Meet Sara and Forrest. These two are quite possibly the epitome of the classic Kansas City couple, to be completely honest. They’re Boulevard fanatics, Royals lovers, Liberty Memorial loving people. And it’s fantastic, because that’s just who they are. Just like they had a specific idea in mind for their engagement photos (Kauffman Gardens & the Plaza), they knew they wanted a very classic Kansas City wedding.
Sara is an architect, so she of course wanted to incorporate some of Kansas City’s most well-known buildings and places. Forrest’s wish list? At least one photo with the infamous shuttlecock statues at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.
Getting Ready & First Look | Brookside Second Presbyterian Church
Wedding Party Photos | Nelson Atkins Museum of Art & Liberty Memorial
Our first stop was The Nelson. The tricky part about shooting at The Nelson with a wedding party in the fall is that there are going to be 5 other wedding parties there (no joke). We instantly wanted to get Forrest’s shuttlecock photo. Instead of going down onto the main lawn we decided to stay in the back of the museum. We’re always advocates of shooting things differently than we have before, so we put Sara and Forrest under the shuttlecock instead of beside it. We LOVE it!! This probably ended up being one of our favorite wedding photos, and it was actually the opening page for their wedding album.
Wedding Ceremony | Second Presbyterian Church of Brookside
Since we spent so much time at The Nelson, we headed back to the church for their wedding ceremony. Their family and friends nearly filled the church to celebrate their marriage. Afterwards they made a fantastic bubble exit line! Sara and Forrest knew it would take their guests some time to get from the church in Brookside to Club 1000 in downtown Kansas City where they were having their reception. Their solution? Stop for photos at Liberty Memorial. Luckily it was late enough in the day that there weren’t a ton of other photographers there as well. We spent some time, and then made our way to Club 1000.
Wedding Reception | Club 1000
Since we arrived right at sunset, we whisked Sara and Forrest up to the roof for their sunset photos. Club 1000 has possibly the best sunset location in the city. Check those colors out – they’re gorgeous!! After their last photo session we headed downstairs to their main floor bar where our bride and groom celebrated the night away with their friends. The added special touch? Sara and Forrest cut their wedding cake with both sets of parents. Forrest’s parents had celebrated their anniversary the day before their wedding, and Sara’s parents would be celebrating their anniversary the next day. How cool is that?
We hope you enjoyed your peek into Sara and Forrest’s classic Kansas City wedding. Thank you to you both for letting us be there to capture all of your special moments!!