A Romantic Bohemian Wedding at The Van Noy Mansion in Kansas City, Missouri

Kate Waldron (29 and an account manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield) and Chris Teuber (29 and general manager of the Riot Room and Electric City Productions) met through mutual friends. Chris proposed in California on the beach at sunset. “I can’t remember what was said, but I remember shaking with excitement and crying over how beautiful the ring was,” Kate says. Having studied environmental studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kate wanted an environmental conscious ring. “I told him I would love anything he chose, but I would prefer not to have the main gem be a diamond,” she says. “Chris surprised me with a beautiful natural emerald with two smaller diamonds on the side and a gold band. I couldn't have been happier with his choice.” The couple originally planned to exchange vows on the front lawn of The Van Noy Mansion, but decided to get married in Kate's mother's hospital room who was battling cancer throughout Kate's engagement and wedding. “It was a beautiful ceremony despite the circumstances and location,” Kate says. They followed the ceremony with an outdoor reception at The Van Noy Mansion, where they had Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ food truck catering. “It offered all you could eat of the original Zman, chicken Zman, and portabella mushroom Zman, onion-rings, fries, potato salad, cole slaw and beans,” she says. “People were so happy with the food some were even able to take some togo.” As if that wasn’t good enough, they also had Dippin' Dots. “I always wanted Dippin Dots at my wedding for some reason and a groomsman was able to make it happen for us. It was all you can eat, banana split (my favorite), chocolate mint, rainbow ice and chocolate. People were thrilled about this because who doesn’t like Dippin Dots?” They used shades of green, white, pink and blue for their color palette, used tuberoses for the floral arrangements in honor of their last name, Teuber, and decorated with 500 handmade soy wax candles. Chris also spent five hours installing the string lights for the reception. But, at the end of the day, the couple wanted a wedding that would reflect their fun, off-the-beaten-path personalities and would allow guests to feel at home while still having the best time.