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 vin

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

Danielle and Stephen hosted their wedding at the 1920s Rollins Mansion in their hometown of Des Moines.
Danielle accented her formal wedding gown with rosette-embellished satin sandals, a birdcage veil, and crystal jewelry.
The wedding party and family members witnessed Stephen seeing Danielle for the first time during their pre-ceremony meet-up.
Danielle's Maggie Sottero wedding gown featured a fitted, ruched bodice and tulle rosette skirt.
Though the bridesmaids were able to choose their own dress in the selected color of pale pink, they all ended up wearing the same strapless chiffon design.
In lieu of a guestbook, Danielle and Stephen's guests signed a wooden "W" sign, which they now display in their home.
All of the stationery was designed by a friend of Danielle's.
Danielle's grandmother's pearl necklace was wrapped around her bouquet as her "something borrowed."
The ceremony, which was officiated by the couple's pastor, took place in the courtyard and featured simple decor of rose petals and white lanterns.
Danielle found this metal W at an antique store in Des Moines and filled it with wine corks as a decorative accent for a fireplace mantel in the mansion.
Danielle and Stephen created a playful pink and white candy bar that did double-duty as dessert and favors.
The reception was held outside on a terrace overlooking Des Moines. White linens and chairs kept the look light and simple.
The couple's small two-tier cake was designed with a piped lace look and topped with fresh flowers. Guests noshed on five different cupcake flavors.
After the ceremony, Stephen changed into more comfortable sneakers with his suit.
Danielle chose dual eternity wedding rings to encircle her halo engagement ring. Stephen's ring is made of tungsten.
The couple picked a pale palette of pink and gray to play off of the mansion's historic look.