Saturday was such a fun day at this Liberty Memorial elopement with Sydney and Charlie! Typically I limit myself to one wedding per day, but I just couldn’t say no when Sydney reached out. Since I was already booked for a short four-hour wedding at night, I was excited to find out Sydney wanted a morning ceremony.
The day started with Charlie waiting nervously overlooking the skyline. Sydney approached from behind and they had the most precious first look. Immediately after, we began the ceremony officiated by Rebecca Norris and surrounded by their immediate families. The original plan was to have the ceremony at the Nelson Atkins Museum, but due to regulations, we had to shift the location at the last minute. Still, who wouldn’t want to get married overlooking such an iconic skyline??
Liberty Memorial worked just as well and is still so iconic. Charlie brought a bit of the Nelson to Liberty Memorial by wearing a Shuttlecock pin.
Sydney and Charlie couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day (besides the wind, we could have done without that). It was cloudy and rainy until moments before Sydney walked up. As soon as the ceremony began, the sky opened and the clouds parted. It was still partially cloudy throughout the morning to add texture to the sky. After the ceremony, I explored Liberty Memorial with the couple. It was so fun to watch these two interact. They laughed with each other and were super comfortable interacting naturally. I really had such a great time.
Thank you Sydney and Charlie for including me in such a special day at Liberty Memorial! In the words of Sydney, the day was “most dope.” 🙂
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– Hear from the bride –
Share your inspiration and the atmosphere you’re creating for your wedding:
It is just a really chill, happy event that we get to share with our immediate families. I just want to reflect how much we love each other and that Charlie and our pups are a family.
Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):
We can’t really think of a more KC iconic place than in front of the shuttlecocks, we are closing on our first home on the 26th in KC and that is why our families are coming out in the first place.
What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples planning their wedding?
Make sure it is 100% what you want and not what others want it to be.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
Shirking all of the traditions and planning what we want in only 3 weeks!