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Kansas Wedding by Alea Lovely

If you are anything like me, you are going to want to sit down for this next one. It’s pink and peony filled and perfect in every way. With pretty maids all in a row in the prettiest of pink palettes. Wow that was a lot of P’s. But in all serious, this wedding is a total gem. It’s sweet while still managing to be wildly sophisticated. It’s relaxed and laid back while classically elegant at the same time. It’s one for the books for sure…which isn’t surprising in the slightest since it was photographed to utter perfection (there I go again with the p’s) by Alea LovelyThere is soooo much more right here!

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From the lovely bride…Three years ago I took a job working in the ER at a local hospital, my first day working there I met Jordan. We did the friend thing for a while and then began dating but after a few months (even after Jordan’s protest) I decided to end things. Three months later, I’m standing in a lift line half way up a mountain in Colorado and guess who skis up right next to me…Jordan! I’d spent the last three months thinking only of him and I knew this was God telling me he was the one for me. Almost two years later we were up in a plane getting engaged!

When we first started wedding planning we knew we wanted our wedding to be laid back and fun. As it turns out we are quite indecisive, it took us about two months to decide just on the number of guest we wanted to invite, so planning it all in about five months was a tad difficult. We had looked at lots of wedding venues but none of them felt right to us until we found The Hobbs Building, it was rustic with just the right amount of character and we loved it.

Once the day actually arrived I felt like I was beaming from the inside out with excitement. Everything was so wonderful, it all seemed to be so seamless. I remember seeing myself in the mirror right after I put my dress on and I immediately became overwhelmed with emotion, it was such a surreal moment, I couldn’t really believe that it was actually our wedding day. Seeing Jordan for the first time was one of my absolute favorite moments. Just to finally see him and hold him and kiss him made it all that much more wonderful and real.

I absolutely loved everything about our wedding day: The flowers, the food, the music, the pie, the dancing…. I can’t say thank you enough to all of our vendors for creating such a magical day for us. It is truly incredible to see all the tiny details you’ve dwelled on for months finally come together. They each went above and beyond even our biggest dreams to create the most beautiful backdrop for our wedding day.

Photography: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography / Band: The Wedding Crashers / Hair: Rhonda Everts / Venue: (chairs, tablecloths, dinnerware) The Hobbs Building / Food: Feasts of Fancy / Florist: Amy Cason of Victorian Gardens / Lighting: S.E.C.T. Lighting / Flower Girl dress and sash: David’s Bridal / Pie: Nancy Stark /Bridesmaids: all chose their own dresses…MOH-Soft pink sleeveles, Dillards / BM 1-Halter, had her dress made by a friend / Bm 2-One shoulder with flowing sleeve, Nordstrom / Bm 3-Light pink strapless, Asos / BM 4- One shoulder sleeveless, Target / Wedding dress: Nolte’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Bella Bridesmaids / Suit: Men’s Warehouse / Groom’s shirt and tie: Brooks Brothers / Drink Coozies: Kustom Coozies / Invitations and all other paper: DIY by the Bride

Kansas City Wedding Film from Creative Video/Creative Films

It’s a Style Me Pretty Saturday, and you know what that means for us LBBers – a viewing of a phenomenal wedding film. This one comes to us from Creative Video/Creative Films straight from Kansas City and we are loving the highlights from both the Chinese Tea Ceremony and the super gorgeous Western wedding as well. We know you will love it!

Photography courtesy of David Tsai, Wirken Photography.

Growing up I never would have envisioned my wedding to be this beautiful and this meaningful… I pictured just a small Chinese Tea Ceremony with a gathering of my close friends and families. However, that wasn’t so. So many of our friends and families traveled from so far just to share this special moment with us.

Family and tradition was the inspiration for our wedding day. My father-in-law gave me family gold heirloom, we served tea during our tea ceremony out of respect for all our elders in our family, and they shared words of wisdom and encouragement in return. We gave red envelopes with money to the children for luck and the red blanket on our bed symbolized the start of our new family. The colors red and yellow, during our tea ceremony represent happiness and luck.

A lot of our decor for our tea ceremony was brought from Mylasia by my father-in-law. Jeremy and I spent many weeks and months creating our own table numbers, programs, and invitations. My florist made my bouquet very special for me. It had a picture of my dad and I when I was little. Although my father is no longer with us, I knew his spirit was with us at all times. When I saw my flowers I was in tears. They were so beautiful, and had so much meaning to me. A special poem that I found for my father was read at our western ceremony.

I am excited and emotional every time I watch my video. I can’t thank Creative Video/Creative Films enough for giving me this opportunity to share this piece with my future daughter when she grows up. A picture can speak a thousand words but a video…it’s PRICELESS.

Cinematography: Maura Coleman-Murray, Creative Video/Creative Films / PhotographyL David Tsai, Wirken Photography / Venue: Loch Lloyd / Florist: Sheryl Heathcock /DJ: Danny, Elite Entertainment / Officiant: Gabe Combs, Simple To Elegant Weddings / Transportation: Pech Limousines

Kansas City Wedding by Hawes Photography

Happy Wedding Wednesday, SMPers!  We’re kicking off a brand new month of inspiration with eight stunning weddings today… and, really, what better way to celebrate the official start of February than with a bundle of L.O.V.E.?  Yep, we’ll be here morning, noon and night to fill your day with pretty, so stay tuned for a whole lot of fabulous and be sure to check out each and every gallery, where even more lovely awaits!

Up first in our pretty parade is a stunning Kansas City wedding that will, quite simply, take your breath away.  The sweet, sophisticated stylings and soft muted tones are straight from a romantic fairytale… and I could stare at these glorious images captured by Hawes Photography for days.  Plus, with the uber-fabulous bride behind all of the dreamy details, every.single.moment is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  And that, my friends, is what I call a lovely start to our Wednesday. Click here for more.

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From Heather of Hawes PhotographyAs an event planner for the Sporting Kansas City, Kansas City’s Major League Soccer team, Ashley spent her days picking out just the right details for each event. She brought the same attention to detail to her wedding day, opting for a classic, understated color palette and details that spoke to her fiance’s love of all things flying (like their save-the-date paper airplanes!).

Wedding Photography: Hawes Photography / Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church / Wedding Reception + Catering: The National Golf Club / Flowers + Wedding Day-of Coordinator: Hitched Events / Wedding Dress: La Sposa