Rick and Sarah got married on the first Saturday of October. The weather was absolutely perfect for the afternoon garden party vibe they had going on. These two got engaged in Rick’s backyard in a tree house that they had made together. Rick and his two kids decorated the tree house with rose petals and string lights. How cute is that?! Sarah got ready at a local hotel, where she was surrounded by her closest girlfriends. Sarah’s friend, Kimmi, did her hair and makeup and it was perfect! She looked incredible. Her dress was stunning, the sheer shoulders complemented her perfectly. I love the pictures we got of them getting ready! Rick got ready at home with his groomsmen. Everyone was having a blast. Rick helped his son, Owen, get ready and these pictures were adorable! Sarah and her dad shared a moment together once we got to the arboretum and it was so sweet. He was so excited to see his daughter get married. Rick and Sarah said their vows next to the lake under a cross that Rick handcrafted. This new family of four had a sand ceremony where they poured four different colors of sand into one vase. When they did this, the sand filled up the vase and spilled out. The pastor said that their love was “overpouring.” So true. After they shared their first kiss as husband and wife, we snuck off to take some pictures. I had so much fun with the bridal party! There were so excited to be a part of this couple’s big day. At the end of the portrait session, we went over to a stone that Rick, Sarah, Avery and Owen had purchased in remembrance of her mother who had recently passed. The reception was so much fun. The relaxed vibe was such a perfect fit for this couple. Rick and his dad made the yard games themselves and everyone really loved playing them! After the reception, Rick, Sarah, Avery and Owen stopped by Orange Leaf on the way home. I loved that these two incorporated a normal, everyday activity in their wedding day. This is a moment they’ll never forget. Rick and Sarah, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day!
Hair & Makeup – Kimmi Henry
Bride’s Dress – Mia’s Bridal
Jewerly – Kendra Scott & Mother’s Necklace
Bridesmaids Dresses – Mia’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Suits – Men’s Warehouse
Flowers – Bel Fiore Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception – Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Transportation – KC Limo
DJ – Entertainment To Go
Catering – Brancato’s
Invitations – Cypress Designs Co.
Cake – Sweet Bliss Cakes
Rentals – All Seasons
Coordination – Nolte’s Bridal
Photography – Sara Marie Photography