Real Bride: Lindsey H.

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From the bride: Lindsey and Nick met in 2012 at a mutual friend’s wedding in San Francisco and found true love in one another through countless phone calls, a well orchestrated birthday surprise and many miles traveled between San Francisco, Kansas City and Chicago. That was until Nick found his way to Kansas City in the summer of 2013.  

In the spring of 2014 we revisited one of our favorite early date spots in Kansas City at Loose Park. We took our dog, Willie, for a long walk, then shared a blanket, some Oklahoma Joe’s and Nick’s famous “Nickaritas.” Then, much to Lindsey’s shock and excitement Nick popped the question.

The wedding day was perfect. We wanted to have a simple, elegant, fun wedding and that’s exactly what we got. We held our rehearsal dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, “Antons”, in the Crossroads district. We shared a traditional mid-western meal of brisket, beans, cornbread and amazing cobbler. The small event space at Anton’s was perfect to spend quality time with family and our wedding party. We brought our boothless photo booth (Picwood KC) to capture the night and it captured the emotions from everyone enjoying the evening.

On our wedding day the bridesmaids in their blush dresses from Anthropologie and the groomsmen in their sharp tuxes from Pinstripes gathered at Indian Hills Country Club to take pictures. My dress was from Altar Bridal. The strapless, Augusta Jones dress was just what I always imagined.

We wanted the ceremony to be extra special and not rushed, so we carefully picked music for our procession played by Alex Shum and the Brookside Quartet, who are amazing musicians that captured the emotions of everyone in the church. After the full mass and nuptials we quickly gathered back at Indian Hills to start the cocktail hour and reception. Indian Hills felt like an old friend’s home and was decorated simply with blush and ivory flowers. The reception room was arranged with 4 long (family style) tables. We wanted to feel close to our guests instead of an informal banquet style. After toasts that brought everyone to tears and many, many laughs, Nick and I started off the evening with our first dance to “At Last” played by “The Michael Beers Band”.  After our dance, we opened up the dance floor and it was full the rest of the night! Michael Beers Band tailored their songs to every age and only took one small break! Towards the end of the night, we brought out prompts for the dance floor and had everyone out dancing for our “crazy hour”. This idea was inspired by a friend’s wedding in Colombia. To end the night, Nick’s best man surprised us with sparklers and flying lanterns. Looking back, our wedding couldn’t have been better. It captured our love for one another in a simple, beautiful way.

Lindsey and Nick

July 18th, 2015

Venue for Ceremony and Reception: St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Brookside and Indian Hills Country Club

Gown: Jacqueline by Augusta Jones

Veil: Wallace veil by Sara Gabriel

Jewelry: Lindsay earrings and Dylan necklace by Sara Gabriel

Hair Sylist: Roxanne from Static Salon in Lawrence

Photography: David Riffel

Planner: Kelley Flora

Floral: Good Earth Floral

Band: Michael Beers Band

Strings: Alex Shum and the Brookside Quartet