Darcie and Aaron's Wedding

Our September wedding in Leawood was amazing. Even though we fought with the rain, our outdoor pictures and ceremony went off without a hitch. The Lodge at Ironwoods, while being a bit pricey for what you get, was worth it as so many of our guests said that it was such a unique venue. In the end, we're married and what can be better than that!

Vendors & Venues Reviews

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The Lodge at Ironwoods
Leawood, KS
Ceremony & Reception

The Lodge at Ironwoods was a great ceremony and reception hall. We had 150 people for a ceremony out on the patio and for dinner inside. They provided the tables and chairs. We were able to decorate outside before our rental time started which made the venue affordable for us and the days timeline possible. They did unfortunately require off-duty police officers and that we obtain an alcohol permit from the city. Overall we were very happy with having such a fantastic venue.


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Encore Elite Entertainment
Olathe, KS
DJs

Brad was very helpful throughout the entire planning process. When we weren't able to get a day of coordinator, Brad really stepped up and made sure the day ran as smoothly as possible. People were on the dance floor all night and I'm still receiving compliments on how great of a DJ he was. He really put my fears of having that hokey and cheesy DJ to rest!


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Hawes Photography
Leawood, KS
Photographers

Aaron and Heather are an amazing photographer team! From day one, they've were amazing to communicate with and always answered emails quickly. Our engagement session was relaxing and the pictures came out better than we hoped. The day of the wedding we fought the weather, but they were prepared for anything and I know we'll be 120% satisfied with our end pictures. They're amazingly talented photgraphers and well worth every penny we spent!


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Carole Brotherton, Costco
Palos Heights, IL
Florists

Carole did an amazing job on our bouquets. We didn't need a ton of floral arrangements, but the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets and my toss bouquet were amazing. She was able to incorporate my late father's hankies and a part of my grandmother's wedding dress which my mother also carried in a beautiful and creative way. It meant a lot to me that she was able to come up with such a beautiful design. And her cost...AMAZING!! I couldn't believe we were able to keep everything under $300. A bride on a buget's dream!


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Bridal Extraordinaire
Shawnee, KS
Tuxedos

We rented 5 tuxes from Bridal Extraordinaire and they fit perfectly. All of the groomsmen mentioned that it was the best fitting tux they had ever rented. The return policy was flexible and made it so we didn't have to worry about anything the day after the wedding. Overall a great experience and we'll rent from then again!


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Bed, Bath and Beyond
Leawood, KS
Registry

They had a great return policy and everything that was shipped to our house made it there in great condition. They made our registry easy to read for our guests. My one disappointment with BBB was that when an item would be discontinued or not be available, I wouldn't get any notice or email. I contstantly had to check my registry to make sure things were available either in the store or so that our guest could order the item. In the end, it made it hard for our guests as there was a lot that wasn't available in the store and it took the surprise away from me.


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