Faryle & Jared’s Rustic Chic Wedding at Mission Theatre

I feel like I say this about every bride I have the opportunity to work with, but it’s always true—Faryle was the calmet, most organized bride! And it definitely paid off when her and her soon-to-be husband Jared’s big day arrived!

Not only was the weather perfect (and unexpected) for a January wedding—60 degrees!—but everything went so smoothly. The venue, Mission Theatre, offers such a fantastic ceremony and reception space. Not to mention, the team is so nice and easy to work with. It was the perfect host for Faryle and Jared to celebrate their love with their closest family and friends!

From the bride squad arriving early to get ready, jam out, and sip on mimosas together to the adorable couple reciting their handwritten vows to one another, DIY-ed florals thanks to Faryle’s serious skills, the entire bridal party taking a party bus around town for photo opps, and even a pizza party to cap off the night, there were so many big and little moments that made this wedding day extra special.

Read on for Faryle and Jared’s wedding day recap and sweet moments captured by the ever-so-talented Black Coffee Photo Co.!

How did you two meet & how did he pop the question? Tell us your love story!

It all started at a K-State football game. I noticed a very cute boy that ended up sitting next to me in the stands. During the 2nd quarter, a t-shirt cannon was shot in my direction and, at the last second, Jared stole it in mid-air. I spent the rest of the quarter teasing Jared about stealing the shirt and conversation ensued. It turned out, we had mutual friends and in fact, had been in a wedding together a couple of years before. I left the game telling Jared, "Hope to see you again soon since we have mutual friends," and spent the entire walk back to the car trying to figure out a way to see him again. By the time I got back to my car, I had a Facebook message from Jared asking me out for beers. And, as they say, the rest is history.

The day before Thanksgiving 2017, we ventured out to the annual practice lighting of the Plaza Lights at 2 a.m. We've gone every year with a group of friends since we've been dating. The Christmas lights flipped on, and I realized that Jared was no longer standing next to me. I turned to see him down on one knee and instantly burst into happy tears. Jared had the perfect speech, and I barely let him finish before saying, "Yes!"

Describe your wedding vibe in one sentence:

Chip and Joanna rustic chic!

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


Where did you allocate the most funds?

Photography was so important to me. It's the one thing that lasts after the wedding day. We spent a lot of time looking for the perfect photographers for us and made sure to budget for that. We also wanted the food and drinks to be amazing, so we also gave ourselves some room in the budget to add some extras to our menu (hello, the best ribs in KC!), and added some special craft beer to our bar menu.

What was totally worth it?

McKenzie and her team. 250% worth all the money spent having all their help. I never worried about a thing, and our day was incredibly enjoyable and relaxed knowing that everything was being taken care of.

Share a few things that helped you along the way with planning a wedding.

In the planning stages, I used TheKnot.com a bunch to research vendors and read reviews. Instagram and Pinterest were helpful for inspiration and how-tos on the DIY things we created. And just asking friends their advice was really helpful in making decisions.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them.

This was a task that took Jared and I far more time than expected because we really did want the perfect songs for all the big moments. We spent a decent amount of time one day just listening to songs on Spotify, picking out ones for walking down the aisle, introducing our wedding party, first dance, etc.

For the dance party playlist, we really leaned into our DJ, Ryan, from Platinum DJ. He had the perfect mix of new and old songs that kept people on the dance floor all night.

Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell!

I borrowed the veil my sister wore for her wedding. I liked the idea of having something shared between us.

Do you have any practical advice for a soon-to-be bride? If so, please share your tips!

Don't let others pressure you into things you don't want or need. It's your day and should reflect both you and your significant other's personalities. Do what makes you happy.

What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together?

Jared and I have talked about how getting married feels the same but really different at the same time. A lot of our day-to-day is the same, but becoming The Barthulys makes it feel so much more like we're starting something new. We're looking forward to traveling together, making memories doing mundane things like visiting new breweries, and creating a home together.

Let us know one thing that WOWed you while working with McKenzie Phillips.

It's hard to pick just one thing! McKenzie and her team did so much work to make everything go so smoothly the day of and were incredibly friendly to everyone. Honestly, this was the best money we spent for the entire wedding. I did not worry about anything and got to enjoy every step of the day. I had full trust in McKenzie and her team. Even though I knew she had several other brides, she always made me feel like I was the only person she was working with and made sure I was happy with everything.

Photographer: Black Coffee Photo Co. | Ceremony & Reception: Mission Theatre | Catering: Slap’s BBQ | Florist: Kukka DIY Wedding Flowers | Cake, Cupcakes & PB Balls: McLain’s Bakery | Pies: Ashleigh’s Bake Shop | Donuts: LaMar’s | DJ: Platinum DJ | Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth | Hair & Makeup: The Hair Parlour | Bride’s Gown: Essence of Australia from Belle Vogue | Accessories: Earrings - Lillie’s Loft on Etsy | Bridesmaid Dresses: RenzRags on Etsy | Menswear: Jos A. Bank & Ties from HeySir on Etsy