Thursday, April 13, 2017

REAL BRIDE: Carly

Brandon & Carly Rangel

01.17.2016

Carly and Brandon wanted their winter wedding to feel intimate and to have a romantic, outdoor, woodsy feel. Are you in love yet? We were as soon as we saw the beautiful result from their team of vendors, who captured and created a truly majestic celebration. Who says you can’t bring the forest indoors?





How did you meet your husband?
"Brandon & I met in October of 2014 when we were in the same small group through our church. We had never really met before, but when the Royals started winning, there were more & more watch parties with our mutual friends. We got to know each other & slowly but surely went on our first date in December. The rest is history!"





Tell us about the proposal!
"My husband & I love to ride our bikes around Kansas City. It was a beautiful fall day & Brandon picked me up & we took our bikes around the city, stopping at different places that were special to us. The last place we rode to was a gorgeous waterfall near downtown KC. We got off our bikes & he proposed to me in front of the waterfall! He had arranged for his sister to be close by & she captured the whole thing!"





What made you decide to tie-the-knot on January 17th?
"We got engaged in October & I thought a winter wedding would be really romantic. I thought it would be fun to start out the new year getting married. We decided on January 17 because it was just after the business of the holidays, but still before spring. Bonus- it was also wedding "off season," so venues weren't booked & it was easy to find one we really loved."





What was your favorite memory from your big day?
"My favorite memory was walking down the aisle to Brandon. We decided not to do a "first look" so this was the first time we were seeing each other & it was just a really happy, emotional moment."




Where did you draw wedding inspiration & ideas from?
"I really just had my own vision of what I wanted the wedding to be like. I always wanted a small, intimate wedding; however, we had about 250 guests. I got a few ideas from Pinterest, but I made a lot of our decorations myself. Our woodsy theme came out in our tree trunk centerpieces & personal s'mores party favors."








What advice would you give to other brides related to bridal attire?
"Try on dresses that you may not have even seen yourself wearing. Dresses look different once you try them on & you might completely fall in love with one that you didn't even picture yourself in." 





Another BIG congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Rangel!
We really are spoiled with the best brides.




Bridal Look:
Gown | Ellis Bridals
Hair & Makeup | Faith Manning - Salon Bara
Rings & Bands Toner Jewelers

Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony/Reception Venue | The Bride & The Bauer
Photography | Kindling
Florist Hyvee Floral
Rentals (Wallflower) Megan Quant - Simple Elegance

Menswear | Men's Warehouse
Cake Marie Rangel
Catering Hyvee Catering

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tips & Tricks:

How To Wear A Hair Vine

So you've officially said "yes" to your something white when another big decision arises- how to style your hair for your big day. As a busy bride you may feel a tiny bit overwhelmed with how many possibilities there are to style your hair day-of and sometimes it's hard to commit to another wedding detail.

Whether you're thinking of wearing your hair in a low bun, a pretty waterfall braid, half up, or down and beachy, a hair vine is the perfect hair accessory. Hair vines are the most versatile of all the different hair accessories and offer brides the ability to commit to an accessory, without totally committing to a hair style. Thanks to the flexibility of the vine, hair vines can be used so many different ways just by bending the shape of the vine to match your style. More options on shape means a wider range of hairstyle possibilities to decide on later down the road.

Below are two of our favorite ways to style a hair vine, but remember, the options are endless!

Hanging Along The Hair

We love the modern and effortless feel of having your hair vine just dangle in your bridal hairstyle. If you decide this is the style for you keep two key points in mind when shopping for your vine: first, consider the weight of the headpiece. Ideally your vine should be light so that you're able to move and dance all night long. Another thing to consider when opting for a hanging vine, your hair should be styled on the tousled end of things to ensure that your headpiece is secure and won't just slide off throughout the night.



As A Bun Wrap

Decided to wear your hair up? A sweet and darling way to style your hair vine is simply by shaping the vine to fit around whatever up-do you and your stylist agree on. Whether you opt for a messy bun or a sleek chiffon bun, using your hair vine as a bun wrap is sure to add the detail your hair accessory should. 



Details:

Hair vine Edward Berger Bridal
Photography The Grays Photography

Friday, March 10, 2017

REAL BRIDE: Vanessa

Zach & Vanessa Thomson

12.31.2016


When it comes to holiday weddings, we're partial to New Year's Eve nuptials. The energy of NYE is already upbeat and optimistic; add love into the mix, and what could be better? Zach and Vanessa's wedding, filled with navy, gold, grey, and champagne details, was a glamorous NYE event, without the holiday taking away from their big day. These lovebirds truly nailed their New Year's Eve wedding!




What advice would you give to other brides?

"The day goes by so quickly! Take moments throughout your day to stop, take a deep breath, and take in the memories being created around you. Intentionally capturing these memories will help you slow down the day and remember it even better. It also forces you to take moments to really appreciate all of the details during your day!" 



Where did you draw your inspiration & ideas from?

"Mostly Pinterest and bridal magazines! A lot of my ideas came from my super-creative Matron of Honor, Kelly!"



How did you meet your husband?

"I met Zach through mutual friends a long time before we started dating. A few years passed and one of my bridesmaids, Ashley, was getting married, so I reached out to Zach and asked him to be my date. Her wedding was our first date and the beginning of our forever!"



Tell us about the proposal!

"Zach proposed to me in our home, in front of our Christmas tree, just a few days before Christmas. He told me he had an early Christmas gift for me, and when I turned around he was on one knee! He said lots of really sweet things- that I can't remember because it's a blur- and of course I said yes! We celebrated by drinking champagne and calling friends and family to share our good news!"




What made you decide to get married on NYE?

"Who wouldn't want to get married on New Years Eve?! We will forever have a reason to celebrate the new year. Celebrating such a fun event with all of our friends and family made it the perfect start to the new year."



What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?

"My favorite moment was midnight! Being surrounded by all of our family and friends and kissing my new husband during the new year countdown was magical. It was a cumulation of all of the planning and excitement all built up. I started crying and told Zach how happy I was. It was perfect."



Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Thomson!

Here is to an eternity of love, happiness, & the sweetest New Years Eve's ever.
Thank you for being a part of SWBB - it's brides like you who make our job so fun!

Bridal Look:
Veil Blanca Veils
Accessories |  J. Crew & Rent The Runway
Hair & Makeup | Posh KC  
White Robe Nordstrom
Bouquet Photo Charms KCowie

Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony/Reception Venue | The Stanley - Aspen Room - Lee's Summit
Photography | Felicia The Photographer
Florist Hyvee Floral
Rentals (Wallflower) The i.e. Design House
Bridesmaid Dress | Monique Lhuillier & Rent The Runway
Bridesmaid Robes Silk & More
Menswear | Combatant Gentlemen
Cake MissiFizzle's Cakes
Catering Hyvee Catering

Thursday, February 23, 2017

REAL BRIDE: Jana

Alan & Jana Burns

9.24.2016


Alongside her groom, Alan, Something White bride, Jana was beaming from start to finish on her wedding day (you know how we feel about a happy bride and a stunning couple who just can't stop smiling)! Whether you take style tips, reception inspiration, or even just attitude goals from this free-spirited couple, we have a strong feeling you're going to love their day - almost as much as we do. Keep scrolling to feel all of the feels!


What made you want to get married on September 24th?

"We decided to get married on September 24th because we wanted to get married in the fall and as soon as possible! We got engaged on December 19th and figured nine months was a sufficient amount of time to plan."










"It all turned out so lovely and was a day 
overflowing with love, gratitude, and holy joy."







Where did you draw inspiration & ideas from?

"We mostly drew inspiration from Pinterest. We got lucky & chose the very first vendors we met with - each of them were really able to capture our vision for the day & were great to work with."




Did you have a certain theme you wanted to incorporate for your big day?

"We both love Colorado & the outdoors, so we tried to incorporate some earthy feels into our reception venue while rocking the city scape. Merging the two together was a fun challenge, & I may be biased, but I think it turned out beautiful!" 







What was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day?

"So many to choose from! Our first look was a such a moment of joy for us! We exploded with relief & happiness when we embraced in that moment. Sharing the sacrament of marriage was our absolute favorite part - our mass was full of people who have been very intentionally apart of our story throughout the years. The dance party at the reception was a blast - which was so important to us."





What advice would you give to other brides?

"Take moments throughout the day to step back, take in the scene, & be grateful. I can thankfully say I remember every part of our day - & I am so glad. Smile & enjoy! It is the start of the very best adventure."




Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Burns!
Thank you for sharing your smile-inducing wedding with us! 
Wishing you joy and love every day in this start of the very best adventure.



Bridal Look:
Gown | Lis Simon
Veil | Edward Berger (Lace from Mother of the brides wedding gown)
Hair & Makeup Posh KC

Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony Venue Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Reception Venue | The Gallery
Photography | The Grays Photography
Florist Good Earth Floral
Rentals Colana Events
Invitations Yellow Brick Graphics
Menswear | Mens Warehouse
Cake & Cupcakes Kansas City Cupcake Co.
Beading Innovative Lighting
DJ Bfame KC