MONICA & DAVID

WHO DID WHAT

Ceremony: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 
Reception and catering: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 
Cake: Sweet Bliss Cakery 
Coordinator: Michael Nolte
Flowers: Trapp and Company 
Photography and videography: Wirken Photography 
Dress: Reem Acra from The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, Texas
Bride’s accessories: Bulgari necklace and bracelet, on loan from a private collection
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ML Monique Lhuillier, the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s suits: Calvin Klein, Tip Top Tux 
Band: IDT Band, Dallas, Texas
Hair and makeup: Nick Jenkins at Skyline Salon
Transportation: Overland Limousine Service
Growing up near the Country Club Plaza, Monica, a Denver-based architect, always envisioned her wedding reception at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

“On a national level, it’s an incredibly beautiful building and a fine piece of architecture,” she says. “But personally, I grew up taking art classes there and remember playing on the swings at Rockhill Tennis Club while looking up at the building. It was a part of my childhood, something I always admired.”

She wanted friends and family from across the country to experience the reception site as a museum, so they were escorted through the Egyptian exhibit upon arrival on their way to the cocktail reception in the Nelson’s Rozzelle Court Restaurant.

And Monica wanted to share her favorite view of the Kansas City landmark with its columns lit up at night, so 250 wedding guests were invited to take a champagne flute to the south steps of the museum for toasts and to watch the cake- cutting set up on the first landing.

“It was a crazy idea of mine that worked out beautifully with just the light from the columns and the trees,” she says. “It was one of my favorite moments that day.”

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