I had the honor of working with some of the best wedding vendors in the Kansas City wedding industry to put together a wedding inspiration shoot! This was probably my favorite inspiration shoot I’ve ever worked on, and I am so excited to share it and our thought process behind how we put the elements together!! A comprehensive list of the vendor team is included at the bottom of this post!
This farm-to-table inspired shoot is dripping with the rich sweetness of honey! Emily (of Emily Love Events) and I wanted to give the traditional farm wedding a new voice: all-natural, organic elements infused with modern appeal. The Kansas City region is a place where deep-rooted connection to the land meets a thriving urban scene, and our team wanted to capture that intersection in design elements shaped by earth and elegance. We selected the venue Weston Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri, which boasts a farm market supporting local growers and you-pick fields. We then took inspiration from a Midwestern icon of creativity and industry: the honeybees! Messner Family Farms, a natural beekeeping farm, provided the local honey products featured throughout our design.
Influenced by the natural setting and honeybees, we united soft, natural textures with the hexagonal clean lines of honeycomb. Our pallette of colors included amber, mustard yellow, greens, white, ivory, and a flood of natural light. It was important for us to represent raw farm life and feature the work of local artisans throughout the design details. For our al fresco orchard set-up, we adorned handmade farm tables from Ultrapom Event Rental with hand-dyed cheesecloth, charcuterie, and bread from Ibis Bakery’s hearth. The tablescape featured acacia wood chargers and locally-made hexagonal salad plates, along with luxurious gold flatware and accents of amber and gold. Amber glass nameplates hand-lettered by Love Letter Studio almost felt like honey glazed across every place setting, and the hanging wooden hexagon installation by a local artist created a contemporary backdrop for the sweetheart table. A stately paperie suite and iconic monogram were designed by the team of Lily & Sam.
The cake by Blue Thistle Cakes was crafted with fresh ingredients and inspired by honeycomb, featuring accents of real honeycomb with local honey drizzled from each tier. Our lush floral design was created by Good Earth Floral, a company committed to best-practice farming and securing local flowers. The mixture of whites, ivories, golds and greens reminded us of natural light and growth. Our bar was stocked by Embrace the Grape to serve Honey Whiskey Lemonade; Jane told us to not let these go to waste so Emily and I obliged…they were amazing! A welcome basket was provided by Personal Greetings with procured regional gifts from Nectar Republic, Hugo Tea Company, Fiber and Clay, and Messner Family Farms. The couple, Nick and Darci Clark, were outfitted by Something White Bridal Boutique, Kendra Scott and Houndstooth with hair and make-up designs by Mikayla Crane for White Carpet Bride.
I love how this shoot reflects a whole hive of Kansas City creative professionals: a group bursting with talent, community, and heart, representing the beauty and diversity! I could not be more excited to share this end result of this collaboration, and hope that it provides some inspiration for your wedding day!!
Thank you so much for checking out this shoot!! What is your favorite element of this inspiration shoot? I’d love to hear what you think, and get some love for all of the amazing vendors who collaborated with me on this amazing day <3
Photography – Spencer Studios | Planning – Emily Love Events | Styling – Emily Love Events & Spencer Studios | Venue – Weston Red Barn Farm | Floral Design – Good Earth Floral | Invitation Suite & Paperie – Lily & Sam (Love Letter Studio & Happenstance Studio) | Calligraphy – Love Letter Studio | Rentals – Ultrapom Event Rental | Hexagon Salad Plates – Convivial Productions | Napkins – Word Market | Hexagon Installation Design – Joshua Downing | Cake – Blue Thistle Cakes | Wedding Gown – Something White Bridal Boutique | Jewelry – Kendra Scott | Ringbox – The Mrs Box | Menswear – Houndstooth | Hair & Make-up – White Carpet Bride | Honey & Honey Details – Messner Family Farm | Welcome Basket Design – Personal Greetings | Specialty Gifts – Nectar Republic, Hugo Tea Company, Fiber and Clay | Bartending – Embrace the Grape Catering | Bread – Ibis Bakery | Models – Nick & Darci Clark