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2020 Gateway Bridal Show

bridal show

Join us for an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more! Vendors are continuously being added. Check back for updates!

Brides: Pre-Register HERE! 


Pure Bridal 

We do things a bit different at Pure Bridal in Ames, Iowa. From our award winning customer service, to our remarkable variety of styles (boho to black tie, country to couture) in a wide array of sample sizes (size 2-34), we pride ourselves on being a hidden gem in the heartland. Our stylists are genuinely excited to help you find your dress and make your experience like none other.


Alex Saunders

Alex is an artist from Norwalk, Iowa, Specializing in Wedding Photography.


Milroy’s Tuxedos 

For over four decades Milroy’s Tuxedos has dressed people for the memory-making events of their lives. Three generations of men, boys and women have worn Milroy’s fashions . . . knowing that they are dressed in the most up-to-date styles in tuxedos,
suits and formal wear.


ISU Memorial Union

The Memorial Union is an event and wedding venue that offers more – more space, more amenities, more services, and more freedom for our customers. Our style could be described as rustic elegance, yet simple enough to be the canvas for any wedding style. Our venue comfortably holds up to 550 guests at banquet style setup with space for a head table, cake tables, buffets, bars, and dance floor. Additionally, our ballroom spaces are designed to be separated or used in combination, which allows us to serve intimate weddings of 50 -150 guests as well. At the Memorial Union, we are committed to offering impeccable customer service through our experienced wedding planning staff, complimentary set-up and tear-down, and our wide array of services to make your day as stress-free as possible.


Loya’s Little House B&B 

Innkeepers Denise and Dean Biechler, have lived at the end of 160th St., for nearly 40 years. They were friends with four of the Grandad’s Farm generations and were thrilled when the Getz/Vance family approached them about buying it. Acquisition of Grandad’s Farm helps expand the dreams the Biechlers have shared with their children to establish a farm that uses sustainable farming practices, nourishing both the soil and their family. They are proud to be able to share the beauty of the Skunk River Valley, the beauty of both Grandad’s Farm and RiverRidge Farm, and the farming practices recommended by the leaders in sustainable agriculture.


Joy Anthology 

Joy Anthology has revolutionized the way couples capture the guests at their wedding. Through a custom mobile-friendly online tool, guests are invited to upload a photo (selfies welcome!) to the event’s unique portal. The uploads are then populated into a stunning, artful, canvas print that will be cherished and enjoyed for years to come.


ISU Alumni Center

The ISU Alumni Center offers couples an elegant atmosphere in a one-of-a-kind setting with exceptional service. It is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, brunches, and luncheons. We would love to be part of your celebration and hope you can picture your special day here at the Alumni Center.


COMPLETE Weddings + Events 

If you’re planning a wedding in Des Moines, IA, then you’ve landed at the right place! Now that you’ve said YES! to spending your life together, you have some exciting decisions ahead. At Complete Weddings + Events planning, wedding events is what we do best. We’re here to guide you through the planning process so you can enjoy the big decisions and leave the details to us. We’ve got all the tools you need to make planning your wedding less of a challenge and help you pull off the wedding of your dreams, starting now.


Hummingbird Confections

Hummingbird Confections is a licensed home kitchen that specializes in weddings, birthdays, graduations, and everything in between. New store coming in 2020!


Pampered Chef / Cindi Sweedler 

Pampered Chef exists to help you enjoy the moments most important to you and yours by inspiring satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live.


A Special Event DJ & PhotoBooth

A Special Event DJ is a growing business, based in family values, that is excited to take part of people’s weddings and events and make them “the best day ever.”