“In December 2014, we were about to go to dinner and he said he had a surprise for me,” bride Lacy Voight said of her now-husband, Johnny Gordon. “He brought me down to the pond on our property and had these bonfires set up and candles lit. It was a really sweet, romantic scene.”
She said yes and for the next nine months, the couple pulled together plans for an eclectic, vintage-inspired fall celebration that blended their love of culture and cuisine with their love for the farm, family and friends.
They asked Bek and Addison Photography to capture the day and reserved the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel at Powell Gardens for the ceremony.
“Even though you’re inside, you still feel like you’re outdoors, since it’s made mostly of glass,” she says. “It’s very natural and you can see all around you. The garden there is so beautiful, it just fit our personalities.”
On the wedding day, Lacy donned a Roaring ’20s-inspired hand-beaded gown, paired with a cathedral veil and a tulle skirt, while her bridesmaids complemented the look in beaded Adrianna Papell dresses. The groom and groomsmen donned classic gray suits from Todd’s Clothiers.
Following the ceremony, a 1954 silver Bentley transported the newlyweds back to their farm reception where the bride removed her tulle overlay to reveal a form-fitting dress, which she accented with a birdcage veil crafted by her cousin.
Later, guests enjoyed a dinner consisting of lemon chicken piccata, wild mushroom risotto with carmelized shallots and grilled vegetables, many of which were grown on-site. For dessert, A&M Custom Cakes impressed with a pink champagne cake topped with vanilla buttercream icing.
As loved ones looked on, the couple hit the dance floor to the sounds of Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey. “It’s even more special because our dog, Tupelo, is named after the song,” she says. “It wasn’t planned, but he joined us at the end of our dance.”
Other highlights from the personality-fueled night included lively flamenco dancing, a Native American blessing and fireworks display, not to be outdone by the bride’s ukulele performance or the grooms’ dance to Uptown Funk.
“Looking back, all of the best memories of the day were the unplanned things,” she says. “All of the work of planning melted away. We were so happy to be dancing under the light of the candles and stars.”
WHO DID WHAT
Reception: Boys Grow Farm
Caterer: Sean Ruthrauff and Chef Howard Hanna
Wedding planner: Day-of Coordinator LaTasha James of The Veil
Photographer: Bek and Addison Photography
Videographer: Images Above
Flowers: Hitched Planning and Floral
Gown: Elsa Gown by Theia Bridal
Veil: Cathedral Veil from Altar Bridal, Birdcage Veil handmade by bride’s cousin
Jewelry: Vintage bracelet
Engagement ring: Heirloom of the bride’s family
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Adrianna Papell
Hair: Molly McPheter of Roots and Branches Salon
Groom & groomsmen’s attire: Todd’s Clothiers
Cake: A&M Custom Cakes
Music: The Wires (Ceremony), Flamenco Dancer and Margaret Gordon (Reception)
Photo booth: PhotoStream KC