Electric Love Wedding

Taryn & Gage

The hot pink neon “Crazy in Love” sign fit so perfectly for Taryn & Gage! This vibrant couple can’t be outshined but we certainly needed to show the word how bright their love is. During one of our first design consultations, Taryn and her mother were a bit hesitant on pairing the hunter green with the hot pink but I’m so glad they trusted me on this one because it was truly a showstopper to every guest that walked in to their wedding reception.

We started decorating Prairiewood on Thursday Morning, setting linens and adding boxwoods walls, and continued into the Saturday morning meeting Kistner’s Flowers to add those perfect pops of floral! During that whole set-up we were able to keep Taryn out of the barn. It lead to the most perfect reception reveal with Taryn and Gage! I swear my heart grows each time I get to show a couple their reception hall; perfectly set, perfectly curated and ready for their guests to celebrate the start of their new life as husband and wife! I hope this inspires you to go BIG and BRIGHT for your wedding day!

xoxo, Abby

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Vendor Team: 

Photographer: Junghans Images

Videographer: Porchlight Wedding Videography

Venue: Prairiewood Retreat & preserve

Caterer: Friendship House

Florist: Kistner’s Flowers

Rentals & Decor: ACA Event Rental

Gown: Emily Hart Bridal

Men’s Attire: Borck’s Brothers

 

Classic Black & White – Manhattan, Kansas Wedding

Real Weddings: Jessica & Jake

There is something so timeless about a black and white wedding.  Along Came Abby is always willing to try something new and creative, but classic timeless looks were a no brainer for this classic couple. We love it when both the love and their reception looks are sure to stand the test of time. The flowers for Jessica and Jake’s Manhattan Kansas wedding were an absolute showstopper, adding to the ambiance for the day.  For our classic brides, enjoy!

xoxo, Abby

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Vendor Team:

Photography and Videography: Anecdotally Yours

Florist: Steve’s Floral

Ceremony: St. Tomas More 

Reception: Colbert Hills Golf Course

Design : Along Came Abby 

Rentals and Decor: ACA Event Rental 

Green and White Kansas Wedding

Real Weddings:

We see the most stunning brides! The first glimpse of the beautiful bride is one of our favorite parts of each wedding day.  Bri was absolutely breathtaking in her Celebrations of the Heart ceremony gown. It was accented perfectly by her white and green cascade bridal bouquet. Following the ceremony Bri did a quick change into her reception ball gown. We are with Bri, one dress is never enough!

Along came Abby decorated the Houston Street Ballroom in white and green, hanging paper lanterns throughout the space. We also created two boxwood backdrops ,complete with Lauren Heim calligraphy signs, to define the space for the sweets table and lemonade bar.

The “Fresh Squeezed” lemonade stand was been such a fun trend from the summer. We made sure guests had plenty of room to customize their lemonades with lots of fresh fruit, Grenadine, sprite and of course the option of spiking. We also loved that the bridal party was asked by the bride and groom to compete in a blindfolded dance off! An instant crowd, and Along Came Abby favorite. Bri & JT celebrated danced the night way with friends and family while DJ, Dave Lewis, kept the party hopping well into the night!

Congratulation Mr. & Mrs. Weers

XO, Libby & Abby

Vendor Team:

Photography: Cassidy Ann Photography – Manhattan, Ks.

Reception: Houston Street Ballroom – Manhattan, Ks.

Floral: Kistner’s Flowers – Manhattan, Ks.

Bride’s Attire: Celebrations of the Heart – Manhattan, Ks.

Cake and Sweets: Alma Bakery & Sweet Shoppe – Alma, Ks.

Backdrop Calligraphy: Lauren Heim Studio – Manhattan, Ks.

Planning, Decor and Rentals: Along Came Abby – Kansas

Romantic Fall Wedding: Kansas

Real Weddings: Kaitlyn & Matt

Don’t get us wrong we LOVE spring and summer weddings… but fall weddings absolutely have our hearts; The warm color pallets, the fall florals and the earlier sunsets for those uber-romantic “Gold Hour” photos – yes please! While we work on the finishing touches for this years Along Came Abby fall brides & grooms, we thought we would take a minute to reminisce on one of our favorite fall weddings from last year!

Why we loved it? ….This wedding could not have been more romantic! The deep burgundy, navy blue’s and golds were stunning paired with lush floral and foliage by Lauren Quinn out of Salina, Kansas. To add to the romantic atmosphere, we used ivory rosette linens and gold manzanita trees with hanging votives to help bring the tall ceilings of the Alumni Center down.  The wedding party was every bit as ready to celebrate as Matt & Kaitlyn were – we love it when the wedding party knows how to have a great time! The Grandmarch through the K-State Alumni Center was a first, but it lead to a great night of dancing thanks to their DJ, Dave Lewis. Every detail of the day came together to showcase the love that Mr. and Mrs. Dobratz share and we were thrilled to be a part of it!

2018 fall wedding season – here we come!!!

xo, Libby & Abby

 

 

Vendor Team :

Photography: Skyler Livingston Photography – Wichita Kansas

Videography: The Brick House Wedding Films – Wichita Kansas

Floral Arrangements: Lauren Quinn Flower Boutique – Salina Kansas

Ceremony: All-Faiths Chapel – Manhattan Kansas

Reception: K-State Alumni Center – Manhattan Kansas

Cake: Flavored Celebrations – Great Bend Kansas

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Pops of Pink – Kansas City Wedding

Real Weddings; Neely Jo & Jacob

These two high school sweethearts were married in Kansas City at the beautiful Town Pavilion. Their fabulous friends and supportive families helped to make the day a wonderful celebration of all things Neely Jo and Jacob.

To create a stunning ceremony and reception space we complimented the sleek lines of the atrium at Town Pavilion with silver chiavari chairs and hundreds of cylinder candles throughout the space. Pops of pink gave the silver, ivory and navy blue decor a playful edge.  Neely Jo was stunning with Jacob by her side, she sparkled as much as the dancing candlelight!

 

Vendor Team:

Venue: Town Pavilion – Kansas City, Missouri

Photography: Alyssa Barletter Photography – Topeka, Kansas

Cake: Jan O’Rourke Cakes – Overland Park, Kansas

Flowers: Floral Accents – Shawnee, Kansas

Design, Decor & Planning – Along Came Abby  Shawnee, Kansas

 

 

 

Winery Wedding – Kansas

Real Weddings: Caitlin & Travis

A year ago Caitlin and Travis were married in Manhattan, Kansas. Their winery wedding featured moody muted floral arrangements and greenery, from Kistner’s Flowers.  The day was an inspiration. Rose gold met wine barrels and each guests place setting was complete with a copper Moscow Mule mug. The Along Came Abby team paired subtle colors with a hint of sparkle on this couples head table. Liquid Art Winery and Estate did not disappoint with their gorgeous views of the Kansas prairie.

Happy 1st Anniversary Caitlin & Travis!



Vendor Team:

Photography: Sarah Gudeman Photography 

Videography: Porchlight Videography 

Floral: Kistner’s Flowers

Ceremony and Reception: Liquid Art Winery & Estate

Catering: Wahoo Fire and Ice

Cake and Sweets: 4 Cakes

Coordination: Along Came Abby

 

June 2018 Sneak Peek

As we turned the calendar to July, we realized that we have neglected our blog this month!

How did June sneak by so fast?

June, as always, has kept us very busy.  It is incredibly exciting and humbling to share in so many special events.  From weddings all over Kansas, to training darling new interns, and orchestrating corporate events, June has been so rewarding. We have loved working along side each of our clients and vendors and are so thankful for each of you!

Here’s a sneak peek into our June events:

 

Venues:

Arterra Event Gallery: Lawrence, Kansas

Colbert Hills Golf Course – Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University Alumni Center – Manhattan, Kansas

Liquid Art Winery – Manhattan, Kansas

The W Banquet Hall– Lawrence, Kansas

Houston Street Ballroom – Manhattan, Kansas

Town Pavilion – Kansas City, Missouri

Flint Hills Discovery Center – Manhattan, Kansas

Abe & Jake’s Landing– Lawrence, Kansas

Hilton Garden Inn – Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan Country Club – Manhattan, Kansas

Bluemont Hotel – Manhattan, Kansas

 

Vendors:

Kistner’s Floral: Manhattan, Kansas

Floral Accents by Diana: Shawnee, Kansas

Jan O’Rourke Cakes: Kansas City, Kansas

Bourbon & Baker:  Manhattan, Kansas

Lauren Heim Studio: Olathe, Kansas