I adore the unique reception venue of today’s gorgeous wedding! Captured by Sharayamauck Photography, Jackie and Clint were married in a Catholic church on a lovely April day. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to a hip, urban event space in downtown Kansas City, Missouri for dinner and dancing. A delicate color palette of blush pink and soft gray was used throughout the florals, attire and decor. Jackie looks amazingly elegant in her one-shoulder gown, cage veil and soft up-do!
A few words from the bride:
We have come to the conclusion that we are a 2nd generation eHarmony couple. We met through 2 of our best friends who meet on eHarmony and have been inseparable since our 1st date! It all really started July 3rd while watching fireworks. We had met several times before, but this was the night Clint was going to make his move! It was starting to get dark and he knew that the fireworks were going to be starting soon. He decided he had time to use the restroom 1st, but while in the porta-potty, the fireworks started going off! Clint thought he was going to miss out on his chance to make a move so he hurried up and starting running across the lawn to where Jackie was. He stood beside her and started to get a little closer, then closer… Finally, their arms were touching. When she didn’t move, he knew he had a chance:)
For our wedding, we wanted it to reflect us. I am a bit of a DIY type person, so I did all the invitations and decorations. We wanted it to be elegant while still being warm and comfortable. And it had to have a little sparkle:) We just wanted everyone to have a great time!
I am excited to share this sneak peek of the new Fall 2013 collection at BHLDN! I have included a few of my favorite new gowns, jewelry pieces, accessories and headpieces. As always, these new offerings mix the perfect amount of glitz with understated elegance. I especially adore the simplicity of the gown shown above!
Wow, talk about a dream venue! Captured by Studio Elle Photography, Rachel and Chris were married last June in a beautiful church ceremony in Akron, Ohio. The church was actually renovated by the bride’s father, Jay Crafton, a Youngstown, Ohio architect. Every detail of the day was expertly curated to reflect the couple’s modern sensibilities. Rachel is an aspiring architect and art enthusiast, so it was very important to her to have a clean, modern environment for her wedding. I absolutely love that the reception was held in a local modern art museum! The angular architecture and bold colors of the museum served as a fabulous backdrop for photos. The guests enjoyed a variety of cake balls instead of a traditional wedding cake, allowing each guest to pick their favorite flavor. Gray and yellow reception decor perfectly accented this modern event.
The couple’s story from the bride:
Rachel and Chris began dating in high school. In 2005, Rachel went to Kent State University to pursue a degree in architecture, while Chris studied mechanical engineering at the University of Akron. They successfully made it through four years of undergraduate school together, emerging as a stronger couple in 2009.
Chris’ job moved him to Birmingham, AL in 2010. After they realized that being apart was something that they never wanted to experience, Chris popped the question on July 4, 2011. Rachel happily accepted and after 9 years of friendship and fun, they tied the knot on June 30, 2012.
The modern concrete and glass structure of the Akron Art Museum was the perfect setting to celebrate with their family and friends. The wedding and reception reflected every aspect of their personalities and lives together: a simple and casual yet understatedly glamorous evening complete with many DIY touches. The decision to open the art galleries and include a blues band is a juxtaposition that wonderfully encapsulates their entire relationship together.