When: December 09, 2016 | Where: Kansas City, Missouri | Theme: Whimsical, Winter, Greenery | Colors: Neutral, Greenery
Full of our favorite trends such as an ethereal wedding dress, mismatched bridesmaids dresses, a script cake topper, lots of greenery and more, Rachel and Bradley tied the knot in their whimsical greenery wedding. With details giving off an organic, sparkly, and a touch of downtown vibe, the couple surely wrapped up the year 2016 with a day to remember!
More about the Whimsical Greenery Wedding
“My favorite part of the entire day was our ceremony. My uncle married us, and Bradley and I wrote the ceremony script. We wanted to keep our ceremony lighthearted, but also make sure it was very personal to us and our relationship. We kept our vows serious, but made our ring exchange silly and very true to our everyday life.
We decided to buck tradition and make our food very wintery and delicious. We did a chili bar with bread bowls and also had a broccoli cheddar soup available. We had hot dogs in case anyone wanted a chili dog, and had a couple of salad options. I heard from a lot of people that our food was a fun alternative to traditional wedding food!
We included a lot of mercury glass into our decor as a tribute to the mercury glass heart that Bradley used to propose. My mom and I hit up the after-Christmas sales and bought a ton of mismatched silver and gold mercury glass. My florist also provided some. Since our ceremony began right after the sun had set, all the twinkling mercury glass added a beautiful whimsical touch. I also wanted my guests to feel that they had walked into a winter wonderland, so we incorporated a lot of evergreen so that it smelled like winter before you even walked in. 🙂
Another thing we enjoyed was that we didn’t let tradition dictate how we wanted our wedding to go. We did a small cake just to cut, and then had a specialty donut bar. I ordered little to-go bags and donut stickers from Etsy so that the donuts could double as a favor in case guests wanted to take some home. Besides the cake cutting and first dance, we didn’t do any other “wedding traditions”, so our guests were free to enjoy the night and party down as soon as dinner was over! We had an alternative photo booth that was guest operated. It took amazing photos and was the hit of the night! I would recommend Picwood to any bride getting married in Kansas City–we had a blast with it!” – Rachel
“Christmas 2015 we had agreed to only get each other an ornament in lieu of gifts. On Christmas morning we were opening presents around the tree with family. I opened the ornament that Bradley got me and it was a beautiful mercury glass heart. Little did I know, it had a little latch and actually opened up. Once I opened it I was shocked to find a gorgeous diamond ring. Bradley got down on one knee and proposed in front of the tree and my family. :)” – Rachel
Wedding Planning Advice
“My advice to future couples would be to pay attention to the details. When I first started to plan our wedding I read a quote that said, “Love is in the Details.” I took that to heart and spent a lot of time thinking about exactly how I wanted our wedding to reflect our relationship.
I would also advise to stay super organized! I never felt stressed out once when planning our wedding, and I think that is because I was hyper-organized throughout the whole process. I made tons of lists, and sent lots of emails!
If it’s in the budget, I would recommend a day-of coordinator. My venue didn’t provide any vendors, so I had a lot of people coming in to the space and bringing different services. I didn’t have to answer my phone once on our wedding day, and was able to relax knowing my amazing coordinator (Jenni Koch-Wild Hill Flowers) was handling all of the delivery and set-up logistics.
Lastly, my advice would be to do what you want! Your wedding should reflect you as a couple, and there is no right or wrong way to do it! I wouldn’t worry about what a wedding “should” be, I would just make it what you want it to be. :)” – Rachel
Photographer: Sara Rieth Photography//Event Venue: The Bauer Event Space//Floral: Wild Hill Flowers//Dress: Truvelle//Cake and Donuts: Cami’s Cake Co.//Shoes : BearPaws//Invitations: Ellemkay Designs//Rentals: Ultrapom Event Rental//Plating: Silberspoon//Submitted via Two Bright Lights