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Real Belle Vogue Bride – Elizabeth + Wade

September 12, 2017

Ever wonder what a wedding planner’s wedding might look like? Well, when Belle Vogue bride and wedding planner Elizabeth married husband Wade, their day was a reflection of their love story. With simple and elegant touches, Elizabeth was able to create the wedding she and her husband had long dreamed about. Pairing her clean and simple aesthetic with an off-the-shoulder dress by Essense of Australia, Elizabeth looked absolutely stunning on the big day, and we could not have been more thrilled to be a small part in her dream “I do.”

Real Bride Elizabeth - Essense of Australia

From the bride: At the time of our engagement, Wade and I were in a long-distance relationship. He was in Seattle, WA finishing up his master’s degree, and I was starting my first job in Kansas City. Wade had accepted an offer at an engineering firm in Kansas City and was making a trip down to look at apartments. He bought the ring in Seattle and had it shipped to Kansas City, creating a bit of spontaneity with the proposal timing!

After dinner, Wade asked if I wanted to go for a walk. He took me to the exact spot where, years earlier, we had sat watching a cute young family getting pictures taken and decided Kansas City was a place we both felt we could someday call home. It was in this spot that Wade got down on one knee and asked if I would be his forever!

Real BVB Essense Bride - Elizabeth

Everything about our day revolved around simple elegance. We chose a venue that didn’t need additional glitz and glam, but rather a personal touch. My father-in-law built us the most beautiful arch we were able to say our vows under, my husband used his wood-working talents and built our place card holders and my father created a sentimental video that was shown during our father-daughter dance. Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be—the perfect blending of two families.

The first look was the most special memory from Wade and my special day. He had no idea what my dress looked like; that had been one of the very few secrets I was able to keep from him.

Throughout the wedding planning process, Wade was very involved with decision-making. We made sure it was OUR big day, not just MY big day. He helped choose everything except my wedding dress…or, so he thought. We had looked on Pinterest together—mostly I was looking, and he was creeping over my shoulder. I scrolled by Essense of Australia Style D1802, and he stopped me and absolutely raved about the dress. Sexy, but elegant; romantic, but trendy. I pinned the dress, he never thought anything of it again.

Real Essense Bride- Elizabeth


Our first look was so special because he was not only seeing me all dolled up for the first time, but he was seeing the dress he picked out! His face was priceless and the moment is surely one neither of us will forget.

We loved being a small part in Elizabeth’s big day! To see more swoon-worthy styles like the dress Elizabeth wore, call us at 913.317.8981 or click here to make an appointment


Photography: Lininger Rood Photography

Dress: Essense of Australia Style D1802

Venue: Berg Event Space, Kansas City, MO

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