Alison & Brett {Terrace on Grand | Kansas City Wedding Photography}

There is something pretty special about a family wedding day.  The dynamic changes a bit when a bride and groom already have a family together.  The day usually isn’t about just the two of them, its about all of them.  From the moment I met Alison there was no doubt in my mind that she is a phenomenal mom to her daughter and twin boys.  As she sat and told me the story of her and Brett it was interwoven with quips about her kids and pauses to hand the boys orange juice and tie their shoes.  Their stunning wedding day at Terrace on Grand was exactly the same way.  It was the perfect celebration of where Alison and Brett have come from and where they will all go as a family.  Enjoy!

From our bride Alison:

Favorite Moment of the Day: Those last few minutes with my dad before walking down the aisle. I was full of emotion and anticipation to be finally taking that walk with him and seeing Brett at the end of the aisle. 

Inspiration for the wedding: Vintage glam and of course my daughter Ella, because she loves anything that sparkles. 

Advice to brides planning in the future: Try not to stress about the little things. What does not get done will not be noticed by anyone else! 

Something extra special: It was my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We toasted using the same champagne glasses from their wedding day and also cut our cake with their wedding knife.  We will now also share our anniversary with Brett’s grandparents!

Special Thanks: I need to give a special thank you to Tammy Reid, who helped me through the planning process. She really helped make my vision a reality. Also, Emad and Maggie at the Terrace on Grand were amazing to work with. They made sure everything was perfect and exactly what we wanted, no matter how many times we came in to meet and go over details. The day could not have gone smoother.

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The Professionals Alison worked with:

Wedding Venue: Terrace on Grand

Band: Lost Wax

Caterer: Taste KC

Bridal Accessories:

Necklace: my grandmother (mom’s mom) which I borrowed from my sister.

Watch: my grandmother (dad’s mom)

Earrings: Swarovski given to me by my mother-in-law

Hair & Make-up: Tiffany Franklin Artistry 

Flowers & Cake: Hyvee

Invitations: Etsy

Rentals: Ultrapom

Photo Booth: Captured Memories

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