ring shot of an engaged couple at Shawnee Mission Park

First of all, congratulations on your engagement! If you’re freaking out a little bit about where to start with this whole wedding planning thing, take a deep breath! Here are the first 5 steps to planning a wedding that I recommend to everyone when they get engaged:
Step 1: Don’t start planning yet. Yup. You read that right.

How to Start Planning Your Wedding

outdoor wedding reception or welcome party

Real talk: COVID threw a wrench in wedding trends for way too long. Everyone who got engaged in 2019 had to push their weddings to 2021, and there weren’t many new weddings with fresh ideas happening for a couple of years. Now, heading into 2023, we finally have some new trends to pull inspiration from! […]

2023 Wedding Trends I Love (+ 3 I’m Already Over)

Kansas City wedding planner with her work at 1890 event space

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… I have a bit more of a fun blog for you today. I’m a YouTube girly who loves watching favorites video, so I figured I’d try my hand at the text version! Without further ado, here are some of my favorite things as a Kansas City wedding planner […]

My Favorite Things of 2022

Wedding DIY projects can be a fun way to have a craft night with your best friends and can occasionally even save you money. However, they can also make you want to pull your hair out and end up costing way more than you anticipated in time, money, and stress. Because of that, “should” really […]

What You Should DIY for Your Wedding (& What You Shouldn’t)

bride and groom walking back down the aisle at Avent Orangery

Ali and Tee’s fall greenhouse wedding at Avent Orangery was one full of love, laughter, and killer dance moves. This sweet couple first reached out to me just weeks before my own wedding, and we started planning theirs shortly after. They knew that planning a wedding from out of state would be difficult (they live […]

Avent Orangery Greenhouse Wedding | Ali & Tee

Are you stuck trying to figure out date night in Kansas City now that the temperature has taken a turn for the frigid? Check out our list of some of the best winter date ideas in KC! Winter-Specific Kansas City Date Nights Dinner and drinks at Nine Zero One Igloo Bar Nine Zero One Igloo […]

Kansas City Date Night Ideas | Winter 2022

elegant wedding invitation suite

Choosing How to Calculate Your Wedding Budget There are two ways you can start to calculate a wedding budget. You can either start by looking at your finances right of the bat or by looking at how much the event you want will cost. In full transparency, starting with your finances will likely lead to […]

How to Calculate Your Wedding Budget

Today I want to share all about my favorite tool that I use in my wedding planning business: a wedding planning software called Aisle Planner! This all-in-one resource helps keep myself and my clients organized all while streamlining the behind the scenes of my business. PLUS they have their own wedding blog!

Aisle Planner: How a Wedding Planner Stays Organized

Annie and Neal were married at Roanoke Park in an intimate ceremony before partying it up at their La Villa KC wedding. Their entire wedding day was full of friends, family, and love, and I cannot wait to share it with you! Their photographer was Stacie with Love & Lumos Photography, and you’re going to […]

Sweet & Simple La Villa KC Wedding | Annie & Neal

The night before your wedding should really be pretty relaxed! Here are a few things to take care of to make sure you spend your wedding day hydrated, (relatively) relaxed, and glowing!

What to Do the Night Before Your Wedding

Okay, maybe you shouldn’t skip all western wedding traditions (or any of them). BUT I’m a huge advocate for doing what you want at your wedding and understanding the origins and more modern connotations of wedding traditions instead of following them without question.

Wedding Traditions (& Why You Should Skip Them)