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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

REAL BRIDE: Samantha

Anthony & Samantha Davis

10.8.2016


A wedding filled with love, family, and unique touches - from brunch, to a sunrise first look - Anthony & Samantha's wedding day was one to remember. We love the couples brass details, pheasant feathers, & of course, Samantha's stunning Amy Kuschel gown! Swoon away.




What made you decide to get married on October 8th?

"Fall is our favorite time of year, so we knew we wanted our special day to be in one of the fall months. We chose early October so we could still have fall colors & weather, without it being too cold outside for us. We wanted to take advantage of the scenery during our sunrise/early morning photos & our outdoor gazebo ceremony."





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

"Getting to spend the entire day with the one's we love most - from getting ready in the wee hours of the morning with our wedding party, to the evening bonfire & yard games with our guests who stayed the night - & everything in between! It was a perfect day."




Mr. & Mrs. Davis chose a color pallet including blues, peach, ivory, brass, and cranberry for their wedding & tied their big day together with features like lace, brass candle sticks & animal figurines, lots & lots of candles, pheasant feathers, pinecones, & (our favorite) confetti!



Where did you draw inspiration & ideas from?

"We loved the idea of having our wedding in the morning so that everyone traveling in from out of state could come, enjoy our event, & then have the rest of the day & weekend to relax, unwind, & have fun! We figured we couldn't go wrong with brunch because it's the best meal of the day! We wanted everything to feel somewhat nostalgic & a little whimsy. Our goal was to do so while incorporating the coziness of fall elements & textures. We ended up creating inspiration boards on Pinterest to help us organize our thoughts & then we sent them to our vendors so that they could get an idea of what we were looking for." 



What advice would you give to other brides?

"Plan out your details ahead of time, so you don't end up stressing on your big day. It's your day, let yourself enjoy every minute of it with the ones you love!"


Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Davis!
Wishing you a lifetime of love & laughter. Thank you for sharing your big day with us & for being a part of the Something White family. 


Bridal Look:
Gown | Amy Kuschel
Fur Stole | Vintage from Bella Patina
Veil | Honey Pie Bridal
Earrings & Hand Chain Marchesa
Alterations |  Janay A Eco Bridal

Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony/Reception Venue | The Elms Hotel & Spa
Photography | The Grays Photography
Florist Good Earth Floral
Rentals Ultrapom Event Rentals
Bridesmaid Dress | David's Bridal
Band Twice on Sunday
Menswear | Tip Top Tux & Men's Warehouse
Ties The Tie Bar
Cake | Bride's Aunt Rosemarie
Catering The Elms Hotel & Spa