Bethany + Frank | married in Kansas City

Where do I even begin with these two?

Bethany and Frank are the world's cutest couple. I'll go on record saying that, actually.

The day started with the ladies getting ready at Bethany's mom's house.

And Bethany's details were absolutely stunning.

Did you see that dress? It was even more jaw-dropping on her!

So we headed on over to the gorgeous Queen of the Holy Rosary Church and got these two married!

*record scratch*

Time for an important detail.

Bethany's father passed away a few years ago, so her older brother stepped in in his place. This detail will come into play a few times during this wedding, and it will also be the source of many tears (especially from me)!!

Woohoo! Married! So then it was off to Jacob L. Loose Park and the Liberty Memorial for some super lovely photos!

Nailed it! To The Monarch Room we go!

(Ugh, and now upon writing this blog, I'm learning that this lovely reception space will be closing at the end of this year. I'm so glad I got to photograph it before that happened!)

 
 

We chowed down on some good old KC barbecue...

 
 
 

And then we danced, starting with the mother/son dance.

 
 

Remember that detail we talked about right before the ceremony started?

Here's where it comes back into play (and where I cry a whole lot).

Bethany and her brother began dancing together to

"You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell.

And then it was only fitting to have all of the other family members join in on such a special moment.

It's cliché to say, but I really don't think there was a dry eye in the house. I cried while shooting these images, while editing these images, and even now while blogging these images.

I also want to take a moment here to pause. These kind of moments are exactly why I do what I do. This is such a special time and place for this entire family, and they trusted me to document it for them. This pure, raw emotion that everyone felt was so overwhelming and so truly awesome, and I can honestly say I will never forget this experience.

how incredible is that? how lucky am I?

So after everyone was crying, Bethany and Frank had their first dance as husband and wife to "I Get to Love You" by Ruelle.

*cue more tears from the photographer*

NO BIG DEAL Y'ALL I'M JUST REALLY EMOTIONAL IT'S FINE.

So after that, and after I finished getting my life together, it was time to party!

Major props to Platinum KC Weddings for putting on a killer reception!!

Congrats, Bethany and Frank!

Amber Garrett

Amber is a wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer based in Las Vegas, but available for travel worldwide.