It is with great joy that I announce the launch of my new business, Madison Sanders Events! I am so excited to continue to serve brides of Kansas City in this capacity.  As this business grows, my activity on Oh So MRS will continue to serve as a small creative outlet for topics including lifestyle and personal growth. Please be sure to check out Madison Sanders Events on the web and on social media channels as well.  Links are provided for you below!

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Hi friends! It’s been a busy, busy fall between my clients’ Real Weddings and producing some fun projects…like this one featured on 100 Layer Cake today! This was a styled inspiration shoot I was able to coordinate and style alongside some talented Kansas City wedding professionals including Cassandra Castaneda, Be Chic Bride, Poppy and Clover Floral Design, Emmy Ray, Belvoir Winery, Indie Olive Press, Olive Events, Bella Bridesmaids, Altar Bridal and Mary Verett Photography.  Our concept?  We paired dramatic hair and makeup, elegant gowns, stunning floral and a historical setting to capture the essence of “eerie glam” in this Dark Enchanted Masquerade shoot. Enjoy some of my favorite captures by Cassandra Castaneda below.




This week I had the privilege of going on a private media tour of the new West Elm at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.  Half of me thinks “This is AMAZING!” and the other half of me knows “This might be dangerous”.

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West Elm stores are known for their beautiful furniture and home accents…full of little vignettes that showcase many of their products styled together. I was totally impressed that our new KC location (along with many other locations throughout the country) is making a big push to showcase both locally made products as well as handmade goods from artisan groups all over the world (Guatemalan Weavers, Port-au-Price Paper Makers, Santo Tomas Potters, etc.).  In the KC store you’ll find a section devoted to some of our own including Ampersand Design Studio, RuffHouse Art and Hammerpress to name a few.

I snapped quite a few photos to share with you to tide you over until you have a chance to make it into the store yourself!

WEKC6Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 12.39.26 PMI’ve always loved their faux taxidermy pieces and fell in love with them even more after learning they were handmade in Haiti.WEKC4Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 12.40.20 PMWEKC11WEKC14I’ll definitely be adding some of these awesome Mongolian Lamb throw pillows to my bedroom wish-list!Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 12.40.03 PMWEKC9WEKC7Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 1.40.54 PMWEKC13You have to know I was thrilled to see a new great spot for our KC Brides to set up their fabulous registry!  I wish I could have scouted pretty WE items to put in our first home!Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 12.39.41 PMWEKC10

As BRS and I continue to day dream of our next home (hopefully more info on that coming to you soon!) I can’t help but envision some of these beautiful West Elm furnishings as our surroundings!

Have you been to visit their store? Or do you frequent the West Elm in your local city?  Share in the comments below!