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July 8, 2023 Tie The Knot Signature Issue

Take a journey through the pure happiness of celebrating weddings. Our pages are filled with the joy, the beauty, and the many wonderful details involved in tying the knot. Read on to feel the love that surrounds Our Town.

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LOVE To See The Sights

Featured in the July 8, 2023 issue of The Independent.

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LOVE You To The Moon And Back

Featured in the July 8, 2023 issue of The Independent.

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Love Knows No Bounds 

Love is in the air, and wedding season is upon us! The anticipation of tying the knot and celebrating a lifetime of happiness can be exhilarating. However, for many LGBTQ+ couples, the journey to finding inclusive wedding vendors can turn what should be a joyous occasion into a daunting task. In a world where inclusivity […]


LOVE A Cake Walk – Tie The Knot 2023

Katherine and Scott Barnow • December 31, 2022 Dolce Bakery created a traditional wedding cake for Katie and Scott. The beautiful cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream. The florals were from Good Earth Floral. Photo Credit: Melissa and Beth Photography Kathryn and Jason Blake • April 15, 2023 Kathryn and Jason had a delicious lemon cake with lemon mousse […]

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Congratulations, Kathryn & Jason!

Kathryn Olivia Hjalmarson and Jason Stephen Blake were united in matrimony at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego, California, on April 15th. The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth and John Hjalmarson of Leawood, Kansas. Her groom is the son of Sharon and Stephen Blake of San Diego. The Blakes were the […]

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“‘TILL LOVE HAS ALL HIS RITES”: For theater couple, marriage just felt like the right thing to do

When Chelsea Rolfes accidentally came across a big blue envelope from Brilliant Earth in JT Nagle’s backpack, she panicked. She didn’t open it, thank heavens, because she knew that it almost certainly contained a receipt for the engagement ring that she had always dreamed of wearing. It also meant that JT, her partner of seven […]

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Congratulations, Katasha & Caden!

Katasha Catrena Kumar and Caden Alan Jünk were united in matrimony on May 26th at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Linda and Surinder Kumar of Mundelein, Illinois. Her groom is the son of Eva Marie and Mark Jünk of Hays, Kansas. On […]

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Toast To Olde Tymes – Bridal Fashion

The third floor of Emery, Bird, Thayer was the site for a May 1937 fashion show featuring everything from beach togs to gardening overalls to bridal dresses, as they were termed. In charge was Murrel “Muriel” Finley Groves (Mrs. R. Dinwiddie Groves), herself a recent bride – and quite possibly the only former Ziegfeld Follies […]

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Congratulations, Jillian & James!

Susan Grier Campbell of Mission Hills, Kansas, and Mr. Douglas Edward Campbell of Kansas City, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Grier Campbell, to James Henry Helzberg, the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Henry Helzberg of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward […]

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Unveiling Timeless Beauty: Bridal Gown and Makeup Trends for the 2023 Wedding Season

Wedding season is upon us, with brides-to-be eagerly seeking inspiration and the latest styles to create their perfect wedding day look. When it comes to the hottest styles in the world of bridal gowns and makeup, one need not look further than Kansas City’s wedding industry professionals. Nataliya Meyer, the designer behind Lucia’s Sarto Custom […]

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