Guys, I am over the moon excited to share these photos with you! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve already seen some of these images sneaking in among my feed. And now I get to share ALL of my favorite images from this very special styled shoot!
Why is this shoot particularly special? Because it was the first shoot that I helped plan! Rachael Whitehead of Whatever Is Lovely (see full vendor list at the bottom of this post) led the charge in lifting this entire project (and its massive bouquet!) off the ground. She gathered some of Kansas City’s most talented wedding professionals - everyone from florals, to stationary, to rentals, to cakes, to sweet treats, to model styling, and everything in between - to bring this stunning vision to life.
This event’s entire theme grew from the vision of a single burgundy knit blanket wrapped around a bride, Sarah, and her groom, Luke. From there, the team created a celebration that can transition to any level of festivities, from an intimate brunch reception to a luxuriously romantic evening gala. Since our gorgeous models recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary, we opted to call this their vow renewal. It’s not everyday that an entire vendor team will throw YOU a vowel renewal celebration, is it?
An effortless blend of textures and colors infused every bit of the theme. Sarah’s creamy lace gown created the perfect backdrop for her texture-frenzied bouquet. Luke’s leather bowtie and floral pocket square (in lieu of a traditional boutonniere) brought added fun to his ensemble. The Havana Room’s candle-lit altar incorporated traditional boho components like a macramé altar with deep wintry florals and romantic candles. The gray farmhouse guest table draped in black velvet, overflowing with flowers, and adorned with rich Brazilian brigadeiros warmed even the chilliest night. And the cozy corner stuffed with velvet pillows and soft furs was the perfect place to cuddle up with your beau.
These photos are brimming with detail and texture and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Scroll through some of my absolute favorites from this shoot, and tell me your favorites in the comments!
A HUGE thank you to the team that brought this shoot together and created
beautiful things for me to photograph:
Event Planner: Whatever Is Lovely Events
Venue: The Havana Room
Floral Design: Fiore Floral Studio
Rentals: Brossie Belle
Photography: Bailey Pianalto Photography
Videography: You Are More
HMUA: Naturally You Makeup Artistry
Cakes: Crumbs & Confections
Treats: Abby’s Goodies
Sweets: Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro
Grooming: Russ the Barber
Groom’s Attire: Tip Top Tux
Bride’s Gown & Accessories: Savvy Bridal
Stationary & Paper Goods: East + West Designs