The Colonnade elopement in Kansas City

The Colonnade Wedding | Marina + Daniel

Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a super unique wedding! Marina and Daniel chose to elope at the Independence courthouse followed by a couple session at the Colonnade in Kansas City. They wore traditional African wedding attire for the ceremony, which was a first for me. I love the chance to experience unique cultures.

Independence Missouri elopement

After the intimate ceremony (where I even acted as a witness), we turned the celebration into a typical couple shoot. These two were so fun and seemed to love the chance to interact naturally with each other despite the scorching temperatures. Thankfully, they were able to cool off in the fountain.

At the end of the session, I asked if they would be willing to run through the fountain for a few unique shots. They were on board. 10/10 recommend.

The Colonnade elopement in Kansas City

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- Hear from the couple -

How did he propose?

We had a traditional commitment ceremony first. Later, he formally proposed to me on one knee in San Francisco at Vista del Mar.

Question for the bride: what do you love most about him?

To keep it simple, I love his smile and how attentive he is.

Question for the groom: what do you love most about her?

Her heart of love.

What's your favorite part about wedding planning?

The anticipation.

What are you looking forward to most about your big day?

We are looking forward to legally getting married to each other and stealing his last name.

The Colonnade elopement in Kansas City

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Elizabeth is a Kansas City wedding photographer who specializes in bright and airy images.

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