Kara & Chris's Spectacular Wedding In A Masonic Temple

by Erica Whetston October 11, 2017

Kara looked overly elegant in her strapless white gown, and her bridal party captured grace with their blue, knee-length gowns that cinched at the waist. Blue accents detailed Kara and Chris's special day. Keep scrolling for their full Q&A! 

Such an adorable photo of the bride and groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Details From Their Temple Wedding

The newlywed’s wedding was held at the Masonic Temple and was a work of art on its own. Everything about their venue, wedding design and floral decor complemented the overall elements of their wedding. Chris surprised Kara with such a romantic proposal and caught her off guard with flower petals and lights. On their wedding day Chris and Kara had a first-look to soothe their nerves.   This styled photo of the invitations and rings is so cute! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Cute photo of the bride and her bridal party getting ready! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Beautiful photo of the wedding gown! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

The bridesmaid's dresses were an elegant shade of blue and their belted design was also worn by the beautiful bride, Kara. Her belted and detailed gown accented her waist and her hair was effortlessly pulled back with waves. The floral arrangements that Kara and her two bridesmaids carried had the perfect amount of greenery and color. They matched their gowns flawlessly and are the perfect detail for Kara and Chris's special day.

the bridal party helping the bride get ready! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

What a beautiful bride! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueThe bride making her finishing touches to her bridal look! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

The groom getting ready for his big day! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueThe bride reading her pre-wedding note! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueThe groom reading his pre-wedding note! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueThe first look between the bride and groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

The grooms first look at the bride! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride twirling the groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In A Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride and groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In A Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Q. How did you meet?

A. We actually met at work. Chris was my trainer so we spent a decent amount of time together. We bonded over music mostly, but our personalities and senses of humor just clicked. We went on our first date within a month of knowing each other.

What a beautiful photo of the bride! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

The bride and her bridesmaids! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue Black and white candid of the bride and her bridesmaids! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueClose-up of the beautiful flowers! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride and her bridesmaids! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Groom and his groomsmen! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Whole bridal party! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bridal party posing for the camera! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride and groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Q. Tell us your proposal story.

A. Chris took a random day off and I was so jealous. I wanted the day off with him! But he pushed me off and I grudgingly went to work. Well he told me to text him when I left work, which I thought was weird. I pull into our garage, get to the entry door and there's a note telling me to put my stuff back in the car and proceed into our house. The first door had a handwritten note on it that profiled the highlights of our past. The next door had a note about our present. When I got to the main living space, he had a million tea lights going, lined my walking path with flower petals, and there was a bouquet of carnations on our kitchen table. I followed the petal path to our bedroom and there was a note about our future. He then had me open the door and he was playing music, on one knee, surrounded by flowers. 

Ceremony, this way! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueAdorable wedding ceremony sign! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Beautiful ceremony venue! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueBeautiful ceremony venue! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Wedding ceremony venue! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

A bridesmaid walking down the aisle in her kennedy blue dress! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Beautiful wedding ceremony venue! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride and her father walking down the aisle! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueGroom waiting for the bride! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride and groom at the altar! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueYou may kiss the bride! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueAnd they're married! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Q. What’s one fun fact about you and your spouse as a couple?

A. We are avid chefs. We actually created our own cookbook that we've amassed recipes into.

 And their reception began...

Party downstairs! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Photobooth! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueWhat a beautiful venue! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Look at this beautiful room! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueThis table decor is to die for! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Look at this beautiful table decor! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueThe bride and grooms table is gorgeous! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Enjoy! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Desert table! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Q. Was there a wedding theme or style? 

A. Rustic modern. I loved incorporating geometric shapes and succulents.

Q. How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?

A. Romantic Party and Joyous

Q. What was the most memorable part of the wedding day?

A. Looking around the reception room and seeing all of the most important people in our lives smiling back at us.

Grand entrance for the bride and groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

The bride and groom cheersing! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueBride and groom feeding each other! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride dancing with her bridesmaids! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy BlueTraditional bouquet toss! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Bride and groom! | A Spectacular Wedding In a Masonic Temple | Kennedy Blue

Q. What’s one piece of advice you would want to give to brides?

A. Try to make time slow down because the day is over in a blur. Enjoy every second!

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: The Silver Fox

Reception Venue: The Silver Fox

Photographer: Samantha Lynn Photography

Bridal Dress Shop: Adore Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Kennedy Blue

Suit/Tux Shop: Men's Wearhouse

Hair Stylist: Encore Salon

Makeup Artist: Bride

Catering: Stone Jug BBQ

Dessert(s): Christy's Kitchen

Florist: Flowers Plus

Ceremony Entertainment: Memories Productions

Reception Entertainment: Memories Productions

Paper Products (invites, menu’s, etc): Designed by bride; Printed through Vistaprint

Lets Chat

We love the look of this modern wedding, with the slate blue color palette and a unique wedding venue at a Masonic temple! Tell us what you think in the comments below!  



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