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Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space

Hello there!! We are SO incredibly excited that we’ve finally got a chance to share Brecklyn and Alex’s classic summer wedding at Berg Event Space with you! We have known these two sweethearts for years now, and were so excited for their wedding day! You see, we were able to be there when Alex proposed to Brecklyn. And it was a completely magical moment. You can check out more from their proposal and engagement session here.

But, when wedding day rolled around?! Holy cow. All of the emotions and excitement!! We’re not sure if you can tell, but we get to be pretty good friends with our clients by the time they get married. It’s one of our very favorite parts of our “job,” if you can even call it that. Which means, that come wedding day, our excitement level is super-crazy! Here are just a few of Alex and Brecklyn’s favorites from their wedding day. Okay, and maybe a few of ours as well. Enjoy!

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space

Getting Ready | Air BNB in Strawberry Hill

Instead of getting ready at t hotel like so many of our brides do, Brecklyn and Alex rented an Air BNB in Strawberry hill to get ready at. The perk? They got the whole weekend in the house. And it made for some crazy-cool, unique getting ready images. It also felt so much more homey than a hotel for all of their wedding party and friends. Isn’t this place the cutest?

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two close-up photos of a groom's wedding day details including cufflinks, onyx wedding band, hunger green bow-tie and taco socks.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four candid pictures of a groom and his groomsmen getting dressed on his wedding day.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid image of a groom getting dressed on his wedding day taken through a staircase railing.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two formal portraits of a groom on his wedding day in his gray tuxedo.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A formal portrait of a groom in his gray tuxedo on his wedding day.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A group picture go a groom and his groomsmen all in gray tuxedos before his July wedding in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A close-up detailed photo of a bride's pearls, earrings, and wedding bands placed on a mirror.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three styled photos of a bride and grooms wedding invitation suite, save the date, and wedding day jewelry.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A styled picture of a bride's gown with her bridesmaid dresses.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid pictures of a bride and her bridesmaids getting ready on her wedding day.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid image of a bride and her bridesmaids in matching wedding day robes.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two images of a bride on her wedding day: one reaching for her wedding gown and another of her reflection in a mirror.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four candid photos of a bride putting on her wedding gown on the morning of her wedding.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two portraits of a bride in her wedding gown and veil on the morning of her wedding.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A formal portrait of a bride sitting in a windowsill in her wedding gown on the morning of her wedding.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid picture of a bride leaving a house on the morning of her wedding.

First Look | The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Brecklyn and Alex knew they wanted to devote as much of their wedding day to photo time as they could. (Hello – that’s awesome!) To do that, these two wanted to do a first look. They didn’t necessarily care where, but trusted us to nail that spot down for them. Talk about pressure! But, after all of the planning and talking and scheming leading up to wedding day, we knew The Nelson was the perfect fit. Especially since Alex had hunter green accents. And, with Brecklyn’s gorgeous lace gown. First looks are always our favorite. And I would be completely lying if I said that I (Melissa) didn’t shed a tear when these two dear friends saw each other for the first time.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid photos of a bride and groom sharing a first look on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid photos of a bride and groom sharing a first look on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two close-up images of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two colorful portraits of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid pictures of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid pictures of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A dramatic portrait of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid image of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A dramatic portrait of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A dramatic portrait of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A dramatic portrait of a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day in the gardens at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Wedding Party Pictures | The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Alex and Brecklyn’s wedding party met us at The Nelson for wedding party pictures a little bit after their first look. Don’t you just love the ladies’ gorgeous green dresses?! That color is so flattering on everyone! We had such a great time moving around the museum with this group. The highlight of everyone’s picture making time? Sadly, not one of Kyle’s bad jokes (JK). But instead, getting photo-bombed by a random dog just strolling through the grounds of The Nelson. I mean really – we couldn’t have planned this any better! And wouldn’t you believe it, this is one of Alex and Brecklyn’s favorite photos from their day? And of course it made it into their wedding album!

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid picture of a bride and groom with their wedding party walking arm in arm at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Three candid photos of a bride and groom with their wedding party at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid image of a dog running in front of a bride and groom with their wedding party at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid photos of a groom with his groomsmen at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three images of a bride and her bridesmaids dressed in green at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Seven candid pictures of a bride and her bridesmaids dressed in green at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue | Berg Event Space

After spending the afternoon with their wedding party at The Nelson we all headed to The Berg for the big moment. Brecklyn and Alex’s wedding ceremony. These two wrote the most heartfelt vows, which made their ceremony that much more meaningful. And, after their ceremony, cocktail hour and their reception! Now, we love wedding receptions. It’s always so fun for us to get to meet your friends and family, and hear stories from your past during toasts.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A welcome sign just inside the Berg Event Space in Kansas City welcoming guests to a wedding and reception.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A black and white silhouette portrait of a bride standing in front of the tall windows at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid photos of a bride holding her bouquet and a close-up of her bouquet at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four formal family photos of a bride and groom with their parents before their wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid images of a groom walking down the aisle to his wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid pictures of a groom's family and groomsmen walking down the aisle to the wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid photos of a groom waiting for his bride and of his bride walking down the aisle to their wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid photos of a bride's father giving her away at her wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two pictures of a bride and groom during their  wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four candid pictures of a bride and groom sharing their vows and first kiss during their wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid images of a bride and groom hugging just after their wedding ceremony and walking back down the aisle after their wedding at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid pictures of a bride and groom embracing in celebration after their wedding ceremony at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four candid photos of a bride and groom embracing friends and family in celebration after their wedding ceremony at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

But, Brecklyn and Alex had a very special surprise during their reception. You see, the date they chose to get married on? Also Alex’s parents’ anniversary. In the weeks leading up to their wedding, Alex and Brecklyn snuck his parents’ wedding album out of the house and brought it to ours so we could create digital images and thus a slideshow from his parents’ wedding to be played during the reception. This was a complete surprise for Alex’s mom. And just after their dance, Alex’s dad made his way to the dance floor to dance with his bride. The slideshow started, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the entire venue. Talk about a great surprise!

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four photos of wedding and reception decor set up at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid picture of a bride and groom entering their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four candid photos of a bride and groom being toasted by their family and wedding party during their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two close-up photos of a bride and grooms wedding cake on display during their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Three candid pictures of a bride and groom cutting their cake during their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid photos of a bride and groom sharing their first dnace during their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A candid picture of a bride and groom sharing their first dance during their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Four candid images of a bride and groom dancing with their parents during their wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two candid pictures of a groom's mom and dad dancing during a slideshow at their son's wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A series of candid moments of friends and family dancing during a wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A series of candid photos of a bride throwing her bouquet and a groom tossing a garter during a wedding reception at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | Two dramatic portraits of a bride and groom on the freight elevator at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Classic Summer Wedding at Berg Event Space | A black and white photo of a bride and groom embracing on the freight elevator at Berg Event Space in Kansas City.

Congratulations, Brecklyn and Alex! We’re so incredibly happy for you two! We can’t wait to catch up soon and to get your wedding album in your hands!!

To see more from Brecklyn and Alex’s Wedding, visit their full gallery here.

Brecklyn & Alex’s Wedding Vendor Team:

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue | Berg Event Space

Brecklyn’s Gown | Mikaella from Two Hearts Consignment

Alex’s Tux | Tip Top Tux – Leawood

Invitations & Paper | Wedding Paper Divas

Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands | Shane Company

Brecklyn’s Veil | Brenda’s Bridal Veils

Ceremony Music | Violetta Strings

Reception DJ | Jukeboxx Media – DJ Kevin

Florist, Cake, Catering | Hyvee – 95th and Antioch

Hair & Make-up | Chelsea Rich, Michlah Hamidani

Bridesmaid Gowns | David’s Bridal

Groomsmen’s Tuxes | Tip Top Tux – Leawood

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