Morning, all! Isn’t this lounge area so fun? We’ve got the sweetest vow renewal story, not to mention a healthy dose of color, in today’s recap of The Big Fake Wedding, Kansas City edition, captured by Juliana Noelle Jumper Photography and Tori Alizabeth Photo. The crew set up shop at Bauer Event Space, which is a historic event venue in the Crossroads Arts District with amazing downtown views. The perfect canvas for a pop of color, we think!
If you don’t know how The Big Fake Wedding works, they bring together talented vendors in each of their 25 cities to create a celebration for couples to enjoy while soaking up loads of inspo for their own weddings. By incorporating a real life vow renewal in the event, brides are able to see all of these talents in action as they produce a real ceremony! This time around, it was Ashlee and Kevin, who did a vow renewal to celebrate their 14 years and four children together. Fun fact: their 14 year old son officiated the ceremony! How sweeeet is that?!
This time, vendors in Kansas City were challenged to channel their inner artist, with creative uses of materials and colorful elements to craft a DIY, homespun wedding design that really popped against their industrial venue.
This bouquet! So gorg.
The team was inspired by the creative installations and displays at Anthropologie when dreaming up tablescapes and decor. This ceremony backdrop was actually made from DIY hand-painted egg cartons!
If you’re not local to Kansas City, don’t worry, ’cause The Big Fake Wedding has expanded to cover tons of different regions throughout the US! You can view their schedule of upcoming events here.
Be sure to pop into our gallery for more colorful wedding ideas from Kansas City…
Ashlee tells it, We had the most special, honoring, festive time celebrating marriage during our last night at The Big Fake Wedding. We were pampered and loved and congratulated. We got beautified and FANCY and laughed a ton. We took over seven million and one pictures—dodging cars in intersections, getting all Wes Anderson in front of an Airstream, posing with taxidermy and spending a lot of time pretending we weren’t sweating. The flower daughters/girls were the best of all time (biased), our attendants were dear, Remy won best officiant in all of wedding history (honestly—highly recommend having your teen officiate your wedding ), having our tiny group of family there (+ 200 strangers) was precious and awesome, and yes, Kevin (upholding his tradition of knocking public speaking engagements out of the park) pulled out a guitar during his vows and surprised me with a serenade from “Wedding Singer.” I mean.
We danced our buns off (may trying to dance at your own reception without your four kids stepping on your gown over and over be great reason to wait until AFTER marriage to have children) and ate pie and drank rum. And felt SO. MUCH. LOVE. What a joy it was to re-avow our commitment at the fifteen-year mark. We talked about how much different it is to write and share vows after over fifteen years of togetherness—lotsa wisdom and stories and truth and victories (and children) all up in here. For the second time, may we introduce to you (albeit one of us ring-less)… Mr. and Mrs. Broome.
SO SWEET! Congrats, friends!
Dallas and Chicago, The Big Fake Wedding is coming your way next! Get tix and see events in other cities here.
Photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper Photography, Tori Alizabeth Photo / Videography: Glenwood Weddings / Venue: Bauer Event Space / Day-of Coordinator: Simple Elegance Wedding + Event Planners / Floral & Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1,6: i.e. Design House / Floral & Event Design: Head Table + Tables 2, 7: Supply Event Rentals & Design / Floral & Event Design: Tables 3, 8: Simple Elegance Wedding + Event Planners / Floral & Event Design: Paper Backdrop + Tables 4, 9: The Collective / Love of Character / Floral & Event Design: Personal Flowers+ Tables 5, 10: Fiore Floral Studio / Registry & Event Design: Table 11: Williams Sonoma / Hair: SunRae Hair Designs at Indigo Rose Salon / Makeup: Looks by Logan / Invitations: Eclectic and Modern: Of Good Stock / Specialty Rentals: Melissa Ann Weddings / Event Rentals: Supply Event Rentals & Design / Catering: Marigold’s Food Truck & Catering / Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Pie Bar: Peggy Jean Pies / Marshmallow Favors: Malvi Marshmallow Confections / Photobooth: PhotostreamKC / Entertainment: BFAME KC/The Mikey Needleman Band / Wedding Dress: Grace & Ivory Co. / Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie / Jewelry: Coki Bijoux Fine Jewelry / Nail Art: Colorstreet / Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Hitched / Lash & Tanning: Fresh CK / Spa: Merkaba Wellness Center & Spa / Travel: Destination Fun Travel / Hotel: 21C Museum Hotel Kansas City / Rum Sponsor: FishBowl Spirits/BlueChairBay
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