Oread Hotel Wedding | Sarah & Paul: Married! | Lawrence Kansas Wedding Photographers

Oread Hotel Wedding

Lawrence Kansas Wedding Photographers

Sarah & Paul: Married!

Lawrence Kansas Wedding

October is one of the busiest… actually it is THE busiest month of the year for us. Here in Kansas, all of the trees start to change, the weather cools down, and it’s the perfect time for those colorful fall photos that everyone hopes for. Of course, it is still Kansas which means anything can happen at any time with our unpredictable weather. Sarah & Paul’s wedding was the absolute perfect fall day. A nice mix of some sun and clouds, mild temps, and amazing fall backdrops… all of it came together to make this wedding even more dreamy!

The couple chose to get married in Sarah’s hometown of Lawrence, and on campus at Kansas University where Paul played college baseball. With Paul now being a professional baseball player, they combined sophisticated class with a little baseball fun, and it really was one of the most enjoyable wedding days we’ve ever shot! As I’m sure you’ll see from the photos, these two are completely smitten with each other, and their joy is just contagious!

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Sarah gifted her girls with a custom Stella & Dot necklace that was engraved with the coordinates of The Oread Hotel, and gave the sweetest speech as she passed them out!

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Paul chose to gift his guys with custom bats!

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Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Love these sweet moments with the girls helping Sarah get dressed!

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Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Paul surprised Sarah with her own custom bat too, and a baseball signed by their wedding party!

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First Looks! They included their adorable pup, Tux who pretty much stole the show!

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Lawrence Kansas Wedding Photographers

A beautiful fall backdrop for wedding party portraits in downtown Lawrence, Kansas!

Lawrence Kansas Wedding Photographers

www.melissaandbeth.com

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Ceremony set-up in the Hancock Ballroom at the Oread Hotel.

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

How cute is this little ring bearer?!

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

Big Jay made a special appearance at the reception, which was pretty exciting for all these Jayhawk fans!

Melissa Rieke Photography www.melissariekephotography.com 913-488-5125

A beautiful last shot of the night… and one with a photo-bomber! 😉sarahpauloread001_WEBCongrats again Sarah and Paul! Thank you for asking us to capture your big day!

Photography: Melissa & Beth Wedding Photography

Ceremony & Reception: Hancock Ballroom, The Oread Hotel, Lawrence Kansas

Coordination, Flowers, Design: Red Door Event & Design, Eudora Kansas

Cake: Cami’s Cake Co., Eudora Kansas

Bride’s Dress: Heidi Elnora gown from Altar Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal Elegance, Richmond Virginia

Groom/Groomsmen Tuxes: The BLK Tux, Los Angeles California

Hair: BeChic Bride, Kansas City

Makeup: Blush Spa, Kansas City

DJ: DJ Fernando, Kansas City

 

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  • Kate - These pictures are so beautiful!! Sarah you are the most beautiful bride! Congratulations to the sweetest couple!!! What an awesome and perfect day!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Lawrence - Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sofia - That groom is smoking hot!!ReplyCancel

  • Trever - Dang, wish that bride wasn’t off the marketReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - WOWZA IN MY TOUSERSSSSSReplyCancel

  • Paul Smyth - Melissa and Beth,

    I cannot thank you both enough for your hard work and amazing effort during the wedding. You have captured so many beautiful memories of our big day, ones that we will always look back at with happiness and love. You two are the absolute best! Thank you for everything!

    -Paul SmythReplyCancel

  • Steph - Sister, these are AMAZING PICS! M&B did such a good job of capturing those unforgettable moments! 🙂 xoxo!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Smyth - One word to describe Melissa and Beth….AMAZING!! I remember telling Paul during one point of the night that I wish we could still hang out with M&B and that I wished you didn’t have to leave! Thank you for everything this blog post was so well written and created that it truly captured the day!

    Thank you so much,
    Sarah SmythReplyCancel

  • Sally walker - Is Tux the puppy single?ReplyCancel

  • Mimi buttux - I love those trees. I used to live in one of those. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Boyd - Good looking group. Nice pictures as well. Photographers did a bang up job and are professionals.ReplyCancel

  • Stephy - LOVE LOVE LOVE all the moments that were captured — you’ll have these forever! M&B are AMAZING! 🙂 Wish I would’ve known them 5yrs ago!ReplyCancel

  • Mama Heider - Gorgeous pictures!!Youu ladies got the best pictures ever! Thanks!,, wedding party is pretty special!LOVE you all!ReplyCancel

  • Paul E. & Irma Smyth - M&B did an AMAZING job capturing so many WONDERFUL moments!! These pictures helped us relive the beauty of that day.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - These are perfection! Beautiful couple on a beautiful day! These shots perfectly capture the amazing moments of the day! M&B – perfection!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Awesome pictures! What wonderful memories captured perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Katy - These pictures are beautiful! Your love for each other is captured so well, and your wedding party pictures are amazing! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Sammie Martinek - These pictures are beautiful and something you can cherish forever! Congrats again to the gorgeous couple and thanks for sharing memories of your special day.ReplyCancel

  • Karina - These photos perfectly captured the joy of the day – thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicolle - Such lovely photos of such lovely people! Thanks M&B!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - It was so wonderful celebrating this beautiful couple. Melissa and Beth did an amazing job helping us all to remember it!ReplyCancel

  • Nicki - This couple deserves all the best – and these photos are the best! Thank you M and B!ReplyCancel

  • Anthony Aliotti - Great time doing the photo shoot! Thanks for catching my good (not bleeding) side, M&B!ReplyCancel

  • Conner "C-Daddy" - Look at those groomsmen! Mmmmm!ReplyCancel

  • Terence - Those fellas clean up great without that Midland dust on ’em!ReplyCancel

  • Mark - We enjoyed having Melissa and Beth be part of the big day! You captured it perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Daley - Look at all those former Rockhounds! Sad I missed it! Amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • JENN - What a beautiful wedding! The photographers did an amazing job of capturing the full day. These have to be some of the best wedding pictures I’ve ever seen…..especially of Hank!ReplyCancel

  • Havi - Smyth! Looks like you signed at KU for Round 2! 4 more years! Great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Livia - I loved the Jayhawk! He is so cute! Amazing wedding and amazing people!ReplyCancel

  • Marti McDonald - Loved being a part of this special day! Great job capturing the details of the day!ReplyCancel

  • Nora M. - Beautiful bride and groom! Amazing photos of those lifelong memories!ReplyCancel

  • Matt Heider - Chuck got married! Welcome to the family Smith!ReplyCancel

  • Mike S - Baby bro’s wedding day was awesome. Thanks Melissa and Beth for all the great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • EMo - Beautiful wedding day. Congrats Smyther!ReplyCancel

  • Greg - Great photos! Congratulations Paul and Sarah!

    GregReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - These pictures are amazing! Totally captured the day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Reggie K. - Beautiful Kansas day! Nice job M&B on choosing the right location! Congrats Paulie!ReplyCancel

  • T-Blanks - Congrats to Sarah and Smitty! I think we needed a few more pics of the ushers!!! Jk!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - WOW! Such beautiful captures from Paul and Sarah’s wedding. I loved looking at every single one, and so happy we were there to witness such an amazing love story!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - An elegant wedding that was beautifully done. The pictures looked like a couple straight from a wedding magazine. Sarah looked like a Princess and Paul looked like a model from GQ magazine. Awesome time, celebrating the union of two families.ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - Beautiful photos! So happy for the new Mr. & Mrs.!ReplyCancel

  • Smith & Smyth CEO - Rock Chalk my friends.. The pictures turned out great!! We had an awesome time celebrating!ReplyCancel

  • Big Jon - Atta boy, Pauly! You guys look great!ReplyCancel

  • Buck - Great time at the Smyth/Heider wedding! Thanks Melissa and Beth, nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - WOW. Beautiful. MLTA.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Heider - It was an absolutely perfect day. Gorgeous wedding for a gorgeous couple! Love you both! Great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Brad - Nothing like a Midwest Fall wedding! Sarah and Paul you guys look great.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Beautiful couple! These pictures perfectly capture the love these two have for one another. Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • TL - So much fun at this wedding! Getting ready at the ballpark, photo session in the trees, classy hotel for the wedding and party. Great memories!ReplyCancel

  • Bailey - Such beautiful pictures! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Candice - Had such a blast! What a great day! Beautiful pics!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Castillo Rios - Melissa and Beth you captured the beautiful celebration of love. Paul and Sarah congratulations on your wedding and many blessings on your marriage.ReplyCancel

  • Raya - Such a wonderful day to be a part of! Beautiful Photos!ReplyCancel

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