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29

Real Wedding: Katie and Michael

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There’s a certain beauty about developing a friendship with your significant other before blossoming into a romantic relationship.  That’s exactly what Katie and Michael did: they met at Georgetown University, where they were friends and roommates first.  It wasn’t until after Michael graduated that the two began dating and the rest was history from there!

For their wedding, Katie and Michael were going for a classic rustic theme; they wanted their special day to feel fun, relaxed and joyful.  Katie is a huge lover of flowers, but instead of going with a more formal look to her florals, she chose to incorporate a wildflower look to go along with her rustic vibe.  We loved this!  Katie and Michael were very into the design process, as there were several things they were adamant about having: a beautifully-decorated chuppah, rich colors for florals and accents, and personal photos to bring the two families together.  With Katie and Michael’s input, Team KWE went to work to bring their wedding day vision to life!

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Guests arrived at Park Winters and made their way to the Pecan Tree for a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  The chuppah stood elegantly under the tree, decorated with a lace overlay, colorful ribbons, and vibrant florals.  After an intimate ceremony, which included Jewish traditions like a blessing over wine and breaking of the glass, guests made their way to the patio to celebrate the newlyweds.

When guests found their seats for dinner, they were greeted with a personalized package of s’mores.  Team KWE loved this simply sweet wedding favor!  For dinner, everyone could choose their favorite dishes from three different stations: a chicken station, a beef station, and a gnocchi station. After a delicious dinner, guests enjoyed toasts to the newlyweds from members of the wedding party and family.  For dessert, guests could indulge in many different flavors of pies, as Katie and Michael preferred pie to cake.  From here, Katie and Michael spent the remainder of their night surrounded by their closest family and friends.  We absolutely loved working with this spectacular couple and we wish them many years of love and happiness in their marriage.  Congratulations, Katie and Michael!

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Jun
22

Highlight: Anna and Alex

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Anna and Alex met as interns at a Sacramento hospital and instantly clicked.  In their free time, the two enjoy skiing, hiking, cooking, and traveling together.  It was only natural that their wedding held a bit of adventure for their guests as well!

When we asked them how they envisioned their wedding day, Anna and Alex spoke to us about creating a warm and cozy atmosphere that was simple, elegant and fun.  Anna had a vision of using bright fall colors, like oranges and reds, and contrasting them with natural elements, like raw metals and wood.  Being outdoorsy in spirit, it was only natural that Anna and Alex were drawn to The Hideout in Kirkwood.

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Guests arrived in the early afternoon and headed towards the lawn for a stunning outdoor ceremony.  Attendees could grab themselves a glass of iced tea or cucumber water while they waited.  After a truly intimate and sweet ceremony, guests headed to the cocktail hour for eating, drinking and dancing.

During the cocktail hour, guests were treated to a tasty chips and salsa bar, signature cocktails created by Anna and Alex themselves, and delicious beer in their own personalized beer glass.  Guest tables were adorned with cream linens, gorgeous floral arrangements in tin cans, and place settings with metal chargers and cranberry napkins.  During the reception, Anna and Alex treated their guests to an exciting performance – they choreographed their own line dance routine!  From here, Anna and Alex spent the remainder of their special day surrounded by their closest family and friends, celebrating the happiest day of their lives!  We absolutely loved getting to know this amazing couple and we wish them many years of love and happiness in their marriage.  Congratulations, Anna and Alex!

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