Pink + gold make my heart happy. Period. It’s the one color palette that can’t be beat, and when paired up for a feminine fête like this Kansas City stunner – it’s magic. The utterly fabulous Emily Steffen captured the whole shebang behind the camera, and if you ask me, the resulting gallery is a little slice of girly heaven.
From the Bride… We planned a southern inspired, formal, summer evening; focusing on family and friends, and set in a white and gold hued space in the Hawthorne House. We fell in love with the Hawthorne house because of it’s southern charm and gorgeous white palette inside; which married well with the rest of our wedding ideas! The ceremony was held at my childhood church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in historic Weston, MO. The color palette included strawberry reds, blushes, corals, and peaches and gold with accents of creams and whites. I wanted the wedding to be formal with a touch of glamour! My favorite accent was the sparkly gold table linens at the reception!
We are midwesterners at heart! But we both have been influenced by our life on the east coast, which was subtly included in our decor, food and attire. I worked with a designer and had my wedding dress custom made as well at Matt’s suit custom made as well to fit our personalities!
Our food at the reception started off with a cheese bar for our guests and ended with a dessert bar full of our favorite sweet treats! My mom also made homemade buttermilk biscuits with local peach butter and strawberry preserves!
We had a live band, which was awesome, for our evening of dancing and fun! The best part was the my uncles decided to sing a few songs in honor of my late Grandfather during the reception!
Photography: Emily Steffen | Videographer: One Tree Studios | Coordinator: Weddings By Hannah | Florist: Blue Bouquet | Cake: Cyndies Cakes | Invitations: Smitten on Paper | Ceremony: Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Reception: The Hawthorne House | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Love Lane by Ivy & Asher | Hair and Makeup: Mink Artistry | Band: Lost Wax | Linen: La Tavola | Macaroons: Milk and Honey | Mini Pies: Sorelle Pie Bakery | Veil: Paula Varsalona | Wedding dress - custom made: Paula Varsalona | other paper goods: Elena, the brideIvy & Aster is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.