Sydney and James tied the knot with a lavish and fun wedding celebration at the Madrid Theater in Kansas City! They wanted their romantic wedding to inspire other couples to fearlessly pursue a marriage of their own.
With the help of family and friends, Sydney and James were able to have the wedding of their dreams, complete with gorgeous decor and meaningful details. From the gold details to the lush floral arch, stunning centerpieces, and custom favors, their wedding exuded romance, elegance, and fun!
You could just feel the positive energy from all of our guests.Sydney (Bride)
Photographer Austin Christian beautifully captured the joy and positive energy of the couple and their loved ones throughout their big day. Sydney and James are already looking forward to their vowel renewal in the future and can hardly wait to do it all again!
See below for more details!
Couple: James and Sydney
Occupations: Post Bar Law Clerk | Women’s Health Physical Therapist
Wedding date: 10/10/21
Wedding location: Madrid Theatre Kansas City, MO
- Gifts for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: Custom mugs and tumblers, embroidered robes, custom clutch bags, makeup for wedding day | Grill set and custom aprons
- Gifts for one another: Custom “Curls” pendant for the bride
- Ceremony entrance song: Bride’s entrance – My Song by H.E.R.
- First dance song: Spend My Life by Eric Benet
How did you meet?
We first met during undergrad at a party, then met again 2 years later at church.
Tell us about the proposal
After a day of brunch and shopping with her girlfriends, Sydney was lured to a distillery for what she thought was a happy hour before a game night. Unbeknownst to her, James rented out a speakeasy at that distillery and filled it with their family and friends for a surprise proposal. He said a beautiful speech and got down on one knee with Sydney’s dream ring. After she said “yes” they had a celebratory cocktail hour followed by an engagement party at James’ mother’s home.
I decided to design my dress with Anomalie. My shopping experience was difficult because my bridesmaids and mother live in different states. On top of that, the dresses I did try on weren’t quite right. It was amazing to be able to get exactly what I wanted – a mermaid gown with intricate soft lace and subtle sparkle.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
YES! We jumped the broom – which is a tradition dating back to slavery and even Africa. It was a way to honor our culture and history. The broom was custom-made and is now in our living room as decor.
What is the best memory from your wedding?
Our legendary pronouncement! Our pastor made it so hype for us and you could just feel the positive energy from him and all of our guests.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Go all out and do what you want. You only get to do this once (hopefully) so make your dreams come true and ENJOY YOUR DAY!