Kansas City Vendor Recommendations

 

Photographer

The flowers wilt and the cake gets eaten, but your photographs will last forever. lastphoto.kc's goal is to make it count and capture these memories, just like they'd would want my own captured. They know how important it is to you and your future spouse, to capture these and all of your details from every angle. As you flip through your wedding album on your 1st, 10th, 50th anniversaries, you will relive your wedding experience again and again through their powerful and emotional work.

 

Venue

Enchanted Acres has a gorgeous outdoor Wedding Courtyard surrounded by trees, gardens, and vines. The Courtyard offers auditorium-style seating, intimate wedding arbor, and several beautiful ponds for pictures. Enchanted Acres is a place to have a truly magical wedding day. And the newly renovated indoor Reception Gallery offers a full-service bar, restrooms, catering kitchenette, and full heating and A/C. 

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful wedding and event space, a getaway, or a garden of wonderful flowers, the Victorian Veranda Country Inn has everything you need. Located in Lawrence, KS the Victorian Veranda is a short drive from the Kansas City Metro area and has the ability to host an outdoor ceremony in the gardens, indoor reception in the white barn, and house the wedding party or guests for the entire weekend in the Inn.


Videographer

DeRuse Video believes that the only way to capture every single one of the precious details on your big day, is to provide two photographers with every single one of their offered packages. Cole (Owner & Founder of DeRuse Video) is a full time videographer by profession, and specializes in high quality cinematic wedding videos. DeRuse Video holds every single one of their photographers and videographers to the same standards, meaning you get the highest quality product with every single one of them.

 People might not always remember the days, but they remember the moments. Cuervo Media captures those precious moments of joy and laughter from each wedding so they can be replayed every day. No detail goes unnoticed -- from the delicate threading of the bride's gown to the smile on the groom's face as his bride walks towards him.


Dress/Suit

Janay A. Eco Bridal is the best seamstress in the Kansas City area for altering heirloom gowns or for creating unique, one of a kind gowns. She was able to take my mother's dress from the 90s and flip it into a modern and elegant beauty.

Something White Bridal Boutique is a simple, chic, unique & modern bridal styles that feel like you and they pride themselves on having a fun experience and having the most genuine stylists to help you find your dream gown. They have also been awarded dozens of different awards for the services they provide.

Halls is the department store division of Kansas City, Missouri-based Hallmark Cards, consisting of a specialty department store located in downtown Kansas City in Crown Center. Halls has beautiful suits that can be either tailored to your future spouse, or custom designed to fit their needs.

HAIR & MAKEUP

Lauren Gray is a passionate artist who will bring a creative and unique experience to her clients. She specializes in body painting, special effects make up, and full glam looks for events and photo sessions, as well as classic hair styling. Whether you need your makeup and hair slayed for a photoshoot, event, or just for fun, she's got you covered. Don't just show up, stand out!

Jessi Benson has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2006. Her passion is wedding hair / formal styling. Classic styles to every trendy style you could imagine, she will take care of. Whether you're having all your ladies get their hair done, or want to do yours solo... Jessi can handle it all!


BAKERY

Kansas City Cupcake Co. is a family owned, and family ran, bakery that creates beautiful and elegant cakes and cupcakes. We personally used them for our wedding for several reasons, the main ones being that they were extremely responsive, helpful, and flexible. I have several allergies (gluten, eggs, peanuts & coconut) that they were able to create a cake that I could still enjoy (gluten free, made with duck eggs provided by my parents ducks). They experimented with the duck eggs prior to agreeing to make the cake, so that there would be no questions the day of.

 

FLORIST

Florasource KC is Kansas City’s premier floral supplier. They source flowers and greens from around the world and they put together beautiful, creative and unforgettable pieces. They have the ability to put together arrangements, bouquets, and to bulk order from.

 

CATERER

One word. TACOS. Sombrero’s is a family owned restaurant in Shawnee, KS that has the best tacos in the entire area. Their catering service also (if the venue has the ability) has freshly made corn tortillas that make the meal even more enjoyable for everyone. They have a large variety of different options for catering, for all budgets.

 

JEWELER

Warren Hannon Jeweler, in Olathe, KS, has thousands of options for engagement rings, diamond, bands, men’s bands, etc. and if you still can’t decide or you still don’t like anything… they do beautiful custom pieces! They even will 3D print a mold of your design before the create it, so that you can tweak anything you want to change.

 

FAVORS

Dirty South Creations (DSC) is a small woman owned business that creates unique, beautiful, custom drinkware (think like a thermos, tumbler, water bottle, etc.) that can have each member of the wedding party’s names on them. DSC also can create custom canvas’, jewelry, name tag pulls, coasters, and more that are all customizable with individual names on them.