Kimberly + Josh | Towanda, KS Wedding

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Kimberly and Josh’s Towanda, KS Wedding…oh where to start! It was amazing and beautiful! It was everything every little girl dreams of while growing up. April weddings (spring weddings in general) are always beautiful and this wedding was no exception.

Kimberly was surrounded and supported by her bridesmaids the whole afternoon while Josh’s groomsmen kept him laughing all the way up to the moment he first saw his bride walk down the isle.

Kimberly  was such a stunning bride and she was brought up to the ceremony site by a horse drawn carriage. I mean come on, how fairytale like is that? Defiantly my kind of bride! I love how God centered Kimberly and Josh’s ceremony was and the letters they wrote to each other and read during the ceremony were so touching. There were many happy tears from their family and friends, smiles and laughs.

I absolutely love when my bride and groom let me steal them away for sunset photos, and let me just say, their sunset photos might be some of my all time favorites! Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to see them!

Kimberly and Josh, I have so enjoyed getting to know both of you during this season of your life. I wish you all the happiness in the world….hearts & hugs, Valerie

These doors rented from Endless Treasures  are so amazing! Kimberly requested a shot of her dress hanging from them and obviously I agreed and I’m so in love with how it turned out! beautiful white wedding dress hanging on rustic barn doors towanda, ks wedding the bride wore beautiful boots with her wedding dress and a blue flower and lace garter beautiful wedding ring set on top of a blue box as part of the wedding details the bride carried a beautiful large bouquet with white and royal flowers I Just love Fulton Valley Farms! It’s the perfect place for an outdoor wedding!the bridesmaids got ready at fulton valley farms in towanda kansas inside the guest houseBoots and dresses! One of my favorite combinations.
Aqua and teal bridesmaids dressed with boots teal and aqua bridesmaid dresses with personalized hangers bride gets her hair curled by a hairstylist while wearing a white bride robe The bride wrote a sweet letter to her soon to be husband to read before they got married bride and her mother stop for a sweet photo before the bride got into her wedding dress bridesmaids get ready before the wedding steaming their dresses and curling their hair teal and aqua cute flower girl tutusHow adorable are the little flower girls in their tutus!?the adorable flower girls put on their cute fluffy blue tutus the adorable ring bear outfit with white shirt and black vest the mother of the bride and maid of honer and sister help the bride put on her white wedding dress beautiful bride poses for a photo with her mother and sister groomsmen puts on his aque tie groom accessories including sunglasses, watch, cigars and a beer the groom gets his boutineer pinned onKimberly wrote Josh a sweet letter to reach before the ceremony, so sweet!
The groom reads the letter from his future bride before the ceremony The groomsmen take their formal portraits standing in the Forrest at Fulton Vallery Farms The groom has his portrait taken wearing a white shirt, taupe vest, aqua tie and white flowered with peacock boutineer The bridesmaids laugh together before the ceremony wearing aqua dresses The beautiful bride takes her portaits in the forrest at fulton valley farms and has a mid length white veil and a large bouquet of white and royal blue flowersLike I said before, Kimberly was a STUNNING bride and just look at the back of her dress!the bride looks over her shoulder of her deep v open back white wedding dressKimberly and her dad shared a first look! Tears, hugs, smiles and kisses made for such a special moment. the bride has a first look with her loving fatherKimberly and her mom are so beautiful! the bride and her mother ceremony at fulton valley farms I caught Kimberly’s dad reading the letter she gave him during their first look! the bride's father reads a letter that the bride wrote to him before the ceremony the brides father puts on her white and blue lace garter beautiful floral and branch arch for the wedding ceremonywhite floral greenery aqua and white sand ceremony for a wedding rustic barn doors and grandparents memorial white chairs for a wedding ceremonyfriends and family gather for a spring outdoor wedding in kansas at fulton valley farmsmom with two boys wearing cowboy hats waits to be seated at wedding ceremony the groom walks both of his grandmas down the isle during the spring outdoor wedding groom walks his mother down the isle at his April outdoor wedding mother of the bride is walked down the isle by her two boys at the fulton valley farm outdoor wedding in april the bridal party walks down the isle at the outdoor wedding adorable ring bearers pull a wagon down the isle cute flowers girls walk down the isle wearing tutus the bride was brought to the ceremony site by a horse drawn carriage just like a fairy tale wedding the bride was brought to the ceremony site by a horse drawn carriage just like a fairytale weddingfather walks his bride down the isle from a horse drawn carriage These two photos right here is why you should hire a second shooter! I never would have been able to get both Josh and Kimberly’s reacting to seeing each other for the first time without a second shooter. the grooms sees his bride for the first time walking down the isle the bride and groom and wedding party pray before the vows are exchanged bride and her dad hug before he gives her away at the alter The friends and family at the fulton vallery farms wedding the bride and groom stand under a beautiful floral and rustic arch during their outdoor sping april ceremony in Kansas the bridesmaids in aqua dresses watch the bride and groom exchange vows two male singers of a spring outdoor wedding the bride and groom perform a unity sand ceremony during their outdoor reception the bride looks lovingly at her groom after the unity sand ceremony in an outdoor april wedding looking through beautiful rustic doors to the ceremony site the ring bearers sit and watch the bride and groom get married the bride says her vows using a microphone while the bridesmaids wearing aqua watch the bride uses a tissue to wipe away a tear as her groom reads her a letter during the out door ceremonyThe first kiss was beautiful! But then it got even better………..the bride and groom share their first kiss under a white flower arch during their outdoor wedding I mean seriously! How fantastic is this dip! bride and groom share the best first kiss ever with a beautiful kissing dip bride and groom celebrate right after getting married bride and groom pose in front of a white horse drawn carriage the bride and groom pose with a beautiful horse after their ceremony aqua and brown wedding party colors the guys have one vest with white shirts and bootsI had to include this shot as this is the largest group photo I think I’ve ever taken! How awesome is it that so much family came out to celebrate with Josh and Kimberly? Love it!large outdoor family photo at a wedding wedding directional signagea unique gift tableA guitar was such a unique way for guest to sign their names!unique guest book alternatives signing a guitar burlap and white wedding cake with personalized champagne glasses champagne at a weddingJosh and Kimberly made their own moonshine and called it “SommerShine” after their last name Sommerfeld. How clever is that?reception details including homemade moonshine and wine bottles wrapped in twine smoores bar at a wedding with herseys chocolate and marshmallows mr and mrs mason cups at a wedding filled with beer bridal party takes a group shot of alcohol wedding reception maid of honor gives a unique and personalized toast bride and groom share a romantic first dance at fulton valley farms bride and groom dancing at their first dance inside a barnThey killed it at the end of their first dance with this dip! bride and groom two step with a fun dip at the end of their dance mother- son, and father-daughter dance are filled with laughter and tears bride and groom cut into their cake with burlap on itbride and groom dance with their wedding guest inside their barnI love moments like this from the guest dancing! guest dancing and having a great time at a wedding reception inside a barnI big shout out to DJ Dee Entertainment for helping me steal the bride and groom away for a few sunset photos. And this is my favorite silhouette shot, EVER! bride and groom romantic sunset photos with silhouette at a kansas outdoor wedding bride and groom beautiful romantic sunset photos wearing a white shirt and tan vest and holding a beautiful bouquet These two could seriously be movie stars!
epic bride and groom sunset photo with a kissing dip in Towanda, KS Wedding bride and groom detail shots of ring and watch during an outdoor sunset wedding intimate moment of the bride and groom at sunset during their spring wedding night time bride and groom silhouette photo with a silo lite with christmas lights

Are you interested in booking Valerie Shannon Photography as your wedding photographer? Contact me here. I’d love to chat with you!

Venue: Fulton Valley Farms

DJ: DJ Dee Entertainment

Decor Rentals: Endless Treasures

  1. Molly says:

    Love those sunset photos!! Congrats to the couple!

  2. ashton says:

    What a fun, charming day! The lights on the silo, though! So awesome!

  3. Tashena Shaw says:

    I just love everything about this wedding… LOVE! <3

  4. Mahlia says:

    Wowza!!! I’m obsessed with those night couples portraits!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Emilee Self says:

    Those flower girl tutus are EVERYTHING. Like, I want one for myself! What a pretty wedding. You did a beautiful job capturing their day <3

  6. Sharon Landis says:

    I flew all the way from Florida for this wedding & I will have to say it was unique & charming & you did a great job of capturing all of it! Congrats to Josh & Kimberly & to you Valerie for doing a fantastic job!

  7. Bethany says:

    That silo is amazing. Love your detail shots! One of my favorite Wichita Wedding Photographers for sure 🙂

  8. Nina Bashaw says:

    What a beautiful Wichita Wedding and your an amazing Wichita Wedding Photographer!

  9. Mindy says:

    LOVE the bride & groom photos! And that guitar guest book!! I will definitely recommend you to my Wichita friends looking for a wedding photographer!!

  10. Erica says:

    These are amazing!!!!! I have a few friends in Wichita getting married. They are searching for a wedding photographer! Defeniltly recommending you!!!

  11. Katie says:

    You did an amazing job capturing this gorgeous wedding! Wichita has a fantastic photographer!

  12. jordan says:

    you are near Wichita right? I have a friend in Kansas looking for a wedding photographer

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