Mallory and Matthew Walker met in a truly modern way: through mutual friends on Twitter. After flirting in 140 characters, the Walkers took it analog. One of their first dates was at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue on the Country Club Plaza, and, three years later, Matthew proposed after a dinner at that same restaurant.
The Walkers (Mallory, 29, and Matthew, 31) made it official at a peacock-themed wedding with “Drunk in Love” favors. Mallory says making what decorations they could was a good way to save money, but the key to having an amazing wedding and reception? Take a break from all that crafting and “relax the day before,” she said.
Inspiration: Mostly Pinterest and Instagram
Location: Town Pavilion Rotunda in downtown KC
Length: 30 minutes
Dress code: Casual/semi-formal
Officiant: The Rev. James Vertreese
Wedding party: Six groomsman, six bridesmaids, a flower girl and a ring bearer
Biggest crybaby: The maid of honor, Mallory’s best friend Ty
Special traditions: Sand ceremony, jumping the broom
Vows: The couple wrote their own vows, so their words would be unique and “from the heart.”
DJ: DJ A Eye
First dance: “The Point of It All” by Anthony Hamilton
Processional: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
Father/daughter dance: “Daddy” by Beyonce
Designer: Lazaro, from the Gown Gallery
Party favors: The Walkers had a candy table, photo booth and mini bottles of UV blue and grape.
Location: Town Pavilion
Number of guests: 130
Food: Chicken spiedini, pasta and salad
Special traditions: Thumbprint guest book
Booze: Open bar
Table decor: Candles, black sequin tablecloths and tall floral centerpieces
Before and After
Bachelorette party: Girls weekend in Chicago
Bachelor party: Boys weekend in St. Louis
Bridal shower: French-themed shower thrown by the bride’s older sister, Marissa.
Honeymoon: Five days at a Secrets Resort in Cancun.
Planning & decor: Royal Planning and Events
Catering: Plaza Catering
Hair: Domo the Hair Divo
Makeup: Tiffany Williams
Photography: Moonlight Productions & END photography
Cake: Rebekah Foster
Dress: Lazaro from the Gown Gallery
Belly dancers: Theresa Bellydance Maze
Lighting: Premier DJ and Lighting
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