Local Love: Dana Applegate and Alec Sherman

Dana Applegate and Alec Sherman celebrated their wedding at Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards in Ames in front of family, friends and their four pups. Both veterinarians (he’s a current resident at ISU vet med and she practices in Des Moines), it was key for their dogs, all rescues, to be present and participate in the action. The canines of honor walked the bridesmaids down the aisle and also donned special pajamas during the wedding prep.

“We could not have imagined our wedding without including our dogs, as they are such a huge part of our lives,” Dana says. “It was our main criteria when looking for a wedding venue that dogs were allowed on-site.”

Date: June 12, 2021
Photographer: Brooke Pavel Photography


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