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We don’t have enough kind words to say about Lauren and Dalton. But one of the best ways to describe them is by saying that they radiate joy and kindness. Their wedding day was definitely a reflection of them! With elevated rustic details and intentional moments like a private first dance, this Wichita wedding was incredibly memorable and sweet. Before we tell you all about it, make sure you check out their incredible vendor team who brought it all together!
Church: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Venue: Brick & Mortar
Photography: Staci Brucks Photography
Videographer: The Brickhouse Films
Makeup: Beauty Call Co.
Lighting & Rentals: Le Luci Lighting & Design
Linens & Rentals: Event Elements
Hair: Pins + Knots
Florist: Moore Flowers
Catering: District Taqueria
Bar: Xclusive Events
Cake: Cake Affairs
Party Bus: Party Express Bus
Photo Booth: Brianna Huynh Photography
Stationery: Ox Ink
Dress: Dress Gallery
Menswear: Bloom Formals
Alterations: Quickstitch Alterations by Juliana
Lauren and her crew opted to get ready on-site at Brick & Mortar on the morning of the wedding, and we’re so glad they did! We’ve said before that this venue has the best getting-ready suites for brides and grooms in Wichita. They have a spacious layout, soft seating, and plenty of counter space and mirrors for even larger groups. They enjoyed Chick-fil-A and mimosas for breakfast. And then Lauren got the ultimate beauty treatment from Pins + Knots and Beauty Call Co.!
All of Lauren’s details were simple but incredibly thoughtful with plenty of personal touches. Her gown was stunning with a gorgeous lace bodice and lace-trimmed train. And her shoes and earrings elevated the look even more with subtle pearl and rhinestone detailing.
Her bouquet featured white and cream roses with eucalyptus and bleached ferns and ruscus. We’re still not over the modern and impactful design of their invitation suite that Ox Ink created!
While Lauren was getting dressed, Dalton took some portraits in Brick + Mortar’s Topeka room.
Dalton wore a dark grey suit with champagne accents, and he looked fantastic. You could tell how excited he was to marry his best friend this entire day!
Meanwhile, Lauren headed into the main reception hall to do a first look with her mom. Her mom got to attend most of our meetings, and we loved working with them both and seeing how well they worked as a team! Lauren’s dad had passed away, so this first look was extra special.
Next up, Staci Brucks Photo grabbed some of our all-time favorite bridal portraits using the dramatic mid-day lighting inside! Lauren is obviously gorgeous, and our secret is that she’s just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
Like seriously, how beautiful is one person allowed to be?!
Lauren and Dalton had a church ceremony. So they took advantage of the time before heading to the church to grab some photos with their sides of the bridal party! Dalton’s mom adjusted his boutonniere before his groomsmen photos. We love getting to see moments like these between parents and their children on such a big day!
With 8 people on each side of their bridal party, this group was large and a ton of fun! The men wore suits matching Dalton’s, and the bridesmaids wore taupe gowns. Everyone looked great!
After taking their photos, the guys headed off to the church first, followed by the ladies… And this is where we have a crazy story for you! On the way to the church, the car that Dalton was in got into a minor accident. Luckily no one was hurt, but he ended up being later than expected (although still on time for the ceremony).
It gave us quite a scare. But this is a great example of the fact that there are so many things that will be outside of your control on your wedding day. It’s good to plan and be organized, but you have to hold your plans with an open hand. If you’re not able to roll with the punches and adapt as things happen, you won’t be able to enjoy your day to the fullest. Dalton handled it really well. And Lauren didn’t know about it at all… until he told her at the altar, haha!
Despite all the craziness that had just happened, they had a beautiful ceremony as they tied the knot!
After the ceremony, the new Mr. and Mrs. Scott exited the church to cheers from their guests and lots of bubbles. And then sneaked back in for some family photos!
After wrapping up family photos, the newlyweds, their bridal party, and some friends all hopped on a party bus and traveled around town for more photos! Sometimes we have couples who aren’t sure if they need or want a party bus. You don’t need one if you’re having your ceremony and reception at the same place, but if you’ll already be traveling you might as well have fun doing it!
We’re in love with how these full bridal party photos turned out!
Of course, you have to get the fun shots too. Their photographer Staci knows how to direct a group!
Lauren and Dalton definitely had that just-married glow. Just look at those smiles!
We love a good action shot with the veil! And these portraits are totally frame-worthy.
After wrapping up the rest of their photos, it was time to hop back on the party bus and head to Brick + Mortar to prep for the reception!
Meanwhile, guests were arriving at the venue to enjoy a cocktail hour. We love using cocktail hour spaces to include fun details for guests to enjoy! We placed a welcome sign with floral swag at the entrance. One of the things Lauren and Dalton loved about the venue was its unique ties to Wichita’s history. So we had small signs printed to share its story.
Our favorite detail was their seating chart! Lauren’s stepdad made these iron frames, and Lauren had the seating chart and a corresponding “Find your seat” sign printed on a foam board. It was super easy to install these, and they looked fantastic!
We were putting the finishing touches on the reception hall in preparation for a special moment when they arrived, so they took advantage of some more portraits on the outdoor patio.
Inside, the candles were lit, the lighting was set, and everything was ready for Lauren and Dalton’s private first dance! We’re still in love with the gathered draping and uplighting Le Luci installed against the brick wall. It set the stage as people walked in and made a gorgeous statement!
With plenty of ambient light from pillar candles, floating candles, and textured globe lamps, the room felt cozy and romantic. The venue’s wooden x-back chairs and loose eucalyptus on some tables tied in a subtle rustic feel while leaving the overall design modern and elevated!
We draped satin taupe napkins at each seat. You don’t need a full place setting for your guests, but having napkins draped or folded at each seat fills out the rest of your table space nicely and is a great way to tie in your color palette!
For the head table, we used 3 large farm tables to create a King’s table with the bridal party seated on both sides. This is one of our favorite head table setups because it allows the bridal party to have conversations and feel more connected during dinner instead of only being able to talk with the people on either side of them. And if you have a smaller bridal party, this design would allow you to seat their dates with them!
Before seeing any of their guests, we cleared out the room so Lauren and Dalton could share a private first dance.
We brainstormed this idea with Lauren at one of her meetings, and it’s the latest thing that we’re absolutely obsessed with! If your timeline and venue setup allows for it, a private first dance will allow you and your new spouse to slow down and refocus on each other before the craziness of the rest of the evening begins. Time really does fly on your wedding day, and you only get a few minutes alone together unless you’re intentional about adding in events like this to your schedule. We definitely recommend adding one to your own timeline!
After their dance, Lauren and Dalton took a break to freshen up while guests found their seats inside. Once everyone was seated, Lauren and Dalton got the party started with their grand entrance!
They went straight into cutting their cake and popping some bubbly! The cake was a two-tiered semi-naked cake by Cake Affairs. Their cakes are always delicious.
Dinner was a delicious taco bar provided by District Taqueria. Unfortunately, they’ve since gone out of business. But we still love the idea of having your favorite local restaurant cater your wedding! Especially if you’re planning a Wichita wedding, we have so many great locally-owned places that do a great job of catering.
Once everyone had gotten their food, the best man, maids of honor, and Lauren’s stepdad gave lovely toasts to celebrate the bride and groom.
This next part was SO much fun. The bridal party played the survivor game, and everyone in the room was dying from laughter!
To play the game, everyone grabs a chair and brings it onto the dance floor. The DJ will call out an item like a belt, shoe, or lipstick, and everyone has to run out into the crowd to find the item from the guests. While they’re up, someone will take away a chair or two, and whoever gets back last is out. This keeps going until you have a winner! A fun spin on this game if you’re not doing a dollar dance is to make the item for the very last round cash (with your guests knowing they won’t get it back, of course!). Whoever can gather the most cash for the bride and groom wins!
Once the game was over, guests were able to grab a drink or go back through the buffet for seconds while Lauren and Dalton took some sunset photos near the venue!
All of their portraits from their entire day were gold. I’m glad I’m not the one who had to pick favorites to frame because it would have taken me ages!
Lauren and Dalton rented Le Luci’s road sign to point guests to the venue entrance as they arrived, so they grabbed a fun photo op with it too!
Once they were back, Lauren’s godfather led the guests in a Grand March (a German wedding tradition) to kick off the dance floor.
After circling around outside, the marchers brought Lauren and Dalton back indoors for their second first dance, and it was just as romantic as their first first dance! 😉
After their dance, Lauren danced with her stepdad and Dalton danced with his mom. We love seeing these parent dances on wedding days. They’re such a beautiful rite of passage from one phase of life to another!
After that, the dance floor was officially open, and Lauren and Dalton partied the night away with their guests! It was such a fun night, and everyone had an amazing time!
Lauren and Dalton, we truly mean it when we say you were a dream to work with. I gained a friend through our time wedding planning together, and our team loved being a part of your day! We’re so excited to watch your sweet family grow, and we wish you all the best for all the adventures ahead of you. With a love like yours, we know your marriage will stand the test of time. We love you!
The Radiantly Curated Team