Leah + Ryan’s Gallery Event Space Wedding

The Gallery Event Space Weddings

Kansas City, Missouri

Leah and Ryan had an amazing Gallery Event Space wedding ceremony and reception in Kansas City!

Living and working in Australia, it was a huge deal for Leah and Ryan to plan and have their wedding in Kansas City.  Due to Australia not being the quickest location to travel to from the Midwest, their wedding day marked the first time in a long time that they had seen friends and family.

Leah chose to get ready for the wedding in a really quirky Airbnb in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. This was a visual playground for me. The perfect amount of weird and beautiful…though a little heavier on the weird. It was so fun watching the little kids run around in this bizarre space like it was a carnival. I’m certain the kids will talk about this place for many, many years!

Originally, Leah and Ryan wanted to have a ‘first look’ with each other in hopes of spending as much time as they could with their loved ones. However, being the advocate for real moments that I am, we collaborated on their wedding timeline.

I always want my couples to experience a full day of authentic moments. And more importantly, including genuine time with friends and family. It’s safe to say that Leah and Ryan enjoyed the anticipation. The surprise of seeing each is so much better than any awkward first look.

As a surprise, Leah and Ryan didn’t tell anyone that a dear friend would be marrying them. Leah’s dad lit up in shock as he walked her down the aisle. Little did Leah and Ryan know, that their parents had a fun surprise for them too. Confetti canons.

After the ceremony and the confetti settled, the newlyweds, their friends and family entered the reception at The Gallery Event Space. It was such an awesome party with dancing, funny toasts, a slow-motion photo booth, and delicious cake (thanks for the bite, Leah!)!

When the dancing subsided and their loved ones went home, Leah and Ryan ended their evening at the Presidential Hotel with some late-night gummy worms.

Most of all, this wedding day was was unique, special, and full of memorable surprises.  I was thrilled to be a part of it! Congratulations!

Leah gets ready at a West Bottoms Airbnb in Kansas City.Photo for Wirken by: Brandon Parigo Ryan gets ready for his wedding at the Presidential Hotel in Kansas City.Photo for Wirken by: Brandon Parigo Ryans groomsmen thinks he's a elephant at the Presidential Hotel in Kansas City.

Photo for Wirken by: Brandon Parigo Ryan has a celebration beer before his wedding at the Presidential Hotel Leah gets ready at the unique Airbnb in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. Flower girls play the piano at the West Bottoms Airbnb before Leah and Ryans wedding in Kansas CityLeah and her beautiful wedding flowers before her Kansas City weddingFlower girls at the airbnb in Kansas City before Leah and Ryans weddingI simply could not pass up a chance to use this for a portrait. I told Leah’s mom that I made sure to make a “normal” portrait as well. Leah before her wedding at the airbnb at the West Bottoms of Kansas City

Photo for Wirken by: Brandon ParigoRyan shares a quiet moment before his Kansas City wedding

Kansas City flower girls at The Gallery Event CenterLeah's dad laughs as he walks his daughter down the aisle.Ryan watches as Leah walks down the aisle.Ryan gives Leah's dad a hug after she walks down the aisle.Leah walks to the alter at their ceremony at The Gallery Event CenterRyan and Leah's ceremony at the The Gallery Event Center.Ryan laughs during their wedding ceremony at the Gallery Event CenterRyan and Leah leave their ceremony with cannon rockets.Photo for Wirken by: Brandon ParigoLeah and Ryan walk down the aisle in confetti.

Ryan and Leah after their wedding ceremony.Leah's veil sprinkled with confetti.Ryan and Leah enter their wedding reception at the Gallery Event CenterRyan and Leah share their first dance at the Gallery Event Center.Ryan and Leah at their wedding reception. Ryan watches as his best man gives a wedding toast. Toasting a flower girl. Flower girls giggle as they watch Leah and her dad dance. Leah and her dad after their first dance. Ryan dances with his mom.Leah tosses a flower at her her Gallery Event Space wedding reception. Ryan removes Leah's garter. Ryan finds a surprise as he reaches for Leah's garter.Photo for Wirken by: Brandon Parigo Leah feeds Kansas City wedding photographer Tyler Wirken a piece of wedding cake.

Leah gets a smooch from her mom at her wedding reception. The Gallery Event Center wedding reception.The gallery event center wedding reception dance floor.

Photo for Wirken by: Brandon Parigo Leah wears a Panda mask at her Gallery event Center wedding reception


Hardcore wedding reception dancing at Leah and Ryan's wedding. Conga line at Leah and Ryans wedding reception.A panda costume at Leah and Ryans The Gallery Center Wedding ReceptionLeah and Ryan dance at their Gallery Center wedding reception.Ryan makes eyes on the dance floor.Leah exits from her wedding reception at the Gallery Event Center.Ryan and Leah leave the Gallery Event Center.Ryan and Leah share a gummy worm.

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