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A Voguish Modern Black-Tie Wedding at The Abbott

The Abbott in the heart of the Crossroads District of Kansas City was the perfect location for Andrew and Sidney's stunning, voguish modern black-tie summer wedding. The event featured modern stylings, an extravagant dessert bar, personalized details, a DIY taco bar dinner, and a lively dance floor.

The aesthetic was a bold black and white color pallet with accents of gold, white roses, and baby's breath, creating a modern and elegant atmosphere. I was able to highlight the timeless and classic yet modern feel of the wedding through a mix of candid and posed photography, and it's honestly one of my favorite galleries to date! This wedding is giving moody, bold, modern, timeless vibes that I love deep down to my photography core. And can we just take a moment for Sidney's look?! The gloves. The thigh-high slit. The veil. Sidney was the epitome of a classic bride with a trendy, vogue-inspired, and modern twist!

The personalized touches throughout the wedding day, like the couple's personalized newspaper, signature drinks, and rotary telephone guest book, added to the event making it a truly unique and memorable experience for all. The DIY taco bar dinner provided a fun and interactive dining experience for guests. Followed by one of the most beautiful and delectable dessert displays I've ever photographed. A stunning macaroon tower, immaculate bite-sized cupcakes, a variety of gourmet dessert bars, cake pops, and even mini donuts! I promise these reception details will not only inspire you but they will make your mouth water!

After an intimate family and friends-filled candle-lit ceremony at The Abbott, guests enjoyed cocktail hour while my newlyweds enjoyed some time just for the two of them and no camera!! YES, NO CAMERA! Andrew and Sidney prioritized making time for just the two of them to enjoy a private meal and time to soak in all that had just taken place. After the reception formalities, we snuck out to The Abbott rooftop for sunset portraits before dancing the night away.

The dance floor was a wild and energetic scene, with guests letting loose and celebrating the happy couple throughout the night. But one of my favorite moments of the night was the couple's quiet private last dance. Andrew and Sidney swayed together in a sweet and tender embrace, under the gorgeous crystal chandelier, and in front of their huge illuminated alpha-lights that spelled out their new last name. Watching these two soak up the last few minutes of their best day before their grand sparkler exit, was truly an honor.

This voguish modern black-tie summer wedding at The Abbott was a stunningly memorable event for so many reasons. I love that I was able to authentically capture Andrew and Sidney's wedding day by highlighting their modern aesthetic and how it seamlessly blended with timeless elements for an overall inspiring and stunning representation of their love.

Vendors Who Made Andrew and Sidney's Wedding Day Possible:

Venue - The Abbott

Coordination - Veil Events- Lindsay Kooser

Photo - Jill Caren Photo

Video - Courtney Marie Productions

Floral - Wild Hill Flowers

Bridal Dress - The One Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses - Show me your MuMu

Menswear - Jos. A. Bank

Hair & Makeup - Anna Womer & Kati Swegel + Posh KC

Entertainment - Icon Events: Deondre

Rentals - Ultra Pom

Signage - Script Your Event KC

Stationary - Truly Engaging

Cake & Dessert Table - Kate Smith Soiree

Catering - Matthew's Catering Company

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Jill Caren Photo specializes in wedding, elopement, engagement, and couples photography, is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and is available for travel worldwide. Jill Caren Photo offers a full complimentary engagement session and full-day wedding coverage so couples are not forced to choose what they want to be documented on a wedding day. Jill Caren Photo also offers engagement and couples sessions for anyone booking outside a wedding package.

Jill Caren Photo's wedding photography services were grown out of her heart to connect and speak life into young couples as they embark on their marriage journey while offering them a photography experience that documents all the moments of their wedding day. Jill Caren Photo is wedding and portrait photography for intentional couples wanting authentic memories of their best days.

If you would like to see if Jill Caren Stuefer with Jill Caren Photo is available to photograph your wedding, elopement, couples, or engagement session, or if you would like to receive detailed information about her services you can contact Jill here.


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