This Fall, Austin surprised his wife Kate of 5 years with a wedding vow renewal. Kate was asked to be a model for an inspirational bridal shoot as a cover for the surprise.  She instead walked down the aisle to her husband, 3 kids, closest family and friends, and pastor Timmy Gibson for a renewal of their wedding vows. The renewal took place at Executive Hills Polo Club, a 7,000 sq. ft. mansion in Kansas City, MO.

Melissa Blayton, owner of Melissa Blayton Pro Artistry, spent the morning doing Kate’s hair and makeup. Keeping her secluded upstairs in the Executive Hills Polo Club bridal suite, so she wouldn’t see her husband and children arrive.

She wore a blush pink ball gown style wedding dress, headpiece and jewelry, all chosen from Stephanie’s Bridal Boutique. Complimented by a gorgeous full bouquet from Good Earth Floral Design Studio. As she rounded the corner of the covered back porch of the polo club, DJ Johnny Quest, with Your KC DJ, began to play their wedding song, “When I say I Do,” by Clint Black. She saw her husband, children, close family and friends waiting for her at the end of the aisle.

The arch was lined with white linens, garden and open roses, Mexican sage, hydrangea, astilbe, protea, ranunculus and eucalyptus. A dreamy set up for their vow renewal.

The Zeh family. Five years and three beautiful children later.

Inside the polo club; a sweetheart table with gold sequin linens, floral arrangements and place settings. Linens and place settings were chosen from UltraPom Event Rental. Kari, owner of Two Turtles Gift & Design Company hand painted with watercolor, the blush pink and gold menus.

Their gorgeous (and delicious) four-tired cake was done by Cakes and Cakes by Shelly.  She also provided the white and gold cake-pops for the guests.

The Zeh renewal was full of personal details. Shades of pink and gold watercolor details carried throughout the stationary and decor. Geometric shaped tiles tied together the floral centerpieces and took place of traditional placecards.

Delish Catering provided appetizers and on-site smoked local cheese.

Austin shared the story of how he and Kate met with family and friends. It was planned and printed on a keepsake booklet, also hand-painted by Kari.

Top Shelf Bartending Service provided custom cocktails for the event. A favorite, the Moscow Mule and Blushing Bride.

No wedding and/or event is complete without a photo booth! InstaFun KC PhotoBooth was onsite with their custom designed camper to create memories and document this special occasion.

The sun began to set and we wrapped up this truly special occasion with photos at sunset. Executive Hills Polo Club sits on 15 acres of scenic property, an ideal location for their sunset photos.

This unique and special vow renewal was possible thanks to the talent and coordination of Larissa Smith, with Glamorous Galas. Her unique vision and relationships to the best vendors in the business made this surprise vow renewal, a day to remember.

Awesome vendors include // Venue, Executive Hills Polo Club // Event Coordinator, Glamorous Galas // Photography, Easton Studios // Makeup, Melissa Blayton Pro Artistry //  Wedding Dress, Stephanie’s Bridal Boutique //  Tux, Tip Top Tux //  Floral Design, Good Earth Floral Design Studio //  Catering, Delish Catering //  Bartending, Top Shelf Bartending Service // Stationary, Two Turtles Gift & Design Company // DJ, Your KC DJ // PhotoBooth, InstaFun KC PhotoBooth // Decor, UltraPom // Pastor, Timmy Gibson // Cake and Cake-pops, Cakes and Cakes by Shelly

It’s not everyday that I get to photograph a love story like Joe and Leah’s.  When Joe spoke to their wedding guests, he informed everyone he “knew within the first five minutes of meeting her that he wanted to marry her, and said a prayer that it would happen.” What an incredible moment that must have been for them both. Having the opportunity to document this day for a couple so meant for each other is one of my greatest pleasures as a photographer.

We began Joe and Leah’s gorgeous Fall wedding day with the ladies getting ready at The Parlor on the Plaza. Joe and groomsmen met us there and we traveled to Kauffman Center for Performing Arts for part one of our bridal party photos. Joe and Leah chose to do all of their formal portraits before the ceremony so they would have more time to spend with their guests at the reception.  After Kauffman Center we stopped by their reception venue, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club, for additional photos with just Joe and Leah, before heading to St. Thomas More for their traditional catholic ceremony.

Their ceremony took place at Saint Thomas More Parish in Kansas City, MO.

Fun story! With the help of about six groomsmen and friends, we had some sparkler fun! Those guys got a good cardio workout running circles around the happy couple!

Thanks to Brandon Wofford with Complete Weddings and Events, we were able to get the majority of the guest on the dance floor for a group photo!

THANK YOU Joe and Leah for choosing Easton Studios to document this awesome day for you! Wishing you both a lifetime of adventure and happiness ahead!!

VENDORS: Ceremony, St. Thomas More // Reception, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club  //  Entertainment, Brandon Wofford with Complete Weddings and Events // Wedding Dress, Ida’s Bridal Boutique  //  Bridesmaids Dresses, Lulus  // Groomsmen Attire, Men’s Warehouse  // Photography, Easton Studios // Wedding Cake, Sherrie’s Cake Magic // Floral, Clara’s Flowers  // Hair and Make up, The Parlor at the Plaza //  Catering, Plaza Catering //  Transportation, Custom Limousine & Trolleys

Last month we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of our close friend of 15+ years, Tyler, and his beautiful bride Jennifer at Mahaffie Heritage Center in Olathe, KS. Everyone who knows Tyler sees him with a constant “life of the party goofy smile.” Since he’s met Jennifer, his smile has changed to a “genuinely happy and luckiest man alive smile.”  It’s so apparent in the way he looked at her throughout their wedding entire day.

Not willing to risk ruining these beautiful ladies’ hair in the wind, we did bridal party photos indoors at Hilton Garden Inn.

Jenni and Tyler we love you guys and are so incredibly happy for you! THANK YOU for including us in what we knew would be the most fun wedding day!

VENDORS:  Ceremony and Reception, Mahaffie Heritage Center  //  Bride’s Hair, Valerie Merkel with The Hairem  // Bride’s Makeup, Jolie Artistry // Bride’s Dress, David’s Bridal //  Groom’s Attire, Men’s Warehouse // Entertainment, Jennifer Moppin // Photography, Easton Studios // Floral, S and S Floral // Wedding Cake, Rosa Mora

Ricky and Kimberly and chemistry that is so natural and easy to capture…wedding day recap at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, KS.

First I’d like to give a thank you to these two cute little light testers that helped me get all set up for the day!

Not a dry eye in the house when Kimberly’s oldest son walked her down the isle…

THANK YOU Ricky and Kimberly for choosing us to photograph this awesome day for you! Wishing you many, many, MANY more beautiful years ahead!

VENDORS: Ceremony and Reception, National Agricultural Hall of Fame  //  Hair and Make up, Magdalena Styles  //  Entertainment, Dantastic Entertainment // Wedding Dress, David’s Bridal  // Photography, Easton Studios // Wedding Cake, Delectable Gourmet Desserts //