Lauren & Adam {Terrace on Grand Wedding | Modern Kansas City Photography}

I swear that somewhere, at some time I read a quote about a woman whose smile could light up the world.  Despite my best google attempts I could not find anything that fit the description of what I thought every single time I sat down to edit Lauren and Adam’s wedding.  Lauren is the epitome of class and beauty on a normal day and her wedding day only amplified just how stunning she truly is.  Add Adam to the mix, throw him in a tux, and let him look at his bride and these two could not be more perfect together.

Their story began Lauren’s freshman year of college.  Adam was a senior and the party they met at was a bit too much fun for Adam to remember meeting his future wife.  Fast forward four years and Lauren was the new intern at his company.  Fate caught up with them and life moved in all of its perfect ways to bring them to a stunning wedding day in Kansas City.  Enjoy!

From our bride  Lauren:

Favorite Moment of the Day: When a day is filled entirely with all of the people you love, it is so difficult to decide on one favorite moment! However, if I had to pick, I would say that my favorite moment was right after the ceremony as Adam and I were getting on the trolley to celebrate with our wedding party. We just paused for a minute before getting on and hugged each other. As we stood still there for a moment, right before we climbed up the stairs, I smiled and said, “We’re married.” And he smiled and said, “I love you.” 

Inspiration for the wedding: Our design inspiration was definitely “chic minimalism”, but as we were communicating with vendors, we often used the description of “trendy whiskey lounge.” We definitely wanted to downplay the romantic vibe by keeping flowers and centerpieces understated, and we wanted to incorporate warm colors (burgundies, warm browns, rich golds) where possible. As we set out to look for a reception venue, we kept our eyes peeled for something cozy with a bit of character that would coordinate well with our design ideas. The Terrace on Grand was perfect. 

Advice to brides planning in the future: My husband and I both would not recommend planning a wedding the same year that you relocate to a new state, start new jobs, and build/move into a house! It was one crazy busy year. As that was very circumstantial, my “real” advice to other brides is to be realistic about what you can commit yourself to during your engagement. You will want to make sure you have plenty of time to plan the wedding, but you also want to allow time to celebrate, relax, and actually enjoy this phase in your life. 

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Wedding Ceremony: Unity Temple at the Plaza

Wedding Reception: Terrace on Grand

DJ: Elite Sounds Entertainment 

Caterer: Taste KC

Dress & Veil: Vera Wang Bridal

Bridal Accessories: Shoes: Lang by Jimmy Choo, Earrings: JCrew, Bracelet: Olisia by Alexis Bittar for BHLDN

Hair: BeChic Bride

Make-up: BeChic Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: twobirds

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse 

Flowers: Found in Nature 

Cake: Classic Cakes 

Favors: SouthernSticker 

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations 

Photography: A Day to Adore Photography

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