A Whimsical Tea Party-Inspired Wedding at Enchanted Hills in Springfield, Missouri

Amy Emrick (21 and a makeup artist) and Taylor Jenkins (23 and a watch specialist) wanted a venue that would be convenient for guests without the hustle and bustle of town noises. They chose Enchanted Hills because it felt like they were in the woods while still being just outside of Springfield. Inspired by outdoor tea parties, they included whimsical garden details throughout the decor including the lush floral arrangements by The Nest. Amy and Taylor used a neutral color palette of shades of blush, ivory, gray and green with pops of gold for a little glamorous flair. Although they originally planned to have the whole wedding in the open area on the water, it rained, which changed their plans a little. However, they toughed it out and guests even stood during the ceremony since the chairs were sinking into the wet ground. The aisle was lined with moss pomanders and the alter was decorated with red paper heart garland as well as two giant white balloons. Amy scoured thrift stores for candlestick holders and vases to use as centerpieces for an chaotic but organized feel at the reception. The best part (and most important to the couple!) was the food. They had a delicious local dinner from Jason’s Deli, famous donut desserts from Hurts Donuts and homemade marshmallows from Elle's Patisserie. They also enjoyed a more traditional wedding cake from Amycakes decorated with ombre turquoise buttercream and topped with a fox cake topper the bride made herself.