Painting For Cheese

Painting For Cheese


What a magical day for these two ✨

Venue: Emerald Hills Events
Planning: Honey & Joy Events
Florals: Shelly Sarver Designs
Rentals: Pella Rental & Sales, Tablescapes Event Rentals, Nuage Designs, Inc.
Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair + Makeup: Powder Studio- Ames
Cake: Molly's Cupcakes
Band: Live Music by Brad & Kate
Calligraphy: Painting For Cheese
Transportation: Centerville Historic Trolley
Yesterday we brought a design together for Macy and Zach at Ashton Hill Farm! The mauve and burgandy tones were the perfect pop in the gorgeous white venue! The couple has waited a couple years for this moment due to the pandemic! They deserved the perfect day! Congratulations you guys we have loved working with you!

Vendor Friends:

Unique Events Of Iowa
Massetone Entertainment
Noted Design Invitations
Hy-Vee-Nicole Reisen
Borrow My Vintage
Painting For Cheese
Let’s chat about consultations ✨

The majority of our couples that reach out to us are brand new to the wedding world. Things can get overwhelming quickly, especially when you’re not certain on what questions to ask.

During your consultations with us, our staff takes all this into account. Regardless of how many questions you have or what your needs are we are here to help every step of the way!

This is way it is so important to schedule a chat over the phone, Zoom, or in-person. There are so many details pertaining to your big day and some details may be left out when consulting just over email.

To schedule a consultation please visit our website- click “book with us” then “schedule a consultation”

Photography: Monroe+Co
Venue: The HarMac
Design + Floral: Unique Events Of Iowa
Settee: Borrow My Vintage
Signage: Painting For Cheese
Dress: Hope's Bridal & Prom
***** Wedding feature *****

Thanks to the very talented Hunter Berry Photography for sharing these with us and congratulations to McKenna & Peter.

If you would like a wedding featured please feel free to email us @ [email protected].

Check out the amazing list of vendors who helped make this day extra special.

Groom & Groomsmen looked sharp in Suits from Skeffington's
( Colbalt )

photography: Hunter Berry Photography - Hunter Berry Photography
planning: Bright Designs Iowa -
venue: Little Light on the Lane - Little Lights on the Lane
videographer: Twelve One Projects - Twelve One Projects
dance floor: Unique Events Iowa - Unique Events Of Iowa
decor rentals: I do Events & Borrow My Vintage - Borrow My Vintage
florals: Flowers by Staacks -
brides dress: Schaffer's Bridal - Schaffer's
cake: Le Cake -
rings: Kevin Kelly Jewelers
dueling pianos: Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos - Mike Potts
suits: Skeffington's Formalwear - Skeffington's Formal Wear
ring box: The Mrs Box & Talk Cursive to Me -
invites: Noted Designs -
jewelry: Sara Gabriel -
signs: Painting For Cheese - Painting For Cheese
hamu: Salon Halo - Salon Halo
We wanted to start off the week with a little throwback albumn of this stunning and classic design from Jenna and Robbie's Reception last Fall. Thank you Sarah Sunstrom Photography for the amazing pictures.
Flowers by Staacks
Borrow My Vintage
Davenport Country Club
Unique Events Of Iowa
I DO Events- Quad Cities
Painting For Cheese
Noted Design Invitations
Be a Light Wedding Giveaway
W I N N E R S ✨👏🏻
In 2017 Jonna & Austin met in the hospital when Austin was in inpatient rehabilitation with Guillain-Barré syndrome where his immune system attacked his nervous system, making him fully paralyzed. Jonna worked for Genesis Visiting Nurses Association at the same hospital Austin was in, so after meeting online they had their first date in his room! Before Austin fell ill he was an EMT, so he went from lifting and taking care of many to being completely dependent on others.
Jonna came to meet him for their first date at Genesis West in Davenport.
Austin said he knew when she walked into that room, she was something really special. Jonna drove 1 hour every weekend to Austin’s parents house all through his recovery period spending time together whenever they could until he was able to move home and fully recover.
They got engaged this October, when Austin tricked Jonna into coming to help him with a “sprained ankle” 😉back to the room they met.
Austin is now a Paramedic with Genesis Ambulance and Jonna continues as Social Worker at Genesis hospitals.
During the height of COVID last spring they both also volunteered to pick up jobs as aids at the hospital to help support their fellow staff even when they were both emotionally taxed in their daily jobs.
Jonna is also a court appointed special advocate for youth in foster care.
We’ve had the chance to sit down and really visit with the two of them, and they are really something very exceptional.
They are kind, patient, all around amazing humans.
We’re so incredibly thrilled to be gifting them the Be a Light Wedding Giveaway.
We want to thank you Austin & Jonna for continuing to put others first, and for being such a bright light. Congratulations!!!
Please join us in thanking them for all that they do. 💕

Masterson Media
Travis Hempstead - Wedding
Studio Bloom Iowa
Matt Umland Photography
Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom
Maggie's Farm Wood-Fired Pizza
Bread Garden Market & Bakery
Borrow My Vintage
Painting For Cheese
Herteen & Stocker Jewelers
Allegra Iowa City
All Things Good Photo Bus Company
💍Brides! How is your wedding planning going? 💍

If you need advice or a list of awesome vendors... we’ve got you! We have great connections with so many local vendors that we would love to share with you!

Schedule a tour via the link in our bio!

Venue: The Olympic South Side Theater, Cedar Rapids
Planner: Gems and Joy
Photographer: Facebook: Jason Thomas Crocker Photography Instagram:
Videographer: Facebook: Masterson Media Instagram:
DJ: Clife DJ Company
Dress: Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom
Jewelry: Facebook: Elegance on 5th Instagram:
Beauty: Kaylees Curls & Essence Salon
Suit: Generation Tux
Florals: Facebook: Bohemian Blossoms Floral Design Instagram:
Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Design
Cookies: Sweetly Grace
Vow Sign: Painting For Cheese
Stationery: Facebook: Megan Lynn Creative Instagram:
Neon: Mariglow Neon
Rentals: Borrow My Vintage
Facebook: Unique Events Of Iowa Instagram:
WINNERS POST #2 — Here are the 1st Place Gold, 2nd Place Silver, 3rd Place Bronze for the 2021 Central Iowa Wedding Choice Awards!

Congratulations to our winners and nominees! We know last year was rough. We all deserve to celebrate what we love about our industry — talented, hardworking business owners that bring their couple's dreams to life.

Reminder, we have trophies for GOLD and certificates for Gold, Silver, and Bronze places. We will be reaching out about pick-up or delivery.


Decor, Setup, and Rentals
Gold – Vowed Vintage
Silver – White Willow Events
Bronze – Borrow My Vintage

Gold – Bus Guys LLC
Silver – Luxxor Limousines
Bronze – Foster Limo – tie
Bronze – Royal Rides DM – tie

Gold – By Invitation Only
Silver – Painting For Cheese
Bronze – Kenli Parker Design + Co.

Gold – Painting For Cheese
Silver – Scripted by Anna

Guestbook or Other Design
Gold – Joy Anthology
Silver – scripted_byanna
Bronze – DAM Woodworks

Day of Wedding Coordination
Gold – Mostly Becky // Weddings & Events
Silver – White Willow Events
Bronze – Honey & Joy Events

Wedding Show or Planning Event
Gold – Des Moines Wedding Show
(No other shows in central Iowa were nominated)

Wedding Planner
Gold – Mostly Becky // Weddings & Events
Silver – White Willow Events
Bronze – Honey & Joy Events

Gold – The English Rose
Silver – CamBam Custom Floral
Bronze – Shelly Sarver Designs


Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding Shower Location
Gold – Clover Ridge Events
Silver – Honey Creek Resort
Bronze – The Marquette Room at The Iowa Taproom

Bachelor Party Location
Gold – Ironside Axe Club
Silver – Rock-n-Row Adventures Iowa River Tubing
Bronze – Smash Park Des Moines

Bachelorette Party Location
Gold – Board & Brush Clive, IA
Silver – Hello, Marjorie
Bronze – Jasper Winery

Check out posts #1 & #3 for more winners! CONGRATS!!!!
The CR dream wedding giveaway winner was announced! We are so excited to help these two decorate their best day ever 🥳

The Olympic South Side Theater, Cedar Rapids, Gems and Joy, Forever Green Studios, Clife DJ Company, Graphic Formation Films, Studio Bloom Iowa, Painting For Cheese, Peppercorn Food Company, Mariglow Neon and many more!
Last year we had the pleasure of helping Kenzie and Greg with their backyard beautiful cocktail style tent reception. Thank you Lauren Ashley Studios for these pretty pictures!

Vendor Friends:

Flowers: Flowers by Staacks
Linens/Chairs: I DO Events- Quad Cities
Rentals: Borrow My Vintage
Paper Accessories: Noted Design Invitations
Acrylic Sign: Painting For Cheese
Feeling the burn of sourcing all your own vendors for your next event? Unique Events is your one stop shop for all things decor, floral, linens, chairs, backdrops, photo booths, DJ service, and soooo much more!

Photography - Emily Crall Photography
Venue - The HarMac
Signage - Painting For Cheese
Design + Floral - Unique Events Of Iowa
Guest Of Honor - Bernie Sanders
Moody + romantic is how we like it ✨

Keep the spark going and pre-order your Valentine’s Day floral from your friends at Unique Events! Order by calling us at 319.320.7015 or by visiting our website.

Photography - Emily Crall Photography
Venue - The HarMac
Design + Floral - Unique Events Of Iowa
Signage - Painting For Cheese

We offer custom, hand-painted, wooden and canvas signs to decorate any space or occasion. I also off

After much convincing from friends and family, I decided to start Painting For Cheese. I have loved to paint, and this love has grown to encompass some modern calligraphy as well. I make a lot of custom pieces upon request as well as some of my own that are mainly focused around Harry Potter, love, and cats. If you have anything in mind, shoot me a message here or email at [email protected]

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 08/21/2023

Zak came up to me the other day and, seeming concerned, asked me if I was okay.

I was very confused and replied ‘yes? Why?’

To which he said, ‘you’ve been listening to your emo/angst playlist a lot, so I just wanted to check.’


Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 08/02/2023

Making a statement with this 4x8’ seating chart. Those details make it so sleek.

Thankful Zak did this delivery and had help from the groom (shoutout Tyson!) to set it up, because ya girl was done carrying this heavy thing!


Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 07/13/2023

Throwback to one of my favorite shoots. Those seating chart cards are PAPER. Yep, paper. Just as beautiful as acrylic. I said it.

Planning + Design:
Florals + Rentals:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 07/05/2023

Protect Lewis Capaldi at all costs. That man is a treasure.

You’ll find me absolutely belting along to all of his songs like I’ve had my heart broken a million times.


While invitation design isn’t something I do often, it sure is fun!

Have a template you want to customize with my lettering? No problem! Ya girl can do digital spot calligraphy and send you files to print on your own!


Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 06/29/2023


Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 06/28/2023

Once upon a time I attempted to draw Tonks + Charlie in illustration form.. it was awful. So here are other cute pups in my life that I’ve done illustrations for.

Maybe I’ll revisit drawing my two boneheads.


I’ve written and edited this caption so many times because while I am overjoyed to bring back PFC, I feel as though, in some ways, I owe you all an explanation for our prompt closure two years ago. The simple explanation is – LIFE.

Life happened, and we made the decision to prioritize our family. Simple as that.

PFC became such a wonderful part of our lives, and we absolutely love seeing the joy it brings to the special occasions and milestones in your lives. We’ve learned from our mistakes and grown together – hindsight truly is 20:20. While PFC won’t look exactly the same as it did two years ago, we are excited to start a new chapter with you all.


Welp, this post is immensely harder than I expected. Due to personal reasons, Zak + I have come to the tough decision to close PFC. Words cannot express how special these last years have been, and we are forever grateful for all of your love + support.


I constantly feel like I have to only show you all brand new things with every post. But honestly, that is a bit debilitating and the main reason I don’t post every day. Trust me, I’m still working my tail off but showing you my crummy phone photos pales in comparison to images like these. Plus, I still love these pieces. SO IM GONNA POST WHATEVERRRRR I WANT. As many times as I want.
..hope you all don’t mind 😂

Planning + Design:


I’m in this really weird stage of “I just did something SUPER big and now I want to do NOTHING......” then I look at my PFC calendar and go “YEP, DOING NOTHING IS SO NOT AN OPTION RIGHT NOW” 😅

In other words, hello wedding season!



The absolutely cutest bridal shower setup I ever did see!

Planning + Design:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 02/11/2021

This invite suite would have taken one-fifth the amount of time if my printer were fancy enough to print white ink. 😂


Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 02/10/2021

so sleeeeeeeek

Shoutout to the best PFC “intern”, , for the help with this babe! ☺️

Planning + Design:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 02/09/2021

I seriously LOVE creating these sweet keepsakes for your family + friends.

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 02/05/2021

If you aren’t following yet, you need to start! Denise is on her way to big and beautiful things! Happy to have been a part of this shoot. I foresee many more pretty things with her in the future! ♥️

Planning + Design:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 02/03/2021

Did I do a line drawing of the beautiful just to use in this fake invite suite? Uh YEP BECAUSE 😍

Planning + Design:


simple + elegant place cards for the bride + groom

Planning + Design:


That new ICPD officer is pretty cute ♥️

This was a fun little gift for the officer who will be working with Max

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/24/2020

“Table” was one of those words I just couldn’t get to look good, in my opinion. But after a TON of time spent writing this one darn word, BAM. Final result that I will definitely stick with.

Photography: Fieldstone Photography
Planning + Design: Bright DeSigns by The Kane's
Floral: Flowers by Staacks

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/22/2020

All the feels with classic love quotes ♥️

I love adding small signage like this throughout a wedding. They add that extra little oomf.

Creative Director:
Rentals: +

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/21/2020

If someone would have set a charcuterie board in front of me at our wedding... ooft, I wouldn’t have interacted with guests until that baby was GONE. Which, honestly, wouldn’t have been too long.

Creative Director:
Rentals: +

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/19/2020

You guys, THANK YOU! I did not imagine I would make as many ornaments as I did! You all seriously showed up for this small biz! We hope you all have wonderful + safe holidays! ♥️


For McKenna ♥️

Cohen Gown by




Hello all! We have been working like crazy over here, which we so appreciate! However, I am going to take a bit of a break to focus solely on my research (guys, I graduate next semester!). If you have an order in already, no worries. We are working on it! We will open orders back up in the new year. Thank you for all of your support of this small biz!

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/10/2020

I didn’t take a minute to brag about this pal becoming a DR 🙌🏼

Congratulations, Dr Lamb! You’re amazing. So glad I made you be my friend 6 years ago.

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/09/2020

Every time I step foot into , my heart feels so good. This place is special. I hope you all get a chance to visit.

Photo + Video:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/08/2020

I will forever say yes to being part of shoots with Unique Events because LOOK AT THIS MAGIC!!

The HarMac is absolutely stunning. Be sure to check out this new venue in Cedar Rapids!

Design + Floral:
Vintage Rentals:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/07/2020

Hi, still obsessed with dip dyed paper. That’s it.

Planning, Design, + Floral:
Rentals: +

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/04/2020

Captions are hard. Here’s some pretty vow books for your viewing pleasure. 🤷‍♀️

Photo + Video:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/03/2020

I’m really into a slight tilt to my lettering right now 🤷‍♀️

Stay tuned next month,, I’m sure it will be different. One thing has remained though, the crisp white on a dark stain 👌🏼

Planning + Design:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 12/02/2020

We have absolutely no decor on our walls in the bedroom, so I thought I would write up our wedding vows. Zak saw the “KOHLMEYER” part and asked who that was for. I said it’s our wedding vows. He then retorts, “well why did you do that?” Hmm.. love you too, pal. 🙄


Still here for the boho color schemes 😍

Planning, Design, + Floral:
Rentals: +
HMUA: .artistry

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 11/29/2020

These two. I cannot express how amazing Sarah + Joel are. While their big day did not happen as planned due to week-of proclamations, they still had the most beautiful day with their closest family + friends.

And their vendors, you guys, they truly showed up for them. Love isn’t cancelled. Please trust me when I say your wedding vendors will do absolutely everything they can to make your big day genuine and special,, no matter what comes.

Vintage Couch:
Desserts: , French Pastry by Sandrine

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 11/28/2020

All about those details 👌🏼
..and food if I’m honest

Design + Florals:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 11/25/2020

Ooft, my face hurts. 😂
I may have done a bit too much today. I guess going in to the lab 24hr after wisdom tooth surgery wasn’t my brightest idea. So I will be take the rest of the night off and probably passing out by 7:15pm.

Here’s to hoping tomorrow feels better! Thank you all for your patience!

Planning + Design:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 11/24/2020

Don’t let Zak tell you he had no say in our wedding planning, because he picked our first dance song. SPOILER, it wasn’t this gem of a song that I wanted. So I’m just going to pretend it was and frame this for our bedroom anyways.

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 11/23/2020

I think my favorite photos are of tablescapes. Maybe it’s because Karla’s designs are so beautiful,, especially paired with the magic of Shelly.

Planning + Design:

Photos from Painting For Cheese's post 11/21/2020

I had so much fun making this invitation suite. I usually measure each line meticulously for spacing, but this one was so free. I knew I wanted to do a curve, so I just went for it and 😍

PS, most of the time when I just “go for it,” it ends in a total mess. 😂

Florals + Shoot Design:

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