May 3, 2018

Holly + Eric & A Whole Lotta Love

FILED IN: Weddings

Have you ever seen a group of unrelated people make incredibly generous donations to a single family? I had never really experienced something so amazing until this past weekend’s wedding at Carper Vineyard & Winery. To begin my story, I have to say that working as a wedding photographer & videographer in Des Moines, IA allows me the opportunity to work with and get to know so many talented and wonderful people each week. I already knew that I liked these people and loved their work. What I didn’t know is that each of them have such big hearts and donated their products and services at the drop of a hat when a fellow wedding vendor and friend reached out on behalf of this couple in their time of need.

Shortly before Holly & Eric got engaged he was diagnosed a another brain tumor and they were frightened to plan a wedding knowing that his prognosis may not allow him to make it to their big day. Holly began inquiring with vendors letting them in on her dilemma and was having a hard time pulling it all together. So she reached out to a mutual friend of all ours, Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo, for advice. Before long, Holly & Eric found that top tier vendors for every single product and/or service for their wedding were lining up to donate their work so to help relieve the pressure from this couple.

When we all arrived on Saturday to do our jobs, we were greeted by as beautiful a wedding as anyone could dream of. And it was all for them. We all wish you the best! We’re delighted that Eric’s health has taken a turn in a positive direction and that you are moving forward into your married lives together with luck on your side.

Our story and theirs was so special that it was featured on WHO TV Channel 13 News. CLICK HERE to see their coverage of our story.

Holly and Eric Wedding Day Highlight from Laura Beekmann on Vimeo.


VENUE. Carper Vineyard & Winery
FLORAL & DÉCOR. White Willow Events & Boesen The Florist
CHAIRS. Vintage Love, Rentals and annessi
CAKE. Little Blackbird Bakery
SUITS. Skeffington’s Formal Wear
DJ. Liquid Digital Entertainment
PHOTOBOOTH. A Special Event DJ & Photo Booth
DRESS ALTERATIONS. Designed by KanyaMarie
PHOTOGRAPHY. Amanda Basteen Photography
VIDEO. Laura Beekmann Photography & Films

If you’re in the market for a wedding vendor, I HIGHLY encourage you to check out each of these wonderful vendors!!

To check out the photos from this beautiful day CLICK HERE! Special thanks to Amanda for providing the thumbnail image for this video.

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