Caitlin and Warren had a beautiful Overland Park Ballroom wedding on Monday. Yes, these two had a Monday wedding and made it so I had four weddings that weekend, but it was still absolutely perfect!
Originally, Caitlin and Warren planned on having their wedding on April 20th, but COVID had other plans. April 20th was a very special date to these two. p It was actually their dating anniversary, so they weren’t going to let anything ruin their original plans. Instead of having their original wedding, they decided to elope at a park with one witness, their officiant, and me (who doubled as a witness). I even had the privilege of signing their wedding license, which was a first for me! I never shared any pictures from their elopement because we were in the middle of the shutdown and the stay at home order was very much in place. These two were going to get married on that date regardless, so it wasn’t my place to refuse to document their day. I brought my longest lens, kept my distance, and photographed this special moment for them.
They rescheduled their bigger celebration for August, hoping the pandemic was under control by then, but we all know how the world is currently. Because of travel restrictions, they were only able to have 10 guests in attendance. This didn’t stop them from having their most perfect day.
There really is something special about micro-weddings. Although the guest list is small, this allows the couple to really spend time with those who mean the most to them. It was obvious how much their closest family members really cared about their relationship and this day.
I loved watching them interact with their family, particularly Caitlin’s mom and dad. These two lit up the dance floor with their love and spontaneous kisses, which really set a good example for what marriage looks like. Even though her parents have been married for years, their love was stronger than ever. Their love even brought tears to my eyes. My second shooter and I were talking about how we want our marriage to look like theirs after going strong for decades.
I also love how Caitlin and Warren put so much thought into their centerpieces. Each piece represented a location they have been, either together or separately. It’s so great they can share their love of travel and include this in their wedding day! Note to future couples, be sure to include something special to you in your day!
These two must be filled with so much luck in their relationship. It rained on their elopement day and it rained on their wedding celebration day. As much as it saddens me to not have an amazing sunset, I do love a good rain shot and Caitlin and Warren had no issues with playing in the rain!
This wedding was special for me, not just because I have the pleasure of capturing Caitlin and Warren, but because I was able to work at one of my favorite venues. I first met Amy and Carlye at the Overland Park Ballroom two years ago at another wedding and we quickly bonded. So, I was so sad when I heard the news that they will be closing at the end of the year. Amy has such a heart for teaching and planning epic celebrations that it hurts to see what this pandemic has done to her business. Thankfully, the venue will be under new ownership and hopefully continue to be a beautiful place for so many couples to express their love. At the end of the night, I couldn’t help give Amy a big (masked) hug and wish her well in her future endeavors. I know this is the end of a chapter, but the future will be just as bright.
Thanks so much for allowing me to share in this celebration with you! Here’s your full preview! More to come shortly! Enjoy 🙂
Venue: Overland Park Ballroom
DJ: All Set Events
Hair and Makeup: Hello Lovely Salon & Spa
Photography: eGolden Moments
– Hear from the bride –
Share your inspiration and the atmosphere you’re creating for your wedding:
We are creating a travel themed wedding with centerpieces featuring famous buildings from around the world.
Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):
The overall atmosphere and lighting.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
Knowing when something was confirmed and everything was set.
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