WHO DID WHAT
Caterer, cake and flowers: Cosentino’s Price Chopper, Lee’s Summit
Photographer: Marissa Cribbs Photography
Gown: Watters Wtoo, Altar Bridal
Bridal jacket: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids
Hair stylist: Roxana Dolson of B-Envied Salon
Makeup stylists: Dani Jo Bellomy of Dani Jo Bell Makeup Artistry and Hillary Rehms
Groom and groomsmen suits: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Danny Collins – DC Entertainment
Decor, drapery and uplighting: Ultrapom
After ten years of dating, there was no question in Jana Meister’s mind that she and her boyfriend, Nick Enevoldsen, would get married. The one thing the local style blogger didn’t know, however, was when Enevoldsen would finally pop the question.
It was at a family barbecue last July when the dream of getting married turned into a reality for the Kansas City couple. Enevoldsen surprised Meister by getting down on one knee in front of their family members in an emotional, long-awaited proposal.
“I started crying, and he was crying too,” Meister says. “We dated for so long and wanted to get engaged for so long, so when it actually happened, it was crazy.”
For the next 13 months, Meister planned a colorful summer wedding at Stonehaus Farms Winery in Lee’s Summit, a venue the two discovered together.
“I loved that it was an intimate space,” Meister says. “I knew I wanted the wedding to be simple, but still chic and elegant.”
The bride turned to Cosentino’s Price Chopper for her flowers, cake and food, which alleviated the stress of coordinating the details of her vision with multiple vendors.
“The fact that they worked as a team together was really helpful,” Meister says.
Choosing a wedding dress was also a worry-free process for the bride-to-be, who fell in love with a long-sleeve lace gown from Watters Wtoo—the first dress she tried on at Altar Bridal.
“I tried on about eight more, but kept going back to that one,” Meister says.
With the details nailed down and the vendors in place, all Meister had left to do on August 20th was walk down the aisle to the arbor where her future husband was waiting—a moment that turned out to be a peaceful, memorable experience.
“I remember that moment the most—walking to the arbor,” Meister says. “It was right as the sun was setting, and the wind was blowing. It was just really beautiful.”
Following the intimate ceremony with just the couple’s immediate family, the newlyweds were greeted by 200 of their guests at their reception.
“When we walked into the reception hall and saw all those people, it was a really great moment,” Meister says.