Man alive… Zach & Sara.
These two wonderful humans managed to find that unique and rare balance somewhere between a day chock-full of personal, thoughtful details and a “we don’t care too much, we just want to get married” mentality. They put up a tent, set up some chairs in an adjacent field, prepared for the day in their home, and shared a pre-ceremony prayer at Zach’s folks’ place, nearby. Then, Heather from Heart & Soul Floral added some just-right floral (probably some of the most perfectly-fitting floral I’ve seen), and Zach & Sara’s vision came to life in a true team effort smack-dab in the middle of a timely break between storms.
It was just the best, and hopefully these photographs – paired with a tune… be sure to push play – portray their day well.
A handful of Zach & Sara’s engagement portraits can be seen right here.
Planning for an autumn wedding in the midwest: trying a year ahead of time to pinpoint the perfect two- or three-week stretch so as to take advantage of perfect weather and seasonal colors, all while evading potential 90-degree temperatures on one end and snow on the other. Quite a conundrum, it can be.
But Bennet and Hilary nailed it. Colors were at their peak and while rain showers rolled in that evening, daytime weather was ideal. Oh, and they chose to wrap the evening with a waffle bar, sooo…
Hilary’s Dress: Ricca Sposa
Hair: Flock Salon and Gallery
Makeup: Jared Covert
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Paper Suite: Ruff House Art
Floral: Bergamot and Ivy Design
Reception Venue and Dinner: Carriage Club
Cake: Nancy Stark
DJ and Emcee: DJ Carl G, Fernando Productions
Portraits: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Brian, Lauren, one of my favorite regions of this country, and that ridiculous seasonal glow. It all came together on a hilltop adjacent to Lauren's childhood home, where her & Brian's closest friends and family gathered for an evening of merriment.
Brian & Lauren's full set of photographs can be seen right here, from whence prints can also be ordered.
One could reasonably inquire, "There's a lot of fluff out there in wedding world... what's absolutely necessary for a wedding?" To which I respond – in tandem with this set of pictures – by saying, "Not much... maybe a friend, your dog if you so choose, an officiant and some greenery?"
John & Alex threw caution to the wind and did away with a lot of the traditional wedding pieces in lieu of heading to Liberty Memorial on a Monday afternoon, making things official, and then setting out for a few portraits with a good friend and their dog in tow. I was lucky enough to not only document said activities but be a legal witness, and the entire afternoon was just delightful.