Fun fact: Three-stone engagement rings are not only visually stunning, they're also rich in symbolism.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The three main stones represent a couple's past, present, and future. The center stone is almost always larger than its two bookending stones. I like to think this represents the importance of staying present and in the moment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bonus fun fact: The first recorded diamond engagement ring dates back to 1477, and was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria.
Yesterday Maeve & Jordan celebrated the most PERFECT wedding day surrounded by their dearest friends and family! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maeve & Jordan know how to plan one heck of a wedding celebration! After an intimate ceremony and moving toasts, a pair of dueling pianos provided the evening's entertainment. At sunset, we stole away to the Grand Hall's roof top to capture a few final portraits of the newlyweds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But my favorite part of the evening? When Maeve's cousin surprised the couple and guests alike with an impromptu Irish flute performance! As you can imagine, the dance floor was packed from start to finish. Even the venue and catering staff came out to watch the show! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm so thrilled that Maeve & Jordan finally get to call each other husband and wife after months of delay. Their celebration was well worth it, and I can't wait to see where life takes them :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~ a HUGE thank you to the team that made this day extra amazing! reception: @thegrandhallkc ceremony: @countryclubchristianchurch gown: @stephsbridalkc catering: @jillieo_moxiecatering entertainment: @felixandfingerskc rentals: @ultrapom floral: bride's family 2nd photographer: @espysphotography
Today marks the official kickoff of my spring/summer wedding season! I am so very excited and grateful to be back doing what I absolutely love :)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~~~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A HUGE thank you to the team that brought this inspiration together!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ venue: @applefordestate⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ gown boutique: @theone_bridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ designer: @galialahav⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ tux: @tiptoptux⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ floral: @matlackfloristweddings⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ hair/makeup: @bellaangelbrides | @jbstylist_educator⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ agency: @lockemodels⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ models: @andriannaelise_ | @kyle.hansen15⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photographer: @bailey.pianalto
Last night everything fell into place and we had the most *perfect* evening to celebrate Alexa & Hunter's engagement! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had such a blast exploring old favorites (Union Station is where they got engaged!) and new gems (they'd never been to Loose Park!) with these two. Neither Alexa nor Hunter are originally from Kansas City, but they now call this town their home. I'm so glad we could create new memories for them in such iconic places!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out all of my favorites from their session on the BLOG!
This week the sun has FINALLY come back out and it's making me so excited for summer weddings to come!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ a HUGE thank you to the team that made this day extra amazing!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ venue: @oakwood_kc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ coordination & design: @nelliesparkman⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ design & floral: @wedinkc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ hair/makeup: @theprettybride.co⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ rentals: @foxcreekdesignsllc | @goodstuffchina⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ custom monograms: @merefilledesign⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ stationery & paper goods: @ns.stationery⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ linens: @bbjlinen | @ultrapom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photography: @bailey.pianalto
Yesterday Katie & Cole ordered up the most PERFECT evening for their engagement session! Seriously, we could not have had more perfect weather, especially after the weekS of rain we've had here in KC! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a *very* busy time in Katie & Cole's lives. Katie is in med school and is in between terms - but still studying for major exams. But last night all of the planning, weather-worrying, and stress melted away as these two had a chance to take a breath and truly enjoy each other. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And how could you not have fun with these two around? Katie's laugh is simply infectious, especially when Cole is the one making her (and me!) laugh.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nights like last night remind me of what I love most about my job. It is a true honor to get to capture moments like this in my couples' lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can't wait for Katie & Cole's celebration next year! It's going to be an absolute BLAST!!!