Wedding days remind us again and again about the importance of connection. And, sometimes it’s the couple who reminds our team how small our vast world actually is! During one of my first phone calls with Victoria, I learned she had just been hired for a job, which was exciting and not too unusual. However, when I learned she was hired for the exact role one of my best friends was leaving in order to move home to Indianapolis, I stopped in my tracks. The odds of that happening are so slim, and I felt reminded once again that I was meant to work with Victoria and her soon-to-be husband, Mike.
Victoria + Mike’s wedding planning was already well underway. They already had their venue, florals, catering, and more. I was, perhaps, the most excited to see how they honored Victoria’s Korean heritage throughout their multicultural wedding celebration. Their venue, Neidhammer, is a small event space located on top of a coffee shop where they host weddings and events. It was our team’s first time in the space; however, it surely won’t be our last. It was a perfect fit for Victoria + Mike, and I will forever believe it’s a lovely spot for intimate soirees!
The Neidhammer also has a space for brides to get ready, which is where Victoria and her sister spent their morning together. I have to note how much I loved that Victoria + Mike chose to have a small bridal party – a maid of honor for her and best man for him – because their added duo felt so intentional and truly invested in the pair.
Their wedding day officially was underway once their American ceremony began. I was in complete awe of Victoria’s dress from Marie Gabriel Couture, thanks to the gorgeous layers, beading, and illusion bodice. As their first ceremony concluded, guests mingled together during cocktail hour while Victoria + Mike prepared for their Korean ceremony. The traditions and beautiful colors on display were gorgeous! The nods to Victoria’s heritage only continued during their reception – a pair of Mandarin ducks faced each other on their sweetheart table as a symbol of their devotion to each other forever, and Korean dolls also appeared on their cake table.
The rain may have never once stopped throughout Victoria + Mike’s entire wedding day, but it did not give these two pause. Instead, they never hesitated to jump out in the rain with their photographer, Jennifer Van Elk Photography, and they captured beautiful images as a result!
Victoria + Mike, I cannot wait to see where your adventure together takes you next, and I hope we share more mutual connections in Kansas City and Indianapolis.
Photography: Jennifer Van Elk Photography
Ceremony + Reception: Neidhammer
Wedding Coordination: Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Floral Design: Grounded Plant and Floral Co.
Baker: Taylor’s Bakery
Catering: A Cut Above Catering
Transportation: Miller Transportation
Invitations + Stationery: Tentwentytwo Designs
Gown: Marie Gabriel Couture
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: King’s Image
Rings: Diamonds Direct + Shane Co.
Hair: MDG Salon