Vanessa & Brian’s DIY wedding has a vintage bicycle theme because cycling was what brought them together. The day was held at Simpson House, Kansas City and started with an intimate ceremony on the gardens. Vanessa walked down the aisle to “I Will” by the Beatles, performed acoustically by a local couple. After the kiss, everyone rang bells that were placed on their chairs. They also decorated their venue in a way personal to them. Wheat was an important decorative element as Vanessa’s Dad was a wheat farmer and passed away when she was young. She even has a tattoo of wheat on her arm in memory of him.
The couple put a number of DIY elements into their wedding including the ceremony backdrop which was actually a flower and ribbon chandelier created from bicycle wheels. They even had a super cute bicycle cake topper made for them by their coordinators, Hitched Weddings + Events. “Our inspiration was the shared passion that we had for cycling & all things vintage”, they explained. “That really helped us to think out of the box and try to incorporate touches of the motif without having it be too ‘themey’.”
Thanks to Vanessa & Brian and their photographer Chelsea Donoho for sharing this beautiful wedding with us today.
Photography Credit: Chelsea Donoho Photography
Venue: Simpson House, Kansas City
Bride’s Dress: Pronovias
Cake: Rebekah Foster Cake Artist
Coordination, Flowers & Cake Topper: Hitched Weddings + Events
Band/DJ: Richard with All Ears Mobile DJ
Bridesmaids Oufits: Modcloth