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Daitin Crandall and Ross Turner

Daitin Crandall and Ross Turner feel fortunate they were able to adjust their wedding plans last summer. Originally scheduled for June, the couple worked with their vendors to find later dates once the pandemic hit in March. They landed on mid-July and also had an early November backup. Their venues—St. Joseph Chapel at Dowling Catholic High School and the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines—were large enough for social distancing, and the couple provided personalized bottles of hand sanitizer as party favors. As Daitin notes, “Other than the face masks and plenty of hand sanitizer, you wouldn’t know that we were married during a pandemic.”

Wedding date: July 18, 2020
Photographer: Laura Wills Photography


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