“Happiness is always out there. You just have to be brave enough to reach out and grab it”. The perfect words spoken by Fernando’s sister, Fabiola, during her toast to them. Fernando is from Chile. Kristen is from Kansas. They met one weekend in Canada when Fernando grabbed Kristen’s hand and pulled her onto the dance floor. Sparks flew instantly but the weekend ended and the distance returned. They kept in touch and as their relationship grew so did their bravery. Kristen moved to Chile and started a new life with Fernando by her side. All because they reached out and grasped what they loved so much.
Their wedding day at the Terrace on Grand was perfect. Kansas City blessed us with a perfect autumn afternoon. Everyone traveled from far to come and see their gorgeous union and reveled in a day that was full of celebrating traditions, cultures, and families joining as one. Enjoy!
From my bride, Kristen:
Favorite Moment of the Day: The entire day! Sharing the day with close friends and family and of course saying “I Do”
Inspiration for the wedding: Chilean and American traditions, love and sparkles.
Advice to brides planning in the future: Deep breaths. But also, Hire Deanna! Besides saying yes at the proposal it was my best decision of the wedding process.
A huge thank you to Adri Guyer for being my second photographer.
Wedding professionals Kristen and Fernando worked with:
Wedding Ceremony: Guardian Angels Parish
Wedding Reception: Terrace on Grand
DJ: JonE Catche
Videography: Tower Studios
Caterer: Terrace on Grand
Dress and Accessories: David’s Bridal
Hair: Hello Lovely
Make-up: Hello Lovely
Tuxedos: JosA Bank
Flowers: Maple Lane Designs
Cake: 3 Women and an Oven
Invitations: Paper Divas
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth KC