier beauty specialists in the greater Des Moines area, customizing and creating a flawless look for every occasion.

wedding at West End Salvage in Des Moines Iowa was the setting for this happy and relaxed bride as she sets her feet up on a designer black and orange chair, with vintage rocking horse and mirrors in the background

Sara and Danny look so happy and relaxed in the vintage setting of West End Salvage, in downtown Des Moines. They were surrounded by colorful and unique treasures that added so much flair and interest to their ceremony and reception photos.

groom and ringbearer pose in dark grey tuxes from Skeffingtons formal wear in Des Moines Iowa with rust colored stripe ties and a boutonniere of blue thistle and greenery with a burnt orange ribbon

Groom Danny and his son pose with some big, happy smiles in their formal wear from Des Moines business, Skeffingtons Formal Wear. The dark grey tuxes are the perfect pairing with the rust-colored striped ties. These two are quite the handsome -looking gents of the day!

bridesmaids in rust colored halter wedding dresses pose with the mother of the bride in dark navy and lace formal dress, while holding bouquets of blush roses and white poppies with eucalyptus

The sparkling, old vintage chandeliers are just the added sparkle needed on this already happy, glowing bunch of bridal attendants and escorts.


Downtown Des Moines held the perfect backdrop of color that matched with the bride’s color palette!


Sara and Danny embrace and reflect on the perfect day of their celebration, shared with many family and friends. We can’t wait to see what this fun and gracious couple have planned for their future!

VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD COMES TO IOWA (Part One) / Sara Reus Photography / Styled Shoot

VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD COMES TO IOWA (Part One) / Sara Reus Photography / Styled Shoot