Hola! Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful morning wedding at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. The morning weather was wonderful and it was a gorgeous event with a great crowd of guests that seemed to really enjoy one another's company. It was a lot of fun to see everyone having such a great time.
The Bride and her family got an early start to the day at the Ramada West hotel in order to be ready for the 10am ceremony. Our time at the hotel included a first look with her Father, as well as her Bridesmaids. Her Father then placed an original 1903 Indian head penny in her shoe for her walk down the aisle; the penny is the same penny that her Mother wore in her shoe at her own wedding. It was such a simple, but sweet and meaningful gesture that was really fun for me to witness. The Bride also surprised the Bridesmaids with homemade gift boxes that included an Origami Owl necklace and a sweet handmade note for each of them.
The ceremony took place under the pergola at Lake Shawnee that was full of spring flowers; it was truly a gorgeous setting. The Bride arrived to the location in a white, horse-drawn carriage with her Father. The ceremony was short and sweet and included a unity sand ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Bride & Groom took a small ride around Lake Shawnee in the carriage by themselves.
The reception was held at the Garden House at Lake Shawnee, which has a nice outdoor patio around a small inner room. The Bride & Groom did their cake cutting and first dance, as well as the bouquet and garter toss (where the men watched the garter fly past them and then no one wanted to pick it up! haha). The Father/Daughter dance was especially touching as the Bride and her Father shared tears of joy; the love between her and her parents was particularly evident that day. Those are the types of moments that make me so happy to do what I do. The Groom also had a nice dance with his proud mother, and the rest of the afternoon the guests visited, laughed, and had a great time.
To the Bride & Groom, I wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and making each other laugh! Thanks so much for allowing me to share this day with you and your family, and God Bless you and your marriage always.
Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas! Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. SZP offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!
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