In Their Own Words: Catharine & Richie

Posted by on May 1, 2010 in In Their Own Words | No Comments

May’s In Their Own Words brings us another look at Catharine and Richie.  A couple who had breakfast at their reception dinner, yes, BACON for dinner at a wedding.  Again, it’s wonderful to hear all the cool stories that people remember from their weddings, so here’s Catharine and Richie’s most memorable images and why.

Catharine – This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding because of the moment it captured. My maid of honor was getting ready to put on my veil, and all my other bridesmaids came over to help. In some sort of attempt to be funny, I had planned on saying “Gather around peasants” but mistakenly said “Gather around pheasants”. I love how hard everyone is laughing at my lame joke gone wrong- especially Erica (second from left) who I think just said something like “Did she really just refer to us as wild birds?” This picture reminds me of how much fun I had that day with my favorite people in all the world. I’m so glad Jenny snapped a picture at this moment. To this day my friends are still making pheasant jokes.

A bride laughing with her bridesmaids at Loose Mansion in Kansas City, MO.Catharine – And speaking of perfect timing- I had to throw in this picture. It’s incredible! This is of our friend Josh who as you can tell was having a great time at the reception. This picture becomes even better when you know this was him letting loose to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone”.

A man jumps at a wedding reception at Loose Mansion in Kansas City, MO.

Richie – My dad finally got put on the other side of the camera.  He’s the guy at family events who gets real serious about pictures, we’ve all learned to just walk away when he gets his camera out.  We had been knocking out some classic family portraits and as Josh was taking his shots, my dad was simultaneously taking pictures over his shoulder, even throwing in his two cents at times.  Josh just knew my dad likes putting on a show so threw him in front of the camera.  This captured so much of my dad’s personality and Josh did a great job of handling that personality.
A smiling man with a camera.

Catharine – I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorite pictures from the wedding because I love so many of them. But I knew this one had to be in here. First of all, it is a beautiful photograph. And secondly, I love the emotion it captures. I had been doing well all day up until about this moment when I got insanely nervous. Walking down those stairs into the crowded room of people staring at me seemed terrifying- but having my dad there made it all ok. I have the greatest dad in the world, and if my mom hadn’t told me afterwards, I would have had no idea that HE was insanely nervous and emotional this whole time too. That is just like my dad to stay strong all day to make it easier on me.

A lovely moment of a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her Kansas City wedding.Richie – This is during the toasts and I love the nonverbal communication captured here.  Dan (best man) and I lived together for four years during undergrad.  By this time, Dan had been working the best-man toast for a while, I wasn’t sure what he’d do to me but I didn’t expect to be let off lightly.  Dan’s eyes are saying, “yeah, I went there”, I’m firing back with, “seriously!?!?”  and Catharine’s laughing at me thinking, “seriously Richie?!?!”

A bride laughs at her groom during the best man's speech at Loose Mansion.

Married: Laine & Adam

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Married | 3 Comments

Venue: Club 1000
Wedding Coordinator: Danielle from Soiree Event Designs
Flowers: Bella Design Studio
Caterer: Catering by Shawn
Cake: Caren’s Cakes
Ceremony Music: Guitar Elegance
Band: Saucy Jack
Videographer: Kairos Moment Wedding Films

Laine and Adam refused to let the rain bring them down.  In fact, it rained the entire day, but no one let it bother them.  They had an extremely touching ceremony where I think everyone shed a few tears as they were exchanging vows (I know I was crying).  The reception had tons of dancing, with a fun rendition of the Hava Nagila, and the night ended with some karaoke, more specifically, the groom singing Jessie’s Girl, something by Bon Jovi and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.  A great night if you ask me!

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Married: Crystal & Chris

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in Married | 4 Comments

I say it a lot. Love is beautiful.  Crystal and Chris prove yet again that when two people fall in Love, it’s full of smiles, laughter and great times.  They are both pastors, and wrote, yes, WROTE their entire ceremony.  And, let me tell you, it was super, duper sweet!  They even incorporated some Princess Bride into their ceremony.  And, honestly, when I get to spend Saturdays with couples like Crystal & Chris, it strengthens MY marriage.  I’m pretty sure Jenny would agree with me on that one.  Crystal and Chris, thanks for letting us into your wonderful world.

Plus, they had us set up one of our photobooths.  To current and future brides, photobooths = FUN.

A bride getting ready for her wedding in Corder, MO.

A bride and friend laugh together on their wedding day.

A groom tying his tie on his wedding day.

A groom putting the finishing touches on his tux before he sees his bride.

A bride and groom hug each other for the first time on their wedding day.

A groom cries with his bride.

A bride smiles and hugs her friends on her wedding day.

A mother of the groom laughing.

A bride praying before her wedding ceremony.

A bride and her dad having a laugh before the wedding ceremony.

Father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle.

A beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride looks on and smiles at her groom with love.

Groom looks at his bride and smiles.

Bride and groom share hugs with family after their wedding ceremony.

A bride and her brother doing the robot.

A wedding day portrait of a bride and groom looking at each other with love.

A bride and groom smiling at each other.

A bride laughs at a joke.

A bride and groom look at each other with love.

A portrait of Crystal & Chris on their wedding day.

They’ve shared many great memories on this porch.

Bride and groom swing together on their porch swing on their wedding day.

A bride and groom hold hands and laugh on their porch swing.

A bride and groom hug each other in a wide open field.

a bride and groom hold hands and walk together in a field.

We pulled up at the barnyard reception, and I instantly saw the trampoline.  They “jumped” at the chance to jump on the trampoline. My jokes are lame, don’t hate.

A bride jumps on a trampoline in her wedding dress.

A bride and groom jump on a trampoline together.

A bride and groom jump on a trampoline together.

A groom jumps on a trampoline in his tux.

A portrait of a groom and his dad.

A girl on the swings.

A bride and groom smile at each other during their first dance.

A bride and groom smile as they leave their reception to sparklers.

Photobooth Time!

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