Real Martina Liana Bride Kate + Sam

Kate and Sam’s Kansas City was truly the event of the year! Black bridesmaid dresses, gilded details, TONS of greenery, and a killer band made this wedding one-of-a-kind. After meeting at Iowa State in college, Kate and Sam’s love grew and grew until one day he finally popped the question at a very famous KC monument. These two wanted their wedding to be about having fun and celebrating with their family and friends – and that is exactly what they got! Congratulations to this amazing couple!

From the bride: Sam is in grad school and had a project for one of his classes where he had to document the Kansas City skyline. He asked me to come with him to do this, and we went to the WWI monument that overlooks the skyline. As soon as he took me to a completely obstructed view of the skyline, I knew something was up. From there he popped the question, and we spent the night celebrating with our parents.

When Sam and I thought about our wedding, we wanted it to be fun. We wanted everything from the songs the band played to the favors to be something our guests would enjoy and have fun with.
We got married in a renovated historic building downtown, so there was really no need to do a lot decor wise. We decided to play up the gold and brass details throughout the building, and include gold and brass accents throughout our decor. We used burgundy and blush to add a touch of romance to the venue, and our bridal party wore sleek and sophisticated black.

As someone who is not a fan of lace, I knew I wanted to go with a sleek and simple crepe gown. The Martina Liana gown I purchased was actually the first I tried on. I loved how simple it was, but the beaded cutouts throughout the sides and the illusion tulle back gave it a little something special.

The most special memory of the day was having all of our family and friends in Kansas City to celebrate with us. Knowing that so many of them traveled out of state – including bridal party members who live across the country – to be with us on our wedding day was a great feeling!

Photography by Abigail Tocci