Cassie and Tom’s wedding took place at the rustic Red Bud Party Barn in Douglas Kansas on June 24th, 2017. It was a gorgeous summer weekend and we couldn’t of asked for better weather. When I first met Cassie, I knew we would be a perfect fit! Both Cassie and Tom have a unique style, love outdoor adventures, and are super crazy in love with one another. How could I not get awesome photos with that in mind?
The two first met while playing together on a coed softball team in the YPLS league in 2014. After many years of dating, Tom proposed on a hike in the FlintHills at the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve. They also got mildly chased by buffalo. lol
The day started out with separate formals of the bride and groom. They wanted to keep the tradition of Tom seeing her down the isle for the first time. Even though I love the “first look” (groom seeing bride before ceremony), I would never try to talk the couple out of a tradition for time sake. The images I captured of Tom seeing Cassie down the isle are priceless. The ceremony took place in the woods at Red Bud. It’s a moderately shaded area covered by trees with a path down the center. A stone wall at the end with a chandelier hanging in the trees above, made for a elegant backdrop. The two said their vows and the pastor did a “let’s take a selfie” during the kiss (it was too funny). We then finished all the formals pictures while guests were getting drinks for cocktail hour and heading into the barn.
These two were absolutely a blast during pictures. I love it when a couple can just be themselves with one another and forget that I’m even there. They laughed, hugged, kissed, and loved on each other. Tom even twirled Cassie around holding her, making her dress flow out in this beautiful way. They were totally themselves making the photoshoot fun and natural.
The coordinator of Red Bud took us out to the dam area that overlooks the property. It is stunning at sunset. We did a few fun poses with the sun setting in the background, giving us a gorgeous colorful sky. I remember on the way back to the barn thinking, wow… it’s a bit chilly out here for June… they really got one of the best summer nights this year.
As the party started in the barn with dinner, toasts, cake and a gift from the groom to his bride, it ended on the dance floor that was covered in rope lights under the moon. It was breath taking, and I’m so happy I got to be the one to document it.
Cassie and Tom,
Thank you again for choosing me to be the one to capture these memories for you. It was such a pleasure getting to work with you both and your family and friends. I loved getting to know you both through this process, and I hope we get to work together again in the future. Congrats again and cheers to many more happy years together and lots more adventures!
Vendor Shout Out!!!
Venue: Red Bud Party Barn
Dress Vendor: Dress Gallery
Grooms Party Tuxes: Dress Gallery
Grooms Tux: Stallones (St. Louis)
Cake: Cake Affairs
Florist/Day of Coordinator – BloomHaus
DJ: Another Dimension
Food: Red Bud’s catering
Photographer: Sublett Studios