Our Mission //
Our mission is to inspire and inform engaged couples with relevant, local planning inspiration and resources while introducing them to wedding professionals that can best serve their vision. We do that by showcasing the couples of Kansas City, feature their stories, and show off their stunning pictures. We ensure that our readers have the information they need to make their big day beautiful.
Our Story //
Wed KC was originally launched in Kansas City in 2010 as EA Bride. For years, the company focused on the power of print and quickly became the most beautifully designed wedding magazine in KC. At that time, Britney Jones was the writer and curator of all content, using her real-life experience as a wedding planner to fuel a vision to inspire, yet also inform engaged couples. The magazine caught the eye of couples, wedding professionals, and also a group of investors; and in 2016 EA Bride was acquired by a large media corporation.
Behind new leadership, Britney continued to write and produce the magazine and to the best of her ability, brought a local feel to a large infrastructure publication. She knew immediately that she needed a championing team at her side to get it done. Together, they began envisioning big dreams for EA Bride and the community that it served. The vision came easy, but implementation was problematic, as corporate tape stretched every which way.
Britney realized that if the dreams she had envisioned were to become a reality, EA Bride needed the fluidity to function as a small business. So, in November of 2017, she purchased the company and “brought it home” to KC.
Becoming a locally owned and operated business came as a breath of fresh air, and with it a lot of new and exciting implementations to inspire couples and encourage small business owners. As lovers of everything KC, and previous wedding weekend warriors themselves, the company infused their knowledge and passion into creating the ultimate resource platform, a go-to source for anything Kansas City wedding related, for couples and pros alike. And alongside all of this trailblazing came a new, fresh name, Wed KC.
Under the new name, the company developed innovative projects such as Weddings Unveiled and the Vendor Choice Awards that would become pillars within the industry.
Wed KC lives on now in a constant state of movement and innovation, creating new projects and offerings, to ensure that it’s fully equipped to serve engaged couples.
Our Team //
Each member of our team is equally gifted in their talents, so we pull our strengths together to serve couples. From unique strategies to building fresh ideas for the platform, we’re in it together to make Wed KC the local flavor and pulse of innovation in Kansas City.
Britney – Owner & Publisher
She’s a writer. A designer. And a marketing guru all in one. From wedding planner to venue manager to full-blown magazine mogul, Britney is, by the very definition, a Jane of All Trades.
She’s not beyond rolling up her sleeves and putting in the grit to get done exactly what she envisions. When she craved a fresher feel for the magazine, she taught herself. When she couldn’t find the right web designer, she became one. Suffice it to say, her level of dedication runs deep.
When she’s not drinking coffee, planning galas, or creating new show concepts, she collaborates on photo shoots, using her design skills and knowledge of trends to raise inspirational standards. Her ability to innovate in what is often considered an antiquated industry has gone a long way in making Wed KC the #1 local wedding resource for Kansas City.
Mickey – Digital Marketing Coordinator
He’s a man of vast digital knowledge and endless online tactics, awarding Mickey the title of Wed KC’s Digital Marketing Coordinator. No one knows the scene better and that’s why his skills in web are crucial to getting Wed KC closer to engaged couples within the digital landscape. Any blog post, newsletter, or giveaway has been coordinated by Mickey.
He has an armful of movie tattoos that spark the most interesting of conversations and has a contagious humor about him that instantly makes everyone feel at ease.
You may see Mickey out in the field as he is still a weekend warrior as a DJ. Luckily, he’s free during the week to help us out here at Wed KC.
Megan – KC Market Specialist
She’s a connector at heart and has a profound passion to make a difference in a business’s success. That’s why the title of “Sales” doesn’t do justice to explain Megan and her role in Wed KC. She’s someone that works to find the most talented and reputable vendors to share with the couples. As a prior wedding planner, she knows that it takes a village to make a dream come true – she’s a firm believer of continuing education, networking, and a strong cup of coffee (preferably iced).
Megan knows the Kansas City wedding industry through and through, which is why she carries the title of “KC Market Specialist” at Wed KC. Trust us, this is someone you want on your side (couple or vendor).
Photos: Effjay Photography