About Melissa


Hello and Welcome to Weddings by Design.

Please allow me a moment to tell you a little about myself.

I was born and raised in West Des Moines, IA. I love this city and can’t imagine living anywhere else. My Mother and I opened Weddings by Design in 2003. She retired in 2015, but both of my sisters work with me. Family is the number one thing in my life.

My husband Jeff and I were married in 2002 and had a destination wedding in Miami, FL. My son Ashton was born in 2004. He has a sweet soul and a great imagination. He is really into computers, technology, and photography. My daughter Dylan was born in 2006 and keeps me on my toes. She is full of life and energy and is always making me laugh. Nya, our white Labrador Retriever, joined our family in 2012 when she was 6 weeks old. I forgot how much work a puppy can be, but the companionship is so worth it.

My children keep me busy with basketball, soccer, golf, track and cross country. My husband loves to golf, and the kids and I join him every chance we get. We are huge Iowa State fans and attend games whenever we can. Go Cyclones!

I feel so fortunate to be able to help a bride prepare for the most important day in her life. I love my job and look forward to coming to work every day. I have met so many great people and friends. I am so passionate about the bridal industry and proud to be a small business owner in West Des Moines.

I look forward to meeting you soon, be sure to ask for me when you come to visit Weddings by Design, so I can say hello!

Melissa Alger