Photo of the Day: Presenting a Wedding Extravaganza

Saturday night we had the pleasure of attending a friend’s wedding at the historic Granada Theater. I’ve seen some awesome photos of weddings at theaters, and my  husband and I actually looked at theater for our own reception venue, but this is the first time I’ve ever attended a wedding at a theater. It was great! We sat at tables for the both the wedding and the reception. No long span of time between the two, no leaving so they can change the set-up from wedding to reception, no distant drive between venues. It was a beautiful wedding and I wish the couple nothing but the best.

*Note, the last name has been blacked out for privacy.

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Days 217-219: Sleepless in the Midwest

This weekend left no room for sleep. Friday night, despite all of Jerod’s homework, we made time to go to the {free!} Gladstone, Mo. Theatre in the Park to watch Thoroughly Modern Millie. We had never seen that show before, or been to the Gladstone amphitheater, so it was a fun new experience. Jerod had to work Saturday morning at 6 a.m., and I got up shortly after him to get stuff done around the house. When I woke up, I saw just one baby barn swallow left on our patio. He flew away later that morning. I hope the little guys are doing ok out on their own now. Later in the day we drove down to my parents’ to stay with them for a night. Sunday morning we were up at 5:30 for the Cider Mill Century bicycle ride. Since we’ve been training for runs lately, this is probably the only organized bike ride we’ll do all season. We averaged about 14.5 mph for 50 miles, which wasn’t too bad considering our lack of time on the bike this summer.

A cute young couple cuddles up to each other at the Gladstone Theatre in the Park.
One lone baby barn swallow remained near his nest Saturday morning, but he managed to find a companion.
Early morning light and unique clouds make for a picturesque corn field. Amazingly, this photo was taken on my point-and-shoot camera while riding down the rode on a bicycle. (Notice the shadow in the corner.)

Day 162: The Hills Are Alive

Last night we went to Theatre in the Park to watch the Sound of Music. Since it was so nice outside we decided to get there early to get a good seat. Believe it or not, we got there at 6 p.m. for an 8:30 show and the crowds were already forming.

The crowd at Theatre in the Park

Day 125: The Strangest Show on Earth

Last night my mom and I went to the Aluminum Show. It was so strange that it’s almost hard to explain. Actors danced and drummed using recycled industrial aluminum. It even had a storyline about a little aluminum creature that got separated from his parents and eventually found his way back. It was actually very artistic, the dancers were super talented, and there was lots of audience interaction. Unfortunately photography wasn’t allowed during the show, but they definitely provided unique photo opportunities afterward!


Canon 60d
1/60 sec., f/4.0, ISO 1600
18-200 mm lens (35 mm), ambient light

Day 98: In the Red

Friday night Jerod and I went to see the 10:30 showing of Cabaret at the KC Repetory Theatre. The show started so late because they had their annual gala that evening. We didn’t realize the gala would be in the atrium of the theatre until we squeezed our way past the guests, feeling severely underdressed. It was my first time at a gala, even if I didn’t belong. They definitely go all out with decorations!


Canon 60d
1/30 sec., f/3.5, ISO 800
18-200 mm lens (18 mm), ambient light