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Amy and Adam King

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Tied the Knot: January 6, 2018

After a courtship that included the outdoors and games, it was no surprise when Amy Brandt told her wedding planner, “My dream wedding would be to be married outdoors, under the stars and my friends gathered around a campfire. Oh, and all our friends love to play ice-breakers, mystery games and lawn games.”

The wedding planner replied, “I’ve got it!” And thus began the exciting season of wedding planning for Amy and her fiancé, Adam King.

The only problem: the wedding was in January…in Kansas City. Read: too cold to be outside!

Many of the stellar details were inspired by the couple’s love of nature and casual entertaining. The center aisle for the afternoon ceremony on January 6, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church was lined with lichen-covered birch branches that held oversized hurricane lanterns. The bridesmaids wore ice blue gowns and carried shades of blush and soft blue, spiked with succulents. For an outdoor photo stop, they donned faux fur capelets.

Amy floated down the aisle in a vanilla silk chiffon gown by Naheem Kahn and a cathedral-length veil sparkling with “snow” crystals.

The cocktail party magic began as the guests walked into the sunlit mezzanine of the Downtown Marriott and a roving magician began playing tricks. As the doors opened to the ballroom, the guests transitioned through a forest of white trees sparkling with clear lights. The pathway opened into the surprise of a ballroom filled with ice blue velvet-draped tables and centerpieces created in hollowed-out logs.

Adam had mentioned privately Amy’s fascination with balloon drops and thus that secret was kept until the opening verse of their first dance. The ceiling poured hundreds of clear and silver balloons onto the glossy white monogrammed dance floor. Quickly the balloons were crowded out by the guests, who enjoyed non-stop dancing.

However, the evening was not destined to end early, as the invitation had hinted at an after party, and when the band stopped, the curtains parted and the DJ began. The guests were transported to an outdoor picnic ground, indoors! Barn siding created the walls, picnic benches surrounded flameless fire pits and Edison lights were suspended over a wood-grain dance floor. As the ice-cream-sundae bar and hot dog stands opened, so did the glow-in-the-dark corn hole game stations!

With great reluctance, the celebration wound down, leaving guests with memories of a wedding they will never forget. Meanwhile the newlyweds make their home in North Carolina and reportedly glow at the mention of their warm and fuzzy wedding in the depth of winter!

Written by: Michael Nolte

Bridal Gown:
Nolte’s Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Gowns:
Bella Bridesmaid

Creative Video

Hair and Makeup:
Summer Johnson

Fiddly Fig 

Michael Beers Band

Entertainment to Go

Wedding Planner:
Michael Nolte 

KC Transportation

Lighting and Draping:
Landers’ Visions

Nolte’s Bridal