The most recent wedding Dad and Mom shot was Liana and Adam’s wedding at The Stone Church in Independence, MO. The Stone church is over 100 years old and is a really neat structure. It has a pipe organ and a grand piano in front of the church, above the alter and both were used during their ceremony. It also has beautiful stained glass windows that looked stunning in the photos.
The bride looked beautiful. She wore a strapless gown that had lots of lace, beads and sequins. The train was very very long and very beautiful. (I do not understand why the bottom of the back of a wedding dress is called a “train” because there is no engineer or caboose or wheels on that dress but that’s what I am told it’s called.)
The girls in the bridal party got ready outside of the church in a ginormous, very cool motor coach, compliments of a friend of the bride’s. They also used the motor coach as the bridal party’s transportation from the church to the reception, which was held at Adam’s Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, MO. I think that is a really cool idea if you are lucky enough to know someone with a ginormous motor coach that you can use!
Anyway, I digress. After the ceremony all of the wedding guests gathered outside the church’s entrance and were given a white envelope. They were told not to open the envelopes until the bride and groom appeared. When the bride and groom finally appeared, everyone opened their envelopes and you will never guess what happened! Butterflies flew out of them. Real honest to goodness butterflies! How cool is that? I’d give that two paws up! (I probably would have chased a few if I had been there…I’m just sayin’.)
The reception was in a nice, large room and there was a live band. The bride and groom’s first dance was very elaborate and well done. Either they practiced A LOT or they are by nature very good dancers. They had a regular wedding cake that was very pretty but they also had another cake on the side. That cake was shaped like a cooler with ice and beer bottles sticking out of the top. Mom told me the beer bottles were edible and that I would have loved to eat one because they were made of sugar. WOOF that’s what I’m barking about!!! I can only imagine…
Liana and Adam had a wonderful wedding then were off to Hawaii for their honeymoon. All of us at Real Deal Wedding Photography wish them many years of happiness.