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Classic Spring Blush Wedding – Overflowing with Cherry Blossoms!

We may be approaching fall but my mind is stuck in spring. And cherry blossoms in particular! Their beauty is just not easily forgotten. Case in point, this classic spring wedding captured by Alea Lovely. From the light blue Jenny Yoo bridesmaids’ dresses to the insanely sweet video clip from Creative Films, cherry blossoms bedeck the background with pink petals – and I can’t get enough! All in our Vault here!

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From Creative Films… Jillian and Brent wanted nothing more than to spoil their guests with comfort food, great music and cocktails as they celebrated their beginning to marriage. Their event design was inspired by the architectural elements found in their ceremony and reception venue, the importance of Southern hospitality and the soft colors of spring. The Brass on Baltimore is a historic Kansas City building that has been renovated and is now a highly sought-after event space. The reading of love letters to one another during their traditional ceremony invited guests into their story. The day was filled with intention and personal touches such as a Groom’s Cake donning the Chicago skyline (the Groom’s hometown) and a special visit by their pup, Sadie during portraits. Even the couple’s wedding date held special meaning as it was the Bride’s parent’s 28th wedding anniversary.

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Photography: Alea Lovely | Cinematography: Creative Films | Event Planning: Madison Sanders Events | Floral Design: Beco Flowers | Cake: Classic Cakes | Invitations: Announce This Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Olive Events | Makeup: Mary Shalee - Mary Morrison | Hair: Mikayla Crane - White Carpet Bride | Lighting: Platinum Productions | Band: The Patrick Lentz Band | Favors: Andre's Confiserie Suisse | String Quartet: Juniper String Ensemble | Venue: The Brass on Baltimore | Photo Booth: The Photo Bus KC | Rentals: Ultrapom | Rentals: BBJ | Rentals: All Season's Event Rental

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How a Horse Farm Was Transformed Into A Dreamy Elegant Wedding

This is not your average farm wedding. No, this farm wedding from Simple Elegance goes above and beyond with tent construction on the Bride’s family horse farm, a magician, a cigar roller, bourbon tasting, a photo booth, fireworks, and a collection of Ford trucks from the Groom’s family business. Accented with beautiful florals from Sidelines, it was the perfect spring day. See it all from Adrienne Maples and Anecdotally Yours in The Vault!

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From The Bride…How do you meet the love of your life? Fate calls your name and you change a standing happy hour date with a friend at The Gaf from Tuesday to Wednesday night. That’s how Lindsey Patterson, owner of Coffee Girls Café in Waldo, met Matt Smith. He was there for his weekly Wednesday after-work drink with a former work colleague, Bob. As Smith and Bob were leaving, Bob spotted the two pretty girls sitting outside and coaxed Smith into buying them a drink. An official first date between Patterson and Smith came a month later after a few more “get to know you” happy hours at The Gaf.

Exactly one year later, after a first anniversary dinner at Pierpont’s at Union Station, a wedding proposal came on bended knee. The groom arranged for all the beautiful moments of the proposal to be captured covertly by a photographer friend of Smith, disguised with a moustache, so the unsuspecting bride would be surprised. That important picture became the “Save the Date” card, and the planning for the May 2014 wedding began.

Patterson, having traded a corporate life of black pants and a cubicle three-and-a-half years ago for a coffee shop, knew they both wanted a fun, comfortable and stress-free wedding, reception and after party. Their first phone call was to Michael Beers to secure his band for the reception. Kindra Browne of Simple Elegance and Karyn Brooke AIFD from Sidelines Custom Floral Designs were enlisted to coordinate the wedding details, which included tent construction at the Patterson family horse farm, a magician, a cigar roller, bourbon tasting, a photo booth, fireworks and a collection of Ford trucks from the groom’s family business, Dick Smith Ford, for the men in his party to use on the farm the day of the wedding. After a relaxing day at the farm, complete with hair and makeup for the girls and skeet shooting at Saddle & Sirloin Club for the guys, the wedding party arrived by trolley from the farm to St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The well-orchestrated wedding also included a reception, cocktail hour, dinner and after party.

Patterson had one request for her May wedding: trees. Sidelines Custom Floral Designs worked with Rosehill Gardens to fill the inside and outside of the reception tent with blooming dogwood trees in pink and white. In addition, the bride’s grandfather crafted two 10-foot-long wedding party tables out of walnut, and one of them found a final home after the wedding at Coffee Girls Café. The two tables were filled with hedges blooming with blue hyacinths, one of Patterson’s favorite flowers. In another nod to her family, the bride gifted all her guests with her grandmother’s famous “Cowboy Cookies.”

Patterson’s father kept a watchful eye on the skyline and right at sunset, the newlywed couple were captured in its rosy glow, a picture-perfect end to their pastoral wedding. However, that was not the end of the celebrations. The elegant evening concluded with after-party dancing to the music of Michael Beers Band, late-night snacks and festive fireworks illuminating the country night sky.

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Photography: Adrienne Maples | Cinematography: Anecdotally Yours | Event Planning: Simple Elegance, LLC | Floral Design: Sidelines Custom Floral Designs, Inc. | Cake: Nancy Stark | Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas More | Reception Venue: Family Farm | Catering: Lon's Lanes Inspired Occasions | Hair + Makeup: Be Chic Bride | Band: Michael Beers Band | Ceremony Music: Diane Shilling+ Susie Adams+ Megan Molle+ Phil Holmes | Transportation: Kansas City Transportation Service | Transportation: Crossroad Tours | Beverage Services: Loch Lloyd | Chandeliers + Lighting: Lander's Visions | Fireworks: Wald & Co | Invitations + Stationery: Lilah Paper | Magician: Todd Lamanske | Photo Booth: KC Photobooth | Rentals: All Season's Event Rental | Valet: Park it Valet

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Elegant Kansas City Wedding Film

Jamie and Taylor, you don’t know me, but I really, really adore your wedding. With this intimate glimpse into the elegant affair courtesy of Creative Films, I was swept away with emotion and all the laughter and love that surrounded this lucky couple on their special day. With Simple Elegance leading the charge and Paul Versluis snapping pics, it all worked out perfectly – see sneak peeks in our VAULT and get ready to love every second of this film below!

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From Creative Films… Every once in awhile I save a little bit of something special to send back for a special anniversary gift. This couple was super fun because pretty much all their family and friends came to Kansas City from New York and the East Coast to celebrate the most beautiful wedding weekend. Didn’t you know that Kansas City is the HOTTEST destination wedding location? Perhaps it should be! Beautiful museums, fabulous BBQ, friendly people, The Royals, and cows. Well, not too many cows really, but hopefully Jamie and Taylor didn’t mind that. The team at Simple Elegance did an amazing job keeping things calm and collected and of course the Nelson-Atkins was stunning with Trapp Floral Design making magic as usual. I shot a little bit of super8 film from my vintage super8 camera on this day and have been SAVING it all year to share with these two on their first wedding anniversary. Authentic super8 is tricky stuff and adds such a unique point of view on a wedding day. It is perfect for these two. Happy Anniversary!

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Photography: Versluis Photography | Cinematography: Creative Films | Coordination: Simple Elegance, LLC | Floral Design: Trapp And Company | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Cake Whimzy | Ceremony Venue: Country Club United Methodist | Reception Venue: The Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art | Makeup: Be Chic Bride | Band: In10City

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