A Romantic and Modern Wedding at The Bride and The Bauer in Kansas City, Missouri

Alana Rock and Clair Henderson had a classic wedding with touches of modernity.  "For the most part, our wedding was traditional, but we also wanted o

Alana Rock and Clair Henderson had a classic wedding with touches of modernity.  "For the most part, our wedding was traditional, but we also wanted our queerness to shine through," Clair says. At the loft-style ceremony site, gold chiavari chairs were topped with eucalyptus greenery and pink flowers. The couple stood behind a wall of white flowers at the altar, and they were flanked by their mixed-gender wedding party, who dressed in formal attire.  Clair and Alana participated in a traditional hand-tying ceremony and a series of vows. "Our officiant wrote a queer blessing that allowed for our queer guests, our chosen family, to raise their heads and show their support of our marriage," Clair says. The entire party also cut a rug to the sounds of Taylor Swift, Björk and Janelle Monáe. At the reception, guests sat at round tables with light-colored linens and string lights hung overhead to create an ambient atmosphere.  "The Bauer (our wedding venue) is rugged but can be polished too," Clair says. "It's a mix of both our personalities." Other memorable touches included a custom black napkin hand-stitched by Alana's mom, a blue hand-painted wedding cake and a colorful streamer exit. 

Gold Chiavari Chairs with Eucalyptus Garland and Pink Flowers
Romantic Wedding with Traditional Handfasting Ceremony
Modern Loft Ceremony with String Lights and Wedding Party
Modern, Romantic Loft Reception at The Bauer in Kansas City, Missouri
Modern and Personalized Hand-Stitched Black Napkins
Modern Wedding Cake with Hand-Painted Blue Details and Gold Topper
Modern Exit with Couple and Colorful Streamers