Jill and Nate’s Rustic Urban Style Wedding

Any second spent with this super chill bride and groom—Jill and Nate—would leave you thinking they’ve known each other forever. Yet, despite the two growing up in the same neighborhood in Overland Park, living just four blocks apart, attending the University of Kansas, and even the same parties, they actually never crossed paths.

After all, that just would’ve been “too easy and convenient,” as the couple likes to say. So, it wasn’t until they met online and got to chatting that they realized they were definitely a perfect match for each other. Now, fast forward to just last month, when these best friends, travel companions, and dog parents officially tied the knot at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, which was followed up with an unforgettable celebration at Foundation Event Space in the West Bottoms!

This space truly helped set the rustic urban theme for their special day, with all the wood characteristics and exposed brick that fill the downtown Kansas City loft. It was a beautiful evening as the two were surrounded by their closest family and friends.

And, we’re about to let you see for yourself, with this recap from none other than Jill along with just a few of many stunning moments captured by their talented photographer Katie of Katie Marie Photography. Enjoy and cheers to this happy-go-lucky couple!

How did you two meet? How did he pop the question? Tell us your story! Nate and I met online. Our first date was in November 2014 and we hit it off immediately. We started exploring new things together, enjoying travel adventures, friends, and Kansas City sports. Nate proposed in the new house we were moving into together, with friends and family present. We feel so lucky to have found each other!

Describe your wedding vibe in one sentence: Urban rustic.

What was your wedding/event hashtag? #sirridgeshindig

How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 170

Where did you allocate the most funds? Food.

Where did you allocate the least funds? Table decorations.

What was totally worth it? Hiring McKenzie to help us with our wedding!

Share a few things that helped you along the way with planning a wedding. The KnotPinterest, and friends who have recently gotten married.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. Mean to Me” by Brett Eldredge. It was our first dance song and Nate would sing this to me in the car when it was on the radio.

Did you have something borrowed, something blue, something old, and something new? If so, do tell! Yes, my something borrowed was aunt’s bracelet. My something old was my grandma’s pearls that were incorporated into my bouquet. My something new was my earrings. And, my something blue was my garter.

Your best practical advice to a soon-to-be bride. Start planning as early as you can! If you get things checked off early, you will feel better in the long run and not as rushed.

What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? We are going to be buying a house! We’re looking forward to house hunting very much. Also, we look forward to starting a family in the next few years and traveling to new places.

Let us know one thing that WOWed you while working with McKenzie Phillips. Her precision with the timeline and questions on my plans regarding details I had never considered.

Photographer: Katie Marie Photography | Venues: Holy Spirit Catholic Church & Foundation Event Space | Catering: Scrape the Plate | Florist: Floral Accents by Diana | Cake: KC Cake Lady| Hair & Makeup: Hair - Anna Claire Hurt, Makeup - Nina B Artistry | DJ: Raise the Barr | Bride’s Gown: KC Bridal Solutions (now closed) | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | MenswearTip Top Tux