Kansas City Wedding Vendor Inspiration
Kansas City is lucky to be home to some of the most talented wedding vendors and creatives in the industry. When Brittany from Stillhouse Farms reached out to me about collaborating on a Kansas City wedding inspiration styled shoot together, I let out an audible “hell yes.” Brittany and Zach Harris (owners of Stillhouse Farms) legitimately cut no corners when designing their Kansas City wedding venue. They thought of everything. The entire property is gorgeous, easy to get around, and so versatile that taking photos there made me feel like a kid in a candy shop. We worked with a team of talented Kansas City wedding vendors to make the vision come to life and I couldn’t be more excited about the results.
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For starters, the bridal suite at Stillhouse farms gets the most incredible light. There’s nothing worse on a wedding day than unflattering lighting or a room with no windows. Brittany immediately made us feel welcome with mimosas, cinnamon rolls (um, yes please) and lots of snacks to ward off the munchies while we got to work. The space is airy, well designed, cozy, and it could easily accommodate a large bridal party with no problem at all. And it’s filled with really, really nice smelling candles - yes please!
Emily Hart Bridal let us borrow two of their dresses for our shoot! The first one Olivia wore is a gorgeous v-neck A-line gown with sheer floral and blush details. I’ve had so many brides purchase from Emily Hart in the past year and I’m always blown away by their gowns. We also collaborated with a unique local Kansas City wedding ring shop, Coki Bijoux. Coki Bijoux specializes in earthy, eclectic, Parisian-inspired rings. Their work is so unique. To see more of Coki’s designs, click here.
The groom’s room at Stillhouse Farms is so perfect! It is located in the reception space. It’s super spacious, with open walls between the surrounding rooms making communicating between very easy. It’s also fun photo-op for pretending that you’re in jail behind bars. Just me? Ok.
The reception space also has a playroom for kids. Can every venue have this? This is wonderful for a plethora of reasons but especially couples who plan to invite children to their wedding and need some ideas for things to keep them busy! The property also has animals, which would have kept child-aged me occupied. I love goats. I really, really love goats.
Parker wore this dapper suit from Houndstooth KC, a Kansas City wedding menswear shop who prides themself on their “friendly unpretentious customer service.” I love unpretentious things and people and I would love to one day buy a suit from them for myself, or my dog, or maybe my imaginary boyfriend. Either way, their suits are the shit and Parker looked verrrry handsome.
First look cuteness.
I could go on for DAYS about how much I love The Cottage Rose. Ferrell is so sweet, so talented, and her florals always leave me speechless. This arbor was only a tiny piece of the amazingness she brought to the game for our shoot - even more below. Zach, co-owner of Stillhouse Farms, kindly officiated our “ceremony.” Also notable, Zach looks a lot like Jesus with his hair down.
I mean seriously. Ferrell put together this dinner set up and I still can’t get over it. Or describe it? It’s too perfect so I asked her to describe it because she’s better at this than I am:
“We took inspiration from the wild, rural look of the farm mixed with the tones and textures of amethyst. We used a mostly neutral palette contrasted with light blue, lavender, and navy. A mix of greenery added dimension and interest. For the table decor, we added in touches of a metallic gold to elevate the subdued, natural design.”
What she said. It’s incredible. Also - this cute calligraphy was done by Script Your Event. I definitely think hiring someone to help with chalkboard / other calligraphy for your event is a worthwhile investment! It’ll save you and your bridesmaids plenty of time on Pinterest calligraphy tutorials and plenty of tears from dripping onto freshly erased chalkboards. (I have chalkboard PTSD from a restaurant hosting gig I had in college so this is a task I really, really do not want to tackle on my wedding day.)
It was a chilly day but the reception space at Stillhouse Farms couldn’t have been cozier. Olivia and Parker shared their first dance, and then cut this cute Kansas City vegan wedding cake provided by Lulu and Mama’s Cakes.
What a dream to be a part of this. A very big thank you to everyone who contributed, and to Brittany and Zach for bringing us all together! And of course, to our models Olivia and Parker for letting me make things weird and agreeing to spray me with champagne “for the gram.” XO