July 21, 2020
On Saturday, surrounded by their very closest friends & family, Diana & Randy were married! If you’ve been keeping up with 2020, you know that this celebration is a true feat, and I’m so proud of Diana & Randy’s ability to navigate this with such grace and flexibility!
Diana & Randy are no strangers uncertain forecasts (both the weather and metaphorical kind, to be clear). Remember their engagement session when we navigated a massive Kansas thunderstorm?
In lieu of postponing the wedding entirely, Diana & Randy opted to pare down their wedding day to create a more intimate celebration. Their priority was to be married, and celebrate later. And in my opinion, this only helps the celebration last longer and feel sweeter! They will hold a larger reception next summer at Boulevard.
Diana and her bridesmaids got ready at her parents’ home in Leawood, Kansas, while Randy got ready with his groomsmen at their home. They got to see each other before the ceremony inside the church’s secluded memorial garden. After the ceremony, Diana & Randy met up with their wedding party at Prairiefire for group portraits before heading to their reception dinner down the street.
And a huge thank you to the pros that helped make this celebration extra special!
ceremony: Church of the Resurrection
gown: Laura’s Couture Collection
bridesmaids’ gowns: Bella Bridesmaids
hair: Laura Weaver
groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
floral design: Clara’s Flowers
I still can’t get over Diana’s beautiful custom rings!! I love how her wedding band brings it all together.
Diana wore her grandmother’s necklace to keep her close on this day. I love when family heirlooms are incorporated into wedding days in such meaningful ways!
Mandatory hugs from the maid of honor 🙂
There’s nothing like a first look to help calm your nerves on your wedding day!
Who says trains can’t become veils?
During the ceremony the pastor read portions of letters Diana & Randy had written to each other during marriage prep.
In Diana’s letter, she told Randy how much she appreciates his strength and support. Anytime she is upset, he is there with an extra big hug to help dry her tears. It was no surprise, then, that Randy was prepared with a tissue from his pocket when his bride needed to dry her eyes before they exchanged rings.
It’s easy to see Diana & Randy’s love for each other in little moments like this, and in big moments like planning a wedding in a pandemic. I know that through it all their love will conquer even the largest obstacles that come their way.
After family portraits, I stole Diana & Randy away for a few quiet moments alone. I love looking for moments like these on wedding days when the couple can spend some much-needed time together without any other distractions.
Diana & Randy’s adorable fur babies joined in the celebration before wedding party portraits! They both looked so dapper in their matching bowties 🙂
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing in this tallgrass park across many seasons, and each one is beautiful in its own way. But I have to say that this lush summer season might just be my favorite!
Off to their reception dinner!
I can’t wait to keep the celebration going in 2021!
an intimate summer celebration // kansas city, mo