Often times weddings have some sort of feminine flair, whether it be lace overlays on the table or flowers trailing down the cake. However, for Michael and Dan this was not the case. Dark Horse Distillery was the perfect location for their masculine and sophisticated style. The mix of brick, wood, stainless steel and leather really gave them that vibe they were looking for. White roses, hydrangea, and calla lilies were grouped together on the tables in wood containers that lent to the couple's classic style. To keep the cakes from being too simple but still not over the top, boxwood sprigs were added as a final touch.
We had 2 weddings on this August weekend that shared the same colors, yellow flowers and bright blue bridesmaid dresses. Erin and Michael were one of those weddings. The yellow and blue looked so summery together!
The weather was hot but still perfect for outdoor shots. I love how lush the Kaufman Garden looks with a small bit of Kansas City popping out in the background. Once we moved indoors the blend of yellows looked great with the modern setting of The Gallery. We used local zinnias in shades of yellow. The freesia really made the room come alive with it's fragrance!
Erin and Richie celebrated their wedding at the Berg event site. As is so popular today they took pre-ceremony photos off site and they choose the grounds of the Nelson Art Gallery. We met them there with bouquets. I noticed that Erin picked up on one of the best trends- her bridesmaids choose whatever style white cocktail dress they preferred. The wedding party went back to The Berg for their ceremony under a Chuppah that we created with 4 birch poles and floral medallions. For the reception we took off their tallis and moved the 4 individual columns to flank the huge windows which made a backdrop for the dance floor. You could see them throughout the reception.
Being a full service florist can manifest itself in different forms. Sometimes your perfect wedding venue isn't 10 minutes away. Heather only needed a bridal bouquet, one bridesmaid bouquet, a boutonniere, and some centerpieces for her outdoor wedding in the Flint Hills. She brought us her collection of bottles that were tied together with twine. Her natural bouquet was created with locally sourced lotus pods, cattails, sage, hydrangea, poppy pods and bittersweet. All of these flowers were used in the bottles too. We needed more color and that's why we used orange roses and sunflowers. Friday afternoon Heather stopped by and we had everything boxed and ready to go out the door for her drive out west. You can't get that amazing Kansas horizon in the city. Because we use preservative in our water the flowers remain fresh for the whole weekend.
Christy and Dan had a typical stunning Kansas City fall wedding. Her vision was a blend of all the neutral colors with soft green. However, when she saw the rehearsal dinner mock-up she really liked warm addition of a subtle fall color.
Sue, the mother of the groom, liked Christy's choice of neutral colors but wanted a pop of coral considering the time of year. She also wanted them to be reused anywhere at the reception. When the bride saw the sample she liked the idea too; so we added soft corals to her wedding flowers.
We repurposed the rehearsal dinner centerpieces by spreading them across the Muehlbach Lobby bar which really added a big punch to the reception.