MANHATTAN, KANSASPRAIRIEWOOD WEDDINGEvan + Erika

This Prairiewood Wedding in Manhattan, Kansas had beauty, heart and some gorgeous views. Evan and Erika met while working at the same hospital. Evan was a physician there and Erika a nurse. They saw each other very little, but quickly caught each other’s eye.

From the bride:
“We enjoy each others company through all the big occasions as well as through the simple, everyday moments. We are most happy when we can enjoy things together as a family of three with AJ. We love to travel together and we love baseball. Our family trips are often planned around visiting new MLB stadiums. We enjoy going to games, watching AJ play little league, talking smack (Erika is a Yankees fan, Evan is a Royals fan), and nightly family games of catch in the back yard. With both of us in the health care field, there is a lot of medical jargon at the dinner table. Our ability to serve others is something we are grateful for and something we hope to instill in AJ and any future children we may have. We are so excited to be taking AJ along for a medical mission trip to Panama this July!”

This was their wedding day.  Erika got ready at the Prairiewood Stonehouse, where rustic meets modern design made the most gorgeous getting ready location. Scroll on to see the story of their day.

xo Bethany

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

The men got ready at the Prairiewood Retreat House.  A beautiful option and one that means so much to me. I grew up in this house from the age of five, until I moved out at eighteen.  There are so many beautiful memories I have of growing up in this house, of making forts in the creek, and hiking through the hills. It’s always a joy being back here in the place I used to call home.
Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Showing some love for their favorite baseball teams.
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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

A wedding in the meadow.
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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

I loved this non-traditional take on the wedding cake.  Pies!
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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

They were serenaded to the song, “At Last”, performed by the incredible Bettie O.
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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Evan got the party started…
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Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Couples and kiddos got some candid photos shot in the Snap It UPP bus.
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And we took advantage of that sunset, in the rolling hills behind the Retreat House for some gorgeous romantics of the family and couple.
Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Prairiewood Wedding Manhattan Kansas, Meysenburg Photography

Evan and Erika, thank you for having me there with you on your wedding day. What a beautiful Prairiewood Wedding day it was!  And a complete honor to document your story. I was so moved by your love for each other!  The first look, where Evan was completely leveled by your beauty, Erika. The vows you read to one another, that made me silently sob. 🙂 Just being around you brought so much joy.  And I know you do the same for those in your life every single day.  I wish you both many continued blessings!

xo Bethany

Evan and Erika’s Dream Team:

Location:  Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve

Wedding Planner:  Dell Ann Upp, Supply Events and Rentals

Florals: Dell Ann Upp, Supply Events and Rentals

Invitations:  Ruff House Art, Lawrence KS

Pies: 4 Cakes

Dress: Sarah Seven

Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Suit: Houndstooth

Childrens’ Styling: Crewcuts

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Sorella Vita– rose gold dress
David’s Bridal– blush dress and flower girl dress (eggplant)

Music: Betti O. and the Exceptions

Food: Bockers II Catering

Second Photographer: Robyn Kejr