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BRIAN & SIERRA

Words cannot express how excited we are to celebrate our wedding weekend with all our favorite people (you!). We are so appreciative for the unique role each of you have played in our lives - for the love, the laughter, the memories made, and the memories yet to come.

See you soon!
Brian and Sierra

OUR STORY

HOW WE MET

We were fatefully assigned to the same section at Harvard Business School. This translates to many hours in the classroom together and most importantly, the same intramural teams.

THE FIRST DATE

After a long friendship, our first date was during second year when we attended a Boyce Avenue concert. We danced the night away and, naturally, a competition of who is the better dancer was born - you be the judge!

THE PROPOSAL

Overlooking New York City at The Dominick in our SoHo neighborhood...Brian got down on one knee. Celebrations continued at Adoro Lei (translation: I adore her) the next day with friends and family (and rare wins by both the Giants and the Knicks!).

WEDDING WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER 27

GOLF OPENER

10:00am - 3:00pm | Pella Country Club


We couldn't think of a better way to get the weekend started than welcoming you to join us for our favorite activity.

Please RSVP below if you plan to join so we can plan golf groups accordingly. All handicaps welcome.

WELCOME DINNER AND DRINKS

6:30pm - 9:00pm | The Molengracht Plaza


All are welcome to join us for an evening of food, fun, and drinks.

Featuring the Brazilian 2wins on the electric violin and ukulele.

ATTIRE: Evening Chic (dresses for ladies, sports jackets for men; note this event will be outdoors | see fashion section below for inspiration)

AFTER PARTY DRINKS

9:00pm | Peanut Pub

Why stop the fun so soon? Head to the pub for 50+ craft beers on tap, including several with Iowa origins. Be a native and order the Red Rambler.

SEPTEMBER 28

HORSE AND CARRIAGE TOURS

10:00am - 3:00pm | Corner of Franklin St and Main St


Horse and carriage tours are definitely a must! Tours are approximately 30 minutes long and will take you on a breathtaking tour of Pella's historic landmarks and Dutch architecture.

WINDMILL TOURS

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm | Vermeer Mill


Keep the fun going with a visit to the largest working windmill in the United States. Weather permitting, you'll be able to go all the way to the top! Tours on Saturday start at the times noted above.

* THE WEDDING *

5:30pm | The Poortinga Farm


And finally, the grand finale!

CEREMONY - will begin promptly at 5:30pm on the hillside.
COCKTAIL HOUR - immediately following the ceremony on the lawn.
CELEBRATION - dinner and dancing featuring Gen8 under the tent.
LATE NIGHT - more dancing featuring DJ Nick Russo in the barn.

ATTIRE: Black Tie Preferred (note the majority of wedding day events will be outdoors | see fashion section below for inspiration)

SEPTEMBER 29

FAREWELL BRUNCH

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Liberty Street Kitchen


To cherish our last moments together, all are welcome to join us for an open house brunch. We expect lots of hugs and recaps of the best dance moves seen throughout the evening.

ATTIRE: Casual

GOLF RSVP

Golf | September 27 | 10:00am

Add Invited Guest

AIRPORT

DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

45 minute drive from Pella

There are limited direct flights to and from Des Moines (two on Friday from New York and one back to New York on Sunday to be exact). We encourage you to book asap before they sell out.

TRANSPORTATION

SHUTTLES

See shuttle section below for details on times / locations of all shuttles.

RENTAL CARS

Uber and Taxis do not exist in Pella, as such, if you'd like more mobility beyond the shuttles, you may want to rent a car.

CAR SERVICES

If you prefer a car service, we recommend Majestic Limousine who can assist with airport transfers. When you reach out, please share if you would like a private transfer or a shared ride with other wedding guests. Please include your flight information and note that it's for the Smith/Burke Wedding. They can accommodate any size group. Please contact them by:

phone: 515-650-5555
email: info@majesticlimo.com
or reserve online: www.majesticlimo.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

BAYMONT BY WYNDHAM

Appx $100 / Night
Room block available under "Smith & Burke Wedding"

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

Appx $100 / Night
Room block available under "Smith & Burke Wedding"

THE AMSTERDAM

For Bridal Party with pre-reserved rooms.

***Due to this being a popular weekend in Pella (Central College homecoming!), we highly recommend securing your accommodations as soon as possible; room blocks are held until August 26.

LOCATION

PELLA, IOWA

Home of the Bride
Known for its Dutch heritage and architecture
10,000 residents and growing :)

FASHION

WEDDING ATTIRE

For inspiration on what to wear, check out the following fashion boards for Friday and Saturday night.

QUESTIONS

WEDDING TEAM

For any further wedding related questions, please don't hesitate to contact our wedding team:

Katie Jethwa | E: katheryneallen@gmail.com C: 641.780.6133
Karissa Kjos | E: karissa@plantogather.com C: 701.570.0525

SHUTTLES

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
DSM Airport to Pella Shuttle:
A shuttle will be provided from the Des Moines Airport on Friday, departing at approximately 2:00PM, to align with the 1:09PM arrival of a direct flight from New York to Des Moines on Delta.

Welcome Party Shuttles:
Shuttles will pick up guests from the Holiday Inn and the Baymont and bring to the Molengracht.
The Holiday Inn pick up times will be 6:05PM and 6:50PM.
The Baymont pick up times will be 6:20PM and 7:05PM.
Amsterdam Hotel is a 1 minute walk.

After Party Shuttles:
Return shuttles will begin at 9PM and will depart from the Amsterdam Hotel at the top of every hour until 2AM (bar close).
Amsterdam Hotel is a 2 minute walk.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Day Time Shuttles:
Day shuttles will loop continuously from the Holiday Inn and the Baymont to Downtown Pella.
The Holiday Inn pick up will be every hour on the hour starting at 9AM.
The Baymont pick up will be 15 minutes past the hour starting at 9:15AM.
Return shuttles from Downtown will depart 45 minutes past the hour; last shuttle at 1:45PM.
The Downtown pick up / drop off location will always be the Amsterdam Hotel.

Wedding Shuttles:
Shuttles will depart the Amsterdam Hotel, the Baymont, and the Holiday Inn promptly at 4:30PM and 5PM. Please take first shuttle if able!
Shuttles will return guests to hotels starting at 11PM and will depart continuously on the half hour, as needed, until 2:30AM.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Farewell Brunch Shuttle:
Shuttles will pick up guests at the Holiday Inn and the Baymont to bring to Liberty Street Kitchen.
The Holiday Inn pick up times will be 9:30AM, 10AM, and 10:30AM.
The Baymont pick up times will be 9:45AM, 10:15AM, and 10:45AM.

Pella to DSM Airport Shuttle:
A shuttle will be provided from the Amsterdam Hotel (next to Liberty Street Kitchen) to the DSM Airport, departing promptly at 11AM.
Please remember to bring your luggage to the brunch as this shuttle will not be returning to the Holiday Inn or the Baymont. Do not miss this shuttle if you need a ride to the airport.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE RSVP

If you need to RSVP for your partner as well, please use the

Shuttle departing DSM | 2:00pm, Friday, September 27

Shuttle departing Pella | 11:00am, Sunday, September 29

Add Invited Guest

REGISTRY

PELLA, IOWA

WHERE TO EAT

WINDMILL CAFE

Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

THE BREW

Coffee and light food options, open for breakfast and lunch.

SMOKEY ROW

Cafe open for breakfast through dinner.

IN'T VELDS MEAT MARKET & OPA'S DELI

Dutch deli, highly recommend the Dutch Spiced Beef or Pella Bologna Sandwiches.

JAARSMA BAKERY

Bakery featuring Pella's famous Dutch treats, the Dutch Letter is a must.

VANDER PLOEG BAKERY

Another Pella Bakery featuring Pella's famous Dutch treats, if you just can't get enough.

PEANUT PUB

Bar with over 50 craft beers on tap, including several with Iowa origins.

LIBERTY STREET KITCHEN

Pella's newest restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

WHAT TO DO

THE KLOKKENSPEL

Designed and created for Pella, the carillon clock has eight, four-foot mechanical figures and 147 bell chimes that perform at regular daily intervals (odd hours between 9am and 7pm).

SCHOLTE GARDENS

Located on the town square, the beautiful Scholte Gardens are free and open to the public.

GOLF

For those flying in early, we will be doing a round of golf on Friday at the Pella Country Club. RSVP in section above.

THE WINDMILL

Visit the largest working windmill in the United States. Tour times on Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30 pm.

FALL FESTIVAL

Pella's Fall Festival will take place Saturday from 10AM to 4PM at the Historical Village. Artisans will be out showing old-time crafts, including blacksmithing, rope making, carpentry, and much more.

HORSE AND CARRIAGE TOURS

Tours of Pella run from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, departing from the corner of Franklin Street and Main Street.

WHERE TO SHOP

THE SILVER LINING

Full of trinkets and Pella specialty gifts.

THE FUNKY ZEBRA

Women's clothing and accessories.

BEST OF THYMES

Housewares and kitchen trinkets.

EMBELLISH

Women's jewelry and purses.

VAN VEEN CHOCOLATES

Home-made Dutch chocolates.

SIMPLE TREASURES

Housewares and interior decor.

BLUSH

Housewares and interior decor.

A little peek of downtown Pella.