Kaylie is a ballet dancer (you know the real kind that every like girl wants to be). Spencer is an engineer. Somehow these two ended up teaching a tumbling class together and their boss thought it would be a good idea to set them up. Was it ever!!!! From the moment you meet Kaylie you can’t help but notice her classical grace. It is only fitting that her and Spencer’s day was full personal touches and classic style.
The day before Kaylie and Spencer’s wedding a torrential storm passed through the Kansas City area. I awoke that morning praying that it had rained itself out the day before. Although the day was insanely humid and the clouds stuck around, we were blessed with a calm afternoon. I had been giddy over the chance to shoot the Longview Mansion’s amazing pergola ruins and had been talking it up to Kaylie and Spencer for months. The only thing I didn’t factor in was mud. The rain from the previous day had left the normally dusty road sopping wet. I felt horrible and promised it wouldn’t be a big deal if we went back to the mansion, but these two didn’t blink an eye. We slipped Kaylie out of her heels, hiked up her dress, and went for it. I have a feeling that adventurous spirit will take these two very far in life together:)
The day was amazing and action packed. Their perfect ceremony out in the garden was follow by a jam packed reception with amazing food and some seriously fun people! Enjoy!
A huge Thank You to my amazing second photographer Jaime Russell!
Favorite Moment of the Day: As my Dad walked me down the aisle, Spencer’s face said it all. Such a heartfelt mix of strength, passion, and love, all while holding back tears. At that moment everything became so wonderfully real. A close second–braving the mud with Deanna to take photos at the pergolas. Who says you can’t hike in a wedding dress or suit?!
Inspiration for the wedding: The elegance of Pride and Prejudice, the experience of going to a Farm Fresh Market (one of our favorite dates!), and the fun of a family-get-together.
Advice to brides planning in the future: You can not over plan or communicate too much with your vendors!!! Everyone told me, “Something will go wrong.”, but because everyone knew the plan, nothing did! It really was a perfect day. Oh! and like someone told Spenc and I–“Eat while you can!”
Ah, the perils of wearing fabulous red lipstick.
When everyone around you is either a dancer or just has some serious skills, it is kind of mandatory to have a flash mob at your wedding reception.
Yes those are the fathers and yes those are real pies. Kaylie and Spencer had guests keep tally on the scores of the lawn games. The losing side was due a pie in the face. Unfortunately there was a tie.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Longview Mansion
Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Jenny Brown
DJ: DJ Connections Justin, our day-of dJ, did a phenomenal job!
Caterer: Longview‘s Chef–Cynthia Gephart
Dress: Emily Hart Bridal, Debbie was my amazing consultant!
Bridal Accessories: My mom’s pendant pearl necklace and tennis bracelet, my dad used old brooches to make my hair piece, my grandmother made my garter
Hair: Cosmetologist and Guest–Tiffany Jaklevic
Make-up: Bridesmaid: Jule Nelson-Duac Howe
Bridesmaid Dresses: Everyone picked a dress and my Maid of Honor made sure they all coordinated!
Flowers: Raenelle Gardener at Floral Expressions
Cake: Carreen Blankenship at Olivia’s Oven
Invitations: Groom’s Mother-Janelle Null
Additional stationary: Bridesmaid-Sarah Flynn
Anything Else you really don’t want me to forget: It was so neat to see everyone come together for our special day. Friends and family were quick to offer help and decorations–including our fabulous photographer Deanna. We had a huge decorating committee and fantastic vendors. Even though it was so steamy outside, our wedding party had a TON of fun taking photos! We still have not heard the end of how wonderful Deanna and her 2nd photographer Jaime were and how attentive Deanna was to what we needed. It truly was a magical day and we’re so thrilled that the photos capture that!