Garden Inspired Editorial Shoot

"This garden-inspired shoot was filled with romantic, neutral blooms laced with untamed, textural greenery and a pop of vibrant color.  The handheld bouquet featured Garden Roses, Anemone, Orlaya, Ranunculus, Astilbe and Asclepias, all wrapped in specialty silk ribbon." - Jenni of Wild Hill Flowers

Floral: Wild Hill Flowers // Rentals: Ultrapom // Hair and Makeup: Hair Gypsy KC // Cake: Blue Thistle Cakes // Videography: Williams + Klein // Photography: Lacey Rene Studios // Stationary: Magpie Designed

Going Dutch Editorial Shoot

"We were inspired by the still life Dutch Masters paintings, particularly their use of light and dark to create focal points and drama. We brought a fantastic team of local KC wedding vendors that took our inspiration and brought it to life with eclectic tablescapes complete with luxurious fabrics, lush florals and styling true to the opulent era. 

Styled shoots are our opportunity to explore new ideas, so we incorporated some unique elements, like a bold color palette that incorporated berry tones and olive green, as well as hanging a board from the ceiling above each table to act as a shelf to place decor!" 

Jessica of Hitched, and Carolyn of Ultrapom

Styling and Concept: Hitched Planning + Floral and Ultrapom // Floral: Hitched Planning + Floral // Venue: Toms Town // Rentals: Ultrapom // Photography: Lark Photos // Dress: Bride KC // Make-up and Hair: White Carpet Bride // Stationary: Deplume Stationers // Cake: Dolce Bakery // Jewelry: Gigi Moon Gems // Model: Morgan Fletchall // Taxidermy: Oracle KC

Classic Champagne and Blush Wedding at Deer Creek Country Club

"Hannah and Tyler went about their day, their big day, and they tied that all important knot in a beautiful church in Kansas, with friends and family surrounding them, and with the love and support from all. This whole wedding day, a little something that so many saw coming long ago came down to that moment in that church, and these two standing hand in hand, reciting vows that hold so much weight.

There were pockets of moments throughout the day when emotions ran so high, like when Hannah's Mom zipped up that ivory wedding dress and reached that pivotal moment of realizing her daughter was getting married that day. And when Tyler's parents walked him down the aisle of that big church, hands together, tears in their eyes and lumps in their throats, realizing, their son was getting married that day.

After all was said and done, the only thing left to do was to celebrate the evening away - Hannah and Tyler were officially, the brand new, Mr. and Mrs!" - Photographer Elizabeth Powell

Photography | Elizabeth Ladean Photography, Ceremony Location | Village Presbyterian Church, Reception Venue | Deer Creek Golf Club, Florals | The Bloom Academy + Studio 421, Hair + Makeup | Alex Johnson, Madeline Diab, Corey Rhea, Bridal Gown | Bridal Extraordinaire, Bridesmaid Attire | Bridal Extraordinaire, Groom + Groomsmen Attire | Men's Wearhouse, Invitation Suite | Yellow Brick Graphics, DJ | DJ Connection, Cake + Cupcakes | Sweet Dreams Cake Co, Catering | Deer Creek Golf Club

Joshua Tree Engagement Session

"Katie and Matt were living in Flagstaff, and we just happened to be in Joshua Tree for work, so we were able to shoot their engagement session in one of my places on Earth. If you've never been to Joshua Tree, just imagine being inside of a Doctor Seuss book, because it's totally out of this world. Katie was working as a Park Ranger at The Petrified Forrest, so being able to photograph them in the desert for their engagement session was super special, and I'm so happy those plans worked out.

The couple actually moved back to KC a week after our session -- talk about timing! We climbed boulders, dodged cactus, and laughed alot. Katie and Matt were SUCH troopers because it was SO incredibly cold the day their shoot. Thankfully they brought a blanket to snuggle with, and we maybe have provided them with some whiskey for some inner warmth."  - from Morgan, the photographer

Photographer: Morgan Miller Photography 

Colorful Spring Wedding at 2016 Main

"Colin and I dated for almost 8 years before we got engaged, so our lives have become so intertwined. Our relationship was just a series of great stories, insides jokes, and laughter, so we wanted to celebrate our history and the people that were there with us along the way. We're both a little quirky, and we knew we wanted to stray from the traditional - so our design aesthetic was filled with bright colors, punchy graphics and silly details. 

I designed our invitations - each icon represented stories from our past.  (I eventually printed it out, and it hangs with all the artwork we got on our honeymoon in our living room!) We used those same graphics for our website, menus, coasters, and little pins that the guests could take with them. I made special pins for everyone in our wedding party that represented our favorite stories with each of them. Even our food stations were inspired by moments from our past. We had "His" - Mexican - which is our go-to meal of choice in Kansas City // "Hers" - Brunch - because we spent a lot of time at Ihop for late night pancakes before we started dating // and "Ours" - Sliders - because he made me burgers on our first date! Even our signature drink (the Nancy) was from our favorite restaurant in Manhattan.  

We also wanted our family incorporated as much as we could. The centerpieces at the front of the church were my grandmother's candle sticks. Each had a name of the people that were there in spirit. I walked down the aisle to my grandfather's favorite song to play on the piano - Claire De Lune, and wore my mom's wedding band for my old, borrowed and blue! Even the late night snacks were the chocolate chip cookies that are a staple in the Campbell fam (Colin and his mom made them from scratch!)

One moment of panic came when we realized they had closed the street outside the front door of our reception space, but it turned out totally fine and we got some GORGEOUS photos of downtown kansas city on the middle of main street!

We couldn't have done any of this without the help of our amazing family. Carolyn literally made all of my dreams come true. Colin's mom Cathy sewed and ironed 150 different brightly colored cloth napkins.  My brother surprised us  with a Limo exit at the end of the night. Even our sweet family friends, Pat and Jodi (who own 2016 main) were flipping French toast in the kitchen when our caterers ran out! It could not have been a more perfect or wonderful day. (Dream team!)".  - Mary, the bride 

Photographer: Sarah Marie Photography //  Ceremony venue: Leawood United Methodist // Reception venue and photo booth:  2016 Main Event Space // Florals: The Bloom Academy // Rentals (+ planner + day of coordinator + fairy godmother + wedding spirit guide): Ultrapom // Wedding Dress: The Gown Gallery // Alterations and headpiece: Janay A. Eco Bridal // Rings: Joslin's Jewelry // Bridesmaids dresses: Show me your Mumu // Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Jos.A.Bank // Videography: Nouvelle Productions (That lives here) // DJ: Levity Events // Paper goods + Buttons: My design  - Printed by Campbell Comms // Hand Lettering: Mk Ink // Catering: Unforked // Cake: Hyvee Bakery

Spare, Ethereal, Modern Editorial

"The stationery suite set the tone for the ceremony and reception design. Our graphic designer created a printing press pattern that was letter-pressed by Inclosed with blush ink on the main invitation and blind embossed on the enclosure cards. The main invitation also featured hologram foil, so when the invite caught the light, the recipient would get a touch of the neon yellow color we incorporated into the wedding palette. The envelope liner featured a black and white engagement photo of the couple.

Keeping with our minimalist aesthetic, we chose matte ceramic china layered over simple wood chargers for each place setting. Copper flatware perfectly matched the modern hand-painted candlesticks that ran down the length of the table. Place cards and menus were hand-lettered on handmade deckled-edge cotton paper using modern calligraphy that was right-aligned to give it a more modern feel."   -  Candace Kalasky, Lovestruck Events

Styling & Stationery Design: Lovestruck Events // Venue: Amigoni Urban Winery // Photographer: Meghan Savage Photography  // Videographer: Gold Hairpin // Florist: Victorian Gardens // Bride's Attire:  // Groom's Styling: Adam from Shop Anaphora // Catering: Olive Events // Mixology: DISTRICT Pour House // Desserts: Adorn Cakes // Desserts: Cirque du Sucre // Rentals: Ultrapom //  Featured Tableware: Golden & Pine // Hair: Bijin Salon and Spa // Makeup: Gabi Bailey MUAH // Nails: Klara Win Beauty // Letterpress Printing: Inclosed Co. // Calligraphy: Miranda Writes // Bridal Jewelry: The Fold

Colorful Old World Mexico Editorial

"We wanted to capture the look of old world Mexico, somehow steeped in the lushness of the Midwest. The leafy green foliage and fluffy, paper thin blooms of the bougainvillea used throughout the arrangements contrasted with the sharp colors and almost stern facial features of our Cuban bride. Saturated color, crotchet lace, whimsical shapes and patterns, and textures galore conjure up this feeling of easy times and lavish living.

We wanted to reflect a feeling more than anything. I think we did that. And not surprisingly, it was captured photographically exactly as it was seen by the naked eye. Have we mentioned that it was a sultry 85° by 9am kind-of day? Nothing about this shoot would have been the same without the amazing brains and superhero creativity behind each element. It was perfection."  - Jane Tucker of Milles Flores

Floral Design - Milles Flores // Rentals - Ultrapom // Cake - Blue Thistle Cakes // Papery and Graphic Design - Magpie Designed // Photography - Alec Vanderboom // Bridal Boutique - Bride KC // Hair and Makeup - Hello Lovely KC // Decor Accessories - Owl + Mouse Textile Design // Menswear - Houndstooth // Handcrafted drinks - Mean Mule Distilling Co. // Coffee - Oddly Correct Coffee // Marketing Consultation - Better Ask Angela // Catering - Shining Stars Catering // Cotton Candy - Cottontale KC // Margaritas - The Campground