Alea Lovely is just that, lovely to the millionth power. Her images capture beauty in each and every detail from an ivy covered wall in Kansas City to a breathtaking bouquet by Blue Bouquet and a Bride and Groom fresh off the glow of “I Do”. These are the kind of images that we could stare at all live long day and sometimes we definitely do! See this beauty in its entirety right here in the full gallery.
From Alea Lovely… The bride and groom are two Kansas City locals who met at work, where they both are cancer researchers. The wedding consisted of their close family and friends in the historic Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, Missouri. Afterwards they had a very decorated, upbeat party at a popular restaurant, Californos, in the heart of Westport, a neighborhood in Kansas City. A very neat part of the day was that the groom proposed to the bride without an initial ring (with plans to pick one), out but the bride hadn’t found one she liked so she wore a band instead until they found the perfect ring.Once they found it later, she had decided that she would not wear the diamond ring until the wedding day and was adamant about not letting anyone see it until the unveiling at the ceremony. It was a wonderful twist on a tradition.
Wedding Photography: Alea Lovely (Soon-to-Be Based in California) / Ceremony: Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, Missouri / Reception: Californos in Westport, Kansas City, Missouri / Floral Design: Blue Bouquet / Wedding Cake: Sugar & Spice Catering / Groom’s Cake: Covenant Cakes / Wedding Stationery: Maggie of Salutations by Mairead Design (email@example.com) / DJ: John Grooves of Elite Sounds Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Marisa / Hair: Dana Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Makeup: CaraSue Hall
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
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 Photography… As 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