Handcrafted Missouri Wedding
While we adore culling through a plethora of wedding pictures, there’s something so very special about a well-done wedding film that pictures just can’t fully capture. When Emily of Stereo Waltz Films sent over this simple and sweet wedding filmed by her husband, we were immediately delighted by the prospect of sharing both wedding photos and a wedding film! The bride, Natasha, is a shining example of the DIY bride, and we love her description of her ideal for the rehearsal — “comfortable romantic.” We have to say, after looking through all the images in the gallery it seems certain she achieved that and so much more.
From the bride, Natasha: I was going for a vintage feel for my wedding. I wanted it to look very clean and and romantic. I wanted the style to represent who Mason and I are as a couple.
The color theme was very natural. It was mostly all whites and off-whites with gold accent. I did most all of the design for the wedding myself – DIY. The beautiful jar lights in the tree I put together with some antique jars from a local antique mall and spray painted the cords gold. We collected the doilies and jars on the reception tables from friends and antique malls. The flowers we ordered online and I went with a wildflower look with very natural colors. I have always loved lavender so that was a special thing to have it at the wedding and in the bridal boquets.
The fabric boutonnieres were made by a friend and we added some of the extra flowers to make them pop just right. I went for a comfortable romantic vintage feel, especially for the reception. It felt like I had invited all these guest into my home which is what I wanted. My husband’s mother made all the food for the reception. We ordered a cake and cupcakes from our favorite local restaurant.
Any advice for future brides? I think I would tell a bride-to-be to get inspiration from blogs and friends and to really think about what they want and dream for their wedding. It’s amazing how much you can do yourself and bring the cost down while still going for what you would love. I would also tell her to get some help from a friend she trusts or wedding planner. It is so very helpful when you have another hand in all the planning :) It can be a bit overwhelming.
It took us a bit of time to decide where to have the wedding. A friend of ours actually had told us about some land that was behind their house where some weddings had been held before. We just walked up to the door and knocked and the couple was so kind to show us around their property and told us we could use it under one condition, “that you stay together for the rest of your lives.” Of course! So we fell in love with the trees and the space and decided it was perfect.
I thought I could plan the wedding myself, but about a month before the wedding I felt a little stressed out :) So I called some friends who had done a couple weddings before mine — “The wedding company.” The three of these lovely ladies had just started designing and organizing weddings together. I already had basically everything I needed, but they helped with the finishing touches and also with the day-of organization and schedule. It was so helpful to know that they would set up and tear down everything and nothing would be left forgotten.
Stereo Waltz Films sent over this simple and sweet wedding filmed by her husband, we were immediately delighted by the prospect of sharing both wedding photos and a wedding film! The bride, Natasha, is a shining example of the DIY bride, and we love her description of her ideal for the rehearsal — “comfortable romantic.” We have to say, after looking through all the images in the View all wedding photos here
Wedding vendors (Kansas City, Missouri):
Venue: Academy for Performing Arts, Grandview, MO / Decor Arrangements: The Wedding Company KC / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Wedding Hair: Taryn Moore of The Wedding Company KC / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie / Musician: Brandon Hampton / Wedding photography: Steve Offut of Steven Michael Photo / Video: Stereo Waltz Films / Wedding Hair: Taryn Moore of The Wedding Company KC / Fabric Boutonnieres: Roni Brewster / Coffee: Broadway Cafe / Flower Arrangements: Nicole LeBouf of The Wedding Company KC / Finger Foods: Mother of Groom / Wedding Cake: 8 Layer Cake from Succotash / Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank / Wedding Invitations: Stephen Jordan