Friday, July 9, 2010

Shawnee, Kansas Wedding by Brittany

Ok, I promise that this will most likely be the LAST wedding post :) But, I have been sifting through LOTS of wedding pictures and along with my obsession with Style Me Pretty- which yes, I still admit to looking at every once and a while even though I no longer have a wedding to plan. It's just too fun to see everyone else's great ideas for their weddings!!

So since I will never been on a wedding blog or in a magazine like my famous friends Vanessa and Emily :) I figured---I'll make my own post. So here you have it (and don't make fun of me, I tried to make this "authentic" as possible, but there is no way I could ever replicate the wonderful work...or words...they do on that website)!!

My version of Style Me Pretty: Brittany & Jimmy's Wedding 4.10.10

Brittany, the bride from Lenexa, KS, had quite the vision in mind when she began planning this wonderful day that she and Jimmy will remember forever. Her most important goal: the whole day is a true reflection of she and Jimmy and the relationship they have built over the last 7 years. Because there was so much history between them....Jimmy saw her for the first time 6 years and 364 days prior in the same location as their reception...Brittany wanted to make sure that every person had a chance to hear/see their story in writing. She did that by making each table name a point on a timeline in their relationship from the beginning to their wedding day and then placed them all from start to finish on a big "C" that was on display, signifying their last name.

The bride worked with several wonderful vendors, including Marilyn Tinker, who was truly the magic behind much of the day. She was in charge of the venue, the tables, centerpieces, draping, set up of the room, and overall organization. Along with the day of wedding coordinators from Something New, they were able to give the couple a fabulous, worry-free day that included all the details that really made the day unique to them- including their 3 dogs, Milly, Willy and Toby as greeters outside the wedding dressed in their own wedding attire. For the brides attire, she wore the designer Pronovias called Sandra by Manuel The bridesmaids wore black V-neck dresses by Max and Cleo from Dillards.

An interesting personal touch also included straying from the traditional cake and adding their own ice cream sundae bar! With vanilla ice cream and all the fixings- including a few that were the bride and grooms favorite, guests were able to put together their own ice cream sundae and grab a piece of cake to go along with it! Favors were little bags of puppy chow with a picture of one of their 3 dogs and note thanking the guest for coming to their "mom and dad's" wedding. That was an idea that the bride found on SMP and stuck with! They also added their own faux-to-booth in the corner, complete with props and a tripod, which many guests enjoyed as well.

From the wonderful and personal ceremony at St. Joe Catholic Church on the Saturday with lots of sunshine in Kansas City, to their trolley ride around KC (including a stop at their house!), and finally to St. Thomas Aquinas back to where their relationship first sparked in Jimmy's eye with a look across the gym at Brittany...they were nothing but smiles and laughter all day. They had lots of help from their wonderful families and friends to ensure that everything went just perfect and so many wonderful details didn't go unnoticed.

They now are living their life together, with their dogs, in PV, KS!
All photos courtesy of Henderson Photography.


  1. Yay! Please don't promise this is your last wedding post - they are so great! :)

  2. You are so clever Brittany. I love this, though. Your wedding was so much fun and had so many personal touches that I would have never thought about for myself :)

  3. OMG, I love it!!!! It was an awesome, awesome day :)