November 16, 2017 /

Chic Summer Wedding at The Bauer


Guys. Taia and Rich are married. And it was such a gorgeous day full of all the emotion and love and then some. From Taia spending the morning getting ready with her mom and girls, to Rich’s crazy groomsmen keeping things lively and entertaining we had SO much fun! And did we mention that Taia’s mom arranged for a special surprise performance from her favorite jazz musician, Lonnie McFadden!? It was so crazy wonderful and amazing. And the perfect addition to an absolutely amazing day!

Chic Summer Wedding at The Bauer

Getting Ready | Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Any words of wisdom for those still planning?

Hire a wedding coordinator. 🙂  Biggest mistake I made was thinking I wanted to plan it all myself.

Wedding Ceremony | Country Club Christian Church

What were your favorite moments from your wedding day?

Rich – Vows.

Taia – Vows. We wrote our own vows and struggled to make it through them in one piece. And coming down the aisle. 🙂

Bride and Groom, Wedding Party Pictures | Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Favorite Splurge?

Photo Booth

Reception Site | The Bride & the Bauer

What do you wish you knew before you started planning?

There were waaaaaay more tiny details towards the end that we had not considered and were not ready for: napkin colors, buffet set up location, 1 buffet or 2? Who will give their speech first? Coordinating when vendors will get into your reception site, etc.


To see more from Taia and Rich’s wedding visit their full gallery here.

Vendor Team

Ceremony Venue | Country Club Christian Church

Reception Venue | The Bride & The Bauer

Bridal Gown | Essence of Australia from Belle Vogue Bridal

Hair & Make-up | Victoria from Blanc Studio, Shane Hampton

Bridesmaids Gowns | Vow to be Chic

Groom’s Tux | Joseph A. Bank

Groomsmen’s Tuxes | Joseph A. Banks

Florist | Good Earth Floral

Transportation | Showtime Transportation

Catering & Rentals | Shining Stars Catering

Bakery | Sugar Beats Bake Shop

DJ | DJ Connection

Photographer | Rivas Photography

Videographer & Photo Booth | Tower Studios

Jeweler | Shane Co.

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