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Our Wedding: Kevin & Ashley 8.7.10 ~ Our “Amazing Race” Begins…

As professional wedding photographers, we have seen many gorgeous weddings and receptions.  When it came time to plan our wedding, we had a great time joining the beauty of weddings with our style and the experiences that brought us together.  We put ourselves into every detail of our wedding and it was a beautiful representation of who we are and the love we share for Christ and each other! Our wedding was more amazing than we could have ever dreamed and we are honored to share our special day with all of you!

The Overland Park Convention Center was the nucleus of our day with our preparations, first-look, ceremony, and reception taking place there. We worked with Kelly Barnes at the Overland Park Convention Center for our “Moving Beyond the Basics Photography Workshop” in 2009 and had seen first hand the stunning features that create gorgeous photo opportunities.  We were blown away by the amazing staff and the photos we captured, so when we got engaged (view the video here), our first thought for a venue was there!

The day began with the ladies getting ready at the Overland Park Convention Center while the guys enjoyed a wedding day game of golf. The photographers and videographers were in full swing as the ladies buzzed with excitement in preparation for the day that was ahead! The ladies had their make-up applied by Kristen Alvarez of “Beautiful Facets” while Rachelle Spears from “Upper Echelon” styled the hair.

We knew that we wanted to have a first-look before the wedding ceremony so we could have that special moment together, just the two of us, and we could enjoy the day together with our wedding party.

After our first look, we went around Kansas City for photos and had a great time. We managed to make it back to the ceremony alive after taking a few adrenaline-filled photos on the wall at the World War I Memorial.

After the ceremony all the guests joined us inside the ballroom where we had an elegant cocktail and h'orderve reception. We had hand-rolled sushi served on beautiful ice carvings with lights projecting our wedding colors through the ice. There was a variety of options at all the action stations; from roasted lamb and gourmet mac n' cheese, to the ice cream sundae bar, and so much more! Our guests enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the food right in front of them. The digital menus that were set up at each station were another nice touch to the elegant presentation!

The Worst Is My Being Alone by Waterdeep

At dusk we enjoyed taking a moment to take some photos outside of the convention center by their signature tower that they lit up with our purple and orange wedding colors.

With our playful personalities, it was inevitable that we would not be able to resist the temptation of smashing cake into each others face... and we enjoyed every moment!

Our wedding was more amazing than we could ever have dreamed thanks to our vendors who brought our ideas to life! Austin Berke was our DJ and he did a fantastic job of keeping our ceremony and reception flowing flawlessly. Pranav Shah is an audio visual designer who flew in from New York City to created all of the special lighting for our reception! His added touch really heightened the ambiance of our reception. He used colored gels over the lights and a special uplighting with a textured effect shining around the ballroom!

Chris Wright from Ripple Effect Studio and Rich Fisher from RC Productions did an awesome job of capturing our wedding on video.  You can check out our video here.

Last, but not least, we can’t forget our incredible photographers!  BIG thanks to Ericson Studios, John Jordan Photography, and Sara Tafoya Photography for capturing our wedding so beautifully through photography!

We hope you enjoy the photos and thank you for being a part of our special day!

Our Wedding Vendors:
The Dreamery Bakery – Catherine Gamon
Overland Park Convention Center – Kelly Barnes, Tara Houx, Kelly O’Hagan, Troy Mckenna, Linda Mace
Ericson Studios
Ripple Effect Studio – Chris Wright
Austin Berke – DJ
Kristen Alvarez – Beautiful Facets
Bloom Floral – Mindy Dorr
John Jordan Photography
Sara Tafoya Photography
Upper Echelon Salon – Rachelle Spears
RC Productions – Rich Fisher
All Photos Are Post Processed by Kevin Keith Photography

Kevin & Ashley

Kevin Keith Photography

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  • Jocelyn JanesOctober 7, 2010 - 7:06 am

    WOW ASHLEY! YOU LOOKED ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Kevin Keith PhotographyOctober 7, 2010 - 7:11 am

    Thanks Jocelyn! It was an incredibly special day! 🙂

  • MeghanOctober 7, 2010 - 11:38 am

    WONDERFUL! Your wedding forever altered the way I view marriage…what I want and what God wants! Thank you BOTH for being such amazing Stewards and using your day to glorify HIM.

  • GailOctober 7, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    What a wonderful “capture” of your special day! I enjoyed reliving it in the pictures and your narratives!

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