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October 17, 2013
When Leston proposed to Amy, he sent her on a scavenger hunt all over Kansas City to find clues their cats had hidden (that had kidnapped him for various reasons) in order to save him. Each clue was in a place that had personal significance to them and ranged from mediums such as paper and pencil, to computer file, to QR code. Finally, she wound up in Westport (where he first asked asked to be his girlfriend 5 years earlier), thinking “this is it,” only to get whisked into a car by “kidnappers” (her two best friends) who drove back to the house that they had just bought, where several of their family members and friends were waiting. When she stepped out of the car and took off her blindfold, he was standing in front of the garage door that as it closed, revealed a sign that said “marry me.” He got down on one knee, and she said yes!
I asked Amy if she could tell me when she knew he was “the one.” I love her response, “the moment I knew was during the very start of our relationship, no matter what I was going through he helped me reach a place of calm and peace. It really helped me find my center and develop into someone who was more like the person I’d always wanted to be. Leston would say the moment he realized I was the one was when he discovered how much he enjoyed arguing with me. He once told me that sometimes he picks fights just because he loves to debate with me.”
I got so excited when Amy and Leston told me their wedding would center around a 1920’s art deco theme, with their reception being held at one of Kansas City’s most elegant venues, The Sawyer Room. There was also a flair of Star Trek and video games mixed throughout as well! And I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a single dry eye in the house as Leston danced with his mom to “Tears in Heaven,” performed by the live band, Rick Bacus Trio, who’s bass player was actually Leston’s boy scout leader back in the day. Enjoy the photos of their beautiful wedding day!
Check out their engagement session we took this past winter at www.pureinart.com/2013/leston-wilson-amy-papa-kauffman-gardens-engagement.
Order and view all of the photos from Leston and Amy’s wedding at www.pureinart.smugmug.com/Weddings/Wilson-Wedding
Photography | Pure in Art Photography
Getting Ready Venue | Hotel Phillips
Ceremony Venue | Countryside Christian Church
Reception Venue | The Sawyer Room
Caterer & Desserts | Olive Events Catering
Bartending | Top Shelf
Florist | Good Earth Floral Design
Live Band | Rick Bacus Trio
Makeup | Ashley Nelson
Hair | Shana Nicole Richardson
Trolley | White Knight
Limos | Pech Limo
Parking Lot | Denison Parking
Rentals | All Seasons Rentals
String Quartet | Jessica Cox
Dress | Bridal Solutions, Designer: Sottero-Midgley
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Pure in Art Photography is a Wedding Photographer, Engagement Photographer, Boudoir Photographer, Portrait Photographer, and Destination Wedding Photographer based in Tucson, Arizona. Serving Arizona, including Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail, Green Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Flagstaff, Sedona. Available for destination travels worldwide. Featured on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Best Tucson Weddings, and Tucson Bride & Groom. Graduate from The International Academy of Wedding Photographers.
Awesome pictures of a Wonderful wedding!
Beautiful….just beautiful!! Thanks for a great job, Tina!!!
What an incredible array of beautiful wedding photos! I’d wholeheartedly recommend these guys to anyone even thinking about hiring wedding photographers… WOW! Congrats again!
PS – Any photos of the reception featuring a certain daughter of mine? 🙂
Hi Steve! Thank you for your kind words! Yes of course there are some of your beautiful girl, see all of the photos at: http://pureinart.smugmug.com/Weddings/Wilson-Wedding/
Beautiful photos, everyone looks so happy; they really capture the day.
Congrats! Tina you and your team rocked! Such awesome pics
Wow! Amy and Leston’s wedding is just a class act from beginning to end. Gorgeous photos! I’d be interested in your next mini session? :)- Shannon
Amy these photos are absolutely beautiful! Looks like you had a great day. You look so happy:)
WOW just love them. The personality of the group just shone through and the joy they all felt in sharing in the special day was so well captured by the photographer. Not only did the pictures capture the beauty of all involved especially the bride they gave me a little glimpse of who they are. Thank you
Sharon Wagar Wells
What beautiful pictures! I’m SO glad the cats were present too, at least represented! LOL
Everything looks wonderful and everyone even more beautiful!
Tina, you did a fantastic job on the photos!! Thanks so much for your professionalism and creativity!!!
Amy..what a beautiful wedding!! I wish you a lifetime of endless happiness 🙂
These turned out a-maze-ing!!!! Great work, lady!!!
Beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. Great photos that captured the happiness and love and joy.
We were so bummed not to be able to attend the wedding. However are so happy to be able to see all of the beautiful photos. It looks like an amazing event and the pictures are spot on.
Just continuing to attend to my wedding responsibilities.
What a beautiful wedding!
Amazing photos! I enjoyed your work at my friends Stacy and Joe Shaw’s wedding, and you’ve done an incredible job for my brother and new sister-in-law.
Best couple ever. And great pics of them. And their wedding.
Beautiful wedding, the pictures are stunning! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!
Congratulation! Beautiful pictures!
Tina you truly captured the special moments of this gorgeous wedding and Amy & Leston’s love for each other!
Tina love your exquisite photos!
thanks, Tina. The photos really are amazing!
Amy and Leston look fabulous! Great pics!
Beautiful photos of a beautiful day! Looking through them brings back great memories! 🙂
Awww, you guys are awesome. And Tina, you’re awesome. Everyone is awesome. Haha.
These photos capture great moments. Beautiful!
The pictures are just beautiful….you really captured the love!
Such a beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos.
Still so sweet!!! We were blessed to be there & ‘witness’ your commitment to & for eachother. Blessings for the holiday season & your New Year!! ja
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