Real Wedding | Natasha + Paul

Bold colors, do-it-yourself design and an amazingly beautiful Cathedral set this wedding apart from the rest.  I love, love, love the bridesmaids dresses – varying styles all in a stunning bright blue hue. How cool is it that Natasha envisioned her dream wedding gown long before she and Paul were engaged? And when she discovered the Winnie Couture Voletta dress, she knew it was meant to be hers…an inspired look for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

Natasha + Paul  | Sept 10, 2011 | Kansas City, Missouri  & Kansas

The ceremony

We celebrated our ceremony in the gorgeous Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  The setting was intimate yet breathtaking and the music touched every soul present. 

The reception

We wanted a modern twist on a Tuscan themed reception using the wedding colors of royal blue and sunshine yellow, our own hand made personal touches, and simple yet elegant decor.  We chose Meadowbrook Country Club because of the beautiful view outside the ballroom’s floor to ceiling windows and the entire building was a blank canvas that Paul and I saw transformed in our minds into our dream wedding reception. We had the cocktail hour in the Club bar area with the ballroom doors draped and closed until the wedding party announced it was open.  Guests were able to enjoy the wonderful view not only from the ballroom windows where we danced the night away, but also outside on the wrap around balcony where we were able to watch the sunset.  As avid nature lovers we truly wanted to bring the outside in and bring everyone inside out!

How Natasha found her dream wedding dress

By the time I graduated high school, I had cut and paste images of wedding dresses to create the dress of my dreams…the hardest part was finding it!  I knew I wanted a strapless, sweetheart neckline on a fitted dress and a flamenco style skirt with ruffles.  I never thought I would want a lace dress, but the moment I saw the Voletta dress,  I lost my breath and almost cried.  I hadn’t even tried it on yet! It was everything I wanted plus more: the gorgeous beading around the waist, the sexy buttons down the back, and it was so comfortable! I love the fact that this dress is the only one of its kind in the world-completely unique. 

How Natasha felt in her wedding dress

WOW, Breathtaking, Radiant

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

I know how hard it is to have a vision in mind of your PERFECT dress and try to find it-well here it is!  The immense joy this dress brought me was priceless, and I hope another bride is able to have that feeling for a fraction of the cost.  To know that someone else is enjoying this great treasure is treasure in itself.

Natasha’s wedding dress: Winnie Couture, Voletta

Photography: Van Deusen Photography