Seriously. Today's real bride makes "ugly crying" beautiful - she is just that stunning. You know the one - the girl that makes everything work, when we ourselves feel the term "hot mess" was coined. Lucy is the 2018 "it" bride in her fashionable Vera Wang gown with her chic black + white tie wedding in Kansas City, MO. And when we say chic black + white, we mean the theme was nailed down through not just the décor, but to an uber fabulous stripped dance floor and Oreos served with chilled milk. Even the icing on the cake is reminiscent of white tie ruffles while guests toasted with puffs of white cotton candy garnishing their champagne flutes. Clearly, a shout out needs to be made to Events by Elle who made every detail come together with undeniable panache. While Good Earth Floral Design Studio made this wedding in Kansas City, MO literally bloom from the three-panel floral wall to the tabletops. But, its Melissa & Beth who bring all the feels to the forefront capturing not just the beauty, but the raw emotions that poured through this glamorously chic black + white tie wedding in Kansas City, MO.

Chic Black + White Tie Wedding in Kansas City

Lucy and Sam were all about the details and personalization of their wedding day. Whoops, did we say day? We meant weekend! As the entire celebration kicked off on the rooftops of the historic Brass on Baltimore with a welcome reception. Here you will see pops of pale to bright pink hues combined with yellow and peach against the sleek lounge décor and gracing the dessert tables. The little elements eluding to the big day's theme are given with a "sneak peek treat." Talking about covering all the details! Lucy's tribe wore modish, yet elegant all white Watters bridesmaids gowns that leave us crushing on this bridal squad. Their ceremony included custom built floral walls and staging, luxurious draping and aisles lined in floral. All in traditional and classic shades of white. During the ceremony special moments of prayer, music and emotion filled the room. As guests transitioned into the reception, they were greeted with hanging acrylic seating charts and a space filled with the sleek colors of black and white. Candlelight, a custom dance floor, printed linens and luscious flowers engulfed The Gallery Event Space. Guests were spoiled with monogrammed champagne flutes, a cotton candy champagne station, individually packaged macaroons, hotel gift boxes and so much more. Of course, Lucy and Sam said goodbye to their guests in style departing after a brunch at Intercontinental on The Plaza.

Lucy & Sam's Wedding Film from Anecdotally Yours (Jeff Short) on Vimeo.

Event Planner: Events by Elle Bakery: Adorn Cakes Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside Dress Designer: Vera Wang Calligrapher: Lauren Heim Studio Signage: Lauren Heim Studio Band: The Patrick Lentz Band Floral Designer: Good Earth Floral Design Studio Lighting: Platinum KC DJ: Platinum KC Equipment Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals Paper Props: Little Yellow Leaf Favors and Gifts: Holly & Ivy Co. Gifts/Events Linens and Coverings: BBJ Linens Accomodations: Intercontinental Hotel Makeup Artist: 7th Row Productions Event Venue: The Brass on Baltimore Reception Venue: The Gallery Event Space Transportation: Pech Limousine, Inc. Caterer: Brancato's Catering Design and Decor: Events by Elle Photographer: Melissa & Beth