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Hi, I'm Stefanie, owner and lead designer of a Kansas City-based boutique wedding flower studio called KC Bloom.

My husband and I have dedicated our family to Jesus Christ, and we love being a part of a vibrant local church. Parenting our two young kiddos keeps us very busy (and very tired), and now we've added wrangling a goldendoodle/velociraptor puppy named Biscuit to our daily tasks.

We're committed to making our family life simple and joyful. This blog will highlight a lot of floral work and business, with sprinklings of home projects and recipes - my other two passions! 

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Harper & Luke – The Farms at Woodend Springs

Real Weddings

Wedding party black and white wedding flowers
Photo : Kelsie Crockett Photography Location : The Farms at Woodend Springs

This wedding goes down in the books as one of my all-time favorites.  When the bride is also a precious friend, and her whole family is amazing, it’s hard not to be extremely biased.  And then there are the photos!  Kelsie Crockett captured this wedding so perfectly… the love, the joy, the worshipful moments…her team is incredible.

Beautiful Kansas City Area Wedding Venue

The Farms at Woodend Springs, a serene wedding venue just outside of Kansas City, played host to this classic, black and white wedding.  I love this venue because the property is immaculate,  their team is incredibly efficient, and the owners are invested in everyone’s success – just a bonus that working Megan and her mom, Shelly, was such a great experience.  We even saw each other at Chick-Fil-A a month or so after this and got all shouty with excitement in the parking lot!

The couple specifically chose The Farms at Woodend Springs for it’s scenic location (Bonner Springs is a rural spot, but only a short drive from Kansas City), and for the minimal, classic look of their farmhouse-adjacent design. Harper is not a flashy bride, and keeping the decor simple was easy – we played to the clean lines, white interior, and ample windows. 

The other thing we all loved was the venue team’s ability to flip the room from ceremony to reception in 20 minutes!  We were so lucky that the December weather was kind – the cocktail hour on the porch was easily warmed by the fire tables available throughout the outdoor space.  The guests were encouraged to spend a few moments outside, pick up a freshly spun cotton candy treat from the amazing Brooklyn at Sugar & Sky, and grab a drink from the outdoor bar.  In the meantime, the vendor teams hustled to set and decorate 20 tables (with chairs), move the floral arches, move the candles and greenery from the aisle to the tables and windowsills, light all of the window candles, set up the wedding cake, move the head tables into place, and get all of the finishing touches into place.  Shoutout to the owner’s tiny children, who sat so sweetly in their little double stroller just watching a movie and enjoying the chaos.  That right there is why I LOVE a family business.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible Lauren Stone of Pretty & Planned.  She was born for this business – so level-headed, organized, and ready to solve anything. It was our first time working together, and it went so smoothly.  Lauren is approachable, kind, and hard working, and when a great planner/coordinator can make or break an event, you want someone like her in charge!

Classic Black & White Wedding Floral Design

Designing this wedding was a lot of fun because Harper knew exactly what she did/didn’t want, which made the decisions easy. She is also kind, gracious, and sweet, so designing for her was a joy and a privilege.  Her initial vision for this day included abundant baby’s breath, all white floral, and a baby’s breath “cloud” above the ceremony.

After a venue visit, we decided to pivot on the BB cloud and replace it with a split, asymmetrical floral arch that could be repurposed behind the sweetheart table. The arch had a good amount of greenery to give it depth when it was placed in front of massive white doors for the ceremony.  

We also settled on 3 different styles of centerpieces, to give the room some visual interest.  These centerpieces were surrounded by glass hurricanes filled with an amazing wax product that we use for all of our events.

The windowsills were accented with greenery (which was repurposed from the ceremony aisle) and these stunning pleated glass votives that we provided.

The Floral Team Difference

Hiring a professional floral designer for your wedding adds so much value to your day, but one of the largest things we did was troubleshoot on the backend without anyone knowing a thing. 

For instance, a guest accidentally bumped one of the aisle candles and it broke.  We were not only prepared with plenty of extra hurricanes, but got down on the floor with scrapers to make sure the wax was cleaned up and everything was set to right. 

We also moved the massive, heavy arch and repositioned it behind the sweetheart table, placed all of the centerpieces and candles on tables, and placed the bud vase/candle runners on the sweetheart and wedding party tables.  

During the ceremony, we placed flowers on the cake so that it was fresh and ready for the cake cutting during the reception. 

Vendor Shout-outs

With some dietary restrictions in play, the couple opted for an amazing taco bar (Cosentino’s Catering) as the meal!  It was brilliant… tacos are the ultimate crowd pleaser. This set the tone for the relaxed, joyful atmosphere at the reception where the guests danced and danced and danced. 

In other dietary-related news, the cake was a gluten-free, dairy-free masterpiece that weighed about 10 pounds.  Kudos to Billie’s Grocery for a beautiful cake that allowed them to have an actual cake cutting moment! 

The DJ (Denny from Elevate Entertainment) is so much fun, and he came just in time to spin some tunes during setup. I try to be professional, but when my dude plays Macklemore, I WILL be dancing on top of my stepladder while building a floral arch.  Elevate is great at event production, and they can bring in all sorts of lighting and other elements to upgrade your reception dance party to an extravaganza!

A moment for the dress, please?  Or should I say dresses (plural)?  I love this trend of changing outfits for the reception, and especially loved the wedding Nikes on these two. The absolute breathtaking lace bridal gown is from Emily Hart and that adorable little puffy-sleeved number was from Showpo

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