You know how sometimes songs just sound better when mixed with other songs? How rhythms that seem as though they have nothing in common somehow become stronger when combined? That’s kind of what I think of when I look at Alex and Doug’s winter Kansas City wedding. Their mixture of classical wedding traditions merged seamlessly with their contemporary reception space and Alex’s amazingly quirky details. Alex said she never saw herself in a traditional lacy wedding gown, but completely fell in love when she tried on her gold and lace trimmed dress. As classical and stunning as the gown was, it was made all the better by Alex’s sparkling Converse high tops and red fish net stockings. Even the bridesmaids sported matching chucks.
The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, a quaint 1800s cathedral in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The sweeping architecture and traditional decor was the perfect location for a heartfelt start to a new marriage. From there the party moved to the Lyric Opera- Richard J. Stern Center. They opted to use the contemporary and clean rehearsal space for the reception and transformed the white room into a magical winter scene. I loved how each and every detail was chosen to highlight Doug and Alex’s personalities, their traditions, and their families. It was amazing. Enjoy!
My favorite moment of the day would have to be HANDS DOWN the ceremony. Everything was perfect. From the historic chapel to the beautiful music that played throughout! When I turned down the aisle and locked eyes with Doug, I could not believe that it was real life! Not only did I get to marry my best bud, we also got to celebrate with everyone we love. Best Day Ever.
Advice to brides: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy the planning process and don’t stress about flowers, invitations or food. In the end everything will turn out great and your guests will have a great time! You won’t even have the time to notice if something went wrong! ha ha
Wedding Ceremony: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Reception Venue: Lyric Opera of Kansas City- Richard J. Stern Center
Wedding Coordinator: Samie LaForce
DJ: DJ KIRBY
Videographer: Keith Gard
Caterer: Kim Fowler- Portable Chef
Dress: NY Bridal Syracuse
Hair/Makeup: Skyline Salon Downtown KC
Bridesmaids dresses: Nordstroms- Jenny Yoo
Tuxedos: Mens Wearhouse
Kilts: J Higgins LTD
Flowers: The Fiddly Fig
Cake: Kim Fowler
Invitations: McClarke Marketing
Photobooth: Rolland Photo Booth