Wedding Food Trends

The key to looking your best on your wedding day is not to wear the perfect dress, but to fuel yourself up on the best food. Nobody wants to be hangry, especially at their wedding. Scroll down as we take you through all the stops of your wedding day and all the wedding food trends you could serve and enjoy.

Wedding Registry Must-Haves and Must-Do’s!

The gift of hosting an amazing wedding is more gifts! But what do you want and actually need? Read on for wedding registry advice to figure out where to get started and how to avoid ending up with unwanted items!

Highlights From National Weddings Planning Day

National Wedding Planning Day was March 1st. However, that doesn’t mean the party stops. Complete Weddings + Events consultants and experts have all of the knowledge on how to help you get a head start on your planning process. Read below to get the best highlights from our live panel. The Knot created the day to designate the beginning of the wedding planning season to celebrate the start of the planning process. It’s a holiday that emerged as an inspirational benchmark to start planning your big day.

Start Your Marriage With A Destination Wedding!

When you picture your wedding, does the idea of bringing hundreds of people to town for a big party just not fit your style? You imagine more of an intimate event with only your closest friends and family. If this sounds like the kind of wedding you want to have, a destination wedding might be right for you. Our wedding professionals and guest Niki Rakowitz with CARE Travel know how to help you start your marriage journey abroad!



Diving into National Wedding Planning Day

National Wedding Planning Day is an annual holiday celebrated on March 1st. What is this day all about? Great question! And we have all your answers here. We sat down with Esther Lee, Senior Editor for The Knot who has covered events like the 2018 Royal Wedding and the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians, to fill us in. Listen to the podcast for the full interview with this wedding industry expert!

Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

The wedding day is almost here. The planning process has been exhaustive, but the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. Now it’s time for the really fun part: the honeymoon. Our wedding professionals as well as experienced travel agent, Niki Rakowitz with CARE Travel, have all of the details covered when it comes to deciding and planning your honeymoon destination.



Wedding Traditions You Have Never Heard Of

A wedding is filled with tons of traditions that are so standard, it doesn’t feel quite like a wedding without them! From the bride wearing a white dress, to exchanging wedding vows in front of your family and friends, wedding traditions make the day so special and cherished.

Today, it’s common for couples getting married to want to do something unique, for example, Christine on Selling Sunset who wore a black wedding dress. A unique element we’re seeing more often is when couples incorporate traditional wedding rituals that represent their culture or heritage. Many of these wedding rituals haven’t been as prevalent either outside the couple’s community or their popularity has simply diminished in past years. But one of these might be the perfect addition to learn about for your big day. Here are 5 wedding traditions that you’ve probably never heard of (unless it is from your own heritage)!

Best of 2021 Kansas Wedding Photography

Best of 2021 Kansas Wedding Photography

We were honored to be a part of so many love stories this year! Thank you to our 2021 photography clients for letting us be a part of your special day. We hope that the wedding photos and albums we captured will be cherished for the rest of your life!

We would like to give another big thank you to all of our wonderful photographers. We appreciate all the effort you put into making work perfect. This year wouldn’t be the same without you!

Below are some of our absolute favorite photos of 2021, showcasing just how great of a year we had. Enjoy this look back at all the best moments we captured this year!!

To see more of our photographers stunning work, check out our photography page.

Top Wedding Favors of All Time

Almost everything for your wedding day is planned to perfection. It’s time to focus on the smaller details such as your wedding favors. Wedding favors are thank you gifts for your guests, a way for them to remember your special day. Keep reading to discover some of the best wedding favors we have seen and how to decide what favors are right for you!

Macks + Doug’s Hays, KS Wedding at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall

Wedding Venue: Rose Garden Banquet Hall

On July 31, 2021, Macks & Doug officially tied the knot at Rose Garden Banquet Hall

The Rose Garden Banquet Hall & Catering has been providing central Kansas families and businesses with expert wedding and event services for the past 15 years. Their mission is to create unforgettable events with a positive attitude for all their clients. They also supply new and delicious catered cuisines made by their head Chef Pam Burgardt and staff.

No matter how big or small your event is, Rose Garden Banquet Hall has the space to fit your needs. The venue has two large rooms that can occupy up to 545 guests. The venue also offers a raised stage, professional dance floor, and bar that are all perfect for wedding receptions, quinceañeras, proms, business parties, and meetings.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Macks and her bridesmaids started getting ready for the big day by getting hair and makeup done at Salon Muah. After a few drinks and laughs, Macks headed up to St. Joseph Catholic Church to get dressed. Her wedding dress was from Brilliant Bridal and consisted of a few alterations, one of which was a giant bow, added by Mack’s seamstress at The Original Sewing Room.

The pearl necklace that Macks wore was a gift from her father to her mother on their wedding day. She wore a necklace to honor her father’s legacy and love. Doug also got ready in his tux from J Crew at the church and the couple shared an emotional first look.