Maureen and Dallas could not have asked for a more beautiful day!!! When Maureen and I met to figure out the wedding day schedule we decided to start the day with a first look. For those of you trying to plan your own wedding day, I would seriously recommend considering a first look. We hide the groom and let the bride sneak up on him. Then I get the chance to photograph that first moment when a groom sees his beautiful bride in her dress for the first time. The reactions are always priceless. The extra benefit of a first look is that it allows us to get all of the formal photographs taken before the wedding. Maureen grew up in Brookside so she had five special locations she wanted to make sure we hit. Thanks to good planning, close proximity, an amazing and uber-cooperative bridal party (not to mention stylish), and a very confident trolley driver we managed to hit all five locations and still make it back to the Simpson House with time to spare. We started at the gorgeous home of Maureen’s grandpa (which also happens to be next door to the house Maureen grew up in) in Brookside. From there we visited some of Kansas Cities most iconic and gorgeous spots– tromped through Loose Park, stopped traffic at the Plaza, stopped at Harry’s in Westport for a quick drink ;), and danced our way through the sculptures at Nelson Atkins Museum.
Since the pictures were done before the ceremony, Maureen and Dallas could kick back and enjoy the rest of the day. The ceremony was outside in the Simpson House garden and the reception was inside the historic mansion and overflowed to the patio and the garden. Maureen had the perfect mix of yellow and grey details and I loved her succulent centerpieces mixed with crystal and silver. Our awesome DJ, David from Complete Music kept the dancing going with a perfect mix of tunes. Thank you Maureen and Dallas for letting me be a part of your perfect day!
Special Thanks to Brent Gumminger of Brent Gumminger Photography for helping out during the formal pictures!