After celebrating their romantic ocean-side engagement, Jeff and Mary Beth decided to bring a little bit of the beach with them to their Parkville, Mo. wedding this past April! Their beach inspired wedding was the perfect example of how to bring coastal elements to the Midwest in a tasteful, appropriate way.
These two kept it traditional and did not see each other before the ceremony. Mary’s charming father proudly walked her down the aisle to Jeff and a beautiful ceremony at St. Therese was witnessed by friends and family. After the ceremony, the bridal party boarded a limo coach from the Overland fleet and took some photos around downtown Parkville before heading to the reception.
To keep the beach inspiration in focus, a few tropical blooms were featured in the bouquets.
After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Olde Mill Emporium in downtown Parkville. All three levels of the charming, rustic building became filled with family and friends. The reception décor combined a slightly eclectic mix of various medicine bottles, vintage vases, galvanized lanterns, and other pieces from CE’s collection. The rest of the pieces on display were from the bride’s own collection, or rented from Momentarily Yours and Lauren Michelle Vintage Rentals. The different décor pieces, the use of wood and sand, the variation of blues, and the white floral all tied back into Jeff and Mary Beth’s dreamy, ocean-side beginnings.
These beautiful, gray washed wooden pedestals were created especially for this occasion to anchor the mix of decor on both round and family style tables. They have transitioned from this beach inspired wedding to the CE decor collection and are now used by other CE clients in numerous ways!
The newlyweds spent the evening enjoying great food and drinks, catching up with guests, sentimental toasts shared by loved ones, and dancing the night away. Guests loved their elegant first dance, as instructed by Best of All Dance.
We had such a great time planning and designing with this sweet couple! Even though Jeff and Mary Beth couldn’t bring the actual ocean with them to Missouri, they were still able to re-create the beauty of their engagement with beach inspired wedding decor and special touches that resulted in a beautiful celebration for all.
Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who made this magical day possible!
Photography and Stationery- A Day to Adore
Transportation- Overland Chauffeurred Services
Catering and Cake – Sugar & Spice
Liquor- Gomer’s Northland
Personal Floral: Studio 421 Floral Design
Video- Jukeboxx Media by Shawn Gormley
DJ- Digital Get Down
Hair and make-up- White Carpet Bride
Lodging- Embassy Suites
Planning, design, and reception floral: Chappelow Events
What could make a better setting for a wedding than a romantic courtyard and a museum full of beautiful, modern art? Katelin and Blake May took advantage of their family’s beautiful, private courtyard near the Plaza for their June 4th nuptials, and it was as breathtaking as it sounds! They then moved the party to the stunning Kemper Museum where the celebration never ended. Their Kemper Museum wedding reception was one for the books!
To help with their big day, Katelin and Blake needed a big bridal party! Their party was made up of eight bridesmaids, eights groomsmen, three flower girls, one ring bearer, and five ushers. This group helped give the wedding a larger than life personality!
Before the ceremony, Katelin and Blake shared a special moment alone during their first look.
With a beautiful venue and beautiful weather, this beautiful couple made their vows to one another and officially became husband and wife!
Following the dreamlike ceremony was the reception at the gorgeous Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour before the bridal party’s arrival, which featured one of the best candy bars we have ever seen! Once the new Mr. and Mrs. May arrived, it was time to party! Surrounded by captivating art, guests danced like no one was watching!
Katelin and Blake’s wedding was gorgeous from start to finish, and we just know that beauty will continue throughout their marriage. Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. May!!
Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who contributed to this wedding!
Ceremony- Kirkwood Courtyard
Reception- Kemper Museum
Ceremony Rentals- All Seasons
Transportation- Boulevard Limousine
Photography- Heirloom Photo Company
Cake- Raspberry Rose
Hair & Make-up- Hello Lovely
Ceremony Musicians + Cocktail Hour at Kemper- Michael O’Oshiver
Lodging & Girls Getting Ready Location- Raphael Hotel
Megan + Nathan | March 2016 Wedding | Navy, Blush and Gold Wedding
We love Spring, and this navy, blush and gold wedding started off the season on the perfect note! These two began their day surrounded by their closest friends and family, preparing themselves for the important moments ahead. The groomsmen dressed in navy and the bridesmaids in blush. After a private first look between bride and groom, they continued the celebration around town with the bridal party at a few of Kansas City’s most treasured photo locations.
Next stop – the church! Where they exchanged vows, made eternal promises to one another, and became husband and wife. After a beautiful ceremony, guests sent off the bride and groom with a lavender toss outside.
While guests anxiously awaited the arrival of the bridal party, they enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring an open bar and tasty appetizers. Navy, blush and gold wedding details everywhere!
The guests then gathered around their seats prepared for the bridal party’s entrance. But this wasn’t just any entrance- this one bled red and gold! When it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs, Megan and Nate are true super fans, and they proved it with one of the most fun entrances we’ve seen yet! With some help from the always-entertaining DJ Fernando and an impressive red light/smoke machine combination, Megan and Nate’s entrance rivaled that of a Chiefs player running onto the field of Arrowhead!
The electrifying grand entrance set the mood for a fun-filled night at the charming Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space located in Kansas City’s West Bottoms district. The night began with touching remarks by the father-of-the-bride, followed by a delicious buffet style dinner presented by Plaza Catering, and speeches from the Maid of Honor and the Best Man, all of which had people laughing and sniffling.
Dinner was followed by Megan and Nate cutting into a beautiful four tier cake designed by Shannon Bond Cake Design. Guests then had the almost impossible choice between blueberry cake with lemon buttercream, vanilla with salted caramel, and strawberry with strawberry buttercream, all of which were crowd pleasers!
After a good sugar rush, it was time to boogy! DJ Fernando kept the guests on the dance floor the entire night with his mix of new and classic songs. The bouquet was tossed, the garter was thrown and the memories were made!
After guests demanded one more song from DJ Fernando to keep the party going, it was finally time for Megan and Nate’s grand exit. Nate, donning his Top Gun inspired bomber jacket and aviators, whisked his beautiful bride away in a 1954 Bentley with all of the couple’s family and friends waving them off.
Such a beautiful celebration for a beautiful couple! We are excited about the amazing future these two have ahead of them! It was a privilege to help them plan the first day of their forever life together!
Here are the awesome vendors that helped make everything happen:
We can’t believe these two will be walking down the aisle in just two days!! Time has really flown by since we starting working with these two wonderful families last summer. Last week we shared the sweet details of how Megan and Nate met, so today we share Part Two of their story – how they got engaged. Enjoy!
Part 2: How He Asked Her :)
Nathan and Megan knew pretty quickly that they wanted to get married and began visiting jewelry stores about a year after they started dating. At this time Nate was also looking to upgrade his ride, however, he told Megan he wouldn’t buy a truck before he bought her ring. Though if he found the truck he wanted at a great deal, Megan wasn’t going to hold him to that promise!
They were on their second jewelry store visit and found a ring they both really liked. This same weekend Nate happened to get a tip from Megan’s brother about a very nice F-150 at a local dealership, so naturally they went to take a look. Megan knew that this was the truck that Nate wanted and within a few days Nate was seriously looking into the purchase. Nate, concerned that Megan would think he wasn’t staying true to his word, also informed her that he had indeed kept his promise and a special purchase had already been made. The waiting game began!
One weekend Nate told Megan he was going to take her out for her birthday since he was going to be gone on the actual day. Megan may or may not have made things a little difficult on Nate by having a few requests… She wanted to have a group of family and friends somewhere nearby to get together with after they got engaged. She also informed him that she had bought a dress that she wanted to get engaged in, saying this more as a joke, but she did want to look nice and wanted him to remember that detail! She also wanted her nails to be done (we totally get it girl!).
Nate did a wonderful job at making her requests happen! But back to the engagement… Nate took Megan out for her birthday, gifting her some Chuck Taylors she had been eyeing and celebrating with dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s. He then told Megan that they were meeting up with Heath and Kelsey, their original matchmakers, for dessert afterwards. The restaurant put a little dent in this plan by giving Megan a birthday dessert, so then plans changed to meeting them for drinks. The plans changed a third time when Kelsey texted them that they were actually at Loose Park listening to a friend’s band. At this point Megan started to get a little suspicious because Heath and Kelsey were not really the kind of people that went to a park to listen to a band!
When they arrived at the park, Megan encountered a beautiful circular path lined with roses leading up to a big fountain in the middle. Nate confessed to Megan that there was actually no band in the park. He then began to recap various milestones of their relationship and expressed the meaning that those moments held for him. He explained how those moments showed him that Megan was the girl he wanted to marry. He then brought up a sweet saying they often said to each other, acknowledging how well they fit together – “we should date or something.” At this point, he got down on one knee and said, “this is the something” and asked Megan to marry him. She said yes, of course! Then Nate took Megan back to Heath and Kelsey’s house where their families and friends were waiting in the beautifully decorated space with many delicious treats- all of which were Megan’s favorites.
Our heartfelt best wishes to Megan and Nathan as they begin their forever together this weekend!