A Country Wedding at Memorial Station in Kansas City, Missouri
Chloe Raveill (21) and Micah Botemuller (22) were married under a tree at her grandparents’ home, the proposal site, surrounded by their closest friends and family. White chairs lined the aisle, decorated with large wooden stumps that were topped with lanterns. Vintage doors served as the entry into the ceremony and were opened and closed for Chloe's processional. It made the grand entrance that much more special. Chloe wore a sweetheart neckline gown that coordinated with her bridesmaids. Her bridesmaids wore black dresses with coordinating cowboy boots, while Micah and the groomsmen wore black Wrangler jeans, black boots, white shirts and vests. “Our attire on the wedding day was another important part of us being comfortable and feeling ourselves," Chloe says. "We are definitely jeans-and-boots people.” The invitations even told guests to dress casually.
The wedding took on a rustic, country theme, especially since it was held outside. Much of Chloe's inspiration came from her passion for home decor, and many of the elements carried over. Many neutral tones were used with yellow as an accent for the summer ceremony. Boutonnieres and bouquets used the same yellow flowers and for the mothers and grandmothers, vintage broaches were added and later became gifts. The reception included the same design elements at Memorial Station, which has large retractable doors to the surrounding park. Table settings featured white linens, white chairs, wooden chargers and gray napkins. Centerpieces featured hydrangeas, roses and curly willows. Lanterns and candles added to the romantic atmosphere, along with globe lights strung across the space. Guests were given homemade jellies and jams with labels saying “spread the love.” The wedding cake featured carrot cake, sugar cookie, hummingbird and limoncello flavors. —Caroline Eubanks