November 9, 2022

Jodi & Kyle’s Wedding – Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church & Kay McFarland Japanese Gardens

What a day to round up our last wedding of the year!

We started at Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church in downtown Topeka, where we captured beautiful wedding details and spent some private time with Jodi and Kyle during their first look (the smile on Kyle’s face when he first saw Jodi was the absolute sweetest!!) Their ceremony was filled with heart felt scripture and full of friends and family to celebrate the couple. When I asked what they were most looking forward to on their wedding, they said walking out of the church as husband and wife, and boy did it show on their faces!

Once the ceremony ended, the entire bridal party hopped on a party bus and we headed to the Kansas State Capitol and NOTO Arts Center for some fun bridal party group photos! (there may or may not have almost been a dance battle between us and another bridal party taking photos hah).

Jodi and Kyle had their wedding reception at Kay McFarland Japanese Gardens where every detail came together perfectly! The indoor décor was elegant while the gardens created a serene surrounding where guests could enjoy the beautiful, but chilly, outdoors!

With the help of Jodi’s bridesmaid who pulled double duty as the wedding planner, the day went off without a hitch! Corey and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to end out the year with 😊

Dress – Chicory: White One by Pronovias, Purchased at The One Rack The One Rack 2110 Wyandotte St Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-216-6788, @theone_rack,

Bridesmaids Dresses – Azazie,

Groomsmen & Groom Attire – Men’s Warehouse,

Florist – University Flowers,,

Ceremony Venue – Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church at 1114 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604,

Reception Venue – Kay McFarland Japanese Garden at the Topeka Zoo,

Wedding Planner – Tara Grubb with All About You Event Planning & Rentals,,785-640-0616,,,

Hair – Emily Mills (Bride and some bridesmaids) @emilymichellehairartistry, Ashley Poe (Mother of Bride, candle lighters, flower girl, sister of the bride)

Makeup – Bride makeup: Ashley Cline, @primpinainteasybyac

DJ – KS Traveling DJ Steve Holtzman, 785-979-6955,

Cake – Sam’s Club

Catering – Bobby’s Food Co. Bobby Santacroce, 785-408-9507,

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