Happy Thursday! I’m sharing the last bit of our wedding today- the celebration. We invited the closest people in our lives to give us a final cheers in Kansas City. It was an absolute blast. We held the party at Ça Va, which was an easy choice for us. It’s a great size, the space is adorable, and it’s a champagne bar. A. Champagne. Bar. What more could you want? The ladies at Ça Va were SO awesome, they took care of absolutely everything. I picked up some flowers at Trader Joe’s and my Mom, Kelsey, and I put together a couple arrangements for the party. We channeled our inner florists thanks to the Bloom Bash we took in May :) Besides some framed photos, it was the extent of decor for the party. Like I said, Ça Va is already a great place on its own, it’s why we picked it. They went above and beyond making menus, food tags, and set everything up so perfectly! We had some great tunes that kept us dancing thanks to Dante’ and Just Spin. Below are some of our favorite pics of the night from Zach Bauman! Seriously, HUGE thanks to all of you for making this such a fun night!
The last of our wedding photos! These photos capture our ceremony and dinner. My godfather and uncle, Bret, performed our ceremony and did an absolutely incredible job. The ceremony was perfect. Simple, full of love, everything we wanted and more. Every single person that was apart of our day went above and beyond. And maybe people say that all the time, but I was blown away by the generosity, talent, and love in this city. We are so grateful we get to relive the moments through these photos, thanks to our incredibly talented photographer. Lastly, a shoutout to our Fam. I don’t think I can wholly explain how amazing our family was this past year. They didn’t skip a beat when we told them what our plans were, they were our biggest supporters and they are our greatest gift. We love you guys so, so much.
The weeks and days leading up to our wedding trip, we were feeling pretty great. We had some nervousness for the travel itself, but the wedding seemed almost effortless. I was so thrilled it was finally here. Just vacation with our family, right? Luckily we won’t feel too judged if something completely unravels. Upon our arrival in Spain, we met our gracious hosts at the villa. They spoke pretty much zero english, but were so nice. We were handed a piece of paper that had the house address, taxi phone number, and wifi password. All we need right? We were like kids running around this place checking out all the rooms, the views, everything. To give you a glimpse, this was our house.
On Sunday after most our family arrived, we started walking around the villa. Should we do the ceremony here? How about here? Whats a photo look like here? Can we remove this large glowing lamp? No? That’s ok. We eventually landed on a spot and got back to drinking cava.
The next day we went into town to meet the florist (pretty happy we didn’t end up taking this task on ourselves). We walked around her shop and little by little start grabbing flowers for the bouquet, crown, etc. Right in front of us the flowers were chosen, took all of 30 minutes. So insanely talented…them, not me…I just nodded and smiled…Peonies?
Later that day we took photos on the beach and ended the night with traditional paella cooked at the villa while we geared up for the following day.
My mom and I started the wedding day at a local coffee shop, we walked the streets as all the little stores were opening and made our way to the florista to see the absolutely gorgeous flower crown. After that, we strolled down the street to the salon to officially start the fun with everyone. I’ll leave you here with the photos, as you can see the day progress through them much better than I can write. Next week I’ll post the remaining photos of our day. It was so impossible to narrow them down!!