Wedding Inspiration

MONICA & DAVID

WHO DID WHAT

Ceremony: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 

Reception and catering: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 

Cake: Sweet Bliss Cakery 

Coordinator: Michael Nolte

Flowers: Trapp and Company 

Photography and videography: Wirken Photography 

Dress: Reem Acra from The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, Texas

Bride’s accessories: Bulgari necklace and bracelet, on loan from a private collection

Bridesmaids’ dresses: ML Monique Lhuillier, the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom

Groomsmen’s suits: Calvin Klein, Tip Top Tux 

Band: IDT Band, Dallas, Texas

Hair and makeup: Nick Jenkins at Skyline Salon

Transportation: Overland Limousine Service
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Growing up near the Country Club Plaza, Monica, a Denver-based architect, always envisioned her wedding reception at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

“On a national level, it’s an incredibly beautiful building and a fine piece of architecture,” she says. “But personally, I grew up taking art classes there and remember playing on the swings at Rockhill Tennis Club while looking up at the building. It was a part of my childhood, something I always admired.”

She wanted friends and family from across the country to experience the reception site as a museum, so they were escorted through the Egyptian exhibit upon arrival on their way to the cocktail reception in the Nelson’s Rozzelle Court Restaurant.

And Monica wanted to share her favorite view of the Kansas City landmark with its columns lit up at night, so 250 wedding guests were invited to take a champagne flute to the south steps of the museum for toasts and to watch the cake- cutting set up on the first landing.

“It was a crazy idea of mine that worked out beautifully with just the light from the columns and the trees,” she says. “It was one of my favorite moments that day.”

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