Rachael and Josiah are such a sweet couple and they have been so great to work with from their Kansas City Engagement Session to their beautiful wedding. They got married at Redeemer Fellowship and their reception took place at the beautiful Uptown Theater Kansas City. Thank You so much Rachael and Josiah for choosing me to be your Kansas City Wedding Photographer. Enjoy your photos.
GET TO KNOW THE COUPLE
TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU MET?
Josiah and I both went to William Jewell College, and had many of the same friends but didn't meet for a while. We were even in a swimming class one year and just didn't get to know each other. One spring, Josiah went to my ZTA formal with a friend. We got to talking about music and concerts, and connected immediately. I called my sister that night and told her that I had met such a great guy, and I couldn't wait to get to know him more. We talked later on, and ended up going on our first date to a Royal's baseball game. We fell in love, and now we are happily married!
TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL?
I worked on 4th of July last year, so Josiah and I went to his parents' house the following weekend to celebrate the holiday then. The second night we were there, after dinner with extended family and fireworks, Josiah asked me to go outside with him. Instead of going back to the porch, we got in his car and drove out to a clearing in the woods on his parents' land behind their house. I was suspicious, but I didn't want to assume too much. When we had first met years before, we talked about going to an outdoor concert called Buzz Under the Stars. As we drove out to the clearing, Josiah told me that since we missed the concert, he put together a playlist of the songs that were played at that show to make up for our missed date. He wanted to recreate our own concert under the stars! His dad's truck was waiting for us, and we sat in the back in lawn chairs, gazing at the stars, listening to music, and talking.
After quite a while, Josiah changed the conversation to more serious topics, and what he wanted out of life. He got out the ring, and asked me to be his wife, to stand by him forever. I said yes, but it was too dark to see the ring. He shined a flashlight on the ring, and it was the most beautiful, perfect ring I had ever seen. It was the perfect night, just the two of us under the stars. By this point, it was late, so when we got back inside, everyone else was asleep. The next morning, I called my family, and we were able to celebrate with both of our families separately that day. Josiah thought out every detail, and I can't think of anything I would change about our story!
ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?
Try to have fun with the process! It can be stressful, but if you just go with your heart while making decisions, it'll all go smoothly and you'll have a wedding that fits you.
CEREMONY: Redeemer Fellowship
RECEPTION: Uptown Theater, Broadway Room
BRIDE’S DRESS: David's Bridal
SHOES: David's Bridal
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: David's Bridal
GROOM & GROOMSMEN TUXES: Men's Warehouse
FLOWERS: Village Gardens
CATERING: Uptown Theater Catering
DJ: B Sharp Entertainment DJ Shelly
HAIR: Mikayla with White Carpet Bride
MAKEUP: Bride’s Sister
VIDEOGRPHER: 38 films videography
PHOTOGRAPHER: Neyan Babani – Photos by Neyan
2ND PHOTOGRAPHER – Jennifer Cuscino
KANSAS CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - PHOTOS BY NEYAN