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Laura & Ryan | Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild

We have such a happy and fun wedding to share with you today! Laura and Ryan are two of the silliest people we know. We’ve had such a great time with them during their engagement session, and all through their planning process, and just knew their wedding day was going to be a blast as well. After all, they got married on April Fool’s Day!

Getting Ready Location | The Guild KC

Laura’s hair and make-up artist happens to be a close friend, so while the ladies stayed with her the night before the wedding, they finished getting ready in The Guild’s fun bridal suite.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Four photos of a groom and his groomsmen getting ready in the Bridal Suite at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A symmetrical photo of The Guild KC's chandelier shot from below.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two portraits of a groom dressed in a black tux sitting on a black leather sofa at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Picture of a groom dressed in a black tux standing in front of the white subway tile wall at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Picture of a groom dressed in a black tux standing just outside the main door of The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three pictures of a groom and his groomsmen walking down the alley outside The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A picture of a groom and his groomsmen standing in front of a turquoise mural in Kansas City's Crossroads District.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two detailed photos of a bride's spring pink, white, and fuchsia  bouquet at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two photos of a bride's beaded garter and wedding gown hanging up at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three close-up photos of a bride and groom's jewelry on blue agate at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid photos of a bride and her bridesmaids dressed in pink floral robes getting ready in the bridal suite at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A picture of a bride dressed in a white floral robe reaching up to grab her wedding gown in the bridal suite at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three pictures of a bride putting on her wedding gown in the bridal suite at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two portraits of a bride in her wedding gown in front of a brick wall at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Four candid photos of a bride with her mom and dad before her wedding at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A close-up picture of a bride smiling in her wedding gown and veil at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A portrait of a bride looking at her spring bouquet in her wedding gown in front of the brick wall at The Guild KC.

First Look | The Guild KC

Laura and Ryan knew they wanted to be able to spend plenty of time taking photos with their wedding party. And that they didn’t want their wedding guests to have to wait on them for dinner. Their solution? A private first look in The Guild’s beautiful courtyard. Who doesn’t love a great glimpse of the KC skyline in the background of their wedding images?

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid pictures of a bride and groom's first look on their wedding day in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two candid pictures of a bride and groom's first look on their wedding day in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A picture of a bride and groom kissing just after their first look on their wedding day in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid pictures of a bride and groom's first look on their wedding day in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Wedding Party Picture Location | Ilus Davis Park, Kansas City, MO City Hall

Originally, Laura wanted her wedding colors to be simple: black, with white and green flowers. But Ryan wanted to incorporate lots of color! Their solution was to change their wedding colors. But, we still managed to sneak in beautiful white flowers with some greenery for their wedding party picture location.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid pictures of a bride and her bridesmaids underneath flowering trees at Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid pictures of a bride and her bridesmaids underneath flowering trees at Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Formal picture of a bride and groom with their wedding party underneath flowering trees at Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid photos of a bride and groom with their wedding party at Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A candid picture of a bride and groom with their wedding party at Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two candid pictures of a bride and groom on their wedding day in front of the Kansas City MO City Hall.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Dramatic portrait of a bride and groom on their wedding day in front of the Kansas City MO City Hall.

Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Guild KC

Laura and Ryan took advantage of a nice, warm, spring day, and held their ceremony outside in The Guild’s courtyard. You just can’t beat that bright green grass and twinkly lights. And, how beautiful is their custom arbor? Plus, you just can’t beat personal, hand-written vows. Laura and Ryan worked together to write their vows and completely customize After the ceremony friends and family moved inside to enjoy cocktail hour and their reception.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Five close-up photos a wedding ceremony set-up and details in the courtyard of The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three candid photos of a bride and her father and wedding party preparing to walk down the aisle at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three photos of a bride walking down the aisle in the courtyard of The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Picture of a bride's father walking her down the aisle in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Candid photos of a bride and groom during their wedding ceremony in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Candid photo of a groom showing off his bride's wedding ring during their wedding ceremony in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A bride and groom sharing their first kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A picture of a bride and groom walking back down the aisle after their wedding ceremony in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A picture of a bride and groom sharing a kiss at the end of the aisle after their wedding ceremony in the courtyard at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three close-up photos of reception table settings and details at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three close-up photos of reception table settings and details at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two close-up photos of reception table settings and details at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A close-up picture of reception table settings and details at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two pictures of a bride and groom entering their reception at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Three pictures of a bride and groom sharing their first dance at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Six photos of family and wedding party toasting the bride and groom during their wedding reception at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A photo of a groom toasting his bride during their reception at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Close-up photos of a three-tier buttercream covered wedding cake with pink and fuchsia peonies at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A candid picture of bridesmaids taking pictures in The Photo Bus at The Guild KC.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Four candid photos of a bride and groom sharing dancing with heir parents during their wedding reception at The Guild KC.

Bridal Portrait Location | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

One of Laura’s favorite places in Kansas City is the Kauffman Center. She also really, really wanted to try to catch a sunset on her wedding day. So, just after their ceremony, we stole the newlyweds away for just a few more photos. We’re so glad Laura requested to go to Kauffman!!

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A formal portrait of a bride by herself at The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two candid close-up photos of a bride and groom at The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A picture of a bride and groom standing in front of The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A dramatic picture of a bride and groom kissing in front of The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | A dramatic picture of a bride and groom holding hands in front of The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Vibrant Spring Wedding at The Guild | Two candid pictures of a bride and groom in front of The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Laura and Ryan – Congratulations! Thank you so much for letting us be part of your wedding day! We had such a great time creating your wedding images!

 

Laura & Ryan’s Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Guild KC

Laura’s Bridal Gown | Casablanca Bridal from Something White Bridal Boutique

Ryan’s Tux | Tip Top Tux

Invitations + Paper | Wedding Paper Divas

Videographer | Jon H (family friend)

Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands | Meierotto

Officiant | Casey Moore

Ceremony & Reception Music, Reception Lighting | DJ Jared from Fernando Productions

Florist | LeaAnn Hudson

Cake | Sandy Andrews

Hair & Make-up | Ceara Matsuda

Favors | The Photo Bus KC

Bridesmaid Gowns | Bill Levkoff

Groomsmen Tuxes | Tip Top Tux

Caterer | Moxie Catering

DIY Details | Table numbers, escort cards, place cards, calligraphy, programs, bar décor items, watercolor H

To view more of Laura and Ryan’s wedding day, visit their full gallery here.

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