A Romantic Neutral-Colored Wedding at South Park in Lawrence, Kansas


                    Letting the naturally beautiful and totally simple South Park space in Lawrence, Kansas, speak for itself, Meghan Flanders (30 a

Letting the naturally beautiful and totally simple South Park space in Lawrence, Kansas, speak for itself, Meghan Flanders (30 and a lawyer) and Camron Flanders (30 and a software developer) had a soft, romantic wedding. Only 18 of their closest friends and family joined them, to ensure the day was intimate and entirely reflective of them and their love. Since Meghan didn't think there was any decoration she could add to the park to make it more beautiful, they kept everything very simple. Neutral shades of ivory, blush and green filled the stunning, textured florals to go with the blooming trees and gorgeously manicured lawns. Meghan and Camron positioned themselves in front of the fountain for a picturesque backdrop. And don't get us started on the classic-on-the-outside, party-on-the-inside Funfetti and buttercream wedding cake. See all our favorite details from this simple soiree, beautifully captured by the amazingly talented Steven Michael Photography, below.

Meghan found a her favorite floral arrangement on Pinterest, and took a photo to her florist. He did an amazing job re-creating the look for her. He combined white dahlias, white lisianthus, white astilbes and blush roses for a textured look. The stems were tied with twine for a little rustic flair.
Originally, Meghan thought she wanted a sheath-style lace dress. After trying on lots and lots of dresses at J. Lynn Bridal, the saleswoman carried a mannequin wearing a gorgeous ball gown. Meghan agreed to try on the pale pink couture gown with stunning gold and floral detailing. As soon as she saw herself in it, she started crying. That's when she knew!
Meghan's shoes matched her stunning ball gown. She loved the gold floral detailing on her dress so much that she made sure her strappy heels completed the look. She loved adding a little glitz and glam to her look.
Meghan and Camron wanted their wedding to be natural and simple—a reflection of themselves. The ceremony programs were printed on classic taupe paper and turned into fans for guests to use during the summer wedding.
"The park was so beautiful," Meghan says of her natural wedding venue. "All the trees and flowers were in bloom so I didn't think there was anything that would make it better than it already was." Meghan and Camron exchanged vows at South Park in Lawrence, Kansas. Since they both grew up in the small town and loved the park, it was the perfect fit.
South Park in Lawrence, Kansas, was meaningful to Meghan and Camron since they both grew up nearby, and Camron's grandfather officiated the wedding. They loved how intimate and romantic the event felt, especially with only 18 of their friends and family members in attendance.
Meghan and Camron's guests wrote advice or anecdotes on how to have a long and happy marriage for the newlyweds onto little pieces of paper and tied them with twine. All the well wishes were dropped into a round glass container for safe keeping, since the newlyweds agreed to not read them until their anniversary.
Meghan and her bridesmaids reused their bouquets to decorate the reception tables. They dropped the gorgeous, textured arrangements into modern, square glass vases to match the simple hydrangeas. Tiered white pillar candles added plenty of romance to the space.
After the ceremony, Meghan and Camron gathered with 18 of their closest friends and family for dinner. Before dinner, they served delicious hors d'oeurvres, including theme lamb meatballs topped with a rosemary yogurt glaze. Yum!
Meghan and Camron's friend made this gorgeous two-tier buttercream cake. The outside was simple with textured pink frosting on the top layer and ivory on the bottom. Fresh pink and white blooms adorned the top and side to fit the natural theme. Inside, the cake was Funfetti—Camron's favorite.
Meghan accented her classic updo with this sparkly silver headband. It added a little glamour to her look, and was also practical for the outdoor summer wedding.