Sarah and James got married at Eventful at Locust Grove in Weston MO. One of the things I love about being a wedding photographer besides meeting all the wonderful people is all the different venues I get to photograph in and this was such a cute venue. They had their ceremony out doors and reception at the same venue inside which is always great. The weather was beautiful and we were able to capture beautiful photos of the couple with their bridal party. Sarah and James Thank You so much for having us be a part of your day. Here is the highlight of their day.
ABOUT THE COUPLE
TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU MET?
James and I met back in November of 2008 while working together at a retail store. We didn't talk much at first, but as time went on, we began to hit it off. In October of 2009 we started officially dating!
TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL?
We had been dating for 5 years, and living together for 1 1/2 years, marriage had definitely been a topic of discussion. James, with the help of my step-father, Allen, put together a proposal idea at the Renaissance Festival. James and I love going to the festival each year, James thought it to be the perfect place, so my family made plans to go one weekend in October. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, accompanied by my family and a family friend, we set off for a day of adventure at the Renaissance Festival in Kansas City. Everyone decided to watch a popular show by performers, Turtle and The Hair, a humorous man and woman singing duo. After a few songs, I decided that (after having a couple too many hard ciders) I needed to use the privies, unbeknownst to me that James’ proposal plan was about to start.
James and I returned only to have the performers call out that they needed ‘helpers’ for their next song, they walked into the audience and picked us out. Of course, I have a bit (okay, a lot) of stage fright and refused to go up to the front. It took some coaxing from James and my mother (and the rest of my hard cider) to get me to the stage. Once on stage the duo began a song entitled, “Mary Mack”, that was a tongue twister all about a girl and a boy getting married. At this point, I still don't have any idea as to what it going on. The point of this song is for the ladies and gents to duel over who can sing their part the loudest, James and I are positioned at opposite sides of the stage. After the song comes to a close, a soft guitar starts to play and James makes his way across the stage to me. All the while I'm thinking, ‘What are you doing silly, go back to your own side.’, still having no idea what is happening. At that moment James kneels down and pops the question. Of course, I said yes!
ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?
Don't sweat the small stuff! Everything about wedding planning can be so overwhelming, when people offer their help, take it. Don't try to do everything yourself! Also, take time to enjoy your day and each other, the day flies by so fast!
CEREMONY/RECEPTION: Eventful at Locust Grove
BRIDE’S DRESS: David's Bridal
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Paradise Makeup, Hair, and Airbrush Tanning & Ashley Hayes, Salon Bellissima
TUXES: Men's Warehouse
RINGS: Kay Jewelers
FLOWERS: Terrie Applewhite, Events by Terrie
CAKE: Nicole Campbell, What You Dessert
DJ: Chris Brower, KC DJ Unlimited
KC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: NEYAN BABANI
2ND PHOTOGRAPHER: BECCA BLAKE (THANK YOU)
KANSAS CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOS BY NEYAN