December 23, 2019

Nikki + Matt | Grand Hall Wedding Reception in Kansas City

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”

This quote struck a chord with me as I was culling, editing, and reliving Nikki & Matt’s Our Lady of Sorrows and Grand Hall Wedding Reception (over and over and over again) from this past fall. While the quote by Ralph Hattersly might seem to reflect on making photographs of our own lives, I honestly believe being invited into other people’s lives for these occasions even help me discover and understand what my own life means. As I look through the images and constantly discover little easter eggs from wedding days that give the viewer a glimpse into such a special collection of moments, I find my mind wandering. Those special moments may not be like any other from mine or my other clients’ weddings, they bring a sense of love and peace, and make me eternally grateful for both my own relationships as well as for my clients who trust me to document theirs.

It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life in our little worlds, but by creating these photographs, I can only hope when my client’s look back at their day, it will flood their hearts and minds with that same love and excitement they experienced on that day, and if ever in doubt, will again understand what it’s all about.

Black and white dramatic photo of bride and groom
groom getting ready
interesting perspective of bridesmaids
bride getting ready
black and white portrait of groom
bride and mother of the bride
Bride reading letter from groom
bridesmaids first look
father of the bride first look
bride and father
colorful dramatic photo of bride
dramatic photo of wedding cake
bridal party at union station
sparkler exit
black and white bridal portrait
groom reading letter
our lady of sorrows wedding
Sparkler Exit Grand Hall at Power and Light
bride and groom liberty memorial
gride and groom liberty memorial
black and white photo of bride
bridesmaids photo
our lady of sorrows wedding
little girl smelling flowers
groom walking mother down aisle
bride walking down aisle
little girl at wedding
bride and groom at altar
groom vows
mother and father of the bride at ceremony
wedding photojournalist kansas city
our lady of sorrows wedding
our lady of sorrows kansas city wedding
wedding photographer kansas city
grand hall wedding reception entrance
bride and groom toast
grand hall wedding reception
cutout faces wedding reception
wedding reception dancing
wedding reception dancing
wedding reception dancing
wedding reception dancing
fun at wedding reception
sparkler exit grand hall
bride groom first dance
bride groom grand hall rooftop
bride and groom liberty memorial

Nikki & Matt’s Wedding Team

Wedding Coordination/Planning – Pretty & Planned Events (see another beautiful wedding of their’s here)

Kansas City Wedding Photographer – Melissa Sigler Photography

Ceremony Venue – Our Lady of Sorrows

Reception Venue – The Grand Hall at Power & Light

Florist – Wild Hill

Entertainment – DJ Alex Reed

Rentals – Ultrapom

Thank you to Nikki and Matt (and their families!) for allowing me to document this most special of days.

Are you getting married and looking for a photographer in Kansas City or a destination wedding photographer? Let’s chat!



  1. […] as well. I think they felt the exact same way, as we were all chatterboxes as we walked up to the memorial, talking about life and what we had been up to the past months; what we missed and were looking […]

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