Thursday, June 29, 2017


Scott & Annie Bryant


This Kansas City wedding was endlessly pretty, with chic modern lines, a mix of earthy tones, & a couple with killer style- plus of course, the spectacular backdrop of our stunning Kansas City. & if you think that's good, just wait until you see the dessert bar & their a d o r a b l e first look! If you're in the midst of wedding planning, this is a celebration you're going to want to steal ideas from! I know I say this a lot (& I mean it every time!) but this wedding will make you smile so big your cheeks hurt!

How did the two of you meet?
"Technically, we went to high school together... & college together. But, we didn't 'meet' until 2011. We were out over Thanksgiving break, on that night when everyone is home for the holiday & you go out & see a billion of your high school classmates, & we both ended up at the Brooksider... the rest is history."

Did you have a specific theme in mind while planning?
"We laugh about this one, because to Scott the concept of a 'theme' did not make any sense. However, one of the first 'themes' he sarcastically suggested was 'trees' & it kinda stuck.  We wanted everything to be natural, modern, & lush. Our invitations were from Minted & we were able to customize a beautiful mix of deep blue, charcoal gray, black, white, & various greens, with images of greenery & lilies of the valley. Those invitations served as the inspiration for the slate blue bridesmaid dresses, my gray silk sash, & the blue thistle in the flowers. It also complemented the tone of Three Points which is chic & clean, so it didn't take a lot to decorate such a special space; especially with the incredible sunset we has as a backdrop."

What was Scott's favorite moment from your day?
"Scott said his favorite moments were our first look because he was so excited to see me & also our reception & talking to everyone there. It was great to have all the people we care about there all in one spot."

What made you decide to get married on April 22?
"Well, we had a fairly long engagement and when it finally came time to get the wheels turning, we struggled because we really wanted to get married but we also loved the idea of a fall wedding. Scott put it so sweetly that, since we already love the fall, our date of April 22 would give us even more reason to love the spring. It was also Earth Day, which ended up being kind of the running joke of the day."

What was one of your favorite moments from your big day?
"The weather on our day was just so... sublime, it made for so many amazing moments. Seeing how beautiful my friends & sisters were while getting ready. Seeing Scott for the first time! All the love we received from strangers around town- at the Nelson, in Westport, & downtown. Hearing my song, 'In Your Eyes,' cover of Peter Gabriel's version by Vitamin String Quartet, popping champagne before dinner. Arriving to our reception & seeing the incredible sunset. I could go on..."

Where did you draw your inspiration & ideas from?
"Our personal tastes, wedding blogs, researching the hashtag #kcweddings, & what felt & looked good."

What advice would you give to other brides in regards to dress shopping?
"Well, this question is kind of tough. Dress shopping wasn't the easiest for me. I wasn't in the best shape, I never really had interest in a big white gown before; it just seemed to be loaded with such pressure & expectation. I would say... first, find something that makes you feel pretty. Second, don't worry about needing to be a certain size to fit a certain type of dress; try everything, you never know what will surprise you. Third, be honest, with yourself & your mom & whomever else is there. Next, the ladies in the bridal gown market are true professionals & won't let you down. Finally, remember that if the day comes & you feel like your arms aren't thin enough or your waist could be smaller... try to not worry about that. The only thing that people are going to notice is your smile. When you're in the bridal haze, you may not get that, but it's true."

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Bryant!
Thank you for sharing your b e a u t i f u l wedding with us & for being a SW bride!

Bridal Look:
Alterations | Janay A Eco Bridal
Hair & Makeup | Salon Ado & Carley Martin
Accessories | Janay A Eco Bridal

Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony Venue | Pilgrim Chapel
Dinner Venue | Californos
Reception Venue | Three Points Event Space
Bridesmaid Designer Amsale - Bella Bridesmaids
Menswear | Houndstooth, The Tie Bar, & Men's Wearhouse
Florals & Day-Of Coordination | The Cottage Rose 
Rentals Ultra Pom
Stationary Minted