Wedding at Pennway Place, Kansas City

Wedding at Pennway Place, Kansas City

On the way to her wedding ceremony, Maggie was telling her dad of her worst wedding nightmare. She said she woke up in a cold sweat, breathing heavy and hoping it was just that, a nightmare. Here it was her actual wedding day and so far everything was damn near perfect. She was on her way to her Kansas City wedding ceremony where she would marry Ben at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The sun was shining the weather was perfect and she was ready, but as I sat in the back seat of that car as she was telling her story I wondered if she might still be a bit worried her nightmare would come true. We would have to see what the day brought and if her Kansas City wedding reception at Pennway PlaceĀ  would go as planned. Being a wedding photographer in Kansas City for the past 14 years I have seen and heard of it all, so I was hoping for her sake all would go according to plan. Her nightmare, the one that startled her awake that night, was that everyone left the reception at around 9:00pm and her and Ben were the only ones left standing in the middle of the dance floor puzzled with what to do next. Thankfully, that could not have been any further from what actually happened on her wedding day. Thanks to the help of one of my favorite bands in Kansas City, Twice on Sunday. In fact the contrary actually on Saturday. Maggie and Ben decided to leave before the party was even over! That dance floor...
Sarah + Matt | A Kansas City Wedding Video

Sarah + Matt | A Kansas City Wedding Video

  Sarah and Matt were married on the steps of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. This venue is the perfect place if you want to highlight Kansas City during your wedding ceremony. The Liberty Memorial has a great open expanse that makes you feel like the city itself is part of your wedding party. This was perfect for Sarah and Matt, as their open and accepting nature, paired with their love for all things Kansas City, brought this day together. I love when I feel like part of the wedding party as I am documenting the day. They held nothing back in showing us who they really are. The tears, the laughs, the Mickeys and guitars all add up to show us a glimpse of these two wonderful people.   Sarah and Matt held their reception at Studio Dan Meiners Pennway Place. Sarah is a wedding planner by trade, so she did all the planning with help from those she has known in the industry. Check out her wedding business Quintessential Events on Facebook! Photography was created by Tyler Wirken of Wirken...
Teaser Tuesday | Kansas City wedding photographs of Sara and Matt

Teaser Tuesday | Kansas City wedding photographs of Sara and Matt

This wedding was really interesting for me. I have know the bride Sara for years and worked many weddings with her as she is the assistant for wedding coordinator Ellyn Bold. She has seen me behind the scenes at many weddings and still decided to ask me to shoot her wedding. It was such an honor to be asked to shoot this wedding and even more of an honor to witness it. Sara and Matt went above and beyond on this wedding from everything to an incredible ceremony location on the lawn of the Liberty Memorial with the city as a backdrop to a non-stop dance party at Pennway Place. It was seriously touching and seriously fun. Here are three photos that really sum up the day for me. Sara having fun with her sister as she helps with the dress. Loved this moment. Sara is super close to her mom. Here they share a quiet moment on the bus to the ceremony. Sara and Matt at the end of night in the back of Pech limosines Cadillac after a great sparkler...