Real KC Wedding: Lindsey Bishop + Simon Clark

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Lindsey Bishop, founder of and former social media specialist for Studio Dan Meiners, has the late Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love video to thank for inspiration. “I’ve been a bridesmaid so many times,” says Bishop, “and I never wear the dress again.” So she went the tuxedo route, finding stylish suits from Zara for her bridesmaids that were then tailored to a fitted, cigarette pant perfection that won’t languish in the closet. Bishop did her own hair and makeup, but Lacinda Artistry worked her magic on the bridesmaids. And forget the wedding party lined up for a typical photo; photographer Alea Lovely made them look like the cover of an album.

With the ceremony in a friend’s backyard officiated by a family member, it was on to a dance party for the rest of the evening with couches and rugs and a flourish of pampas grass formed into a ring. After a succession of appetizers, dancers were more than ready for Grinder’s pizzas topped with sparklers. Bishop’s friend Celia Thompson suggested a fake cake for photos and a more practical sheet cake to be cut and served in everybody’s favorite vanilla buttercream.

Says Bishop, “Dan Meiners loved that I was thinking outside the box and gave me the best compliment: ‘Thank you for changing the game.’”

The It List

Photographer: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography

Ceremony/Reception: A friend’s backyard

Wedding Planner: Jonnelle Belger-Gentry at Events by Elle

Flowers: Studio Dan Meiners

Décor: Studio Dan Meiners and Lindsey Bishop

Music: Sheppa DJ/Designer/Creative

Wedding Dress: Bride KC

Bridesmaids: Zara

Groom/Groomsmen: Ted Baker Men’s Designer Suits, Tuxedos & Formal Wear

Hair/ Makeup: Lacinda Fritter at Lacinda Artistry

Catering: Grand Street Café and Grinders

Cake: Celia Thompson