Congratulations a million times over to Briana and Chris! Your wedding day was filled with so much happiness and love, it was a joy to photography.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Californos Westport
Officiant: John Swift, bride’s brother
Hair & Makeup Artist: Michele Taylor
Hotel: AC Marriott
Pianist: Andrew Ouellette
Florist: Kasey Benedict: The Budding Entrepreneur
Portraits: Morning Glory Antiques, UMKC, & Californos
Catering: Californos Westport
DJ: Christopher Butler, Hi Society Entertainment
Second Photographer: Jessie Silva
The preparations started in the hotel room for the bride, groom, and their bridal parties. Briana’s dress was stunning, and added further meaning when her grandmother’s bridal gown fabric was sewn into her dress. Her mom helped her into her dress and veil, and her girls helped to tie the perfect bow and make sure that veil was not going to fall out.
The guys and Chris’ mom tied ties, put on special socks, and pinned boutineers to be ready for the couple’s first look.
While we waited for the first look and the guys (how often does that happen?), we took some portraits in the bar area. Again, thankful for air conditioning. The guys got a turn as well.
It was so very hot out, and I am most grateful to Morning Glory Antique’s in Westport for so generously allowing us to spend some time in their amazing and air conditioned space (they rent out for events!!) for photography of the happy couple. The rooms were amazing, filled with gorgeous antiques, couches, and light.
Then off to UMKC, which is special to Briana and Chris. We walked the same paths that they did in the start of the relationship. Anytime a personal story can be added into photography, the results are so much more meaningful.
This last image with the bouquet was photographed because Briana’s mom and dad have a similar image in their wedding album. How cool is that? The ceremony was beautiful with piano music, special readings, and their own written vows.
Thank you so very much for trusting me to capture your wedding day!
Rebecca, Catch Light Photography