How fortunate I am to do what I do - THE FUN, THE DETAILS, THE LOVE! Riley & Matt's Garden City, KS wedding had all that in abundance. During my initial consultation with Riley, I quickly learned she had a heart for vintage flare. Not the shabby/rustic chic that is being coined "vintage" these days, but true WWII era romanticism. She knew from the beginning that she wanted to incorporate her fashion designer grandmother's dress sketches from that time. She knew her dress would be lace. And she knew that in the midst of all the girlishness (read: dreaminess to me) she better include something for her groom or he would be rolling his eyes all night. Now I try not to counsel my couples too much, but I had to give her a gold star for keeping his likes in mind. So we wove in a bicycle motif as a nod to his favorite pastime. The result was the perfect marriage (pun, intended) of romance and whimsy.
Riley carried a glamelia-style bouquet. Glamelias date back to the 1940s which was a perfect tie-in with the other vintage elements. But most importantly, it perfectly complemented her gorgeous wedding gown. The rest of the flowers were vibrant and garden-like featuring sunflowers, greenery, and artichokes. Did I mention that Riley is a chef?! So many personal details went into this wedding. For those of you keeping track, that's vintage, bicycles, and now food playing important roles in making their day truly one-of-a-kind.
Seven custom cakes were transported from Kansas City, KS by Candace Dietrich and beautifully displayed on antique cake stands. The grooms cake sat on a wooden stump amidst a tablescape of river rock and succulents designed by Whartons Every Bloomin' Thing to look like a bike trail.
The sign-in table featured antique props and a chance for guests to write well wishes to the new Mr. & Mrs.
The menu was masterfully hand-written and illustrated on butcher paper by the groom's mother.
As if delicious food, dancing, and details galore weren't enough, Riley and Matt made sure their guests had F-U-N! The dance floor was never empty thanks to SP Entertainment. Just outside the ballroom guests could challenge each other to a game of cornhole or tumbling towers. Cheers to a life of good food, good friends, and being good to one another!