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Modern Fall Wedding in Kansas City, Missouri: Krista & Lori

RPM Photography and Cinematography

Oct. 29, 2016

Krista and Lori met online. They messaged a few times, then quickly decided to meet as neither wanted to waste any time. Their first date was at a Brewhaus.

Krista proposed in their backyard at their fire pit. She set up a table with beautiful purple calla lilies, a photo book of their first year, and candles all around. She placed candles and pictures of them on the edge of the fire pit. Lori came home from work on a Friday afternoon to Krista in the backyard. It was the perfect proposal. After Lori said yes, they sat down for some champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Krista had even picked out some of Lori’s favorite candy. Little did Lori know that Krista’s plans were not complete.

After a glass of champagne, Lori and Krista headed to Krista’s parents’ house for her “sister’s birthday dinner.” Surprise! It wasn’t a birthday dinner. Krista had planned for their closest family and friends to surprise Lori with an engagement party. Lori’s best friends came from St. Louis and Atlanta to share in the surprise. Krista hired a photographer to capture the proposal and party, beginning a wonderful relationship that continued through the wedding day.

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Krista and Lori chose their venue for it size, clean and modern décor, and the flexibility that allowed them to transform it into the style and design they desired. The owner is a remarkable professional florist who transforms flowers into masterpieces. They couldn’t turn down the beauty of the venue.

RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography

Krista’s parents were instrumental in the planning of the wedding, and her mom acted as their wedding planner throughout the entire process. The brides agree that the planning experience was fairly smooth.

RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography

Krista and Lori’s favorite part of their day was spending every minute with those they love the most. It was humbling to be surrounded by so much love and support. They found their flowers absolutely magnificent. The colors popped against their dresses.

RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography

Another favorite detail was the Converse shoes. All of the bridesmen wore different colored Converse to create a rainbow. The dads and ushers all wore black Converse. It was their simple way to show respect to their community. Everyone loved that touch.

RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography
RPM Photography and Cinematography

The newlyweds offered this advice for other engaged couples: “Take in and truly enjoy the entire process as you will never get to plan such a party again!  Gathering friends and family from across the country is the greatest feeling.  Don’t spend too much time on the little details as no one will remember it all.  Lastly, make the day yours!  Choose vendors, colors, flowers, music, food, and dessert that exemplify you both. For example, we don’t like cake so we had gelato for dessert instead of cake.”

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Photographer: RPM Photography and Cinematography // Caterer: Gorozzos Italian // Specialty Foods: Paciugo Gelato // Floral Designer: Studio Dan Meiners // Reception Venue: Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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