Classic DIY Kansas City wedding: Allie + Dale
Allie and Dale kept things so classic and elegant on their day, straight down to I Do in her home church + opting out of a first look. (Perfectly repping the high school sweetheart-ness of it all.) But what made all those timeless details really pop was designer + hand letterer Allie’s modern DIY touches: she created everything from the cake topper to the paper goods. Finding someone like Rusty of The Waldron Photograph Co. to capture it in an equally timeless way would then seem like an impossible feat, but hey—when it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
Elegant little heirloom + BHLDN bits…
Notes on the first look… Dale and I decided early in the wedding planning that we did not want to do a first look. While this did make the timeline for photos a little tight, I am so happy that we waited to see each other as I walked down the aisle. One of my favorite photos is of Dale as he sees me for the first time. Waiting with my Dad as the family and bridal party entered the church was also very memorable.
They reserved most of the color for the florals. Jessica of Hitched Planning & Floral says, Textured and rounded hand tied bouquet with bright coral charm peonies, red anemones, light pink ranunculus, campanella garden roses, coral spray roes, peachy pink stock flower, white astrantia, naked seeded eucalyptus, gardenia leaves and camilla leaves tied with a textured ivory ribbon.
The DIY list: cake topper, chalk sign (Allie’s uncle revamped an old frame), invite suite and all paper goods. (See more on the their Pinterest board.)
Allie says, I have always envisioned getting married at my childhood church, and it was even more special because my parents were also married there. Choosing a reception venue was a greater challenge, and I spent lots of time online before visiting the Hobbs. We booked it on the spot because it had everything we were looking for, an outdoor area for our cocktail hour, and a rustic yet classic feel in the indoor space. Because Feasts of Fancy Catering owns the venue, we also loved how many small details would already be taken care of, and the food was just fantastic.
What’s better than four cakes? Four cakes topped with peonies, obvs. There were 225 guests, after all.
Throughout planning they kept one thing in mind: always work with vendors that are just as excited about your big day as you are. It totally helped. Cheers!
Photographer: The Waldron Photograph Co. / Venue & Catering: Feasts of Fancy Catering at The Hobbs Building in Kansas City, MO / Church: Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ / Bridal Party Photos: Liberty Memorial in Kansas City / Planning, Styling, Lettering, & Design: Bride, Alexandra Violet / Florist: Hitched Planning & Floral / Hair: Colby Ritter of Vincent+Greer / Makeup: Gina Ciaccio-Holmberg / Cakes: McClain’s Bakery / Vintage Postage Stamps: Treasure Fox / Table Numbers: Gauge NYC / Extra Lighting: S.E.C.T. Theater & Lighting / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara from Nolte’s Bridal / Veil & Belt: Altar Bridal / Shoes: Kate Spade / Earrings: BHLDN / Robe: BHLDN / Engagement Ring: Heirloom / Wedding Band: Helzberg Diamonds / Lipstick: NARS ‘Anita’ & NARS Tasmania Lip Gloss / Tuxes: Vera Wang for Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s Wedding Band: Joslin’s Jewelry / Ring Box: The Mrs. Box / Ring Bearer Pillow: BHLDN / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Robes: Anthropologie / Flower Girl Dress: J. Crew / Mother of the Bride/Junior Bridesmaid Robe: Designs by Celia / Mother of the Bride’s Dress: Anthropologie