Bri and Josh are such an amazing, fun loving couple. Her smile is radiant and he teases her and jokes with her so much that she’s always smiling. I met Bri and Josh at a bridal show at Staley Farms Golf Club and we hit it off right away. They were hilarious. Things got even better when they won the drawing for the complimentary engagement session. Bri and her little sister are so close. Katie Rose even came along with a friend to the engagement session to help carry clothes and accessories. Then, of course, we were so good together that they had me photograph their Armour Loft wedding.
Katie Rose was the obvious choice as Bri’s maid of honor and we had a little fun with them and their mom at the hotel before they started getting dressed. They were all just so excited about the day to come. I also got to hang out with the boys getting ready, including Bri and Katie’s father and all of Josh’s brothers at the Armour Loft above the Screenland Armour Theatre in Noth Kansas City.
Bri and Josh chose not to do a first look, so the first time they saw each other was at either end of the long aisle at Our Lady of Sorrow’s Catholic Church here in Kansas City. They had a lovely ceremony with communion and mass and then we went outside for a few quick portarits before loading up the bridal party onto the trolley and heading over to Loose Park for a few more photos.
It turned out to be a sweltering hot July day. I was worried about my gorgeous bride and her bridal party melting in the ridiculous heat. We managed a few photos, but then my assistant and I came up with an awesome backup plan. Instead of heading to the West Bottoms for more sweltering photos with a sweaty bridal party, we shuttled everyone to the Cinderblock micro brewery back in North Kansas City. They have a new secret little room of the main area with gorgeous windows, beautiful brick, and A/C! They also have some tasty beers and the bridal party cooled down and indulged while we used the space for a few more fun photos.
We finished out the evening back at the Armour Loft for the reception. There were some really sweet toasts and some awesome dance moves. :)
Thanks so much to my amazing assistant and second shooter for helping me throughout the day! Also be sure to check out the amazing engagement session we had with them last year in the West Bottoms.
Thank you to all the vendors that helped out!
Ceremony: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Reception: Armour Loft
Cake: Sam’s Club
Caterer: Sticky Fingers BBQ
DJ: Platinum KC
Dress: Amore Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Aspen Salon and Spa
Menswear: Tip Top Tux
Officiant: Father Justin Hoye
Transportation: KC Limo and Airport Transportation