Madelyn and Evan’s Classic Romantic Wedding
These two lovebirds began their story at none other than the University of Kansas, falling in love over their shared interests of friends, family, sports, and of course dogs. Fast forward to March 11, 2017, a day they’ll hold forever close to their hearts, starting their new adventure as Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb. Despite being on the cusp between the winter and spring seasons, about an inch of snow blanketed their picture-perfect day, turning it into a magical winter wonderland.
Following their “I Do’s” at Church of the Resurrection, the newlyweds cherished their time with close family and friends on a “limbusine” ride filled with laughter around Kansas City. And the true party began at the rustically romantic Lodge at Ironwoods where Madelyn and Evan, along with their guests, ate, drank, and danced the night away to funky jams provided by the live band, Lost Wax. What an unforgettable evening centered around the pair’s love for one another.
So, of course we’re delighted to reminisce on this special day with a recap from none other than the bride and groom! And many thanks goes out to Beau Vaughn for sharing some breathtaking moments with us.
How did he pop the question? Tell us your engagement story. It was my last graduate class and Evan had asked if we could go out to dinner to celebrate me finally finishing school. Little did I know that he would pick me up on that rainy evening only to pop the question in front of my amazing parents. We continued the celebration with friends and family at our favorite restaurant.
Describe your wedding vibe in one sentence: Classic with a hint of rustic.
What was your wedding/event hashtag? #ToHaveAndToHolcomb
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 230
Share a few things that helped you along the way with planning a wedding. Our amazing wedding planner, McKenzie, and my mother!
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. Our father-daughter dance was to Jimmy Buffet's "Little Miss Magic." The mother-son dance was to Dixie Chicks' "Godspeed." Some old and new songs to get all generations up and dancing to the band!
Did you have something borrowed, something blue, something old, and something new? If so, do tell! Blue shoes, borrowed handkerchief to wrap around my flowers, old handwriting on a handkerchief from my grandpa that recently passed away, and something new—MY DRESS!
Your best practical advice to a soon-to-be bride. Don't try to do it all yourself; it can be way too stressful. Eliminate the stress by asking others to help you complete tasks in order to make the entire process enjoyable!
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? Traveling!
Let us know one thing that WOWed you while working with McKenzie Phillips. How smooth she made everything go!
Photographer & Photo Booth: Beau Vaughn | Venue: Lodge at Ironwoods | Catering:Cupini’s | Florist: Floral Accents by Diana | Hair & Makeup: Justine Rooney @ Salon 39 (Hair), Jill Kinsey (Makeup) | Band: Lost Wax & Family | Videographer: Sam Findlay | Bride’s Gown: Bella Vogue Bridal | Bride’s Accessories: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Menswear: Jos A. Bank