Vintage Kansas City wedding: Tess + Phillip

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With only 11 days to relocate to a new venue after getting an email saying their original venue had to immediately shut down permanently (um, crazy!), Tess had a bit of a meltdown, who wouldn’t, and had to take all of the ideas she’d been dreaming of for the past 8 months and make them work for a new venue. But, like we hear from so many brides, everything worked out for the best in the end. The whimsical, diy, clean, classy, and by no means formal wedding Tess had in her mind came out beautiful, of course! Oh and we’re pretty much in love what she did with their ceremony venue. You’ll see.

vintage kansas city wedding

Peonies – the perfect flower!

vintage kansas city wedding

Wish we could turn these photos into a little flip book. So adorable how she’s so excited that she’s running to meet her man.

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

And here’s the white fabric + book paper pendants strung with lighting that we’re loving so much. We don’t know what it would have looked like in their original venue, but we must say, it looks awesome against the wood backdrop.

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

One of their hobbies is restoring and recreating furniture/antique items they’ve found on the street & thrift stores, hence the vintage fans, clocks and vases.

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

vintage kansas city wedding

A practical tip from Tess: I would really recommend to be flexible, keep a notebook, make lists, process everything with a few close friends and/or your planner, make a budget and stick to it, delegate to trustworthy people, try not to give family any responsibilities the day of the wedding… just let them enjoy the day with you. Keep things simple and keep it real. I took all of my favorite ideas I’d seen others had used and worked to recreate them in a way that expressed our own unique style. I was being influenced by so many different ideas but it was driving me crazy! I needed to find out what spoke to me, what made me feel the most comfortable and the most beautiful. After that I knew exactly what my wedding would look like. I had to keep reminding myself that this day was supposed to be for me and my husband…and everyone else had the privilege of being a part of our special day. The end result was everything I had imagined and most importantly we had a blast!

Photography: Steven Michael / Wedding coordinator + Floral + set-up: Serendipity Events / Ceremony venue: Bridgeport Church / Reception venue: Office Port / Snow cones: Fresh than Fresh Snow Cones / Wedding invitations: Andrew Chen Design / Wedding dress: Bridal Extraordinarie

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Megan Fickling on Mar 30, 2012

What a gorgeous wedding and a beautiful bride! Meg, La Partie Events

Ashley on Mar 30, 2012

Lovely and fun wedding! I love the brides comment about remembering that the day is for her and her husband and the guests are having the privilege to be there! Just one question, any details on the bridesmaids dresses? Those look so cute and fun and not at all stuffy!

Lisa on Mar 31, 2012

What a happy looking wedding! :D I looove your dress. Did you DIY the bunting? I want to make bunting exactly like that and don't know whether to do it with paper or fabric or how to attach it or anything. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki on Mar 31, 2012

This is such a beautiful wedding... I adore the flowers and the vases. And I LOVE the snow cone idea.

Tess (The Bride) on Mar 31, 2012

To Ashley: The Bridesmaids dresses were from Banana Rebublic! To Lisa: Yup I made all of the bunting with Old Book Paper & White Fabric:)

Steve from Steven Michael Photo on Mar 31, 2012

thanks 100 Layer Cake for sharing this awesome wedding!!! Was such a privilege to photography Philip and Tess!!! ...quick correction on the vendor credits....the Snow Cone place is called "Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones" - thanks!

Amber on Apr 1, 2012

This blog is so helpful when planning my wedding. Thank you for posting awesome pictures!! I came across another site that is full of helpful ideas as well. I hope this helps you out! Any who! Here you go! Jessica Cernat Dallas Wedding Photographer

bridal girl on Apr 1, 2012

This is such a great wedding. I love how natural and carefree everyone are. Love the cake too!

Jean Ramsay on Apr 1, 2012

The wedding is so simple yet so very beautiful and perfect! The look on the couple's faces show how much they love each other.

Emi@1314STUDIO on Apr 1, 2012

The ceremony site is pretty unique. I also love the vintage food truck!

Emma Harvey on Apr 4, 2012

What a lovely wedding and really relaxed. I am hoping my wedding will go smoothly! Love the theme - you can sense the atmosphere.

עוגת חתונה מעוצבת נטעים on Apr 4, 2012

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yokshire bob on Jun 25, 2013

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james wedding on Jun 25, 2013

Hi There... simply passing by, and saying hiya. Like your blog to bits.

Chante LaGon on Jul 30, 2013

We love the bunting overhead! I plan to pin this to our Wedding Inspiration pinboard. Check it out at - Chante

חופונים - הנחות על שמלות כלה on Sep 22, 2013

What an excellent blog. Loved this post, the pictures and the gorgeous wedding dress!

Rebecca Mackesty on Jul 18, 2014

Love the little blue vases with the orange flowers at the reception and the vintage pennants with the hanging lights during the ceremony, wonderful little details!

Atlanta Wedding Photography by Jaimie Dee on Aug 20, 2015

LOVE the food truck snow cones! SUCH a cute idea!

Colleen on Nov 10, 2015

Tess I love the decor you had for your wedding. My daughter is getting married at a Winery and love the blue/aqua vases. Can you direct me where I could possible get a variety of vases like those from ?

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