From the luxury hotel venue, the pale pink, ivory + white details, to the mid-day “house party” — Brandi + Kip’s big day is best described as formal, but relaxed. They focused on planning a day that was not only a celebration for them as a couple, but a celebration for EVERYONE. Making sure a seating chart was in place for their guests and inviting everyone to dance the night away were at the top of the priority list. The inspiration is endless from this fairy-tale wedding captured by The Mullers.
FROM THE BRIDE: We were so focused on making OUR day a celebration for EVERYONE. We strongly believe our relationship works because of our friends and family that surround and encourage us. We skipped a lot of traditional details so our guests could get right to what they do best — dance. Because our ceremony and reception were at the same place, we skipped the traditional party bus and opted to use the Presidential Suite at the Magnolia to throw a “house party” instead. Looking back, I can’t get those moments out of my head. Even our videographer and photographer put down their cameras to let loose and enjoy themselves! That meant a lot to me.
If I could give advice to engaged couples, it would be to stick to your instincts. There are so many trendy and new ideas floating around all over the place but it won’t resonate with you later if it doesn’t have a direct tie to your relationship. If you like woodland textures and glam colors, put them together. If you want your bridesmaids to have white as an option, don’t let someone talk you out of it. I’m proud to say from beginning to end, Kip and I did what we wanted. We held loosely to the things we couldn’t control and tightly to the things that mattered to us. In the end, you’re in love and MARRIED whether you had an open bar or not.
Photographer: The Mullers // Venue + Catering + Guest Accommodations: Magnolia Hotel Omaha // Wedding Gown + Alterations: Ellynne Bridal // Makeup: Casey Donner of Kiss + Makeup – A Beauty Boutique // Bride’s Bracelet: Borsheims // Menswear: Emsud’s Clothiers // Engagement Ring: Nebraska Diamond // Wedding Bands: A.T. Thomas Jewelers // Floral Design: I Bloom. // Rentals: Nostalgia Rentals // Cake + Cupcakes: Goldenrod Pastries // Music: Complete Weddings + Events | Lincoln-Norfolk // Videography: Suit & Tie Films