The weekend of Dresden and John’s wedding started off with forecasts predicting tornadoes and crazy thunderstorms. It’s never very fun to hear about the chance of those things happening on a wedding day, but Dresden and John were not shaken. They are such wonderful people as individuals, and as a couple they’re even better. They have amazing families who love them dearly. They love each other and have a great friendship. Their wedding day was a reflection of all of those things, and despite a little rain (I’ll take that over severe weather!), the day couldn’t have been better.
Enjoy this small preview of their wedding photos. A big thank you to my talented second shooter Rachel for assisting at this wedding. I’ll be featuring a few of her images here as well!
This one is Rachel’s:
John and Dresden waited to see each other until she was walking down the aisle. Rachel captured this image of John, and the one right after it of them soaking in the faces of all of the people who love them:
The rain picked up more after their ceremony during their exit from the church, but happened to stop by the time we reached their spot for outdoor portraits!
The next two images are Rachel’s:
The limo ride on the way to the reception was a lot of fun. Their wedding party was amazing, full of super great people who loved celebrating with the couple!
Their reception at the Carriage Club in Kansas City was a fun event with a live band (The Karen Davis Project), caricature artists instead of a photo booth (loved that idea!), and lots of dancing!
While I was photographing Dresden’s dad giving his toast, Rachel was capturing the couple’s reactions — and the sweet moment between father and bride afterward. I love seeing both sides!
Side note: caricatures are so much fun. These guys did such an awesome job, and everyone had a great time having their caricature drawn. The couple kept them all in an album as a caricature guest book!
Instead of throwing the garter, John put the garter around a football and threw it straight to his groomsmen — after all, you HAVE to catch a football!
This series of black and white dancing photos are all Rachel’s view of the party:
Thank you, Dresden and John, for inviting us into your wedding day story. It was such a joy to be a part of it all with you, and I can’t wait to share the rest of your images! Happy Honeymooning!