Alexis and Isaac’s Picturesque Wedding in the City
Surrounded by many of those they love, Alexis and Isaac tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at none other than one of their favorite buildings in Kansas City—the historic Union Station. Traditional blessings were given by Rabbi Scott White under the chuppah covered in a bright white Tallit from Jerusalem and an eye-catching garland adorned with ivy, succulents, and bright orange and deep purple flowers.
Following that moment, the groom didn’t waste any time smashing the ceremonial glass bottle and kissing his bride as the crowd cheered “Mazal tov!” before venturing to The Bride and the Bauer for an unforgettable celebration.
It was nothing short of picturesque and fun, from lovely floral centerpieces and mercury vases DIYed by none other than the bride herself, to a cake with stunningly delicious gold accents, and even an all-night-long dance party to the beats of the band Lost Wax.
Best of all, the incorporation of time-honored Jewish rituals such as guests “raising their rolls” to break bread together and pitching in for the Horah—lifting up the radiant couple above the crowd (as well as their mothers!)—helped create a meaningful link between the past, present, and future.
Now, without further ado, read on for the bride and groom’s take on their special day, and savor these beautiful moments captured by Powersshots Photography!
How did you meet and how did he pop the question? Tell us your love story. We met while out in downtown Kansas City with friends in 2009. We dated off and on until 2013 when things got serious! In 2015, we took a trip to Israel. And, despite me being sure Isaac was years from popping the question, he surprised me with a proposal while on a private balcony in Tel Aviv, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Describe your wedding vibe in one sentence: All of our favorite people having a blast.
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 120
Where did you allocate the most funds? Food and booze.
Where did you allocate the least funds? Other than flowers, we didn’t have a lot of decorations.
What was totally worth it? EVERY PENNY AND MINUTE SPENT.
Share a few things that helped you along the way with planning a wedding. The Knot, Pinterest, and Amazon Prime (for my last minute “oh $&!, I need this!”). I seriously don’t know how people planned weddings before Pinterest.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. The ceremony song Isaac walked down to was “All of Me” by John Legend and I walked down to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. We did a tunnel run to introduce ourselves at the reception to “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project because Isaac is an athlete and he loves that ;). Our first dance song was “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. We wanted our first dance to be romantic, but also upbeat so we could have some fun while we danced. Also, Isaac and his mom, Sharon, danced to “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente because they love to jam!
Do you have any practical advice for a soon-to-be bride? If so, please share your tips! Don’t stress! Work out the big details first, hire a coordinator, and know that the little details won’t be what your guests remember. They’ll remember the people and the fun times!
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? We are looking forward to continuing our travel adventures with upcoming trips to Hawaii and Italy. We also are excited to spend our down time at home with the pups and not be planning a wedding!
Let us know one thing that WOWed you while working with McKenzie Phillips. Isaac and I were able to enjoy every minute of our special day because McKenzie and her team flawlessly covered every single detail. McKenzie was so prepared, kept all the vendors in sync, and was professional and on point every minute of the day.
Photographer: Powersshots Photography | Venue: Union Station and The Bride and the Bauer| Catering: Brancato’s | Florist: Hy-Vee; centerpiece arrangements from FiftyFlowers.com | Hair & Makeup: Modern Brides by Ashley Fancher - Hair / Rachel Naster Studio - Makeup | Cake: Sugar Beats Bakeshop | Band: Lost Wax | Bride’s Gown: Sample Sale / Alterations: Janay A Eco Bridal | Menswear: Tip Top Tux