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Shelly & Todd in Kansas City, MO
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Shelly’s three bridesmaids wore strapless, brown dresses with gathered bodices. For herself, she chose a strapless, fitted gown covered in ivory lace with champagne threading by Casablanca. “I wanted something fun and flirty, so we all went with a short dress that really was light,” explains Shelly. Todd and the groomsmen wore chocolate-brown tuxed ...
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Shelly and Todd created their ceremony programs, which picked up the moss green print from the invitations. They threaded jute through eyelets at the top of the programs and hung them from the backs of the chairs for the ceremony.
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Shelly and Todd married in an interfaith ceremony on the outdoor patio of the Hobbs. The pastor and rabbi worked together to make the ceremony unique, personal, and “cliche-free.” The couple stood beneath a huppah made of four maple saplings from which they draped with the groom’s grandfather’s tallis. Following the honeymoon, the couple planted th ...
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Shelly and Todd’s centerpieces and tables played up their chocolate and moss palette. Long, low arrangements of moss and river rocks in glass vases and glowing votives sat atop some of the tables, which were adorned with chocolate-colored linens and moss green napkins.
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Shelly used her graphic design knowledge to create the couple’s invitations and paper components for the wedding. Though keeping her ideas within the wedding budget was trying at times, “it also allowed me to expand on my creativity,” Shelly says. She and Todd opted for moss green as the main hue to use in all of their paper goods.
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Each of Shelly and Todd’s guests found a menu for the evening’s feast tucked in a moss-green napkin. The couple opted for a mix of hot and cold dishes, including a cheese torte, roasted asparagus, salmon in dill sauce, and chicken with tomato relish.
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On other tables at Shelly and Todd’s reception, curly willow and green cymbidium orchids were arranged in centerpieces of varying heights. The organic look of the centerpieces was a dramatic counterpoint to the urban, loft-like reception space.
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Bobble vases with dahlias added a romantic touch to the arrangements of moss and river rocks at Shelly and Todd’s wedding. “I wanted to use the river rock because we really wanted to have a natural feel in this very urban setting,” the bride explains.
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The father of the bride provided the favors -- his homemade caramels, usually a special holiday treat. Shelly and Todd packaged them in small cardboard boxes tied with ribbon and jute.

Shelly & Todd in Kansas City, MO

Todd didn’t realize he was being set up the night he met Shelly. But their friends had matchmaking on their minds when they all headed out for dinner and drinks -- and their intuitions were right, as Shelly and Todd “immediately clicked.” The couple went out on their first date a week later, which was quickly followed by a second. The Bride Shelly Kemph, 31, a graphic designer The Groom Todd Bryant, 30, a project manager The Date September 6 Three years later, Shelly arrived home to find a path of candles and flowers leading inside. At the end, she found Todd sitting next to the couple’s dog, who was wearing a big red bow around his neck with an engagement ring tied to it. “I unfortunately do not remember anything Todd said, I was too stunned,” says Shelly. “All I could say was yes!” Luckily, she didn’t remain at a loss for words -- sixteen months later, Shelly and Todd said, “I do.” The couple used a chocolate-brown and green combo to tie together the wedding elements at their hip, urban wedding in the West Bottoms near downtown Kansas City.
- Kate Wood
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