Staci and Michael had such a beautiful intimate wedding at the Vow Exchange in Kansas City last Saturday night followed by a reception at their Overland Park home.

The day started at The Vow Exchange. Staci and Michael chose this location because of it’s simple yet good vibe. The venue truly takes care of everything! From the decor to the officiant, they were covered.

Wedding portraits at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City From the moment Staci started walking down the aisle, it was so clear how much they cared for each other. Their happiness was evident and it was so beautiful to watch the way they looked at each other. Even during the marriage license signing, they couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other.

After the ceremony, we stopped by Liberty Memorial. The wind was harsh and cold, but that didn’t dampen their spirits. We were able to take so many amazing portraits before heading to their house for an intimate reception.

An intimate backyard wedding reception in Kansas City The reception began with the best food. Garozzo’s seriously never disappoints and I get irrationally excited whenever I see pasta at the reception. Pasta = life.

I will admit, however, I was more distracted by their cute little doggie than the food. I spent half the reception hanging out with the dog, no shame.

When Staci first hired me, she mentioned how much she loves sunsets and the sky definitely delivered. We spent the end part of the reception hanging out in their backyard with a breathtaking sunset behind them.

An intimate backyard wedding reception in Kansas City Though my favorite shot of the night came a little later. Staci mentioned how fun it would be for her and Michael to jump in the pool, but didn’t know if the weather would cooperate. Thankfully she convinced Michael and we made this priceless shot happen!

Thank you Staci and Michael for allowing me to be part of your beautiful day at The Vow Exchange and inviting me into your home for the evening! Here’s your full preview!

An intimate backyard wedding reception in Kansas City

– Hear from the bride –

Share your inspiration and the atmosphere you’re creating for your wedding:

Intimate, elegant, simple, spiritual and fun.  


Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):

It’s simple, has a good vibe. I love the urban feel of the alley and the doors and windows of the venue.  


Are there any special songs to be played for the processional, recessional, or first dances that have special meaning? 

The recessional song is “Blessed The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. After life crushing broken dreams, God did bless the broken road that brought us together.

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A little bit about me: 

  1. I describe my style as real and vibrant. I focus on bright colors and incredible sunsets. I will force you to break away from your reception during sunset for pictures. You won’t regret it!
  2. I’m a huge animal lover. I own three cats and volunteer whenever I can at an animal shelter. If you ask if you can bring a pet to your engagement session, you will become my new best friend.
  3. I’m a newlywed, so I understand the wedding planning struggle!

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