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{Hitched} Morgan & Nick’s wedding in Kansas City

Dear Morgan & Nick.

You are awesome.

Love,

Darbi

Just kidding. I have more to say. DUH.  So… it’s more like:

Dearest Morgan & Nick,

Your wedding was amazing. Simply put. I knew going into it would be though. After hanging out with you during your country engagement session last summer, I knew your wedding would meet all of my high expectations.

Morgan, you have great taste. In style…in picking a handsome, sweet and loving life partner….and in names for the two pups who couldn’t be with their parents as they legally united….and of course, in wedding photographers. HAHAHA 😉

From the dress (holy beautiful! Wait till you see it, blog readers!!) to the color palette of springy and flirtatious creams, pinks and greens, to your flower choices and overall wedding vision, everything came together in such a romantic, vintage-yet-modern, classic-but-FUN way. I knew that would be the case since you had one of the best wedding-planning teams in Kansas City (Hitched Planning + Floral) to bring to life what you saw in your mind’s eye.

I could eat your bouquet. The same part of my brain that goes cuckoo for darling babies also goes a bit wackadoo for luscious florals. The refreshing pinks and greens….the peonies, roses and ranunculus and the rest of the blooming goodness…truly set the mood for the day. When combined with the geometric gold centerpieces at the reception, my camera licked its lips and then swallowed whole. THANK YOU.

Let’s move on to the people. You chose such a good handful of guys and gals to stand beside you. Every one of your friends was so fun, so sweet and to top it off–quite easy on the eyes. At one point, I overheard you, Morgan, tell Nick, “Our wedding party is really good looking.”  I couldn’t agree more. I was quite impressed to hear how easy-going you’ve proven to be through the process, too, Morgan. You are down-to-earth.. full of energy, but so cool with anything that got tossed your way. That is my kind of bride. For example, blog readers, as picture-perfect as the bridesmaids look below in their cream Alfred Sung gowns, the color was not Morgan’s original choice. She had to alter her dress selection once she learned her sister, her matron of honor, would be very pregnant on the wedding day. And (correct me if I am remembering this wrong) because of the late notice to change the dresses, cream was one of the only choices left. Can I just say how absolutely stunning they turned out? It is such an uncommon hue for bridesmaid dresses, but you didn’t let your fear of not standing out become a problem. Instead..you let the ladies rock it. and Rock it they did. All of them looked so feminine and fresh. You STILL stole the show. But they sure as heck weren’t far behind. Selfishly, I was more than excited, too!

Sorry, Nick–Have I talked to much about girly things? Let me change that. … FOOTBALL!! BEER!!!! BURPING!! Just kidding. But for real. Your smile and your quick laugh and your relaxed and friendly conversational skills…you were so easy to work with. You make others laugh and you find humor in others. No wonder you smile a lot!! I never got the feeling that you wanted to rush through what typically isn’t the groom’s favorite part of the day. And your friends were the same way. It was clear they were game for whatever the most important dude on the ranch wanted. (Or maybe what Morgan wanted. hahaha) At the risk of sounding creepy….I enjoyed watching you watch Morgan. Your eyes would get a twinkle in them and your smile would slowly grow. You clearly are smitten to your core with her beauty…her wit…and her ability to be the only one dancing on a limo bus, in her own little world, without a care but with LOTS of happiness exuding from within. 😉

From beginning to end, Grace and I were so thrilled to be a part of the day. I was so pumped to go home and edit your images to relive it all and to see what I already knew would be stunning pics thanks to all of the above. I have some other notes about what I loved sprinkled throughout the post, but I should probably cap it off so we can present the world with some of my faves!

But know this: I’m grateful to no end that you’ve entrusted me with capturing the day that kicks off the most important chapter in your lives. I do so hope to work with you all again! Thanks to Blaire & Austin for referring you two my way!

xo,

Darbi

 

 

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 bride and groom portraits in  downtown kansas city by Darbi G Photography wedding photographerFlowers by Hitched planning & floral Kansas city wedding coordinators and floristsThe flower girl aced the flower-girl-twirl. She did it so much that day… Twirly Carly is her new name in my book. 😉Ceremony at Jacobwaiting for wedding to begin
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The way you move me, it’s crazy
It’s like you see right through me
And make it easier
Believe me, you don’t even have to try
Oh, because
You are the best thing

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FLORIST: Hitched Planning & Floral

HAIR/MAKEUP: Aly Old (Integrite Salon), Molly (Roots and Branches)

WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: D.I.D 

BRIDESMAID DRESS: Alfred Sung 

CEREMONY: Jacob’s Well 

RECEPTION: The Foundation 

WEDDING CATERER: Moxie 

WEDDING BAND:  Lost Wax

KANSAS CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:  Darbi G. Photography

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  • Kayla - Our daughter the flower girl aka Twirly Carly thought you were great! She told me that “the picture lady was nice and not bossy and let me spin a lot and read books with Libby.” Not a bad review by a 4 year old. Thank you for being so good with her.ReplyCancel

  • Piper - What an absolutely lovely wedding (and couple!) – I LOVE everything about this wedding. Especially seeing our friends, The Photo Bus, make an appearance!ReplyCancel

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