Photographer’s Comments: “Marie and Trent started their day with their ceremony in a gorgeous, statuesque church. After a quick getaway in a decked out Ford Mustang convertible, they hopped on a trolley with their wedding party for photos in the gorgeous summer weather.
“Marie’s veil was a dream in the summer wind, and her muted blues and white florals complemented her bridesmaids’ blue dresses amazingly.
“The Carriage Club’s fantastic windows let that perfect summer light shine in on the blue, green, and gold details; complete with individual champagnes for guests. After dinner, toasts, and cake their guests TORE UP the dance floor!”
Bridal Q & A
Q: Tell us about your wedding!
“We wanted our wedding to have a whimsical, yet elegant look. We both love blue so we decided to have various shades of blue (as seen in the bridesmaid dresses) with some greenery throughout.”
Q: Let’s talk wedding decor
“The ceremony decor was kept fairly simple with two large floral arrangements on the altar and sashes with greenery draped on the pews. For the reception we wanted to play up the Carriage Club’s beautiful wooden floors and warm feeling. The decor consisted of various centerpieces such as geo lanterns, copper vases, and florals/greenery. My uncle made our cake stand and planks for the escort cards from cedar wood from my family’s farm.”
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding?
“The ladies at Branches and Twigs were able to capture my floral vision perfectly. The florals played a huge role in our day, adding texture and depth throughout. The primarily white/ivory flowers were mixed with foliage and succulents to create a whimsical look for the ceremony and the reception. Andrea created this incredible set-up for our head table with these tall copper stands and foliage along the top. It was stunning!
“My bouquet was absolutely perfect. I teared up when Andrea presented it to me! Every detail, down to the lavender sprigs gave our wedding the “whimsical, yet elegant” feel we were looking for.”
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way?
“Our day was filled with personalized touches which were each so special to us! Part of my dress was taken from my mom’s wedding dress. My family and friends were the musicians at the ceremony. My cousins were the altar servers. Trent’s grandma made the ring bearer pillow. Trent and I borrowed his dad’s mustang as our get away car. My sister made personalized coloring books for the kids at the reception. We had pierogies and kolaches during cocktail hour to honor my heritage. Trent’s sister created our hashtag and snapchat filter signs.”
Q: Let’s talk fashion
“We wanted our looks to match the whimsical, yet elegant vibe we were going for. Trent found a unique pindot tux in midnight blue that he loved. It added some character and made him stand out among the other tuxes.
“My dress has quite the story! After many dress appointments, I ended up in love with an Augusta Jones skirt but confused about a top for it. In thinking about options I tried on my mom’s wedding dress from the 70’s and loved it!
“However, I wanted to change it a bit to match the look I was trying to go for. I worked with an amazing seamstress from Lincoln, Nebraska who was able to make my dream a reality by taking the top from my mom’s dress and piecing it to the skirt. It was an incredible process and the result was absolutely perfect.”
Q: How did you meet?
“Trent and I met at a Psychology conference during college. He expressed interest in the research I was involved in and we hit it off! I later found out he only asked me about the research to start talking to me!
“The proposal was quite the surprise. On Trent’s graduation day from law school the plan was to go to KC Wine Co for his graduation party. Once we arrived to the venue Trent asked me to go for a quick walk through the vineyard. When we had walked to the end of a row, Trent got down on one knee and proposed.
“I was so surprised! Then, to top it off, my family surprised me (Trent already knew they were in town) and came to celebrate! The party became a graduation/engagement celebration. It was perfect.”
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
“I think the most anticipated moment for both of us was Trent seeing me for the first time as I walked down the aisle. I hadn’t seen him all day (since we did not do a first look prior to the ceremony) and I could not wait to see his reaction! It was absolutely priceless and a very special moment for us.”
Q: Do you have any advice to share with other couples planning their day?
“Remember the end goal! Yes, planning can be a stressful process but on the day of, be present! Soak in all the love and joy and remind yourself that it is a celebration of you and your significant other.”