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Marissa · Married on 09/22/2018
All in one venue = Stress-free!!!
Our wedding was September 2018 and we had such a great experience working with Yvette and Clint at Baqara Reclaimed! This venue includes so many different aspects of a wedding day all in one - we couldn't have imagined having our wedding anywhere else! 1) On-site bridal suite and groomsmen lair for the girls/guys to get ready = not having to move your things from place to place during an already chaotic day. 2) Yvette is an amazing planner and decorator = you don't have to worry about planning the order of events or layout of the room, or purchasing/constructing a bunch of decorations you'll only use for one day - she has everything! Their storeroom of decor is already huge and just continues to get bigger with more options. 3) Yvette does BEAUTIFUL floral work and did all our of floral needs for the day (decorations, bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, groom and groomsmen boutonnieres, etc.)! Our flowers were one of our favorite parts of our wedding! 4) Outdoor ceremony space right next to reception location = guests don't have to travel between sites for the ceremony & reception, it's all in one spot! 5) They do ALL set-up AND take-down so family and friends also get to enjoy the day without worry about being assigned tasks. I could go on and on with everything that makes this venue special, but overall, having our wedding here made everything a breeze and we literally just showed up and enjoyed our day! We had in-person meetings with Yvette where we discussed our vision for the wedding and then there is also an easy-to-use online planning website. It's obvious Yvette and Clint have successfully hosted so many weddings, they have this thing down to a T at this point. You won't regret choosing Baqara Reclaimed as your wedding venue!
Bobbie Dennis · Married on 07/28/2018
Baqara is the Best Place to have your WEDDING!
Baqara was AMAZING!!!! Everything about the place was wonderful, they were so helpful and made sure our day was very special. I would recommend Baqara to everyone who plans on getting married. They literally do it all and make sure you have a smile on your face until you are done with your event!!!! BAQARA ROCKS :)Sent on 11/16/2018
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James · Married on 06/30/2018
We booked our June 2018 wedding with Baqara and could not be happier with our decision! From the day we booked, they were outstanding in helping us plan the wedding and making sure every little detail was covered. While providing excellent, professional service, perhaps what sets them apart even more is they are wonderful, down-to-earth people who just want to make your wedding great. They were so awesome at every stage that we thought we had to be forgetting something, because we were absolutely stress-free!Sent on 07/08/2018
On the wedding day, everything went better than we could have imagined. The setup for the ceremony and reception were both amazing and captured what we had envisioned. Yvette, Clint, and their staff were very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed, while also providing a really fun atmosphere for our guests. Their service was perhaps best exemplified when Yvette went out in the pouring rain/flash floods to get the late-night snack (pizza) for our guests. They truly went above and beyond in taking care of everything and letting us enjoy the night!
The vendors Baqara recommends are also outstanding, and they all worked together seamlessly. Everyone says something is bound to go wrong on your wedding day, but if anything did, we certainly didn’t notice it!
I would highly recommend Baqara to anyone for their wedding. We feel extremely lucky and grateful that we chose them!
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danielle · Married on 10/28/2017
Baqara and the owners are AMAZING! It was worth every penny and they made sure we didn't have to lift a finger on our wedding day or day after. The flowers/bouquets/centerpieces were absolutely beautiful. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding experience!!
Tracy · Married on 09/30/2017
I had a wonderful experience working with Yvette for our wedding florals and reception décor. She made the process so easy and when I saw the final product couldn't have been more happy with everything she did for us. Our flowers were absolutely beautiful, our reception decorated perfectly and all for the perfect price. Last, the peace of mind from knowing she had everything taken care of couldn't be beat! I would definitely recommend!
Haylee · Married on 09/23/2017
this venue was everything we could have ever wished for! Our day was absolutely amazing and smooth and that wouldn’t have happened without Clint or Yvette. Thank you for everything, you two!!
Stephanie · Married on 09/15/2017
Clint and Yvette are an amazing power couple who take all of the stress of wedding planning out of the equation! Incredibly organized and all in one venue who make your day seamless!
Leah · Married on 08/26/2017
Baqara was perfect in so many ways. My husband and I could have not chosen a more perfect venue to be married at. Yvette and clinton were so great to work with, they were very determined to make sure everything was just the way we wanted it to be for our special day. Yvette is very knowledgeable in the wedding industry, and because of this she was very helpful when it came to planning our wedding. I don’t think it would have been so perfect if it wasn’t for Yvette’s help along the way. I would highly recommend Baqara, it’s a beautiful venue with so much to offer.
Kenzie · Married on 08/05/2017
I cannot begin to express to you how awesome this venue is. They took away all the stress of planning a wedding. They were extremely professional, caring, and were always looking out for your best interests! Baqara is an amazing venue operated by even more amazing people. Yvette and Clint were so helpful during the planning process and on our wedding day. I seriously could not have planned my wedding without them! They are freaking rockstars!!!!
Heather · Married on 06/10/2017
It was a purely random happenstance that we found out about this venue in the first place. Nevertheless, we knew from the moment we walked in the doors for our first visit that this would be our place! Yvette & Clint were great to learn more about us, personalizing our experience. Yvette organized so much of the work for me and helped narrow down my ideas. I felt like I hardly did anything yet was comfortable knowing that it was in her hands. This made the planning process stress free and easy. Her creativity fit everything I was looking for & more. I teared up when I saw my amazing bouquet for the first time, and her floral & decor touches were all wonderful. As bartender, Clint even created his own drink & had one of our guests name it for the night! The all-inclusive price of this venue is worth every penny for them to take care of it all - small or big. Also, as a side note, the bed & breakfast is very convenient & comfortable for the night after. I can't say enough good things about Baqara.
Tessa · Married on 06/02/2017
Baqara was absolutely fantastic and very helpful! The entire evening ran so smoothly that I kept expecting something to go wrong. When a guest accidentally spilled their drink, they were right there cleaning it up and wouldn't let anyone help. The staff even had safety pins on hand when my train wouldn't stay. Absolutely amazing and they made my dream wedding come to life.
Adelina · Married on 05/27/2017
Everything was perfect! Constant updates to the venue make it a pleasure every time we made a visit. Yvette was very accommodating to our needs and was able to quickly and efficiently make changes. I was surprised to find how well Baqara was able to work with our other vendors to make the day go as smoothly as possible. It didn't take us long to realize they are BUSY! There is a reason for that. An excellent venue ran by hard working and genuinely great people. I would recommend them to EVERYONE. Thank you for exceeding our expectations!
Mikayla · Married on 03/11/2017
I held my sister's bridal shower at Baqara and it was an amazing experience. If you want a place where you can just walk into and it is all set up better than you could have imagined then this is the place to go! Yvette is amazing to work with and responds quickly. I met with her a month before the shower and told her exactly what I wanted and I walked in that morning and it was ready to go. Baqara is absolutely beautiful and very reasonable for everything that is included! I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Brett · Married on 10/08/2016
My husband and I got married here in September and it was the best decision we made while planning our wedding! The staff is SO accommodating and made everything so easy, from planning, florals, and the day of details. If you're getting married in central Iowa, seriously consider Baqara!
Shaylyn · Married on 09/10/2016
I would certainly recommend Baqara to any couple looking for a beautiful venue and an outstanding team to help you plan your big day. Our wedding was perfect thanks to Baqara!
Connie · Married on 09/04/2016
Yvette and Client went out of their way to make this venue absolutely beautiful. Yvette was easy to work with and made my day perfect so I didn't have to worry about it. I recommend Baqara to all of our friends that are engaged and planning their wedding. It's great to have a venue with decorations included with a price you can't beat!
Patty/Lisa · Married on 07/02/2016
Yvette was great to work with! The price was very reasonable. Love this lady!
Craig · Married on 04/16/2016
I worked with Yvette at Baqara for my flowers. She was amazing!! She worked with my budget, listened to what I wanted and made it a super easy process for me. She was so great to work with and was really affordable compared to others that I had quoted.
Brittany · Married on 09/05/2015
Yvette was amazing throughout the whole process. I must have changed my mind 20 times on what I wanted, she was eager to help me create the perfect look. She answered my questions and concerns in a timely manner. She is very knowledgable about her work.
My wedding was an outdoor ceremony in early Sept, so the weather was quite warm!! My flowers held up perfectly and I received numerous compliments on how beautiful they were.
I would recommend Yvette to any bride time after time! She is simply the best. Very talented and amazing to work with!!!
User3473951 · 2+ years ago
She has been so amazing and so sweet! she has a small business but she tries her best to get exactly what you want. She is even going to do Day-of wedding coordinating for us! Such a sweet personality and very good at her florals!
Kelsey · Married on 06/21/2014
Yvette is an awesome florist! She was so easy to work with and did such a beautiful job! I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted, so I trusted her with it and she exceeded my expectations!! Everything was amazing, even after traveling with all of the flowers to our wedding over an hour away!!
User3895321 · 2+ years ago
Yvette is wonderful! She has amazing ideas and visions, even if you arrive at your first meeting with her only knowing one color chosen for your wedding and have no other ideas! She is very flexible and is willing to meet nearly any time or place and will work with your schedule and budget to make your dream wedding happen! I recommend her to everyone who needs a florist for ANY event/occasion!
Jill · Married on 09/21/2013
Shades of nature was an absolute joy to work with! I gave the reins to her and she ran with it! Everything I could imagine and more, the flowers set the tone to my rustic elegance themed wedding! I couldn't have been more proud of the way everything looked! I recommend her amazing talents to anyone's party big or small. Flowers make all the difference!
Paige · Married on 11/11/2017
I can’t praise the venue or the owners enough! The venue space is absolutely spectacular. We hosted our wedding here 11/11/17 and it was hands down the best decision we made! The venue space is stunning, every single inch. The attention to detail Yvette and Clinton have paid to this space is incredible.
Yvette is a true professional. At times I felt some anxiety creep up and had to be reminded that she KNOWS what she’s doing!! (I’m a control freak and I should have never second guessed her for a second) She was incredibly attentive and made sure our day went off without a hitch.
The amount of amenities alone is incredibly hard to find. The decorations, the flowers, the services, EVERYTHING was perfect.
I have and will continue to recommend this space and Yvette to everyone!
Peg · Married on 09/20/2014
Yvette was awesome to work with! I chose to have a small wedding, but she was more than happy to help me out with my bouquet and boutonniere needs. I gave her my colors and theme and she used her creativity and artistic ability to put together the perfect flowers for my wedding! She also has a beautiful personality that shines through to the finish! Highly recommend!