I am so honored to have photographed the 2nd Annual KC PLANS ( #KCPLANS ) at The Gallery Event Space this week! Jonnelle, Michelle, and Karoline of Events by Elle worked together with their amazing team to create such a beautiful night for Kansas City's wedding planners!
The idea for KC PLANS came to us when we saw the need for creating an event promoting business companionship VS. business competition. We believe there is a community of wedding planners in Kansas City that can work together to make the wedding planning industry grow to new heights - Michelle, Events by Elle
KC PLANS is created for planners to meet others whose dreams are similar, pull inspiration from, and be surrounded by others who share their passion. - Jonnelle, Events By Elle
The Dream Team:
Planning and Design - Events By Elle
Wedding Venue: The Gallery Event Space
Floral Design / Candelabras / Floral Wall: Good Earth Floral Design
Rentals, SEATING, and MVP award: Carolyn with UltraPom
Lighting, 3D Photobooth and DJ: Icon Event Group
Stationery/Signage/Invitation Suite: Little Yellow Leaf
Calligraphy on Pressed Floral Name Cards + KC PLANS Sign on Floral Wall
Catering, signature cocktails, champagne bar: The Gallery Event Space
Cake and Desserts: Nancy Stark with Chef Shop Stark
Video Production/Cinematography/Multimedia: NMG Studios
Live Event Painting - Too Rooster Artistry
Photography - Claire Ryser - That's me! and Mike Tsai!
Gift Boxes: Holly and Ivy Co
WHAT'S IN THE GIFT BOX:
Custom Printed KC Coasters: Provided by Love Letter Studio
Prosecco - Provided by The Gallery Event Space
Kendra Scott Promotion Provided by Kendra Scott
5b & Co Brookside Candles Provided by Holly and Ivy Co
Wild Wash Soap Co Soap Bar Provided by Holly and Ivy Co
Custom Matchbook by For All Occasions Provided by Holly and Ivy Co
Guest Speakers in Order of Appearance:
MC: Ray of Icon Event Group
Mindy Middleton - Kansas City Market Specialist The Knot Pro
Karoline Wiens - Events by Elle
Kindra Browne -Owner of Simple Elegance
Anja Winikka - Director of Education at Industry Innovation at The Knot
This team came together to create something fun and summery, while incorporating a fresh take on Ombre - Hello RAINBOW OMBRE FLORALS EVERYWHERE! This was actually one of the many surprises for the guests and the invitation suite instead featured a custom water color design by Megan of Little Yellow Leaf! Here are just a few of my favorite photos from the event!
The Amazing Floral Wall by Ashley with Good Earth Floral Design, Signage by Lauren Heim Studio
Events by Elle hand made these acrylic pressed floral plates - Caligraphy by Lauren Heim Studios
Holly and Ivy carefully curated these gift boxes! Yellow KC Coasters by Loveletter Studio, Promotional Item from Kendra Scott, Prosecco was included thanks to The Gallery, 5b & Co Candle + Matches from For All Occasions + Wild Wash Soap Co bar were gifted by Holly and Ivy Co. Stationery piece inside + outer custom laser cut "KC PLANS" box wrap designed by Megan of Little Yellow Leaf.
I love what Ashley and Megan created for the escort cards + display! Look at the flow on that floral design... LOVE.
The Elle Girls + The Invitation Suite by Little Yellow Leaf. Meagan of Little Yellow Leaf created these custom watercolor designs for each invitation. AMAZING!
Check out the RAINBOW GOODNESS on this cake and macaron display! I tried one of every macaron. Not ashamed.
NOW. I have to point something out - One of the reasons I LOVE working with The Gallery Event Space (Besides seeing JESSICA!!!) is that the venue is truly a blank canvas. The above photos were taken with minimal lighting, mostly natural light, and really let the floral and decor stand on its own. I almost had to do another entire shoot of the space once Ray with Icon Event Group set up all of his uplighting and the team at the Gallery changed their LED customizable ceiling lights. LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE lighting makes in the photos below! This is a fantastic way to change things up between a natural/airy wedding ceremony and the reception. I love both looks!
ALL THE PARTY PEOPLE! I am TRULY lucky to work with these amazing professionals. We have such a great, close knit wedding industry community here in Kansas City, which I have heard is very rare. I'm so thankful to know and work with so many talented, generous, passionate, and creative leaders and business owners!
Thank you so much to ALL OF YOU, and especially the Events By Elle team for including me in such a fantastic opportunity! KC PLANS is something I look forward to every year! PS: Huge shout out to Carolyn with UltraPom for taking charge when the other event rentals sponsor did not follow through on their promise! This is the kind of leadership and teamwork that makes Kansas City great! This was such a fantastic night and I will be in touch with everyone with the full gallery of images to use in your portfolio! Cheers to planning your DREAMS! XOXO -Claire
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