The biggest piece of advice we can give brides is the enjoy the little things on their big day, but how does one achieve this? HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER. Honestly. This isn't some ploy, or scheme. This is the honest truth on how a bride, and her loved ones, can actually be present, and enjoy her wedding day. So it is only natural that we highlight our favorite Kansas City Wedding Planners in this month's Our Favorite Things.
Wedding planners are the best friend you've never had, the ladies who provide the best motherly advice, give the best hugs, and are always in your corner no matter their personal feelings. They know the ins and outs of the wedding industry, have literally helped couples under the most stressful situations, and always come out on top. You would be a fool not to add one of these amazing pros to your wedding lineup. SO CONTACT THEM NOW. Literally. Stop what you're doing, and reach out. You're welcome.
Living just four miles south of my parents’ home where I grew up with my four sisters, I’m not only familiar with the streets of Kansas City and the surrounding metro area, but they are ones I have driven, walked, and explored for over 25 years. I attended Saint Louis University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from John Cook School of Business, so I also have a soft spot in my heart for everything Saint Louis, especially those Cardinals.
As a wedding planner, I get to combine my passion for helping people with my knack for problem-solving and creative thinking. I like to say that I’m the thread that runs through every part of the wedding, tying together all of the pieces to create one cohesive event. And I believe every bride deserves an assistant—a “fairy godmother”—on her special day.
An advocate for my clients’ wishes through every step of the planning process, I make sure they feel comfortable and confident in all of their decisions. To guarantee that everything runs smoothly, I bring vendors up to speed, keep track of details and timing, and act as an extra set of hands. I never settle for less than my best in any area. The result? My clients and their families can simply relax and celebrate!
Now, if you don't find me in local craft shops searching for the perfect items for my clients’ weddings or at networking events catching up with other area wedding professionals, you might find me running triathlons/5ks or enjoying the preserve that surrounds my little yellow cottage. Staying healthy and positive is my top priority so that my jam-packed schedule doesn’t wear me down—though a cup of coffee (or a few!) often helps me power through. When it’s time to relax, my absolute favorite things to do are cuddle up with a million blankets (especially on a snowy winter night), watch romantic movies, and drink a glass of blush wine or champagne.
I’ve been coordinating events in the Kansas City area for over 12 years now. I got my start with my first college internship with ‘A Brides Best Friend’ a wedding consultant company. This experience developed within me the desire to expand my knowledge of event coordination, and the dream of starting my own business. After my internship I worked as a lead wedding coordinator for Unity Village, a large and busy venue in Kansas City, where I sometimes balanced multiple weddings a day. Having experienced planning in both my college internship, and then on a corporate level, I knew in my heart that entrepreneurship was the route I wanted to pursue. So my journey building my own business began!
I completely love being a personal wedding & event planner. I love when my clients tell me how invaluable I am to them, and how I’ve turned their dream plans into reality. It’s a amazing feeling to be the person someone trusts with their plans, and to be able to put everyone at ease so that the day can be enjoyed to the fullest without worry or stress.
I’d love to hear from you and discuss how I can help turn your ideas into reality!
Hometown: Kansas City
Family: Married my college sweetheart, Jack, in 2009. We have… 2 dog children: Mackenzie (Puggle) & Murphy (German Shepherd). Our 1st human child came in March of 2015, our daughter, Colette Elise.
Passionate about: Faith, family, creating beautiful weddings and events that leave lasting memories, supporting other small businesses & international travel.
Described style: Romantic and classic with some flair here and there. I love timeless & traditional pieces, with adding in some personality.
Likes: Brunch, pedicures, tacos, lake life, Netflix, pretty chandeliers, 80s/90s music, country music, iced coffee, lemon flavored anything, positive and funny people, Royals & Chiefs games, traveling.
Nerdy for: Paper products, office & organization items, inspirational books & people, learning/exploring other countries.
Buffee Ann - Owner/Executive Event Manager
believe in soul mates. I believe in that moment when you just know you met the person in your forever. I believe in a lifelong commitment to love and hold dear one person above all others even when times aren't easy. I am certain in these things because I've been blessed to experience them in my own life. Love is a powerful emotion and it can lead to amazing adventures.
I remember every single ceremony and the unique electricity in the air when a couple sees their beloved walking towards them. Each of those moments are burned into my heart forever and I'm always grateful I was chosen to share in that eternal moment. I am passionate about helping you create a unique event to tell your own perfect love story. Your relationship is unlike any other, so why would your wedding which is an expression of that story, be any different? The memories of your wedding day can be enhanced my choosing the best "wedding village" for you. We would be honored to help in your search.
Event Planning Services
Coordination Manager: Elizabeth Lang
Lead Coordinators: Emily, Katelyn & Hannah
Wild Hill Flowers and Events specializes in custom wedding floral design and coordination. We love everything about the planning and design process – resulting in a curated experience just for you! Our goal is to take your vision and make it a reality. Whether the wedding is romantic, elegant or rustic, we’ll work together to deliver the most lovely combination of flowers and seamless coordination for an unforgettable event.
Our coordination team loves everything about weddings, especially the unique touch each couple adds to their special day! As your wedding coordinator, it is our goal to provide a seamless and stress free day. From the time of your initial consultation, we will help bring your vision to life by teaming up with vendors and wedding specialists. Ranging from Month-Of services to Full Planning, Wild Hill Flowers and Events has a package that fits your wedding planning journey! It is our goal to make sure each and every #WildHillBride has a FUN wedding day!
Whether your event is chic and luxurious or rustic and natural, we will work with you on coordination, organization, and design to create the perfect wedding of your dreams! Lead by Elizabeth Lang, our team of coordinators will make sure your wedding is executed flawlessly so that you can fully enjoy the day.