Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Soirée Wedding Featured in National Bridal Magazine!

This month you can find one of our weddings featured in Grace Ormonde wedding Style - a bi-yearly national wedding magazine! The featured wedding is that of Michelle Hynek and Jason Anthony, held in Barnes, KS last August, and by far our most challenging event to date!

When Michelle and Jason contacted us in February of 2008 to do their wedding we instantly knew it was going to be a challenge, but we were also very excited. See, Michelle grew up in Barnes, KS (population 165!) which is an hour north of Manhattan, KS. However, for the past ten years she has called Los Angeles home, and Jason has lived there his whole life. Michelle still has a lot of family in the Barnes area and they felt that “coming back to her roots” for the wedding was very important. Since 50% of the wedding guests would be traveling from LA, Labor Day weekend was chosen and we got started planning the 3 day extravaganza!

A sampling of our challenges included getting guests from theKansas City airport to Barnes without them getting lost, no cell phone service and more than sketchy walkie-talkie reception, no running water or restrooms at the reception site (thank you to Scotties Potties!), we had to do everything off generator power, high winds and tents, multiple event sites in a rural town and the list goes on! Although the day was extremely stressful, seeing Michelle arrive in her horse and buggy with her dad to the amazing ceremony site and walk down the aisle to a very exciting Jason made the weekend all worthwhile.

And all the hard work felt even more worth while after seeing the beautiful images in the most recent issue of Wedding Style! Thank you to Photo Mementos for submitting this to the magazine and to the other Kansas City vendors who made the trip to Barnes with us and worked so hard on this wedding as well including flowers by Branches & Twigs and the tent and rental by Celebration Party Rental. All of the other vendors were sourced locally including amazing local food by two caterers and cake baker, pies by family friends and relatives, an elegant horse and buggy, Scotties Potties from Illinois and many others! We'd also like to give a shout out to our husbands and Megan's mom for making the trip with us and for all their help and for burning the candle on both ends with us!

And a very special thank you to Jason and Michelle for allowing and trusting us to be a part of this very special occasion. Happy Anniversary!
The article can be read in its entirity at


  1. Wow! What a beautiful wedding!

  2. So cool! Maybe someday my wedding will be national news :)

  3. Congratulations! What a gorgeous event!!