Caroline & Jason {An Elegant Backyard Wedding | Modern Kansas City Wedding Photography}

What can I say about this gorgeous backyard wedding in Kansas City other than WOW!?! When you mix a gorgeous home in the rolling hills of Mission Hills, Kansas with amazing flowers, bright linens, twinkling lights and a group of incredibly happy and excited people the result is magical.

Kind of like the way that Jason and Caroline met.  Both were living away from Kansas City when they visited home for Christmas. Neither of them were bar people but happened to be out with friends and bumped into each other.  After hitting it off almost immediately they realized that they had gone to the same schools growing up and had plenty of mutual friends, but somehow their paths hadn’t crossed until the right moment.  Magic.

Despite a constant (and slightly scary) threat of rain, the day was absolutely gorgeous.  Caroline’s dad and stepmother opened up their lovely home to guests and the feeling was personal and elegant.  The band, Noteworthy Jazz, serenaded everyone through dinner and past sunset into a twinkling evening.  Enjoy!

From Caroline:

Favorite Moment of the Day: There are so many! Peeking out at the guests arriving with my bridesmaids was fun. 

Inspiration for the wedding: Garden Party

Advice to brides planning in the future: Start planning early so you can enjoy the day!

Special thanks to my second photographer Jessica Martz!

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Jason’s reaction is priceless. Caroline looked amazing and you can definitely tell he thought so too.elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-15

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And the award for the most darling flower girl ever goes to this sweet little love. elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-59 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-60 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-61 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-62 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-63 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-64 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-65 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-66 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-67 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-68 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-69 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-70 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-71 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-72 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-73 elegant-backyard-wedding-kansas-city-wedding-photography-74

Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Erin Webb, Simple Elegance

DJ: Micah Berry, our officiant, coordinated the dance music.

Videography: Jeff Short, Anecdotally Yours

Caterer: Gina Reardon, Catering by Design

Dress: Martina Liana

Bridal Accessories: I had many old, new, borrowed and blue things. My step-mother Marie loaned me earrings and a necklace with pearls. I had my mother’s engagement ring sewn into the ribbon around the waist of my dress. My engagement ring has a stone from my grandmother’s engagement ring, and my mother brought roses from her garden to be in my bouquet.

Hair: Amanda Pogue

Make-up: Jolie Carillo-Allen

Flowers: Beco Flowers

Cake: Nancy Stark

Favors: My mother, Dr. Laura Scott, and Jason’s mother, Mrs. Laura Way, assembled the favors.

Invitations: Jyn Henzel

Rentals: AAA Rentals

Band: Noteworthy Jazz

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