A rooftop wedding in the heart of Kansas City



When Alyssa Woddy and Adam Barletter’s the big day arrived, everything was perfect—except the weather.

“All week, it was rain, then no rain, rain, then no rain, and I thought, ‘This is Kansas City, we won’t know the weather until it happens,’” Alyssa recounts.

Naturally, as Alyssa and her dad walked into the ceremony, they were greeted by a monsoon, but they wouldn’t let it dampen the day.

Through the rain, Alyssa shined in a clean-lined ivory dress by Jill Jill Stuart, which she paired with nude gold wedges and Kate Spade stud earrings. Her bracelet was an heirloom borrowed from the mother of the groom. Adam and his groomsmen opted for navy gingham dress shirts and slacks, paired with monogrammed ties from The Tie Bar.

“We made the ceremony super quick and the rain made everything really light-hearted,” she says. “In the pictures, you could see through the groomsmen’s shirts. Everyone was laughing and having a good time.”

After drying off, guests reconvened in the ballroom, where The Terrace’s in-house chef prepared dinner. For dessert, the newlyweds skipped cake in favor of glazed donuts from McLain’s Bakery—an homage to the early days in their relationship when Adam asked Alyssa to be his girlfriend over a half-dozen donuts.

Following dinner, guests danced late into the evening to the sounds of DJ Connection before the couple made an outside-the-box getaway.

“We were staying at The Westin at Crown Center and when we booked, they told us they would give us a ride back if we would give them a call,” she says laughing. “Well, turns out, they don’t. We ended up having to call an Uber!”


Ceremony & reception site: The Terrace on Grand
Caterer: The Terrace on Grand
Photographer: Marissa Cribbs Photography 
Flowers: Poppy and Clover Floral 
Gown: Jill Jill Stuart from BHLDN
Jewelry: Kate Spade earrings, heirloom bracelet
Engagement ring & wedding bands: Shane Co.
Hair: Bethany Axe
Groom & groomsmen’s attire: Stafford at JCPenney, Ties from The Tie Bar
Dessert: Glazed donuts from McLain’s Bakery
Music: DJ Connection
Favors: The Photo Bus
Invitations: Designed by the bride
Accommodations: The Westin Crown Center





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