March 2, 2022 /

Gatsby on Oak Elegant Fall Wedding


The only thing Arica and Sami cared about on their wedding day? Making sure that everyone had a good time. 

Which meant that during their reception, Arica and Sami’s DJ played allll kinds of American music, in addition to Lebanese music for Sami’s family, which led to an absolutely packed dance floor all night long. It meant that there was an extended cocktail hour, and that the bar was popping all night long. On wedding morning? 

Everyone had a great time, friends. But especially Arica and Sami.

Even though Arica and Sami didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen? Arica’s besties, and both her and Sami’s mom spent the morning getting hair and makeup done with her, while Sami spent the morning at home working on his car. Sami arrived about 30 minutes before their wedding ceremony was scheduled to start, brothers in tow ready to hop into the best day ever. 

And on a last minute whim? Arica and Sami decided to share a super private first look on the balcony of their wedding venue. 

Arica and Sami wanted to make sure that their wedding ceremony stayed super intimate. They did this by only inviting their immediate families and closest handful of friends to their ceremony. We’re talking maybe 20 people in total in attendance. Everyone else was invited to both cocktail hour and their memorable reception, which was definitely a party for the record books. 

Arica and Sami entered to a shower of cold sparks, following a Lebanese band playing the traditional Zaffeh, which these sweet lovebirds and Sami’s family excitedly danced to as their guests were on their feet cheering and clapping along to the music. 

These two and their guests danced the night away, only taking a little break for a handful of end-of-the-night photos in front of The Gatsby with Sami’s car. 

What an absolutely amazing day, friends. 

Gatsby on Oak Elegant Fall Wedding 

Kansas City Wedding Picture Location | Union Station 

Arica and Sami – we can’t thank you enough for letting us document your wedding day. We’ve had so much fun getting to know you two, and are so excited to see what life has in store for you next! 

Feel like you’re missing something? Check out Arica and Sami’s Sneak Peek here. 

Or their spring engagement session here. 

Wedding Vendor Dream Team 

Kansas City Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Gatsby on Oak 

Officiant | Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons

Wedding Gown | Sottero & Midgley by Maggie Sottero from High Vibe Bride

Hair & Makeup | Posh KC

DJ | Fernando Productions 

Catering | Dutzel’s Catering 

Jeweler | Shane Co.

Florist | Costco

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