Romantic Storytelling, Fine Art Wedding Photographer

From frosted cranberries and evergreen on cakes to a snowman pearl necklace and a pair of ivory gloves, this Bride & The Bauer Frosted wedding will warm your frosty heart this winter. <3

The weather was forecasted to snow until 3 am in the morning. When we woke up to snow cascading downwards outside our hotel, we crossed our fingers for some snow fall during the wedding.

The Bride and The Bauer is one of the most unique venues in the heart of KCMO. Industrial yet romantic vibes fill it. Justin and Lauren opted to forgo a first look so we had to be careful making sure their paths did not cross while they got ready.

Lauren’s mom and sister helped her into her ballgown. So much laughter and happy tears begin almost immediately. It was at this moment that everything became real.

Justin & his groomsmen got ready together in the groom’s room. All of them sporting fun socks! Lauren also surprised everyone in Justin’s family by having their boutonnieres and corsages have a Buckeye in them.

Buckeyes were carried by Justin’s grandfather who passed away just a few months ago. Lauren said this way he was still present on their wedding day. It was a beautiful addition to the day.

Justin waited on one side of a door for Lauren to come pray with him before the ceremony.
Once Lauren was on the other side of the door, he asked if they could hold hands. They held each other’s hands and leaned their heads towards one another as emotions swept in. They prayed together and enjoyed one another’s company for a few minutes.

Behind me, their parents and siblings watched and their eyes were filled with tears as smiles came across their faces. There was so much love for this happy couple.

During the ceremony, Lauren couldn’t walk fast enough to get to the altar. After her father handed her to Justin, he came around in front to talk about how the both of them made promises to God to wait for marriage before they had even met! Lauren’s parents had bought her a promise ring and she put the ring around Justin’s neck to promise herself to him now.

Afterwards, they asked their guests to look on the backs of their wedding programs to sing along with two beautiful songs. One of the groomsmen played the guitar as everyone chorused together. You could feel God’s presence in the room.

After the ceremony, we braved the negative wind chill for a few photos outside. The frosted windows and roads reflected light beautifully and created a winter wonderland look for their images.

Guests enjoyed a hot chocolate bar and appetizers during cocktail hour. Of course, we had to try the hot cocoa later that evening and it was divine!

The reception started with a bang as the wedding party had fun filled entrances. When Lauren and Justin came in, everyone started clapping and the two of them looked absolutely blissful together.

Toasts were made by Lauren’s father, her sister and Justin’s best man. A mix of sweet memories, funny stories and a few embarrassing moments were shared. Lauren’s dad did a special dedication to her beautiful mom. As Justin’s best man reminisce on their childhood together, his mom and dad had big smiles on their faces.

The couple shared a choreographed first dance and Justin picked up his bride and spun around on the dance floor. It was followed by a sweet mother/son dance and a fun filled father/daughter dance.

To Mr. & Mrs. Dakich,
Wow! Can you believe you are finally married? It doesn’t seem possible that it has already been a week! Your wedding day was so beautiful and unique. From the winter wonderland details to the love that you share with not only each other but with God. I am so honored that you had me be a part of your love story. Thank you for trusting me with the most important day of your life! I hope you had a blast rock climbing on your honeymoon! Enjoy each and every day with each other. <3 Here’s a little sneak peek of your day.

Yours Truly,

Love what you see? 2020 bookings are happening now. 🙂 Receive $100 off with a referral from Justin & Lauren. Get to know me, see my portfolio and request my investment guide here.

The Creative Team:
Venue: Bride & The Bauer
Wedding Coordinator: i.e. Design House / Emily Garcia
Florist: Jo Anderson
Rentals: UltraPom
Dress: Gown Gallery KC
Caterer: The Russel on Main
Cakes: Dolce Bakery
Photographer: Yours Truly, Sara Rieth: Romantic Storytelling

Frosted Winter Wedding at The Bride and The Bauer: Kansas City Wedding Photographer

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