A Classic Traditional Wedding at The Venue in Leawood, Kansas

Brianne Stockman (29, a high school teacher) met Chad Stockman (30, a warehouse general manager) during the summer of 2010 playing sand volleyball at Volleyball Beach in Kansas City, Missouri. After a few weeks of playing volleyball together, Chad finally asked Brianne out for drinks, and the rest was history. They dated for four years before Chad popped the question. “Our wedding reception was held at The Venue in Leawood, Kansas,” Brianne says. “We chose this location for several reasons. One, it’s close to the church so it would be easy for people to access it, especially our out of town guests. But we really fell in love with it after seeing renditions of what it would hopefully look like when construction was finished. When we first went in there were dust and construction materials everywhere! And we wouldn't know what it was actually going to look like until July, only three months before our wedding. The description and drawings were what really had us in love with the space. It was described to us as a modern space with a large dance floor, romantic mood lighting, and a gorgeous outdoor patio (perfect for our fall wedding). The space ended up being better than we could have imagined. It somehow fit our style and personalities perfectly! Clean, sleek lines, indoor fireplace, large dance floor and a romantic feel.”