A Rustic, Bohemian Wedding at the Guild in Kansas City, Missouri

Kenzi Jordan (23 and a freelance graphic designer) and Jon Quigg (24 and a motion graphics artist) planned a whimsical, bohemian affair at the Guild i

Kenzi Jordan (23 and a freelance graphic designer) and Jon Quigg (24 and a motion graphics artist) planned a whimsical, bohemian affair at the Guild in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, to celebrate their nuptials. The raw urban space offered an industrial-inspired backdrop; paired with the couple’s creativity and eclectic style, it made for a day packed with personality and festive flair. The evening started with a ceremony in the Guild’s private urban garden at sunset, followed by a night of celebrating in the expansive indoor event space. The decor fused modern, old-world and rustic styles, with everything from brass antique objects to natural wooden accents and pops of bright color on show. Poppy and Clover brought the event space to life with a mix of classic blooms like roses and dahlias, wildflowers, greenery, pods and funky flora like pincushion flowers and craspedias. “The flowers were one of the most important things to me because it was such a huge part of our earthy feel and decor,” Kenzi says. “Poppy and Clover really made it all come together.” Kenzi put her graphic design skills to work, designing the invitations, programs and hand-lettered table signs herself. A whimsical floral wreath motif was woven throughout the day, making an appearance in the stationery and centerpieces to create a sense of cohesion and continuity. A tip from Kenzi and Jon: “Make your day as much about you two as you can. It's easy to find yourself caring more about how everyone else will feel about it, but the day is about you and your love. That will make it the most fun and special.”

As a graphic designer, Kenzi took the wedding’s stationery into her own hands and designed everything herself. To capture the wedding’s whimsical, organic feel, she incorporated a wreath motif and hand-lettering throughout and looked to a palette of ivory and muted olive green.
Kenzi balanced out the bohemian feel of her bright floral crown and long wavy tresses with an elegant Paloma Blanca gown in a figure-flattering mermaid-style silhouette. The sophisticated number featured a jewel illusion lace neckline, a classic ivory underlay, delicate lace detailing and a low-cut back, which gave the dress a subtle, modern edge. To define her waist and add a finishing touch to the gown, she accessorized with a length of satin champagne ribbon.
To go with the day’s bohemian undertone, Kenzi had each of her eight bridesmaids choose their own dresses, requesting only that they stick to a palette of soft, neutral hues. To create a cohesive look, the women wore matching gold flats, knotted Gatsby-inspired necklaces and fresh white flowers in their hair.
All the stationery was designed by Kenzi. To create continuity between the wedding’s invitations and the rest of the paper goods used throughout the day, she used the couple’s whimsical, organic monogram—complete with hand-lettering and a floral wreath—on the ceremony programs as well as the table numbers.
Kenzie and Jon exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony in the Guild’s private urban garden. The sun began to set as the pair said their “I dos” on the simple stage, the warm, diffused light filling the lush, intimate space with undeniable ambiance. The decor was kept on the understated side, so as not to detract from the setting, with the couple adding only a few details—a rug, a side table, a few subtle floral arrangements—to the stage and altar for a hint of bohemian flair.
The Guild of Kansas City, Missouri, had an old-world charm and an industrial feel that inspired much of the decor, from the palette of earth tones and metallics to the wooden accents and antiques. For the reception the couple used a mix of long and round tables and created different tablescapes for each. Vintage milk glass vases filled with an assortment of full white blooms and delicate lace table runners had a distinct ladylike elegance that balanced out the rustic feel of long wooden farm tables.
Varied centerpiece styles brought a level of depth and dimension to the industrial event space at the Guild in Kansas City, Missouri. Arrangements of cascading eucalyptus, wildflowers, soft pink roses, scabiosa pods and prickly pincushion flowers designed by Poppy and Clover brought a cheerful pop of color to each tabletop, while brass antique candlesticks and quirky animal figurines added an element of personality and intrigue.
Poppy and Clover designed several centerpieces for the reception, ranging from milk glass vases filled with white full blooms to quirky wooden slices topped with brass antiques. Other tables were decorated with bunches of roses, dahlias and a mix of dried moss, mums, scabiosas and greenery arranged in rustic wooden boxes. Lush, green succulents completed the display, each one placed in decorative vintage glass.
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Instead of a traditional dinner, the couple opted for a more dynamic setup, serving guests an array of decadent hors d’oeuvres, including a macaroni and cheese bar, barbecued-pork sliders and caprese skewers. Before hitting the dance floor, Kenzi and Jon treated their guests to four kinds of wedding cake: chocolate, almond, carrot and lemon.