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Oh my goodness!  This summer has started off with some super fabulous wedding celebrations and Allie & Ron’s was definitely super fabulous!!!!   I really loved Allie’s personality when we met so I knew I would love photographing her wedding.  But then as the details kept coming, it just got better and better.  I was SUPER excited that her reception was going to be at the Nelson Art Gallery  ( my first time photographing a reception there!!)  and they had a great team of wedding professionals all around!  Holly Davidson,  with Simple Elegance, was their wedding planner and made sure everything was running smoothly all day.  The one thing that we didn’t have any control over was the weather which didn’t stress anyone out too much but it did rain off and on throughout the day.  We were able to get some outside photos here and there when it wasn’t raining and everyone was having fun and excited about the whole day!

Also, a big thank you to my hardworking team, Nate Robinson~2nd photographer and Paige Kime~my intern!!!!

I will start with some of the fabulous details :)  Gorgeous dress from Bridal Extraordinaire!klahn-55 A little more bling with the Choos!  And wowzers!  Ron really picked out an amazing ring. klahn-33 klahn-10 klahn-25 Allie reading Ron’s card was super sweet :)klahn-62 klahn-74 klahn-92 LOVE!klahn-95Allie has her mom’s big happy smile :)

klahn-98While I was hanging out with the girls, Nate was capturing the guys getting ready!!!
klahn-127 klahn-163 I always love the arrangements from Beco flowers and oh gosh were they gorgeous!   klahn-152 One of my favorites!!!klahn-141 klahn-147 Super sweet first look!klahn-183 klahn-206 klahn-215 klahn-219 Hello ladies :)klahn-253 klahn-271 Another fave!klahn-302 klahn-304 What a handsome group!  klahn-317 klahn-337 klahn-351 And just when we were about to choose a different location because of the rain, it tapered off again and we got to get some awesome skyline photos!klahn-367 A definite favorite!klahn-379 klahn-384 Oh what cuties!  and perfect little models!klahn-422 I love this behind the scenes shot Nate got of Allie with her flower girls before she walked down the aisle!klahn-444 klahn-497 klahn-525 AND…….I was also super happy that the Michael Beers Band would be playing!!!!  They are soooooooooo awesome!  Check out all the loveliness of the reception!  It was sooooo beautiful!!!!!!  klahn-612 klahn-684 klahn-690 klahn-789 There was a lot of fun dancing going on that is for sure!!!!klahn-739 Ha!  We snuck in few fun photos with the sculptures :)klahn-892 And what a lovely night it ended up being at the Nelson!klahn-907

Congratulations Allie & Ron!  Thank you for trusting me with your memories :)

Every now and then things just fall into the right place.  That is how I feel about this wedding :)  Mary emailed me just a few weeks before her and Harley were to be wed and it was the only Saturday I did not have booked in May.  Their wedding was in Richmond, MO.   I was glad I had it open, as I love small town weddings and intimate personal receptions.   After a lovely drive through some small towns with lots of gorgeous green fields and no cell reception, I arrived at the church ahead of schedule completely refreshed and excited to meet everyone.  It was such a wonderful ceremony that was truly personal and delightful.  The ceremony reminded me of one of my favorite parts of weddings~getting to know the couple and families stories.  I feel honored to get to know such wonderful people, and Mary & Harley are truly wonderful  people.  Neither of them had ever been married before and it seems even more special that they found each other and added to their happiness.  Their families were so wonderful and full of love for the two of them.

Mary wore her mother’s wedding dress which was so beautiful and perfect.
mary-23 mary-37 mary-53 And what a lovely church in Richmond, even more lovely with the florals from Craig Sole Designs!mary-6 mary-87 I love this series, esp. the bottom right.  That look a man gives his woman says it all.mary-94 All of the speeches given were wonderful, esp. Mary’s nieces, who adore their aunt and new uncle :)mary-108 mary-118 mary-132 Best aisle exit ever :)mary-145 mary-161 mary-200 mary-184 The reception was at Mary’s parents home in Richmond and was sooooooo lovely!mary-221 mary-224 The reception was casual, sophisticated and anything but traditional.  Suited perfectly for them and their guests!mary-214Big thanks to the Short’s for connecting me with Mary & Harley!
mary-264 mary-314 mary-323 I am pretty sure anyone at this wedding will remember why Mary is making this face-esp. the dj.  Ha!mary-358 mary-350


Congratulations Mary & Harley and thank you for inviting me into your lives :)



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