A rustic, Lawrence, Kansas weddingRead More
Nick and Kristie’s downtown Kansas City wedding was nothing short of spectacular. It rained during their engagement session a few months back (remember that?) and thunderstorms were scheduled for the whole afternoon/evening of their wedding too. THANKFULLY our luck held out and we saw clear skies right up until the moment they did their exit!!
Nick and Kristie coached at the same gym for about a year before Kristie left Vegas to go back to school in Kentucky. After a year apart, they reconnected and began dating long distance for two years. Kristie said that the distance only made their relationship stronger and now they have been together for over six years!
Every year since 2010, they've gone to Maryville, MO for homecoming at Northwest Missouri State (Nick’s alma mater). They take a walk on campus before the homecoming parade and sometimes stop at certain spots to take photos along the way. One of the first photos they took in 2010 was at the ‘kissing bridge’ on campus. This last homecoming was especially memorable as they decided to take a photo on that same bridge and then Nick got on one knee to ask Kristie to marry him. Kristie said it was perfect, just the two of them and his best friend to capture the moment - a memory they will never forget!! Fast forward to September 9, 2016 -->
Kristie describes Nick as thoughtful, hardworking and funny and says one her favorite things about him is his relationship with his family, especially his parents. She says she just knows he is going to be the best dad and she loves that.
Nick describes Kristie as dedicated, passionate and caring and says that one of his favorite things about her is that she works hard for what she wants.
Some of the words they used to describe their relationship are fun-loving, comforting, passionate and effortless. Effortless… I love that one! I know sometimes love can be complicated, but it shouldn’t always have to be!
I can NOT get over this downtown Kansas City wedding venue! I work just up the street during the week so it was so special to see a new perspective/vantage point of everything that is so familiar to me :)
It was such a privilege to play a role in Kristie and Nick’s story and I’m so thankful for the ensuing friendship! Huge thanks to all the other vendors who helped pull this very perfect day together for this sweet couple:
Wedding Coordinator - Maggie from the Terrace on Grand
Florist - Costco Floral, arrangements by Kristie and Nick
Cake(s) - 3 Women and an Oven
Officiant - John Baker
Bridal Dress - David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses - Dillards
Tuxes - express.com
Caterer - Terrace on Grand
Hair Stylist - Studio 39 Salon
Makeup Artist - Studio 39 Salon
Band or DJ - Chris Taylor
Videographer - Preston Goff (yes, my very own husband!) www.prestongoff.myportfolio.com
Invitations - magentstreet.com
Jewelry - Fred Meyer
Centerpieces and most of the decor - Kristy Graczyk
A sunny, Orange County, California fall weddingRead More
Megan and Kevin were a couple of my VERY early high school senior sessions, so something about shooting their wedding makes me feel old! I know anyone older than 25 is thinking, "You have no idea what old feels like." But you know what I mean :P
Megan is originally from Texas and Kevin is from New Mexico, but I knew them both from my little hometown of Woodland Park, Colorado. They are now in Fort Collins together! This sweet couple met in 8th grade. Megan said they were such great friends, involved in a lot of the same things and the friendship turned into something special!
When Kevin proposed, he surprised Megan with a girls night... little did she know it would turn into much more than that. The girls showed up at the brewery where Kevin works, and he had decorated the pavilion with lights and drapery. All of their friends were involved in making a music video. Megan said she was crying so hard she couldn't stop! Then both of their families came out to surprise her too! When she finally got to see Kevin (crying too!), he got down on one knee and the rest is history! She said that to this day she can't believe that he pulled it off without her knowing!
Kevin describes Megan as gorgeous, organized and passionate and says one of his favorite things about her is her smile. Megan describes Kevin as selfless, happy and Christ-centered and one of her favorite things about him is that he is the goofiest person.
Being so organized, Megan planned a perfect wedding. Timing was lovely, styling was beautiful and the whole ceremony and reception went over so smoothly. I hope these photos do their story justice, enjoy!
Shout out to all the lovely vendors who helped pull off this perfect day for Megan and Kevin!
Venue - The Tapestry House
Florist – Jordan’s Flowers
Cake(s) – Donut Haus
Officiant – Kevin Wolfe
Bridal Dress – Dora Grace
Bridesmaid's Dresses – Bridal Connection
Tux Rental – Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist and Videographer – Steph Pourbaix
Band or DJ – Dan Pourbaix