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Contents

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06 The Dress

This season's most exciting trends in dresses are sure to become instant classics.

10 Pinterest

Plan your wedding on Pinterest with these essential pin boards.

How to leave your guests wanting more cake.

Men’s Store

16 Registry & Bridal Party Gifts Area merchants showcase gifts for the bride, the couple and the entire bridal party.

Bridal Registry

20 The flowers

Accent your wedding with the perfect flowers.

22 The Timeline

Keeping track of your to-dos is easy with this checklist.

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• Wedding Parties • Proms

12 The cake

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23 Facility Directory Find the perfect wedding or reception site in the Lawrence area.

30 Upcoming Events Calendar Mark your calendar for upcoming bridal events.

On the cover Dress: Justin Alexander. Natural waist, strapless dupioni silk ballgown cinched at the waist with a flat bow sash. Bridal Extraordinaire, www.BridalExtraordinaire.com Headpiece (detail above): Giselle. Ivory satin flowered headband with a Russian bridge cage veil. Bridal Extraordinaire, www.BridalExtraordinaire.com Jewelry: Meg Jewelry. Candlelight earrings and necklace. Mia's Bridal & Tailoring Flowers: Blue hydrangea and curly willow. Owens Flower Shop Photograph by Jason Dailey

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GOWN Modeca. Tulle and alencon lace ballgown with a jewel neckline embellished with a beaded waist band. Bridal Salon Bridal Extraordinaire www.BridalExtraordinaire.com Jewelry (Bridal Extraordinaire) Headpiece: Haute Bride. Blush Crystal headband. Earrings: Yolanta. Blush pearl and crystal cluster earrings 6

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GOWN Casablanca-2097. Heavily beaded bodice with a soft sweetheart neckline, a draped Perfecting Satin skirt is accented by a beaded band at the natural waist. Bridal Salon Mia's Bridal & Tailoring www.MiasBridal.com Jewelry Meg Jewelry. Cierra cuff. Candlelight earrings.

Opposite Page: GOWN Alfred Angelo-2300. Net, satin, embroidered lace with crystal beading, sequins rhinestones satin and organza flowers, organza ribbon chapel train. Bridal Salon Mia's Bridal & Tailoring www.MiasBridal.com Jewelry (Bridal Extraordinaire) Earrings: Haute Bride. Headpiece: Giselle.

Love at first sight. You deserve a setting as beautiful as you on your wedding day. Situated on over 300 acres Alvamar’s main dining room complete with a limestone fireplace and cozy outdoor patio, offers unsurpassed views of Lawrence’s landscape. We offer dedicated and professional staff to assist you through the planning process so you can enjoy your wedding day! In addition to onsite reception coordination, we can introduce you to our preferred vendors for invitations, flowers, DJ’s photographers, transportation and more. Alvamar also specializes in a number of pre-wedding events including bridal showers and engagement parties, bachelor/bachelorette or family golf events, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and morning after brunches. From 20 to 320 or more, Alvamar is the ideal host for your special day, and every day along the way.

Alvamar Country Club Wedding Package includes • Consultation and planning with onsite Event Coordinator • Champagne for the bride and groom • Photo opportunities with Alvamar’s beautiful scenery • Complimentary parking • and much more

GOWN Enzoani. Strapless fit and flair tulle gown embellished with deconstructed chiffon flowers. Bridal Salon Bridal Extraordinaire www.BridalExtraordinaire.com Jewelry (Bridal Extraordinaire) Headpiece: Giselle. 8

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Photo shoot location: The Oread www.TheOread.com Flowers: Owens Flower Shop www.OwensFlowerShop.net

Kursten Minnis, Director of Event Sales Alvamar Country Club 785.842.7767 www.alvamar.com kminnis@alvamar.com ®


Essential Boards to Plan Your Wedding By Megan Spreer

Do you remember the episode of “Friends� where Monica Gellar whipped out a completed wedding binder the day after she got engaged to Chandler Bing? She had a section for each aspect of her wedding day organized before she even had a ring on her finger. Shocking? Not really. Many brides have been planning their wedding day in their heads, at least, since they were little girls. There are brides of 2013 that are guilty of the very thing Monica did. Yet, we don’t call them crazy. We call them Pinterest-ers. What is Pinterest? The social network calls itself a virtual pinboard allowing you to organize and share all of the beautiful things you find online in one place. Find the perfect wedding dress? Pin the photo from the website to your Pinterest board. See a fantastic ceremony photograph you’d love to recreate? Pin it. You can pin photos from your favorite wedding websites into one, easy-to-navigate account through this social network. You can even repin items that you see on other brides’ boards. There are already hundreds of different wedding-related pins and pinboards on Pinterest, but this is our list of the five essential wedding boards every bride should have to help plan her wedding day.

5. The Color Inspiration Board One of the first questions you’ll be asked as a soon-to-be bride is about your wedding colors. While you may already have the color or colors visualized in your head, it may be useful to find some real-life photo examples to help illustrate your vision to cake decorators, bridesmaids and wedding planners. For this board, cultivate pins that showcase the perfect shade of periwinkle for your centerpieces or the best version of the

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chartreuse you’re looking to find. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a wedding-related pin either. You can pin artwork by a famous artist or a photograph of spring flowers. Cultivate things that inspire you and portray the world you want your wedding to represent. 4. Photos that Make You Swoon Pinning photos, photo styles and poses you love will not only help you narrow down a list of photographers, it will also help

you direct the photographer you choose the kinds of photos you love from other weddings. You’ll find a plethora of wedding photos floating around Pinterest from Save the Date photo ideas to ceremony shots to honeymoon photos. Once you gather a good amount of photos for this board (10 or more), pinpoint the photography style you tend to choose the most. Do you like the whimsical, ethereal photos with romantic blurs or do you gravitate toward bright, vibrant shots with lots of contrast? Determine your own artistic style and then start the search for a photographer. Make sure to do this early as some of the most talented shutterflies can book up quickly. Then, once you make your choice and book your date, show him or her some of the photos or poses that you’ve loved from other weddings. It will help any photographer plan your wedding day shots. 3. DIY Projects As any bride soon finds out, weddings can be expensive. If cutting costs is important to you, a DIY board is a no-brainer. However, if cost isn’t a factor for your big day, a DIY project or two could still be an excellent resource and the perfect way to incorporate your personal style into your wedding day decor. Pinterest is full of various types of do-it-yourself projects other brides have found around the Web. The best part about this is that most of these pins will link back to a tutorial of some kind that will spell out how to tackle each project. Pin more projects than what you expect to be able to tackle. This will give you many options when you finally choose which you’d like to do when time and resources may be scarce. 2. Decor Perhaps one of the most prevalent pin topics on Pinterest regarding weddings is decor. You will see decor ideas for

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ceremony locations, reception halls, outdoor celebrations, bridal showers and bachelorette parties. You’ll find centerpiece ideas, invitation stenciling, unique aisle runners, table top arrangements, edible adornments for your cake, and so much more. If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer, don’t fret. It’s usually pretty easy to hire someone to take on the decorations you’d like to adorn your wedding day space. 1. The Dress (and Attire) Now we reach one of (if not THE) most important part of your wedding planning: the dress. On Pinterest, you will find gowns for virtually every type of bride in the world. The tricky part here is the fact that because brides all over the world are pinning their favorite gowns, some are not available in your area, which could lead to heartbreak. When searching already pinned wedding gowns on Pinterest, it’s best to use the social network as merely an inspirational tool rather than a shopping catalog. The same goes for when you’re looking for items for your wedding party. That being said, this board is by far one of the most important and the hardest for soon-to-be brides to resist. It’s also a great board to cultivate ideas on your favorite hairstyles, shoes, jewelry and your something blue. Pinterest has thousands of wedding pins and ideas to help you plan your day. This list of five essential boards is by no means meant to limit the number of boards you use to pin your wedding ideas as you navigate the world of wedding planning. In fact, it’s best that you have as many as what makes sense to you. Want a board solely dedicated to nail polish shades to wear on your big day? Go for it. Need a board dedicated to groom’s cakes shaped like armadillos? Do it. It’s your day. And it’s your Pinterest board.

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Let’s face it: after the brides’ dress, the most important item on a wedding guests’ mind is “what will the cake be like?” If the dress is the centerpiece of the wedding itself, then the cake takes center stage at the reception for sure. For most brides, however, this is the first time they’ve designed, ordered and served a cake to more than just a few people. How do you ensure enough cake for all of your guests? That the cake looks good in photos? That the cost won’t break your budget? First up, a trip to a bakery to visit with the cake professionals. At BellaRoca Designs, owners Joel Lopez and Desiree Liddell invite brides for a tasting and to talk about all aspects of the wedding. “What is your budget? How many guests will there be? Do you want a round or square cake? Do you want a top tier to save,” are all questions Lopez asks brides. Brides struggle with budget, flavors and the size of the cake, he says. For many, the initial cost is more than they expect, but he can help them work out how to make the cakes less expensive. Most baker/decorators encourage brides to collect pictures of cakes they like – from other weddings, magazines or online. “That really helps us bring out the personality of the couple,” says Kerry Ray, cake specialist at Hy-Vee. While many cakes reflect the personality of the particular couple, there are trends in cake décor, the professionals say. “We’re seeing a lot more simple designs, plain, but elegant,” Ray says. “We’re also seeing a lot that a natural and woodsy, using tree bark, sticks, etc. There aren’t a lot of roses or bells and whistles to them.” Lopez is seeing many brides who want KU Jayhawk-themed cakes, naturally, in Lawrence, but also many who want a smaller cake accented with cake pops that do double duty as a party favor for guests.

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Cake from Hy-Vee, 4000 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS www.Hy-Vee.com/resources/wedding

Allyson Fiander’s knows cake pops well – she owns Billy Vanilly, which specializes in cupcakes and cakepops, although it also makes traditional wedding cakes. Fiander says cupcakes offer couples more options. “They are more practical because you don’t have to have a server,” she says. “They also offer the couple the chance to choose as many flavors as they want and really tie into any theme they have.” Grooms’ cakes remain popular as well, becoming more and more personal to the couple, Lopez and Ray say. “We’ve done Jayhawks as Star Wars characters, a pheasant cake with a shotgun – they are sometimes really crazy,” Lopez says. Ray says grooms’ cakes used to be more formal, but have become less so in recent years and more and more reflective of the groom’s personality. “If they are into a certain team or a certain sport, that’s reflected,” Ray says. The major trend these professionals are seeing, however, is that couples are incorporating their own creativity and touches to the cake, making it an important part of the wedding and not an afterthought. “They are being really creative in what they are doing,” Fiander says.

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1. The Etc Shop. Stainless steel flask. www.theetcshop.com

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2. The Etc Shop. Archipelago Havana hand cream. www.theetcshop.com

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3. The Etc Shop. Osgood Marley leather triple zip travel kit. www.theetcshop.com 4. The Etc Shop. Archipelago Havana Shave cream. www.theetcshop.com

Registering for gifts is one of the most fun things about getting married. It is one of the few times in life when you are expected to tell people exactly what you want in a gift and, for the most part, they will oblige you. Some things to keep in mind as you peruse stores and fill out your wish list: 1. Register at more than one store. This will give breadth and depth to your list and offers your guests more than one option of where to shop.

Some Lawrence-area businesses with wedding registries:

2. Make sure you have a wide price range of gifts. Yes, this is an opportunity to ask for things you’d never buy or be able to afford for yourself, but keep in mind that your guests have budgets, too. And some will be buying you a shower and a wedding gift, so they will be spending a lot on you.

3. Choose some gifts that are traditional, even if your tastes aren’t. Again, your guests will likely not all be like you. Your grandmother may want to buy you a blender or candlesticks, while your closest friends may feel comfortable with funky household items.

4. Don’t use anything until after the wedding. You don’t want to think about anything coming up that will keep the wedding from happening, but it’s best to wait. 5. Don’t EVER put your registry locations on printed invitations, save the date cards, etc. Invitations are requests for someone’s presence, not a gift request. 16

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1. Weaver's. Fiesta® Dinnerware, four piece place setting in red. www.weaversinc.com 2. Phoenix Gallery. Ceramic handmade pitcher in light blue. Artist: Steve Coburn, Salina, KS. www.phoenixgalleryks.com 3. Weaver's. Le Creuset® cast iron round French oven in Marseille. www.weaversinc.com

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5. The Etc Shop. Brighton leather money clip. www.theetcshop.com 6. Bloom bath & body. Lollia is a go-to gift for many brides. Wish fragrance candle. 785-749-7321

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7. Bloom bath & body. Looking for a sweet simple reminder of a special day? This petite pearl frame is just that. 785-749-7321

4. Phoenix Gallery. Ceramic handmade bowl. Artist Paul Bouran-Blanket Creek Pottery. www.phoenixgalleryks.com

8. Bloom bath & body. Every bridesmaid needs a few goodies. Keep organized with this special bridesmaid bag! 785-749-7321

5. Phoenix Gallery. Ceramic handmade chip & dip in light blue. Artist: Steve Coburn, Salina, KS. www.phoenixgalleryks.com

9. Bloom bath & body. Lollia is a go-to gift for many brides. Wish fragrance hand creme. 785-749-7321

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2. The Etc shop. Mariana black/silver pendant. White cultured pearl necklace. www.theetcshop.com

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4. The Etc shop. Sade Design blue crystal bracelet. www.theetcshop.com

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5. The Etc shop. Akoya cultured pearl earrings. 12MM. www.theetcshop.com 6. The Etc shop. Mariana while/silver crystal earrings. www.theetcshop.com

8. Belle vogue Bridal. Erica Koesler. Swiss dot ivory cloche with flower. www.bellevoguebridal.com

Now you can breathe easier because you know about Sunflower Rental! We can help with your ceremony items in addition to every little detail for the reception. Let us take the worry and stress out of your most important day. Sunflower Rental offers the most comprehensive line of rental stock in the area, as well as experienced, helpful staff. Visit our showroom and meet our professional coordinators who will ensure the success of your event. Advance reservations are requested - make your plans early and get the best selection!

3. Belle vogue Bridal. Erica Koesler. Crystal and pearl hair comb. www.bellevoguebridal.com

7. Belle vogue Bridal. Erica Koesler. Filigree medallion headband. www.bellevoguebridal.com

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Gone are the days when bridal bouquets and wedding flowers were centered on the color white. Today's brides use flowers to add a pop of color and creativity to the ceremony and reception. Flowers Courtesy Owen's Flower Shop Top Left: This hand-tied bouquet features blue hydrangea, pincushion protea, blue eryngium, peach hypericum and mariana roses. Bottom left: This hand-tied bouquet features blue hydrangea, blue delphinium, peach stock, peach hypericum, mariana roses, curly willow and dusty miller. Right: This hand-tied bouquet is made of all blue hydrangea and curly willow.

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Wedding Planning To-Do List

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12 or More Months Before ȻȻ Determine dates and times for wedding. ȻȻ Decide on the size, formality and setting of wedding. ȻȻ Create a budget. ȻȻ Meet with and book wedding officiant. ȻȻ Reserve the locations for wedding and reception. ȻȻ Choose wedding rings. ȻȻ Draw up initial guest list. ȻȻ Choose wedding party and confirm the participants. 9–12 Months Before ȻȻ Order wedding dress and attendants’ attire. ȻȻ Arrange for decor, chair covers and linens. ȻȻ Reserve florist. Book photographer and videographer. ȻȻ Reserve caterer. ȻȻ Order wedding cake. ȻȻ Complete gift registry. ȻȻ Book live entertainment or DJ. ȻȻ Research accommodation for out-of-town guests. ȻȻ Reserve any rental items. ȻȻ Plan honeymoon. 6–9 Months Before ȻȻ Order invitations. ȻȻ Decide on menu. ȻȻ Order wedding favors for guests. ȻȻ Reserve the musicians and soloist for ceremony. ȻȻ Reserve limousine service. ȻȻ Choose outfits for mother of the bride and mother of the groom. ȻȻ Check marriage license requirements.

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Two Months Before ȻȻ Mail invitations. ȻȻ Confirm the wedding details with musicians and officiant. ȻȻ Purchase gifts for parents and attendants. ȻȻ Finalize the reception menu. ȻȻ Make appointments for nails and make-up. ȻȻ Have the programs printed. ȻȻ Schedule final dress fitting. 1 Month Before ȻȻ Apply for a marriage license. ȻȻ Meet with photographer and videographer. ȻȻ Plan rehearsal dinner. 2 Weeks Before ȻȻ Have a party for the attendants. ȻȻ Deliver song lists to musicians or playlists to DJ. ȻȻ Meet with hairdresser and make-up artist for consultation. ȻȻ Finalize reception details. ȻȻ Confirm honeymoon reservations. One Week Before ȻȻ Determine procession order. ȻȻ Finalize seating plan. ȻȻ Confirm limousine company. ȻȻ Choose someone to return rented items. ȻȻ Confirm accommodation reservations. ȻȻ Confirm final numbers with the caterer. ȻȻ Pack for honeymoon. On the Day ȻȻ Give the wedding bands to the best man. ȻȻ Present the attendants and parents with their gifts. ȻȻ Give the best man any checks that need to be given out that day. After the Wedding ȻȻ Arrange for cleaning and preservation of gown. ȻȻ Make a gift list and send out thank-you notes. ȻȻ Send thank-you letters to attendants.

Facility Directory Facility directory - restaurants Facility

Capacity

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Catering Available

Outside Caterers Allowed

Alcohol Allowed

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Security

Parking Available

Bambinos 1540 Wakarusa Dr., Lawrence, KS 66047 785-832-8800 | www.bambinoslawrence.com

Up to 200

Dependent on number of guests and menu

Yes

Yes, if facility is rented

Yes

Yes, if facility is rented

Provided if needed

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The Burger Stand at the Casbah 803 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66047 785-856-0543 | www.burgerstandrestaurants.com

Up to 150

Varies; inquire at restaurant

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No

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Not required; have full staff on duty for events

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Genovese 914 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-842-0300 | www.genoveseitalian.com

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No

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Only wine, $12 corkage fee/bottle

Not required

Off-street

Ingredient Restaurant 947 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-832-0100 | www.ingredientrestaurant.com

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No

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Varies

Not required, but can be provided

Off-street

Johnny's Tavern 401 North 2nd St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-842-0377 | www.johnnystavern.com

10-200

Free if you spend minimum $200-$500

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With room payment of $100-300

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No

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Johnny’s Tavern West 721 Wakarusa, Ste. 100, Lawrence, KS 66047 785-843-0704 | www.johnnystavern.com

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Facility directory - reception sites

Facility

Capacity

Cost

Catering Available

Outside Caterers Allowed

Alcohol Allowed

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Security

Parking Available

Facility

Capacity

Cost

Catering Available

Outside Caterers Allowed

Alcohol Allowed

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Security

Parking Available

Mariscos Restaurant 4821 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66049 785-312-9057 | www.mariscosrestaurant.com

Up to 40

Free; reserve for large parties

Yes

No

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Wine, with corkage fee

Not required

Off-street

Arterra Event Gallery 2161 Quail Creek Drive | Lawrence, KS 66047 (785) 371-0990 | www.arterraeventgallery.com

200+

$1,200-2,000

Yes

No

Yes

Negotiable

Not required

Private parking lot

Alton Ballroom at Pachamama’s 804 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-0990 | www.pachamamas.com

150-200

Varies; inquire at restaurant

Yes

No

Yes

Wine with $15/bottle corkage fee

No, but can be provided for add’l fee

Off-street parking; metered lots, parking garage

Carnegie Building 200 W. 9th St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-832-7920 | www.ci.lawrence.ks.us

Depends on room used.

Depends on room used

Yes

With $25 temporary alcohol allowed permit

Yes

Not required

Eight public parking lots in a two block radius of the building

Eight public parking lots.

Pachamama’s 800 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-0990 | www.pachamamas.com

50

Varies; inquire at restaurant

Yes

No

Yes

Wine with $15/bottle corkage fee

No, but can be provided for add’l fee

Off-street parking; Metered lots nearby and parking garage

Castle Tea Room 1307 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-1151 | www.castletearoom.com

Up to 175

Varies

No

Some approved; willing to consider others

Yes

Yes

No

Off-street

Paisano's Ristorante 25th St. & Iowa St., Lawrence, KS 66047 785-838-3500 | www.paisanoskansas.com

150

$50-250

Yes

No

Yes

Wine with $10/bottle corkage fee

Not required

Off-street

Circle S Ranch and Country Inn 3325 Circle S Ln., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-4124 | www.circlesranch.com

500

Varies

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Parking Lots

Teller’s 746 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66047 785-843-4111 | www.746mass.com

10-50

Spend minimums that go towards final bill

Yes

No

Full service bar and provate wint list

Wine with corkage fee

Not required

Off-street

Douglas County Fairgrounds 2110 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046 785-749-1737 or 785-832-5296 mtdept@douglas-county.com

Depends on building; up to 2,180

Varies

No 

Yes

No

No

Not required

Off-street

The Eldridge 701 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-749-5011 | www.eldridgehotel.com

Up to 200

Varies

Yes

Only wedding cakes

Yes

No

Varies

Off-street

Eldridge Extended 201 W. 8th St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-749-5011 | www.eldridgehotel.com

Up to 200

Varies

Yes

Only wedding cakes

Yes

No

Varies

Off-street

Facility directory - reception sites Alvamar Country Club 1809 Crossgate Dr., Lawrence, KS 66047 785-842-7767 | www.alvamar.com

Brooklyn Hall at Enright Gardens 2351 N. 400 Rd., Edgerton, KS 66021 913-893-6842 | www.brooklyn-hall.com

Up to 350

300

$50-1,500

Varies

Yes

No

For wedding/birthday cakes only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wine with corkage fee

Yes

Not for private parties, some sorority/fraternity events; avail. add' fee

Not required but can be provided

Yes

Ample

Alonzo Beardshear

Instrumentalist, guitarist, dj, mc, sound & Lighting systems

After the wedding, make us your next stop!

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Bartenders, safe & convenient parking, 2 floors, 400+ guests 2206 E. 23RD St. • Lawrence, KS 66046 • 842-2699 • www.columbusclubbanquets.com

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Alonzo Beardshear can provide music as a soloist singer/guitarist, DJ your event to your specifications, or provide sound systems/ lighting for your recorded or live music! Alonzo does it all!

SERVICES INCLUDE: • DJ • Master of Ceremonies • Live Music • Sound System Rental • Lighting Rental Alonzo specializes in weddings, large corporate, and social events. He will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right music and announcements for your celebration.

313 East 17th St. Lawrence, KS 66044 email: AlonzoMB@sbcglobal.net 785.841.6850 - 785.312.1530 www.alonzosmusic.com

This 1967 CLASSIC AUSTIN PRINCESS is perfect for any wedding occasion! The interior has recently been fully refurbished with plush leather seating. The back seat contains a CD player, four champagne glasses and an elegant flower boutique. This vehicle also has fully functional air conditioning and heating.

Limousin

THE LIMOUSINE TROLLEY CAR holds 25 to 28 Passengers and has built in coolers and cup holders. There is perimeter limousine seating with a wet bar, iPod hookup, stereo, flat screen monitor and bathroom.

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For over a decade, White Knight Transportation has been providing professional and safe ground transportation. We provide chauffeured Limousines, luxury sedans, SUVs, passenger vans, and charter buses. Whether your needs are for corporate events, group tours, weddings or just a night out on the town, White Knight has you covered.

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Facility directory - reception sites

Facility directory - reception sites

Facility

Capacity

Cost

Catering Available

Outside Caterers Allowed

Alcohol Allowed

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Security

Parking Available

Facility

Capacity

Cost

Catering Available

Outside Caterers Allowed

Alcohol Allowed

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Security

Parking Available

The Granada Theater 1020 Mass. St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-842-1390 | www.thegranada.com

100-350

Varies $600-1,850

No

Yes

Yes

No

Varies and can be available through facility

Off-street

The Light Center 1542 Woodson Rd., Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-255-4583 | lightcenter.info/

50

$250 to $350

No, kitchen available

Yes

No

Toasting only

No

Off street parking

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center 200 McDonald Dr., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-7077

Up to 600

Varies

Yes

No

Yes, through hotel only

No

At client’s expense

Yes

Maceli’s 1031 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS 66044 www.macelis.com

400 Ballroom, 80 Bistro Room

Varies

Yes

Only wedding cakes

Yes

No

Only fraternity/sorority parties. Client will be charged for service.

Off-street

Knights of Columbus Club Association 2206 E. 23rd. St., Lawrence, KS  66046 785-842-2699 | www.council1372.org

400 on each floor

$800 per floor

No

Yes

Yes

No

If needed and is provided for a fee

Off-street

Mildale Farm 35250 West 199th St., Edgerton, KS 66021 Katie Baergen 913-826-2957

Up to 400 guests

$300-$8,500

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security is required if alcohol is being served

Parking lot

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-2787 | www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Up to 600

Varies

No

Yes

With permission of LAC

Yes

Not required

Garage across street

KU Adam’s Alumni Center 1266 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS  66045 785-864-9774 | www.kualumni.org

150-200

$80-1,800

Six approved caterers are available

Only for wedding cakes

Yes

No

Not required

Garage across the street

Lawrence Country Club 400 Country Club Terr., Lawrence, Kansas 66049 785-843-2866 | www.lawrencecountryclub.com

450

$35-1,300

Yes

No

Yes

No

Not required

Off-street

The Oread 1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence KS 66044 785-843-1200 | www.theoread.com

Up to 350

Varies

Yes

Wine with $15/bottle corkage fee

Yes

No

Varies

We offer valet services or KU Union Parking available $1.25/car.

Liberty Hall 644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-749-1972 | www.libertyhall.net

Up to 175

Varies

No

Yes

Yes

No

Not required

Off-street

Signs of Life Gallery 722 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044 785-830-8030

80 to 120

Varies

Yes

Yes

Wine with meal, no open bar allowed

Yes, limited to wine

No

Off-Street

Lied Center of Kansas 1600 Stewart Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-3469 | www.lied.ku.edu

300-400

Varies according to needs

Yes

No

No

No

Not required nor provided

Off-street

SpringHill Suites by Marriott 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-2700 | www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/lwcks-springhill-suites-lawrence

12-225

$150-1,500

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, only the party host.

No

Off-Street

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Gorgeous Curves bridal couture starting at size 18 B|E Boutique for all your special occasion needs 12109 Shawnee Mission parkway • Shawnee, KS • (913) 268-5566 • www.bridalextraordinaire.com

Available in your area ffor cooking shows, wedding showers, Availabl fundraisers, and catalog shows. Contact me today to schedule yours! www.pamperedchef.biz/monadibble Mona Dibble mdibble@sunflower.com 816-797-2687

Weddings, receptions, parties & corporate functions

www.stevesplace31.com 785.843.2174 • stevesplace31@gmail.com


Brooklyn Hall

Facility directory - reception sites

at Enright Gardens

Facility

Capacity

Cost

Catering Available

Outside Caterers Allowed

Steve’s Place 1388 N. 1293 Rd., Lawrence, KS 66046 785-843-2174 | stevesplace31.com

350

$300-1,200

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ample and accessible

Stony Point Hall 1514 North 600th Rd., Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-594-2225 | www.stonypointhall.com

299

$1,200-2,400

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, only to invitation events, w/out coverage/free alcohol

No

Off-street

Topeka Performing Arts Center 214 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603 785-234-2787, Ext. 100 | www.tpactix.org

Up to 2,400

No

Yes if alcohol is served; will be provided

Union Pacific Depot 402 N. 2nd St., Lawrence, KS 66044 lawrenceks.org/lprd/recreationfacilities/depot

Up to 200

VFW Hall 138 Alabama St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-2078 | www.VFW852.com

90

Varies

Varies

Varies

Yes w/preferred caterers

No

For small parties

Yes, w/$3 per person charge

Yes

Yes

Alcohol Allowed

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Security

Parking Available

Yes

With $25 fee for temporary alcohol permit

Yes

Yes

No

www.brooklyn-hall.com

• Indoor seating up to 300 • Choose Your Own Catering • Bar Facilities • Picturesque Wedding Garden • ELEGANT AND AFFORDABLE

Susan Cantrell

Vice President of Sales & Marketing 785-832-6307 | scantrell@ljworld.com

Not required

Not required

Off-street

Colleen Brady

Just 20 minutes from Lawrence! 2351 North 400 Road • Edgerton, KS 66021

Multi-Media Sales Manager 785-832-7111 | cbrady@ljworld.com Off-street

Off-street

913) 893-6842

Jason Dailey

Photographer 785-218-9904 | jdaily@ljworld.com

A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING

Janella L. Williams

Helping you plan your “I Do’s”

Senior Graphic Artist 785-832-7285 | jwilliams@ljworld.com

CARMEN HOCKING Wedding Consultant

Kate Leibsle

Victorian Veranda Country Inn 1431 North 1900 Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-1265 | www.vcountryinn.com

200

Varies

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not required

Off-street

The W Banquet Hall 704 Connecticut St., Lawrence, KS 66044 785-764-5343 | www.wbanquet.com

275

Varies

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not required

Off-street

Writer 913-432-7547 | kateleibsle67@gmail.com

Officiate customized ceremonies Quality Invitations Wedding Gown Preservation (785) 766-1892 Planningidos@aol.com www.abeautifulweddingbycarmen.com

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645 New Hampshire St. | Lawrence, KS 66044 www.ljworld.com | www.lawrencebrides.com

Inspired cuisine for all occasions.

Special Thanks to:

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following businesses and individuals. The Oread Patti McCormick 1200 Oread Ave. Lawrence, KS 66044 Bridal Extraordinaire 12109 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 Mia's Bridal & Tailoring 123 South Mur-Len Road Olathe, KS 66062 Lada Salon Kelsey Roberts, Hair Design Charity Lankford, Make-up Artist 4931 W 6th St., Ste. 116 Lawrence, KS 66049

A Unique nique S Space pa e F For or Y You Your ou Private Events To reserve your space or for more information please contact Leila Ahvarhoush leila@thegranada.com 1020 Massachusetts St. PH: 785.842.1390 thegranada.com

We specialize in weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, cocktail parties and dinners.

Owen's Flower Shop 846 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS 66044

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785.842.6821 • lizkarrcatering.com • liz.guilfoyle@yahoo.com


Free State Bridal Show When: February 16, 2013 Where: 1031 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: (785) 331-2096 www.freestatebridalshow.com

• Research vendors. • Make a list of vendors you definitely want to meet – don’t waste time visiting photographers if you have already booked yours. • Take your checkbook so you can make a deposit at the show. • Carry a small purse or a cross body for comfort. • Come hungry! There will be plenty of samples of appetizers and cake.

• Ask vendors before you take any pictures in a booth – some won’t mind, many won’t want you to steal their work. • Leave kids at home – the show will likely be crowded and you’ll be more efficient without little ones or a stroller. • Take good notes about which vendors you talk with, book for your wedding, how much of a deposit you have made, etc. • If there is more than one fashion show planned, try to arrive for the second show – it’s likely to be much less crowded and you’ll be able to get a better seat.

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WING Fall BRidal Show When: Nov. 3, 2013 Where: Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Lawrence, KS Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: www.weddingsinlawrence.com

• Preregister and purchase your tickets early – most shows offer a discount if you buy before the day of the show.

• Bring address labels to enter drawings – this saves you time and writers’ cramp.

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KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular When: January 12, 2013 Where: Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fashion shows at noon and 3 p.m. Contact: www.kcweddings.com

• Dress comfortably – including comfortable shoes – this is no place for stilettos!

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Lawrence Wedding Extravaganza When: Jan. 5, 2013 Where: Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Lawrence, KS Time: Noon to 4 p.m.; Fashion Show at 1p.m. Contact: (785) 7666-1892 www.lawrencebridalextravaganza.com

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It’s your day...

Photo by Harrison Longhurst, savetheframe.com

...and we’re here to help make it just the way you’ve always dreamed. The Olivia Collection has three exceptional properties to make your day unforgettable. The Historic Eldridge, The Eldridge Extended and The Oread offer countless customized options — whether your’re planning for 10 guests or 350. Spectacular outdoor spaces with breaktaking views. Timelessly elegant ballrooms. Superb accommodations. Extraordinary food and wine selections. And an experienced, creative team that cares as much about the details as you do. To learn more, please contact Whitney Webber, Wedding Director, at 785.830.3948.

The Eldridge: 701 Massachusetts Street | Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785.749.5011 | www.eldridgehotel.com The Oread: 1200 Oread Avenue | Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785.843.1200 | www.theoread.com The Eldridge Extended: 201 W. 8th Street | Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785.749.5011 | www.eldridgehotel.com


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