Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy Caton Day!

When a wedding reply card makes a Carly Rae Jepsen reference in such a subtle way, you know it's going to be good. Couple that with it being the wedding of one of your very best friends, and you know it's going to be awesome. Every detail of Molly and Jason's Kansas City wedding was a work of love. It was witty, whimsical, and oh-so-sweet in practically every way.

The weekend kicked off with a bridesmaid luncheon at the Bristol in downtown KC, where I feasted like a king on a lobster roll and my very own miniature key lime pie. I must admit that after this meal I was legitimately concerned about being able to squeeze into my bridesmaid dress the following day. That concern clearly didn't prevent me from keeping the overeating trend live and well at the rehearsal dinner as I devoured a plate of Jack Stack, some classic Kansas City BBQ, and then preceded to sample a few (a few is three, yes?) cupcakes from Baby Cakes.

On the wedding morning, we lounged around in our suite at the incredible Ambassador Hotel while getting pretty for the big day. These Kate Spade fragment cluster stud earrings were a gift to Molly and the final touch to her wedding day look.   

We were soon off to galavant around town with our bride, while taking photos with their amazingly gifted photographer, Rusty, of Waldron Photograph Co. It was hard to put my camera away but I did my best knowing that Rusty was going to get the money shots. I did manage to snap this picture of her while waiting for our ride in the lobby of the hotel. Isn't she a stunner? 

It wasn't long into group pictures that the whole wedding party ended up enjoying drinks at Pierpont's in Union Station, one of the couple's favorite spots. I ordered the first concoction listed on the menu, the Bitter of the Sweet, made with house-made tangerine syrup, Prosecco, Campari, lemon juice, and fresh parsley. So good. 

After some more windy picture taking, we headed to the church to make things official. There was such a sweet simplicity to this unique wedding. How many weddings have you been to that incorporates a love story between two dinosaurs? Or unity ink instead of a candle (she's a writer, he's a designer)? Molly's cousin jammed out on this guitar for the music. It was pretty perfect.

I was completely obsessed with the wedding flowers, especially Molly's bouquet. After the ceremony, we danced, we laughed, and we corn-holed the night away at the reception.

Of course, we ate and drank some more too. My favorite food-related thing at the reception was undoubtedly the groom's cake made of Bavarian Kreme donuts from Dunkin' Donuts.

Great success.

Cheers to you, Mr. and Mrs. Caton!


Kelli Long said...

Such pretty pictures!

Caroline said...

Beautiful post. Beautiful girls. Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

Thanks, Kelli! Happy Anniversary to you!

Allison said...

Thanks, Caroline. We've all gone from munchkins to married!

Molly Jane said...

Thank you for such a beautiful recap of my favorite day ever. I love you!

Allison said...

It was a great day! xo