I’m so excited to finally blog this wedding. Mark and Cecilia were so great to work with. These two ran a half marathon the morning of their wedding, I know you can’t even tell but the morning of their wedding they ran the Kansas city half marathon which is so fun since they are both runners and based on what they shared it was a lot of fun. Thank You Mark and Cecilia for choosing Photos by Neyan to photograph your wedding. We really had a great time. I asked the couple to answer some questions to get to know them better and here is what they had to say:
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE TWO OF YOU, HOW AND WHERE DID YOU MEET?
Mark and I met at AMC in 2009 where we both worked. We did not spend time together outside of work then as Mark was a manager and I was a server. Over time we both left that theater and only interacted via Facebook. Around Christmas 2013, my best friend invited Mark to join a group of friends for an evening out. Mark accepted the invitation and we spent the evening catching up. We started out going on runs together that eventually led to dates.
TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL AND HOW IT WAS DONE?
On what began as a low-key movie night, watching Wall-E in celebration of Earth Day, Mark presented me with a puzzle, a picture of the two of us that could be framed for the wall. However, in the end I discovered that Mark had two puzzles made. I was piecing together a puzzle with different text than I thought. Once the puzzle showed the words "Will you..." I realized what was happening and Mark got down on one knee and proposed.
WHAT LED YOU TO CHOOSE PHOTOS BY NEYAN FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY?
We identified a few photographers from The Knot whose photography style fit with our personalities. Of these photographers, Neyan was one of the first to respond and despite our short time frame to our wedding day, she happened to be available. Once we met her we felt that her open schedule was meant to be and our decision was easily made.
WHAT’S A MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM YOUR WEDDING DAY?
We ran the Kansas City half marathon together the morning of the wedding. To commemorate the day, we wore shirts with Bride and Groom on our backs. For the entirety of the race, we received pieces of advice and congratulations from fellow runners.
IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO REDO THE WHOLE THING, WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING?
Nope! We enjoyed every moment from our early morning start to the late night finish.
ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?
Do what works best for you! We had a shorter planning time frame than many couples do and had some people tell us we were crazy but we wouldn't change a thing with our planning or wedding day.
PHOTOS BY NEYAN | KANSAS CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER