Krista & Tyson were married on Nov 8th.  It was a beautiful crisp fall day, a bit windy but not too bad for the ladies in their dresses :)  Everyone started at the Westin Crown Center getting ready for the big day. The girls room was filled with bridesmaids, flower girls, their doggy, champagne, makeup, accessories and music.  It was so festive :)  While I was photographing the girls getting ready, Nate, my second photographer was photographing the guys getting ready.  And Mike Tsai was documenting the day with video, which I can’t wait to see! The whole day was wonderful.  I especially was excited for the reception at the Firestone building because I had not had a reception there yet and it was sooooo awesome!!!!!  Oh…and they had the Patrick Lentz band so I knew it would be a great party! I will start with the lovely bride getting ready!bothof-13My daughter wants me to borrow their puppy for a playdate!  So adorable! bothof-25 Such pretty wedding shoes!!!!bothof-15 bothof-37 I love how feminine the bouquet colors were!bothof-50 I may have been slightly obsessed with photographing Krista’s hair in the pretty light :)bothof-68 Holla!bothof-82 bothof-26 The first time they saw each other was super sweet.bothof-102 bothof-122 So romantic!bothof-135 The lovely ladies!bothof-164 The handsome gents!bothof-107sq bothof-185 So freakin cute!  They love their pup!bothof-190 Oh how I love to shoot with red backgrounds!  I am drawn like a bee to honey!bothof-203 bothof-233 This makes me laugh every time.bothof-241 I do love shooting here and it is cool to see it change with the seasons :)bothof-273 My angle.bothof-292 Nate’s angle.  I love both :)bothof-285 Favorite shot!  Krista & Tyson are naturally romantic, so it was so great to photograph them in romantic soft lighting just being in love on their wedding day :)bothof-329 bothof-334I was so excited to see all these cutie flower girls when we got to the church! bothof-387 I always love seeing Nate’s photos of the bride with her dad before they get to the aisle.bothof-436 bothof-465 bothof-473 bothof-513 bothof-551 I am totally going to make the signature bride drink-SMORES MARTINI- for the holiday!bothof-562 Another favorite!!!!bothof-558Such a beautiful first dance to the smooth vocals of the Patrick Lentz Band. bothof-672 bothof-695 bothof-700 bothof-788 bothof-800 bothof-816 The dance floor was shaking till the end of night!  bothof-731 Beautiful sparkler exit!bothof-889 bothof-878 bothof-897Congratulations cuties!!!!!!!!!!!

For  love & baseball!!!  Angela & Brian were married right in the heart of our Royals being in the world series!  It was  game 4 and the Royals were leading the series 2-1, the whole city was painted blue with excitement.  While I know Angela & Brian were so excited about the Royals in the world series, that was probably not in their mind when setting their wedding date :)  With all of that being said, I know plenty of brides who might have been very distraught with what to do about that during their reception.  But Angela & Brian embraced it, and went ahead and put the game on after dinner during their reception.  Lots of guests enjoyed watching the game in the bar area while others got their groove on the dance floor and some tried to combine those two acts :)

It is a really neat story of how Angela & Brian met.  Angela’s daughter’s best friend is Brian’s niece.  If I am remembering the story correctly, Brian was at his sisters sometime when Angela was coming or going with her daughter, Katie and of course asked his sister about her immediately :)  Angela and Katie seem like best friends and Brian and Katie have so much fun together.  I am just so happy for them to all become a family :)  Congratulations Brian, Angela & Katie!

I started the day out taking a few photos at the salon just down the street from the Stanley in Lees Summit where the wedding and ceremony was going to be.

 

blevins-18 All the shops outside were sporting their Royals cheer!blevins-22Then we headed over to the Stanley for Angela to put her dress on.  The dressing room there is cute as heck!  And of course the flowers were beautiful!  Amy from Victorian Gardens did an amazing job!
blevins-36 Amy is how I actually met Angela!  I was picking up a corsage for my son’s prom while Angela was meeting with her!  And her date was the only one I did not have booked for October!  Lucky for me :)blevins-38 blevins-67 blevins-89 The moment when they both see each other on their wedding day is such an awesome moment to witness.  They were so happy :)blevins-92 blevins-107 I LOVE this photo :)  Such a beautiful lady and handsome groom!blevins-112 It was unseasonably warm for the end of October which was nice to be outside for a few photos!blevins-122 This is perfectly them.  Brian had me laughing all day!blevins-128 blevins-138 blevins-142 blevins-145 blevins-153 blevins-149 blevins-158 blevins-179 blevins-195 blevins-205 LOL!!!blevins-210 So lovely!blevins-213 blevins-215 blevins-214 blevins-225 blevins-219 blevins-236 blevins-31 I love that Brian’s ring has baseball stitching engraved on it, perfect for a world series wedding!  Angela is a writer and I have read her poem like a dozen times :)blevins-250 blevins-51 blevins-84 blevins-253 Brian had everyone laughing as he came down the aisle with a bit of bounce :)blevins-274 blevins-279 blevins-290 It was a beautiful ceremony!  I am solo crazy about the combinations of the brick, wood and ceiling here!!!!blevins-296 Of course we had to bust out the world series towels I brought!!!!blevins-364 blevins-368 blevins-384 blevins-397 mmmmmmm….gelato!!!!!blevins-379 blevins-425blevins-416
blevins-452 And this is how you multi task!  Dancing and watching the series at the same time :)blevins-485We were still ahead here :)
blevins-492 blevins-487 I love photos with the streetlights.  It feels so romantic to me, like walking home from a date :)blevins-538Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

 

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