Luxury Lavender Dream Styled Shoot in Kansas City

Long associated with royalty, variations of the color purple are a perfect way to add power and drama to your event color palette.

The lavender focus, seamlessly coordinated throughout this styled shoot, has the perfect setting in the art deco architectural backdrop of the historic Grand Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Read all about the inspiration and design details while bringing your lavender dreams to life!

“This shoot had been in the works for about six months. I’m so excited to see this vision come to life! Although we changed courses several times, the images were everything I dreamed of. One of my favorite parts was at the very end when we had a fake flower exit. We had the couple get close as several of us threw flowers from the balcony. This is a unique take on the traditional exit where the couple walks through a group of people. The Grand Hall was perfect for this vision and I’m so excited for you to see it.”

~ Elizabeth Golden of eGolden Moments Photography

What happens when the top vendors in Kansas City come together at the most luxurious venue. From a floating cake to the elegant head table, this wedding inspiration is the definition of luxury. In fact, the whole idea started with a cake. Elizabeth Golden from eGolden Moments Photography and Samantha Tallant of Crumbs and Confections were talking one night and Elizabeth asked Samantha if it was possible to create this one specific cake for a shoot. Samantha immediately started brainstorming and felt like this cake would look gorgeous surrounded by some purple floral. Shortly after the idea began, Matt Hutchinson of Botanical Floral Designs was brought on board to create some floral magic. Matt loves to think outside the box, so he was the perfect addition to bring the original vision to life.

However, the vision would not have been complete without the brilliant minds of Hannah Renollet of Eleven Events and Planning and Miranda Ritter of Belle Journee. Drawing inspiration from the venue, Hannah created the most beautiful tablescapes on two separate tables. Miranda provided all the rentals to make the look a reality. While searching for a venue, the orchestrators knew they needed a really special place, but the location had to be more than special. It needed to be luxurious, historical, and grand. There is no better place in Kansas City than the Grand Hall. The building housing the Grand Hall was built in 1930 and was then the tallest building in the city. Although the purpose of the building has changed, it is still known as one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the United States.

After this amazing vendor team was in place, the original vision shifted. Instead of the original cake idea, Samantha decided to create a cake even more magical. “Would it be possible to create a cake that looks like it’s floating,” she asked. With the help of some very strategically placed fishing line, she even surprised herself by making it work. The floating cake wasn’t the only unique element. The inspiration shoot also included a 16-foot head table, custom made trees, signature cocktails, deckled-edged invitations, gorgeous city views, and more. To top it off, both the bride and groom models are from diverse backgrounds. The groom was born and raised in India and the bride is African-American. This is some wedding inspiration you do not want to miss and will be perfect for anyone wanting to add a bit of luxury to their big day.

Photographer: eGolden Moments Photography
Cinema and Video: Fowlerhouse Films
Jewelry: Iris and Emery
Makeup Artist: Dani Jo Bellomy Makeup Artistry
Beauty: Roxstar Style
Specialty Foods: Erin Cook Personal Bartending Services
Apparel: Business Meets Style
Dress Designer: Cassandra Grace Bridal
Signage: Yellow Brick Graphics
Equipment Rentals: Belle Journee
Floral Designer: Botanical Floral Design
Bakery: Crumbs and Confections
Event Planner: Eleven Events and Planning
Event Venue: The Grand Hall


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