When

June 7-December 8
Time: From: 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Where

Region:

Downtown
West Bottoms

Address: West Bottoms Entertainment District Association, 1401 W. 13th St., KCMO 64102
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Phone: 816.842.4280

Related Organization: West Bottoms Business District Association

Brides in the Bottoms – Say I Do to Fun Wedding Theme in the West Bottoms First Friday Weekend June 7-9

Couple to wed June 9 in public West Bottoms ceremony after winning May 31 dream wedding

Planning for a wedding is often a year in the making but for one couple they will have one week. The winning pair will be announced May 31 - chosen from video submissions telling their love story and why they should be picked to win a dream wedding. Their public ceremony will take place Sunday, June 9 in the West Bottoms, where visitors can watch the magical wedding under the 12th St. Bridge during the phase of June’s Strawberry Moon.

Events in West Bottoms First Friday weekend will bring “happily ever after” feelings, June 7-9 with the “Brides in the Bottoms” theme. Wedding veils will fly, toasts raised, and stores will sparkle with their showcase of décor and gifts to add wedding bliss. The weekend also includes “Say I Do Vintage Bridal Fair” to be hosted on Sunday from 12-4 at the Rumely Event Space. Wedding professionals with a range of services will be located throughout the district and fashion shows will pop-up throughout the weekend.

“We’ll have memories in the making all over the district for the Brides in the Bottoms – West Bottoms’ First Friday Weekend with a real wedding - plus visitors get to watch, sample, and select for their own special day,” said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, West Bottoms district spokesperson known as the Queen of the West Bottoms. “Think of all the ‘I Do’ moments with irresistible places to shop and enjoy. We’ll be making music with BQ Ocean Blu band on site and DJ Sala Still too.”

Festival of the Full Moon First Friday Weekends will have a new theme each month and a nod to the month’s moon as well. June’s moon is the “Strawberry Moon” and thus visitors will also have chocolate dipped strawberry treats available. A Blushing Bride specialty cocktail will be available at the street bars and tasty treats at the Food Truck Wine & Dine options throughout the historic district.

Upcoming events include: July’s “Boom in the Bottoms,” August’s “Barks in the Bottoms,” September’s “Booze in the Bottoms,” October’s “Boo in the Bottoms,” November’s “Blessings in the Bottoms,” and December’s “Balls in the Bottoms”. Each will have music, entertainment, food specialties, and cocktails that fit the theme.

About the West Bottoms Historic Entertainment District:

The West Bottoms Historic Entertainment District, located just off the 12th Street Bridge has 22 warehouses in a thirteen-block area with approximately 600 vendors and more than 25 stores and restaurants.  Many of the large, multi-story buildings have histories starting over 120 years ago and have now repurposed this vast space to earn the title of the largest, year-round, indoor vintage and entertainment district. The District is the destination for interior decorators and designers, collectors and consumers seeking stylish décor and gift options with a history and patina that cannot be duplicated. The new Full Moon Escape Rooms add another adventure option in the area.  westbottoms.com

JUNE’S FESTIVAL OF THE FULL MOON FIRST WEEKEND PLANNER

Friday through Sunday, June 7-9, 2019

  • Veil photo area – fit for a bride or a fun photo
  • BQ Ocean Blu band & DJ Stala Still – playing Friday and Saturday 11-3.
  • Vintage Bridal Fair

Sunday, June 9 12-4pm, Rumely Tractor Event Space 1222 W. 12th St.  

Ceremony: noon to 12:30pm, Savannah Bequeaith, vocalist, performs “Can't help falling in love with you”

Cocktail Hour: 12:30 -1:30pm (visitor samples available) with BQ Ocean Blu band performing

Dinner: 1:30 - 2:30pm (visitor samples available)

Reception: 2:30 - 4:00pm with DJ Sala Still

  • Food Truck Wine & Dine

 Various food trucks and full-service bars line the streets, including a Brushing Bride cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday, off the 12th St. Bridge

Opens 10am-9pm Tuesday-Saturday. fullmoonescape.com

Open Friday through Sunday - Shops Open at 8:30 A.M.

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