A Classic, Romantic Wedding at Rollins Mansion in Des Moines, Iowa

Danielle Gibbons (25 and a marketing communications consultant) and Stephen West (24 and a broker dealer counselor) wanted a vintage feel for their summer wedding, which is exactly what they found in Rollins Mansion, a beautiful historic estate in Des Moines. To offset the mansion's stone exterior and bring out the antique vibe, Danielle chose a soft, romantic palette of pale pinks and light gray and classic floral arrangements of white and pink roses paired with baby's breath. "We wanted the decorations to be simple, not to take away from the mansions natural beauty," says Danielle. After a fountain-side ceremony in the courtyard, a reception followed on the terrace balcony overlooking the Des Moines skyline. The couple kept things lighthearted with a photo booth and props, and set out a candy bar and cupcakes for a sweet finish.—Michelle Thomas