This One Takes The Cake: Top 10 Cake Toppers

I think we can all admit we’ve shown up to a wedding and immediately scoped out the room to find the cake. I mean, a wedding invitation is basically a ticket for free cake! These Vow Exchange couples knew exactly that, which is why they decided to add an extra touch to their multi-tiered confection! Some couples kept it classy, while others went a little crazy, but they all chose cake toppers that reflected their new marriage - which is exactly why they made our “top 10 toppers” list!

1. She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy

2. I Now Pronounce You Mr. & Mrs.

3. Little Lovebirds

4. Rose Gold Glimmer

5. Dr. Who Fanatics

6. Mr. & Mrs. P

7. Jurassic Love

8. Enchanted Rose

9. Lucky in Love

10. Furbies Forever


See our celebration of the coolest Vow Exchange brides flaunting their tattoos their on wedding day!


The Colorful Crossroads: Our Top 21 Street Art Wedding Portraits

Just about 5 years ago we blew out our candles, packed up our altar, and moved our small wedding venue to the very heart of the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District! It only made sense that our chapel, owned and operated by Kansas City Art Institute grads, would find its home in the center of the KC art world! Immediately, our team of wedding photographers took to the streets to find the most vibrant portrait spots in the neighborhood and let me tell you, it did not take long.

With graffiti, murals, and street art galore, we are lucky to find ourselves in a city full of color! To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our favorite colorful spots in the crossroads with our roundup of top 21 street art wedding portraits!


If you thought Constance & Carissa looked adorable, just wait until you see them dancing down our aisle as newlyweds!



The Vow Exchange expert florists, Jillian and Jessica, consistently "wow" us with luscious, hand-tied, fresh flower bouquets. Best of all, The Vow Exchange has perfected the customization process so making your dream bouquet is easy, affordable, and fun! Their all-inclusive “Everything” wedding package includes a hand tied bridal bouquet and matching groom’s boutonniere that YOU customize by picking your two favorite colors and a premium flower. You can even add on coordinating flowers for your wedding party!

These well known Kansas City wedding florists have been crafting arrangement for couples getting married at the small wedding venue for over 5 years now. So we looked back through the dozens of bridal bouquets from over those years and picked out our 10 favorite springtime arrangements to share with you! Which one would you want to carry down the aisle?

*Pro tip: click the picture to see the beautiful blooms up close & click again at the bottom for more details on the featured flowers!

Flowers aren’t the only thing for customizing! Choose how you want to walk down the aisle with inspiration from 5 flawless Vow Exchange brides.

Long, Lacy, & Lucious: Top 30 Dress Trains!

We love wedding dresses of all shapes and sizes, but when we see a gown with a long cathedral train we get giddy like a little girl on Christmas! We just get swept up by the drama and romance of a dress train that goes on for days. You’ll understand the feeling once you’ve seen our 30 favorite fluffy, sparkly, and lacy dress trains - all worn by our gorgeous Vow Exchange brides right here in Kansas City. Fun fact, some of the most epic dress trains were worn for mini (30 minute) courthouse style ceremonies in our small wedding venue. One thing is for sure, whether you’re a fan of a delicate sweep train or you fancy a striking elongated train, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with more than one of our top 30 picks!

30 more! This time it’s our top 30 newlywed portraits - and they are seriously drool worthy!


Bottles & Bites Breakdown - The Buffet, The Booze, and The Bakes

Let’s talk about everyone’s wedding day favorites, or as we like to call them, the 3 B’s. The buffet, the booze, and the bakes. We happen to know our way around a good buffet and we have had our fair share of experiences with a tasty beer or two. Cake holds a special place in our hearts from years of licking buttercream off the spatula and birthdays spent putting candles on top of the Betty Crocker box cake. We wanted to take those years of experience with our favorite treats and build the best party possible, fit for Kansas City’s modern engaged couple and our small and cozy wedding chapels. A few years later and our Bottles & Bites packages have been the perfect fit for so many couples wanting a truly joyous & stress free celebration for them and their “biggest fans”.

Today we’re breaking down the Bottles & Bites package and showcasing the best and most drool worthy from the three B’s. Because these reception confections deserve a celebration of their own!

The Buffet

We've perfected the menu now you choose the main course from our can't-go-wrong list.

We have years of experience in food. Especially in eating food. But also in cooking, catering, and menu design. That’s why we designed the Bottles & Bites catering package for munching and mingling whether seated at one of our tables or standing with friends & family. Think “fine dining served food truck style”. From the creamy artichoke dip to the Mediterranean style roasted veggie platter, there’s guaranteed favorites for everyone. With food this good and serving sizes fit to satisfy the heartiest of eaters, your guests are guaranteed to have full hearts and full bellies.

The Booze

Pick between household names and hometown favorites!

We know the key to throwing a good party resides at the bar. Our friendly in-house bartender will stock up the bar with vintage bottled sodas, white wine, red wine and your favorite beers from our list including all the greatest hits. The generously stocked bar means no extra fees even for those who consume a “little extra”. We know no wedding celebration would be complete with out a little bubbly. Which is why this package option also includes enough champagne to share across a toast or two. Cheers to that!


The Bakes

Have your cake and eat it too!

We’re crazy for cake so we were picky when it came to finding the right baker, but we found the best one in the city. The bottles and bites package includes a 3 tiered cake to satisfy the sweet tooth of all 50 of your guests. Choose to stand out with a bright gold buttercream frosting or stick with a classy white on white look. The top and bottom tiers are classic vanilla to please any crowd and the middle tier is reserved for your favorite flavor from our list featuring a melt in your mouth red velvet and a sweet but slightly sour lemon among others. After the newlyweds cut the cake, the hosts will finish up serving the rest. But don’t fret, you’ll go home with any leftovers in addition to your top-tier saved specially for your first anniversary.

Don't need a full reception but still want to cut the cake? Add on a mini cake custom to your liking!

Hungry yet? Taste these must have eats and treats for yourself! Learn more about our all-inclusive Bottles & Bites packages by clicking below.

Peek in on a Melanie & David’s Bottles & Bites celebration!


Just The Two Of Us: Top 30 Vow Exchange Newlywed Portraits!

Warning: the photos you are about to see may cause serious drooling.

But in all seriousness, we have to take a moment to brag on our incredible team of Vow Exchange photographers. They are some of the most talented, hard working, and brilliant photographers in Kansas City, nay, the world. These women are not only skilled in the art of photography, they also have the warmest personalities and know just how to bring out the best in our couples. They take every couple on an adventure, whether sticking to the walls of our venue or scouring the neighborhood. They don’t just give instructions on how to pose, they build a world meant just for two and let the newlyweds soak it all in as they capture the love radiating out. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that our team has the privilege of capturing the most beautiful (inside AND out) couples in all of Kansas City!

With that said, you’re in for a treat because we’ve opened the vault of Vow Exchange wedding galleries and have chosen our top 30 favorite newlywed shots to share with you! And for real, get your drool buckets ready cause you’re gonna need ‘em!

Love these newlywed shots? See our collection of Vow Exchange newlyweds walking back down the aisle with that “we did it” glow!