Earlier this year we got the privilege of being asked to be apart of Shining Stars Catering February tasting. They are one of Kansas City’s premier caterers and hosts styled food tastings for all of their clients every other month. They do their tastings at the LaRue Building, which is a newer, intimate venue in the heart of downtown. Each time they do a different theme with different vendors. For the February tasting it was a dark, romantic mood. It was created by beautiful flowers and decor by Shana Vaughn Designs and amazing accent lighting by Icon Event Group. Marvin, Deb, Joanne and the rest of the Shining Stars team were a dream to work with and we can’t wait to team up with them again.
When the food is pretty enough that it looks like decor you know you’ve hired a winning caterer! Also, for the record, the food tastes even better than it looks.
While the guests arrived for the cocktail hour Icon Event Group set up the accent lighting and called us back in – I’m so glad they did! These ended up being some of our collective favorites of the set up images. It’s amazing how good lighting can elevate decor.
Shooting in this space felt a bit like coming home to me (Ginger). Early in my wedding career I worked at The Kansas City Club, located next door, and walked by this space every day. Sarah and I used to look in the windows of the run down building (when pieces of the ceiling were laying on the floor) and imagine it as a wedding dress shop. Can you image beautiful gowns in the windows? We loved getting to be apart of this event and were thrilled with being able to add these dark, romantic images to our portfolio. Now that you’ve seen the space don’t you want to go take a look too?