Sticks Event Space Wedding Videography | Ariel & Wes


The Wedding of Ariel & Wes
at Sticks in Des Moines

Iowa Wedding Videography by Olson Film

“Wes & Ariel’s love story started in the 8th grade. They were best friends but didn’t date until their junior year. The thing that struck me about their story is that there were no stops and starts. They’ve solidly been together this whole time. And that brings them here at a time to pause, look back, and smile at the moments that brought them here.” - The Wedding Officiant

As true high school sweethearts, and always best friends, Ariel & Wes have been together since their junior year! There was always something about one another that keep drawing them in, and after years of friendship, they finally decided to give it a shot and wow are they thankful they did! It was under a Des Moines fireworks display that Wes got down on one knee and proposed to Ariel, and we can imagine there were definitely fireworks going off emotionally as well ;) Following the proposal, Wes surprised Ariel with a rooftop bar celebration filled with their loved ones and the season of their engagement began!

From high school, to college, to buying a house, and a sweet puppy — 8 years of dating has officially lead them to this, their wedding day! The entire Sticks Event Space in Des Moines was covered in stunning floral arrangements and candlelight, almost as breathtaking as the bride herself. And just as their family surrounded them to celebrate their proposal, they were surrounded with love and friendship their entire wedding day long.

Cheers to The White’s!!

Always so wonderful to work alongside the incredibly talented Ivory & Bliss

Check out a peek of their breathtaking work:



Venue: Sticks
Wedding Planner: White Willow Events
Videographer: Olson Film
Photographer: Ivory & Bliss
Florist: Boesen the Florist