Lillie & Dane were married at the Elm’s resort in Excelsior Springs on March 5th.  It was the most beautiful day with the sun shining!  Early March can be unpredictable but it was just the best day.   Not only was the weather wonderful, the whole day was filled with smiles, laughs, a few happy tears and a whole lot of fun :)

It was so fun being witness to the whole day.  Lillie and Dane are the kind of people that you feel like you have known forever.  Everyone was so down to earth and fun loving that I knew this was not a day that I would see anyones feather’s getting ruffled.  It would be perfect no matter what happened.

Their wedding planner Madi Sanders made sure everything flowed perfectly and the Elm’s Resort is always a great place to have everything you need right on grounds!

Lillie’s brother is my son’s fraternity brother so it was extra fun to have him along to help his preggo mama carry everything and of course have fun as well 😉

I will start with the girls getting ready photos!  Lillie’s hair and makeup looked beautiful!!!

fitzpatrick-7 Beco flowers did a wonderful job as always!!! fitzpatrick-17 Lillie’s cutie new niece!fitzpatrick-18 I was so excited to hear about the dress Lillie wore to the rehearsal dinner.  She had her mom’s wedding dress altered to a high-low dress and it was just beautiful!  And I was so bummed I didn’t get to photograph her in it for the rehearsal that she put it on for a few shots for me :)  Yay!!!!!!!  I just die about this photo of Lillie’s fabulous dress from Nolte’s with her mother’s dress in the background :) !!!!!!!!!!fitzpatrick-23 Lillie wearing her mom’s dress with her own wedding dress hanging in the background :)fitzpatrick-34 fitzpatrick-75 fitzpatrick-89 The guys having some fun while getting ready for the big day :)fitzpatrick-41 fitzpatrick-204 How cool is this woodcarving made for them?!?!?!fitzpatrick-116 One of my favorite parts of the day.  When a father sees his daughter in her wedding dress. Especially his only daughter.   Lillie has 3 brothers and grew up on a farm riding the tractor with her dad.  Being a parent and having seen first hand how emotional it can be for a dad to see his baby girl grown up and getting married, I was betting on a tear or two :)  My son knows Buddy, Lillie’s dad to be one tough cookie and was betting against it, lol.  But he is not a parent and does not yet know the power.  It was a beautiful moment :)fitzpatrick-141 While the guys were still getting ready, I photographed the lovely ladies around the Elms!fitzpatrick-198 The bridesmaid’s dresses were so pretty and looked so beautiful against the green backgrounds!fitzpatrick-162 What a stunning bride!!!!!!fitzpatrick-174 fitzpatrick-179 fitzpatrick-196 fitzpatrick-145 Once I got the girls all tucked away so that Lillie & Dane would not see each other before the ceremony, I photographed the guys looking all handsome!fitzpatrick-217 fitzpatrick-221 fitzpatrick-251 The ceremony was in the little church just across the street from the Elms.  It is a beautiful old stone church with stained glass windows!fitzpatrick-272Dane seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day :)fitzpatrick-329fitzpatrick-325 I was glad I caught this moment without even realizing what happened until later.  It was such a good hug that it broke the dress, lol!fitzpatrick-352 fitzpatrick-355 How adorable are the flower girls!?!!??!fitzpatrick-426 What a fun good looking wedding party!fitzpatrick-440 fitzpatrick-451 I love this romantic sweet photo :)fitzpatrick-481 fitzpatrick-465 fitzpatrick-479 Another one of my favorites!!!fitzpatrick-496 Another super fave!!!!fitzpatrick-502 And THIS.  This photo is totally them :)fitzpatrick-516 The yummy mints were made by Lillie and her mom!  They were super delish!fitzpatrick-102 The pretty pinks with the gold glitter accents!  So beautiful and elegant!fitzpatrick-1 fitzpatrick-523I was super excited when I saw Patrick Woolam was going to be singing!  No doubt it would be a rocking party!!!!
fitzpatrick-528 Ha!  The look in their eyes before the cake feeding.  I knew it was going to be good 😉fitzpatrick-570 fitzpatrick-621 Lillie’s niece didn’t want to be left out of the dance :)fitzpatrick-639 fitzpatrick-658 Then the party got started!  Bottom right of this group is my handsome son with Lillie’s handsome brother Charlie!fitzpatrick-682 fitzpatrick-731 I love a nice night shot in front of the historic Elms!!!!fitzpatrick-752 fitzpatrick-755

 

Congratulations to Dane and Lillie and the Raasch and Fitzpatrick families!!!!!!


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  1. Barb wrote: Great pictures! You really did a great job of capturing the fun and beauty of the day! They are a really beautiful couple! (03/21/16, 3:20 pm)

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