Claire and Thomas were an absolute delight to work with even when mother nature wasn’t working on their side. They were originally planning on getting married at the beautiful Saddle and Sirloin, but due to inclement weather including the threat of tornadoes, a new venue and caterer was found the day before the wedding. The two of them and their families took the entire experience with a wonderful positive energy. They are an adorable, funny and clearly in love couple, with the full support of a loving and energetic family. Of course we couldn’t have pulled off the last minute turn around without the help of our wonderful vendors. Thanks to The Guild Event Space for being our plan B ceremony and reception site, Saddle and Sirloin for the bride’s cake and Chef Nancy Stark for the groom’s cake, as well as Solar Photography for capturing the stunning images below. Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of Trio Fontana for the ceremony, danced to DJ Michael Lauren during the reception and enjoyed delicious catering by Cupini’s. Rentals were provided by Celebration Party Rentals and Ultrapom. Susan Hoskins-Roggenkamp from Of Love Creations officiated the ceremony. KC Photobooth kept guests entertained and Ted’s Rustic Customs provided the gorgeous custom wood burned coasters for favors and wine box for the ceremony. Florals and wedding planning provided by Hitched.
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On a recent trip to Chicago I had the opportunity to visit one of our favorite bridal stores and sources of inspiration – BHLDN, Anthropologie’s bridal store. This is only one of two storefronts for BHLDN. From dresses, to shoes, to invitations BHLDN had a lovely collection of stylish and unique pieces to customize your wedding day. As with all things Anthropologie, the overall sense of design including store displays and visual merchandising was incredible. Check out the pictures below to see some of the goodies that I found.
The storefront display replete with paper flowers.
Dozens of unique headpieces and veils as well as vintage inspired belts to add a special touch to a bridal gown.
Of course all the lovely dresses! I loved the use of reclaimed wood doors as a backdrop for the bridal salon section of the store.
I absolutely loved the structural lace and beaded backing to this dress! Besides bridal dresses and accessories BHLDN also carries paper products and other reception accessories such as cake toppers, invitations, table numbers, and ceremony backdrops.
You can see the entire collection here: www.bhldn.com
Blaire, Austin and their families were some of the most wonderful, creative, and FUN people we have had the opportunity to work with. From the very first meeting to the very end of the wedding in the wee hours of the morning, this group knew how to celebrate! Throughout the entire planning process the guest experience was kept in mind, while always keeping the celebration of Blaire and Austin’s union front and center. The incredibly unique venue, a real working horse arena, was a beautiful backdrop and blank canvas for which we created a custom light and design scheme that incorporated 20 ft tall birch trees surrounding the event space, and a 15 ft in diameter curly willow and bittersweet wreath. Of course, the wonderful work of some of our favorite wedding pros made the celebration oh-so-special. Thanks to Rebekah Foster for the beautiful and delicious cake creation. Darbi G for the stunning photography that resulted in the beautiful images below. Nick and Jake’s/Wil Jenny’s for the fantastic family style feast
Laurel and Steve were an absolute pleasure to work with. Both Laurel and Steve are in the Air Force, and were often stationed out of the country during the planning process. We really had to be productive and decisive during their brief visits in Kansas City, but their cheery nature and trust in our collaborative vision ensured the whole experience was a breeze. Laurel’s creative and quirky side really influenced the overall look of the floral and decor. Fusing the natural elements found at the Hobbs Building with the dreamy color palate set the mood for their raucous celebration. Jennifer from Pro DJ KC kept the dance floor crowded all night, while the ever-talented Laura from Lark Photography captured all of the lovely moments between the bride and groom as well as so many of the fantastic decor details. Stationary details were provided by Little Yellow Leaf to help tie it all together.
Thanks Laurel and Steve for letting us help you put your special day together. We loved working with both of you and your fun-loving crowd.
This is one of our all time longest blog posts! There were just too many snapshots of goodness to narrow it down any further. Of course the incredibly photogenic bride and groom, lovely setting at Circle S Ranch, and the amazingly talented duo of Blue Window Photography ensured that there was hardly a less than stellar picture in the bunch. We pulled inspiration from the Quinn’s unique style and her love for fall textures and natural elements. Check out some of the wonderful details below including rustic wooden wedding signs, the bride’s yellow dyed petticoat, a magical outdoor ceremony and floral and decor that channels the natural textures and colors of Kansas in the fall. The Goodfoot kicked out amazing soul and funk, keeping the dance floor packed all night and Slice Custom Cakes provided cake as beautiful as it was delicious.
Enough credit cannot be given to the lovely bride and handsome groom for incorporating so many personal touches and special details into the wedding celebration, creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Fun, quirky, beautiful, and always interesting, this wedding perfectly reflected the authentic relationship between Quinn and Steve.
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We would like to kick this beautiful blog post off with a big shout out to one of our favorite wedding photographers in the Kansas City area. We had a the pleasure of working with Heather Brulez on Kristen and Paul’s autumn nuptials at the Simpson House. The images turned out so stunningly and the day went so smoothly that Heather was kind enough to include us in her Summer 2012 wedding spotlight publication. Click here or on the image below to read the whole zine’! Keep reading to check out all the lovely snapshots from the wedding!
Kristen and Paul held their ceremony and reception at one of our very favorite Kansas City ceremony and reception locations, The Simpson House. Located right next to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Country Club Plaza, this charming venue was perfect for Kristen and Paul’s intimate wedding celebration. Kristen requested classic, elegant floral design with touches of navy. The pristine white blooms popped against the lush navy linens to set the tone. Moxie Catering provided the delicious feast for the festivities, and Richard Gintowt from All Ears Mobile DJ kept the party rocking all night long.
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When the most recent KC Weddings magazine hit the stands we were over the moon. One of the most lovely weddings we worked on was featured in as a real wedding spread. You can see the full blog post with dozens of details HERE. Thanks again to the wonderful Laura from Lark Photography for the photos and leg work to make this happen. One of our favorite alternative bridesmaid ideas, the fresh flower clutch, was also featured in the latest edition and can be seen below. Finally, a sweet and quirky feverfew bouquet was featured in a photo spread on budget bouquets. Thanks to KC Weddings for highlighting some of our favorite work from this last year.