Rachel's best friend, Brittany went to college with Bryce. She knew, that girl just knew - Rachel and Bryce would be a great fit. On a trip to visit her best friend, Rachel was introduced to Bryce by Brittany - but it was just in passing Rachel says.
Sometimes in life, a passing is all it takes. A fleeting moment, a smile, a hello, that's it.
And for Rachel+Bryce, that couldn't be more true.
Life then did what life just does, it continued. Life moved forward, in different directions for them both. But, that fleeting moment from when they first met never drifted far from fate's plans. Six+ years later, good ol' Facebook reconnected these two, and they began talking - and talking lots. A few months from that day, Rachel - a travel-loving, adventure-seeking kinda girl, packed up her life and moved to Alaska, which was where Bryce was stationed with the military at the time.
For two years they lived and loved, happily in Alaska - then it was time to move again. These two strike me, completely - as the types of people who go wherever life leads them and it makes no difference - because home to them, is where each other are.
Shortly after that move from Alaska, on a road trip to visit Rachel's parents, they stopped off at a Sonic - for Nerd slushies of course. How perfect is that detail? - Bryce told Rachel he needed to get something from the bed of truck, when he suddenly tapped on her passenger-side window. And there he stood, through the glass, with a ring in hand.
Rachel and Bryce were married November 14, 2015. They said their vows together in front of those dear to them in St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, Missouri. Afterward, a party-bus took them and their wedding party down to the Liberty Memorial during a vividly golden sunset. Photos ensued. That same bus - and that awesome group of people, then traveled over to Hotel Phillips, where the bus departed and then us all walked through The Power & Light District - among lots of honking horns and shouts of congratulations over to the gorgeous Gallery Event Space for one epic wedding reception. Trust me when I say - Rachel and Bryce know how to throw a great party.
That reception was full of so much happy, so much celebration. From their own, to a something special for Rachel's grandfather and Bryce's grandmother. - Each recently celebrated their 80th and 90th birthday's - so R&B saw it only fit to sing happy birthday and deliver special cakes to them during their reception. Talk about a very special moment. And talk about two of the cutest old people I've ever seen in my life.
Rachel's sweet mother Robin gave a moving speech of thankfulness and appreciation, for all of those who have, or do serve in our nations military - asking those individuals to please stand. To say it was a moving experience is quite the understatement.
From there - it was cake, dancing, more dancing - and so, so much joy.
Rachel & Bryce - I really can't even begin to thank you both enough. You two had an incredible day that goes down vividly in my memory bank. Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of it, and document such special moments for you both!
A special thanks to the amazing team behind this perfect day!
Getting-Ready Location | Hotel Phillips
Ceremony Venue | St. James Catholic Church
Reception Venue | The Gallery Event Space
Reception - Bride+Groom Chairs / Chair Covers | Be Seated KC
Dress | David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire | Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup | Pure Benefits/Jana Atkinson
Flowers | Clara's Flowers
Cake | Cosentino’s Price Chopper Downtown
Caterer | The Gallery Event Space
DJ | Platinum KC
Photography | Elizabeth Ladean Photography | Instagram | Facebook