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Sara + Tyler :: engaged!

Sara surprised Tyler during their engagement session with a quilt that she’d made herself. VERY sweet and so impressive….look at how gorgeous this quilt is! Congrats to Sara and Tyler on their engagement. Their wedding is in May (bet you knew that already), and the reception will be held at the Country Club of Missouri’s brand new event center. Check back next June for THOSE photos!

Welcome to Earth, Baby Mia!

Congratulations, Holly & Ranti! Oh my goodness . . . it’s hard to describe the joy we get at SilverBox when one of our wedding couples calls with a double dose of good news: “We’re having a baby AND we want you to photograph her!”

Take a look a beautiful Mia. That fabric you see in the first photo was the same material used in the Nigerian traditional dress that Holly and Ranti wore during their family dinner before their wedding (click here to see photos of that traditional dress and other sweet memories from Holly & Ranti’s wedding three years ago).

LOVE and JOY from us at SilverBox to you, Holly & Ranti & Baby Mia!


Heather + Joe :: Wedding at Cedar Creek Resort

Heather + Joe

ceremony & reception venue Cedar Creek Resort

cateringBleu Restaurant & Catering

cakeEdith Hall Cakes

DJJosh Keller

florist Tiger Garden

make-up Dermistique

photographers SilverBox Photographers


Congratulations, Heather and Joe! Delicious food . . . gorgeous details . . . delightful ceremony by the lake. A perfect day in every way!

carter + kent :: two grooms are better than one!

Goodness, where to start?! . . . hmmm . . . if I had to pick one word to sum up Carter and Kent’s wedding, it would certainly be this: INSPIRING! The day felt euphoric . . . all day long . . . seeing Carter’s and Kent’s (and everyone else’s) utter joy and delight that a love affair spanning 16 years was now culminating in a wedding.

Moments we witnessed that moved us and made us smile include: the care and pleasure Carter and Kent took in all the little details (from the stitching on their custom tailored suits to the desserts chosen specially to satisfy Kent’s sweet tooth); the emotion on Carter’s face during the soloist’s performance; the cheer that erupted from the crowd when Kent and Carter turned at the altar to face their loved ones as husbands; heartfelt toasts from friends who had traveled from as far as the west coast to be there; and most memorably, sister Carissa’s toast in which she shared that Kent had once played the Tin Man in junior high. “He’s always had his brain,” said Carissa. “He’s always had his courage; and now he has his heart.”

These two have built a mountain of friends. I think I know why . . . a little story to illustrate: When Annika and I arrived at the airport in DC, Carter and Kent were waiting at baggage claim, ready to weather airport and traffic two days before their wedding to haul us and our stuff to the hotel. It felt like a little reunion of its own. We met Kent 5 years ago when he stood up as Man of Honor at his sister, Carissa’s, wedding. Carter had been there too, holding a reflector, dragging rolling bags filled with camera equipment, helping in whatever way we needed.) Maybe that’s just how these two roll: warm, affectionate, fun, ready to dive in and assist! No wonder they’ve  garnered love and loyalty from so many!

We kicked their wedding weekend off on Friday with an engagement shoot along the Mall in DC. Saturday morning we met up with Carter and Kent as they were getting ready in their suite at the Tabard Inn. Take look through some of the pictures from their day.

Kent + Carter :: Washington DC


groom preparation venue Hotel Tabard Inn

grooms’ suits •  Suitsupply

wedding stationary  A Printable Press

ceremony  Foundry United Methodist Church

reception Hotel Tabard Inn

catering •  Hotel Tabard Inn

photographers • Kim & Annika, SilverBox Photographers