Hello friends and family! My mom has been pestering me about updating the blog with pictures from my wedding on October 13, 2013. It was at James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City. James P. Davis Hall had special meaning to my family, as my grandfather helped build it in the 1930s. It was a WPA project and it really is a fantastic spot to get married. I had hoped by mid October that the leaves would have changed more for a 'Fall' wedding theme, but alas it didn't happen until the next weekend as we had a late fall. I had to reserve the hall a year in advance and put my name into a lottery. Since I was in Korea at the time, my mom and brother scooted their butts out to the Parks and Rec offices off State Ave at 8 am on Friday for the drawing. My mom said there were 15 other brides there to put their names in the cup for Saturday the 12th. Obviously, I did not get chosen, but I was able to secure the hall for Sunday, which created an entire 'Wedding Weekend'. We rented a shelter house for a pre-wedding picnic on Saturday the 12th, so all of our out of town guests could get together. The shelter houses only cost $40 for the day, and we cooked hot dogs, tofu dogs and brats. Everyone loved the weekend. So lets move onto the day of the wedding.
I had a lot of problems looking for photos of James P. Davis when I was researching my wedding. So I thought I'd upload some for other brides. My photos were done by Parigo Studios. Brandon was completely awesome and so was Nicole. Everyone LOVES the photos, so I would always suggest putting aside a larger budget for photography. After all, what do you really remember about the wedding day, other than being nervous? Great job, Parigos!
James P. Davis Hall and Decor - My mother and I did this wedding ourselves. We had a little help setting up from friends and family. The cake table and entrance table was decorated by my friend Katherine. The hall was decorated with all of the elements and chachkis from my mom and myself. My colors were rosemary green and ivory. I wanted to use hedge apples, white pumpkins, and green apples. My mom hired two ladies to help us decorate in the morning before the wedding. They were local part time decorators from her neighborhood. They were very good at seeing the vision we had and implementing all the pieces we brought. It was a little vintage and rustic at the same time.