Weddings

J+N’s Lawrence KS Wedding Sneak Peek!

The crazy, stormy weather didn’t stop Jennifer and Neal on Saturday from completely enjoying their wedding day. If anything, it added to the ambience! We learned yesterday that they weren’t super concerned if it did storm. The reason? When they just started dating and were planning on making a trip to see each other, it more than likely stormed! We’re so glad that this sweet, sweet couple was able to relax and enjoy every moment from their beautiful wedding in Lawrence on Saturday.

We have so many new favorites from this wedding day, and are so excited to share them all with you! In the meantime, here’s just a sneak peek! If you’re just as excited to see the rest of their wedding day images as we think you are, family and friends can feel free to register to be notified when their full gallery goes live!

Jennifer & Neal’s Lawrence KS Wedding Sneak Peek

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Congratulations again, Jennifer and Neal! Thank you so much for letting us be part of such a special day!!

Lawrence Wedding Picture Location | St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

To see Jennifer & Neal’s engagement photos click here.

Contact us to book your session or wedding:

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Laura & Ryan’s Spring Wedding | Sneak Peek

Laura and Ryan are married! In a super, sweet outdoor wedding at The Guild, theses two exchanged vows on April Fool’s Day. We are SO excited to share each and every beautiful detail from their wedding day with you! In the meantime, here’s just a sneak peek from their spring Kansas City wedding!

Want to be the first to know when Laura & Ryan’s images are released? Family and friends can pre-register here! You’ll be notified when their gallery becomes available – yay! You can also check out this sweet couple’s fun engagement session here.

Laura & Ryan’s Spring Wedding Sneak Peek

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Congratulations, Laura and Ryan!!

Wedding Picture Location | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Contact us to book your session or wedding:

To book Rivas Photography for your engagement or wedding please visit our contact page to send us a message!

 

 

Elegant Fall Wedding at The Buffalo Lodge

We are so excited to share Amanda and Michael’s gorgeous, elegant fall wedding at The Buffalo Lodge with you! Amanda and Michael knew that they wanted a stress-free wedding day to celebrate with family and friends. In the midst of changing jobs, working full-time, and taking care of their sweet kiddo, Isabella, they wanted to make things as easy as possible for themselves leading up to their big day. Their solution? Hire one of Kansas City’s best wedding planners to take care of all of their details and wedding day needs.

Getting Ready

Amanda and Michael loved the Buffalo Lodge because it has space for both of them to get ready. Their bridal suite is amazing, and let Amanda sneak into the reception hall to see everything coming together. Meanwhile, Michael and his groomsmen got to get ready in the groom’s cabin just outside of the main building. They had the whole cabin to themselves!

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First Look “Sneak Peek”

Amanda knew that she wanted to see Michael for the first time walking down the aisle in her gown. But, she was a little nervous and wanted to be able to talk to him before their ceremony. Their solution? A sneak-peek/no look first look around the Buffalo Lodge’s gorgeous wooden doors. These two were so anxious leading up to this moment, but were both so glad they decided to do it. I’m not normally a betting person, but I would have bet money that Amanda was going to yank that door back to see her handsome groom! This actually ended up being one of Amanda and Michael’s favorite moments from their wedding day.

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Wedding Ceremony

Amanda & Michael’s wedding ceremony took place on the Buffalo Lodge’s back lawn, just as the sun was going down. Jessica and her team did an amazing job decorating the ceremony space – isn’t it so pretty! And they couldn’t have wished for more beautiful light as Amanda rounded the corner to see her groom. Michael was so excited to see his beautiful bride!

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Wedding Party Pictures

After their wedding ceremony we snuck off with the newly married couple and their bridal party for a few wedding party photos up the road from the main lodge. After a few minutes, we sent the wedding party back to enjoy cocktail hour so Amanda and Michael could have a few minutes to just themselves. These evening photos under the trees along the road are just magical!

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Wedding Reception

Amanda and Michael kicked off their reception with their first dance as husband and wife, and celebrated late into the night with their friends and family.

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Congratulations Amanda and Michael! We couldn’t be happier for you!

Amanda & Michael’s Wedding Vendors:

Wedding & Reception Location: The Buffalo Lodge

Wedding Planner: Jessica Corbett – Hitched: Planning + Floral

Bridal Gown: Belle Vogue

Groom’s Tux: Tip Top Tux

Invitations + Paper: Magnet Street

Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Kay Jewelers

Additional Bridal Jewelry, Accessories, & Shoes: Dillards

Ceremony & Reception Music: Mic King Music

Florist: Jessica Corbett – Hitched: Planning + Floral

Cake: Nancy – Chef Shop

Hair & Make-up: Mati – Hello Lovely

Bridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Tuxes: Tip Top Tux

Catering: Plaza Catering

Rehearsal Dinner: Waldo’s Pizza

Visit their full gallery to see more from Amanda & Michael’s elegant fall wedding at The Buffalo Lodge.

To book Rivas Photography for your engagement or wedding please visit our contact page to send us a message!

Melissa & Kolton’s Vibrant KC Winter Wedding

We’ve said it time and time again that we get “attached” to the couples that we get to work with. And while we always excitedly look forward to each and every wedding, Melissa and Kolton’s wedding day is one that we’ve been waiting for anxiously. Many of you know Melissa as one of our amazing assistants. We’ve had the pleasure of working with her for well over 5 years now, and she’s essentially family. And now she’s married!! Here’s just a look at some of our favorites from her magical wedding day!

Getting Ready | The Hampton Inn – Downtown Kansas City

Kolton decided (and Melissa agreed) to stay out of the spotlight on the morning of their wedding. He and his groomsmen got ready and dressed in the comfort of his own home! Meanwhile, Melissa, her bridesmaids, and family got ready in downtown Kansas City, just a few blocks from where she would see her groom for the first time.

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

First Look | Lyric Opera

Like many of our couples, Melissa and Kolton weren’t sure if they wanted to do a first look. Ultimately they decided they on doing one because they knew they wanted a few moments to just themselves before the fun craziness of their day took over. For years Melissa has been in love with the architecture of the “old” Lyric Opera building, and she was so excited to do their first look there! We LOVED watching these two relish in their first few moments together. Exchanging small gifts and laughing with each other is something they’ll never forget from their wedding day.

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Party Pictures | Barney Allis Plaza

Melissa and Kolton’s wedding party met us at the Lyric and from there we made our way a few blocks down to Barney Allis Plaza. With the gorgeous blue skies and sun their wedding party had so much fun with each other. Something Melissa and Kolton credit to their wedding party chemistry? Getting everyone together a few times before the wedding so they all knew each other already.

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

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KC Winter Wedding Ceremony | Liberty Christian Church

Melissa and Kolton’s evening ceremony was so sweet and intimate. Surrounded by all of their family and friends, these two said their vows and did their unity ceremony. They knew that for their ceremony they wanted to do something that signified two becoming one, but didn’t want to go the route of a traditional candle or sand. Since Kolton is a scientist, they came up with the idea of an “experiment” during their ceremony. Pouring two different liquids together that when combined, glowed!

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Wedding Reception | The Montgomery Event Space

After their ceremony while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour, Melissa and Kolton let us steal them away for a few last moments. These two met at William Jewell College in Liberty, and the historic campus was the perfect spot to stop for a few more images.

Once they joined their guests at The Montgomery, more fun followed. Melissa’s maid of honor and sister, toasted her sister with a song that she had written for her and Kolton. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. And, to add more magic to their evening, Melissa and Kolton danced to a song that Kolton wrote for Melissa. Talk about intimate!

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | KC Winter Wedding | Rivas Photography

Melissa and Kolton – from the very bottom of our hearts thank you so much for letting us create your wedding day images! We are so, so happy for you and cannot wait to see where life takes you!!

Melissa & Kolton’s Wedding Vendors:

Getting Ready Location: The Hampton Inn, Downtown Kansas City

Kansas City Wedding Ceremony Venue: Liberty Christian Church

Kansas City Wedding Reception Venue: The Montgomery Event Venue

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from The Gown Gallery

Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations + Paper: Akela Clarke Designs

Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Champagne Jewelers

Ceremony Music: Tracey Johnson, Selene Hernandes, Nicole Murray, Jim Murray

Reception DJ: Complete Music

Hair & Make-up: Mati from Hello, Lovely

Wedding DIY Details: Paper flowers and bouquets, ceremony programs, reception decor

To see more from Melissa and Kolton’s wedding day, visit their full gallery here.

To book Rivas Photography for your wedding or engagement visit our contact page to send us a message.

 

 

Feasts of Fancy Rustic Outdoor Fall Wedding | Katie & Zach

Katie and Zach had such a beautiful, fall wedding at Feasts of Fancy this October! We are so excited to share their wedding day images with you!

Getting Ready Location | The Crowne Plaza, Downtown Kansas City

Katie, her bridesmaids and family got ready at The Crowne Plaza in downtown Kansas City. Katie’s morning was full of sweet moments, especially once she put her gown on!

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First Look Location | Feasts of Fancy at the Hobbs Building

This sweet couple chose to do a first look to start off their wedding day. We are so glad they did! We are always, always completely honored to be able to witness those first few moments a bride and groom get to share together on their wedding day. Katie and Zach’s first look was no different!

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Wedding Party Photo Locations | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Loose Park

After their first look, Katie and Zach hopped on a limo with their wedding party and traveled around Kansas City for wedding party photos. Katie’s special request? The Kauffman Center. We are SO in love with how the images at Loose Park turned out – these wound up being some of our very favorites!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue | Feasts of Fancy at the Hobbs Building

After their intimate wedding ceremony, officiated by a close friend, Katie and Zach got to enjoy their cocktail hour and relax with family and friends before their reception started.

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Congratulations again, Katie and Zach! We are so happy for you!!

 

Katie & Zach’s Wedding Vendors:

Katie’s Gown | Bridal Extraordinaire
Zach’s Tux | Men’s Warehouse
Invitations & Paper | Wedding Paper Divas
Katie’s Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands | Helzberg Diamonds
Zach’s Wedding Band | Amazon
Katie’s Accessories | BHLDN
Ceremony Musicians | String Trio by Forte
Reception Music | DJ Connection
Florist | Clara’s Flowers
Cake | Hy-Vee
Bridesmaid Gowns & Accessories | Adrianna Papell, Rustic Cuff & Etsy
Groomsmen Tuxes| Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Day Transportation | KC Transportation
Catering | Feasts of Fancy
Rehearsal Dinner Location | Q39

 

Arelys & DJ’s Fall Swope Park Memorial Wedding

I think that by now you have a pretty good idea that we absolutely love creating images for our clients. Photographing engagements and weddings for our couples is such a personal, humbling experience, and we LOVE every minute of it. We get the opportunity over and over again to work with some amazing people. They let us into their lives and we get to meet their families, kiddos, pets, and closest friends. It’s safe to say that we get pretty attached!

Arelys and DJ’s wedding day was so special to us. Not only is her sister one of the very first weddings we photographed, but these two trusted us completely with their wedding day. We got to meet and hang out with them and their kiddos planning their wedding day. We traveled to Colorado together last spring for their engagement session. And we knew just how important and what a milestone their wedding day was for them. It’s such a big honor when our couples ask us to photograph their weddings, and it’s something that we take so seriously and wrap ourselves up in completely.

From the very beginning of the day to the very end, it’s safe to say that our whole team had “all the feels.” Arelys and DJ’s wedding was SO romantic, and we are SO excited to share it with you!

Getting Ready Location: Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

Arelys, her bridesmaids and family got ready at the Sheraton Suites on the Plaza. DJ, his groomsmen and family did the same. I know that we mentioned that we love it when our couples get ready at the same location, but especially these two. This gave their friends and family, and their kids, a chance to see each of them before their ceremony. And trust us, there wasn’t a dull moment, and barely a dry eye all morning!

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Wedding Ceremony Venue: Swope Park Memorial

Arelys and DJ chose not to do a first look, but to see each other as Arelys walked down the aisle to DJ. One of our favorite moments from their whole day was watching Arelys walk up behind DJ as he was getting ready to escort his mom down the aisle. After a simple, sweet ceremony, this happy couple was married with lots of celebration!

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DJ knew that he wanted images with a classic car, and he rented a classic Rolls Royce to take him and his bride to meet their wedding party for pictures.

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Wedding Party Picture Location: The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

To stick with their classic, elegant and romantic wedding day, pictures of Arelys and DJ’s wedding party happened at The Nelson. We love that we’re able to go to the Nelson and find a new spot to shoot in every time!

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Wedding Reception Venue: Simply Unique Events

Arelys and DJ held their reception at Simply Unique Events in Shawnee. Surrounded by family and friends, they ate, drank, and danced the night away.

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Congratulations again, Arelys and DJ; we are so happy for you!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us create your wedding images!!

To see more from Arelys and DJ’s wedding, click here.

To book Rivas Photography for your engagement or wedding please visit our Contact page to send a message our way!

Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Melanie & Jim

There’s a chance that you might remember Melanie and Jim from their engagement session last fall. Ever since then we’ve been so very excited for their wedding day to roll around. Why? They decided to have a destination wedding in Orlando at a very magical place, and we got to photograph it! :O

We can’t even begin to tell you how much we love it when our couples decide to do something different when it comes to their wedding day. Melanie and Jim knew from the minute they started planning their wedding they wanted something different and unique to them.

It all started with the design of their wedding day monogram. Melanie is an experienced designer, and created the monogram that they used on everything from their save the dates and invitations to their floor runner. The colors she and Jim chose? Robin’s egg blue and silver. They used these colors and theme throughout their entire wedding, right down to the menus at dinner.

When it came time to go dress shopping, Melanie knew that she didn’t want a white gown. What she didn’t tell anyone else (except her mom, sister, and us), is that she chose a brilliant red gown. It was truly something that only she could pull off. Jim wore a white tux, and their bridal party all wore gray. When we arrived at their resort on their wedding day, all of the architecture was white. Melanie and Jim stood out and popped against the background like crazy!

How stunning are these two?! And yes, that is a necklace draped down the center of Melanie’s back. So pretty!! For their unity ceremony during their wedding ceremony, Melanie and Jim performed a hand-binding ceremony.

Everything about their wedding day was so unique. And can’t even begin to tell you how excited Jim was to see his beautiful bride on their wedding day. The love and friendship these two share is one for the storybooks, that’s for sure. And we’re so happy that they now have their own fairytale ending!

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

 

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

 

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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

 

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Classic Modern Orlando Wedding | Red Wedding Dress | White Tux | Hand-Binding Ceremony

Congratulations Melanie and Jim – we are so happy for you!!

Elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Ali & Johnny

You might remember Ali and Johnny from their beautiful KATY Trail engagement session earlier this year. We are back and so excited to share their wedding day with you! Can we just tell you how gorgeous and elegant their wedding day was? Nothing was done for their wedding without Ali and Johnny signing off on it, and you can tell just how much of “them” their wedding day was.

Bridal Party Getting Ready | The Westin at Crown Center

Throughout their wedding planning, Ali and Johnny knew they wanted to keep things simple and easy for their friends and family. To help with this, everyone got ready in two suites at The Westin at Crown Center. We never try to push our opinion on our couples, but we LOVE when they decide to get ready at the same hotel. It seems to make the emotions and adrenaline run just a little bit higher. And it makes our job to tell a full story just a little bit easier.

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

First Look Location | Liberty Memorial

Ali and Johnny knew for a VERY long time that they wanted their first look to happen at Liberty Memorial. Since Johnny is in the military, they knew that their images would mean that much more to them down the road. Saturdays are notoriously crowded at the memorial, so Kyle chose to have their first look at the base of the memorial instead of up top. Miraculously, when Ali turned the corner to see Johnny for the first time, the base completely cleared out. There was nobody around but the two of them and our team! We couldn’t even believe it!

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Wedding Party Picture Location| Liberty Memorial

To keep things easy for their bridal party, Ali and Johnny did all of their photos at Liberty Memorial. We met their wedding party up top, and took advantage of some of the shade the museum provides, as well as some of the gorgeous tree line. We are so in love with how the images of Ali and Johnny turned out against the blue tile. Aren’t they just stunning?!

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

 

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location | Cellar 222

Ali and Johnny held their wedding ceremony and reception in one location, Cellar 222. If you’ve never been there, you should go see it! The beautiful, rustic, cozy cellar was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception. Since it was August, there was no fire in the fireplace, but it was draped with stunning floral arrangements instead.

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Kansas City Wedding Photographers | elegant Cellar 222 Wedding | Liberty Memorial First Look

Congratulations Ali and Johnny! We are so incredibly happy for you and cannot wait to see what adventure you tackle next!

Interested in booking Rivas Photography for your engagement or wedding? Visit our Contact page to get the ball rolling!