Love is an adventure right? You can’t find a better place to embark on your adventure than a romantic, 1930s airport. Recently I had the chance to participate in a styled shoot at the Kansas Aviation Museum.
We started the day with a little professional styling by Sarah of Mafia Makeup by Sarah. If you are debating about hiring a professional make up and hair stylist or doing your own, I would highly suggest hiring a professional if your budget allows. Professional stylists know how to highlight your features, correct skin coloration issues, and give you a style that will show up in photos. While these are all great reasons, perhaps the best is that we all deserve a little pampering sometimes. A professional will help take the stress away so that you can just enjoy your special day. Wichita and surrounding area brides, I cannot recommend Sarah enough!
This hidden gem of a venue is absolutely stunning. We kept the shoot simple with the goal of showing off the beauty of the building itself. The museum boasts not only historic planes and exhibits, but breathtaking windows and the original 1930s terrazzo flooring.
Aubrey from Aubry Anne Events took the lead on all things decor. Her eye for detail and sense of style is nothing short of amazing!! Again, we wanted to keep the overall shoot very simple, but we did want to create a vintage travel themed setting. Aubrey paired simple greenery with vintage suitcases, romantic candlelight, and a globe to create a sophisticated and beautiful travel themed sweetheart table. If you are organizing and planning your wedding on your own, you might consider trying to hire a decorator at the very least. Aubrey has packages that range from day of coordination only, just decor planning and set up, or all the assistance you could need. Aubrey is fantastic to work with and will listen to your ideas to bring them to life. Not only is she brilliant at what she does, but she is as sweet as can be.
The aviation museum allows you to visit the control tower for stunning views and sunsets. While the climb up the stairs can be a smidge daunting for some, it is very accessible even in a wedding dress. Take advantage of this little spot for some beautiful sights, an overview of the planes, and a romantic place to sneak away from all the excitement for a few moments as newly married couple.
Part of the charm of the museum are the stories that come along with the different rooms and exhibits. This compass located on the main room original terrazzo floor was said to be the spot Fred Astaire even did a tap dance. When you book your wedding at the museum, you get a built-in consultant and friend with Grace. Grace is very bubbly and eager to help you in any way she can. She can tell you about the original airport and several of the stories that accompany it. It won’t be long before you forget that you just met Grace. Her friendliness is infectious!!
This styled shoot was so fun to do! I loved every minute of shooting here and I’m pretty sure I could have stayed even longer. I can’t pick my favorite, so I had to share several photos with you. Which ones are your favorites?