Katherine met Joe years ago - before their story really began. Joe worked with Katherine's Mom, so she knew who this Joe fellow was. Their true story though, began years later, in a Chipotle.
On this fateful day, Katherine had actually had a really bad day, and she slipped into a Chipotle because honestly, after a day as bad as hers, only a burrito can save you. As soon as Katherine walked inside, she realized that Joe fellow who worked with her mom had come in the door behind her. Her efforts of ignoring him began immediately...don't turn around, look straight ahead, adjust your hair on the sides of your face to try and hide. Poor Katherine was simply in no mood to speak to anyone, really. However, Joe wasn't about to let this opportunity pass him by! Just as Katherine neared the register thinking to herself - success! I did it! He doesn't know it's me!!....She felt a tap on her shoulder, and turning to see that charming smile, the words out of Joe's mouth were - "Were you really going to ignore me the entire time?"
Years later, on Katherine's 29th birthday - the birthday in which Katherine had asked Joe for a puppy - Joe had a different plan. After having acted "weird" all morning, Joe made sure all the guests arrived just in time and then he suddenly took Katherine by the hand. She thought to herself, "This is weird. Just give me my puppy." - But no... Joe led Katherine to a specific spot in their living room, so that the hidden camera he had set up could record it all - and right there in front of friends and family... Joe went to one knee.
Katherine and Joe's wedding was hands down, one of the most moving love stories I've ever witnessed. Joe really adores Katherine. And Katherine simply can't stop smiling when Joe is in the room. They spoke their vows, and made their promises in a traditional Catholic ceremony at Visitation Parish. And it was gorgeous. Their warm and fun celebration reception was held at Dan Meiners. During toasts, Katherine's Mom, Marianne, mentioned that fateful day she got the phone call from Katherine - telling her that she had run into Joe, and he had asked for her number. Marianne, while a little shocked - had an instant feeling of peace. She knew Joe well, and she knew above all that Katherine and Joe would be great together. He would love her deeply, hold her in the highest regard, protect her always, and keep her smiling every single day. And after following these guys along their journey - I can now attest to the pure unadulterated truth of every one of those things. These guys have something, really, really special.
Katherine & Joe, aka: Kitty & Joe Joe - Saying congratulations doesn't seem big enough. You two are perfect for each other and documenting your love story was a true honor. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey! Your kindness knows no limits, nor does your love for each other. Wishing you guys what I know will be a long and happy marriage!
A special thanks to the amazing team behind this perfect day!
Bridal Prep | The Intercontinental, Kansas City
Ceremony Venue | The Visitation Parish
Reception Venue | Studio Dan Meiners
Flowers | Dan Meiners
Dress | Kate McDonald / Altar Bridal
Jewelry | Wanda Allen
Hair | Mark Brannon
Make-up | Sarah Dilks
Cake | Bernard's Bakehaus
Caterer | Pierponts
Band | Lost Wax
Photography | Elizabeth Ladean Photography | Instagram | Facebook
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