As featured on Junebug Weddings,
It’s hard to say what I loved most about Madison and Dylan’s Kansas wedding because, honestly, the entire day felt so intentional, intimate, and God centered! The couple’s outdoor ceremony was bursting with joy and heartfelt worship, and the natural setting at the bride’s parent’s home made it all the more beautiful. To complement the earthy feel of the space, the couple chose neutral hues — inspired by the bridesmaids’ mismatched dresses — and added deep red accents for a truly elegant and romantic look. For a slight bohemian feel, they also included antlers, wood table accents, and mismatched candle holders and vases. No detail was left unattended!
Madison said about choosing her wedding theme,
“For our wedding vibe, I wanted everything to look and feel earthy but glam and eclectic all at the same time. One aspect that I really believe set the tone for my overall look was my mismatched bridesmaids’ gowns. I actually chose my bridesmaids’ gowns before I decided on colors or before I picked out my wedding dress. Their gowns gave me all my inspiration! I love deep reds and greenery, as well, and I wanted to tie that in.“
When asked about her favorite parts of the day, Madison got emotional.
“The whole day was so memorable because I felt God’s presence everywhere and I felt so much peace and joy. But when I get asked about the most memorable part of my day, two images come to my mind. The first being the image of me waiting to walk down the aisle. The plan was for my dad and me to drive up to the ceremony in his vintage Ford pickup. Before we started driving though, my dad asked how I was feeling. Right at that moment, I felt God’s presence in the most tangible way, and I started to cry because I knew that my earthly father and Heavenly Father would walk me down the aisle to leave my old self and become one with my new husband.“
After putting together such a gorgeous wedding, Madison gave some advice to future couples:
“The best planning advice I would give to someone is to focus on where the treasure is in your day. What does your heart most look forward to? Is it to marry the one you love? Or is it on all the tiny details? I loved picking out my colors and all the beautiful decor and getting to dress up in a beautiful white gown, but I learned that walking down the aisle and saying “yes” to all the promises of marriage was more important than stressing over everything else! Have a vision for your day, enjoy planning that vision, but don’t get caught up in things that don’t matter. Time flies the day of your wedding so try to live in the moment as much as possible!“
I’m so honored I got to capture this incredibly special day!
“Our photographer was and is one of my favorite human beings to this day! We first met on our engagement shoot and I felt like she went above and beyond to make us happy. Monique is so laid back but she knows what she’s doing and is extremely personable. She made my entire experience so fun and I consider her one of my friends! The day of it felt like she was a friend I had known forever and it’s really special to be able to work with someone that genuinely cares about every detail.” -Madison & Dylan
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Monique Serra Photography
Event Planning – Supply Event Rentals & Design
Floral Design – Regeena’s Flowers & Events
Cake – Bakeology by Haley Robbin
DJ – Complete Weddings & Films
Videography – UMC Films
Stationery – Tumbleweed Press
Hair and Makeup Artist – Salon MUAH
Wedding Dress – LeAnn’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS, Free People, and Reformation
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – ASOS
Photo Booth – Snap It Upp Bus