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The Kelly Gallery is the perfect outdoor venue for a classic or vintage themed wedding in overland park kansas especially under a chandelier lit willow tree in the forestTo schedule a complimentary consultation to plan an event or a special piece of art for your home in the private gardens call the gallery at 913-897-7340 or email us at info@thekellygallery.com

6-Coppage -9241The Kelly Gallery Gardens have been featured in Midwest Living Magazine and the Kansas City Homes and Gardens Magazine. The private gardens were designed and created by portrait photographer and artist Kelly Daniels.  From the curved stone bridge at the edge of an intimate lake with a large willow tree to the English garden walkways, these gardens are perfect settings for weddings, celebrations, retreats, and backdrops for incredible artwork of children and families. You will feel a sense of peace when you step into the serenity of the private garden estate in Overland Park Kansas.

“This venue was a dream. I could not have pictured a more perfect place to get married. When I set out on this journey I had a very specific idea in mind of what I wanted the day to be like both visually and emotionally. The Kelly Gallery exceeded my expectations of what I envisioned. Not only were the colors and scenery perfect but there was a serenity to the place that enabled me to really focus on the real reason behind the day. Thank You so much!!! The day was beyond perfect and one I will never forget!!”

“Stunning grounds for an outdoor wedding, my daughters was just a couple weeks ago and the colors were amazing. it was the perfect day!”

-Nici Whitlock

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White Cloud Reservation Forest School – Fun in Nature for Families

“People are part of nature and we must help them grow strong by teaching them and showing them the Sacred Ways. This is the best way we can protect this precious gift of life for future generations” – Coyote Thunder

Check out what The Kelly Gallery is up to this Spring! The White Cloud Reservation is hosting an event for families on our grounds.

Join our Forest School of family fun for parents and kids on April 5th, from 1-4p.m. Together, we will learn about nature and play games on our grounds. This course provides basic living and awareness skills in nature through games and art projects for people of all ages, from elders to young children. Participants will learn about Ioway culture and learn native words for birds and plants.

Check out this video for more information:
Nature Connection, The Kelly Gallery from Cork Creative on Vimeo.

If you, your family or children are interested in learning more about The Kelly Gallery’s Forest School, join our Meet Up group and stay tuned! We will be offering a Forest School on our own land on the First Sunday of April, May and June.

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Love Story of the Week / Michelle and Andy / Outdoor Wedding / Kansas City / Overland Park / Photography

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Michelle and Andy met about five years ago, and with him in the military, they have to travel all over the country for work. Before they left their family in Kansas City, they wanted to have the perfect wedding! Having been engaged for a while, they still couldn’t find the right venue. “The venue dictates EVERYTHING else including time of year, what kind of colors, dress etc.,” so Michelle was adamant about finding the right place. Michelle is a very outgoing person and wanted an outdoor wedding that had good ceremony and reception options. Then one day, Andy found The Kelly Gallery and surprised Michelle with the location, and it was truly a perfect fit!

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“The experience was a fairytale from the get go,” Michelle remembers. “The pictures were hands-down the best wedding photos ever”. The day symbolized the coming together of their two families, along with the uniting of their own love.

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“I felt like working with The Kelly Gallery was wonderful and I couldn’t have asked for a better kind of support, from helping us plan, to the meetings with Kelly… any vision we had, she was receptive to! Everyone was so easy to work with. Pleasant. Supportive. Setting up that day was so simple. The grounds are so beautiful that you don’t have to compete with the beauty of the gardens trying to extra decor and extra flowers, it’s all there. It’s so serene.”

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Congratulations Michelle and Andy on your fairy tale coming true. Everyday is a gift, and we’re glad you started your journey of love here at The Kelly Gallery.

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Fresh Faces

The Kelly Gallery has been in business for almost 23 years here in the heart of Blue Valley, and we’re constantly exploring new creative avenues! Recently, we have lost a beloved staff member, Sarah Peters, who had an enchanting wedding here at The Kelly Gallery, and who is now moving away to begin her married life. We will miss her dearly.

While keeping the old, we are also making new friends, and it is our delight to introduce you to three new staff members here at The Kelly Gallery:

Our new Office Manager is the lovely Lisa Doctor, from Overland Park, Kansas. Her focus and love for the last 19-years has been her three children: Rachel, 16, Cameron, 19, and Dillon, her 21-year-old with Down syndrome. Lisa has been actively involved in the Down syndrome community, and also spends a lot of time at her barn working with horses, because that’s what her children love to do.

Lisa explains that, “Kelly did a portrait of my children 14-years ago and I fell in love with The Kelly Gallery then”. She has been a Kelly Gallery groupie ever since, and she calls it the Garden of Eden. “This place has organically turned into a wedding venue, it seemed like a natural progression because Kelly has always been such a loving person and it was a natural fit.”
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Also joining us is Niesha Huff, The KG’s new Client Relations Specialist. Originally from Long Island, NY, she assists with wedding and portrait clients to ensure that their experience at The Kelly Gallery is a smooth sailing, fun and creative experience. With 8+ years working with a high end New York wedding photographer, Niesha has lots of experience with the brides as well as behind the scenes creative facilitation with photographic imagery. She actually moved to Kansas City for love, to be closer to her fiancé. They are planning a wedding on 5/5/15 at 5:15 p.m.!

Niesha says, “I love that The Kelly Gallery is open to your own creative self. It’s a blank canvas in a natural setting to do what you want to do for your own wedding. As an office member I have permission to grow and let the company develop.”
Neisha Niesha is quite an asset!

Our third new staff member is our social media expert and graphic designer, Sara Glass. Also an Overland Park native, Sara has been working in the wedding industry for several years. With some photography experience under her belt, loads of event planning and even a license to officiate, bringing people together in ceremony is her main focus. “Nothing is more fulfilling than allowing someone to enjoy their day, facilitating a magical experience with no stress and plenty of magic. Weddings are the perfect opportunity to create something magical,” Sara says.
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In case you weren’t familiar with The Kelly Gallery staff, Brianna DeGraeve is an existing employee who has worked part time here since 2004, and since June has moved to full-time. All under the direction of Kelly Daniels, this strong team of women are excited to move forward building and growing this gorgeous venue.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thekellygallery.com. We’re all here to help!

Spring Children Portrait Special!

The Kelly Gallery is offering a Spring children’s portrait special during the month of March! We have 50% off specials on wall portraits and CDs for a limited time. Call the Gallery today for a consultation to plan your spring portrait with Kelly at: (913) 302 7877.

Spring children portrait special during the month of March!

Spring children portrait special during the month of March!

Spending Wisely and Working with Friends at your Wedding

We all have friends and relatives who are offering to help with your wedding, as their gift to you. There are several areas where a donation of someone’s expertise or talents would not only save you money but would add a meaningful, personal touch to your big day. Here are some etiquette tips regarding accepting your loved ones’ offers to help:

-Be sure they are qualified to do the job well. If someone offers to perform a task you are not quite sure they can handle, thank them and tell them you already have someone helping with that task.

-If someone offers to help, tell them you would be happy to accept their services as a wedding gift.

-Tell your helping hand how much it means to you to have them contributing to your special day. Gratitude goes a long way!

-Always send a thank you card after the wedding!

-Don’t consider the barter system beneath you. If you make a deal with your best friend that her wedding gift will be her performance of a song at the ceremony or doing the calligraphy for the wedding programs, take it! You’ve combined a special and memorable gesture with a coincidentally cost effective plan. There is nothing shameful about that!

-The best pats of any wedding celebration are the personal touches added by the bride and groom: saying your own vows, singing to one another at the ceremony, decorating your reception with pictures and special items.

Planning your wedding should be fun and enjoyable, not a terrifying expensive burden! Make sure you have a great venue that’s willing to work with you on your personal flair, and a great day-of coordinator so that you aren’t stressed. No bride should ever be carrying a clip board! Let us help you at The Kelly Gallery make sure your dream wedding comes through crystal clear!

Cited from: 1001 Ways to Save Money … and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding
By:Sharon Naylor

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Photo by: Kelly Daniels

Sneak a first look at the Wedding photography of Nici + Ira Beautiful Autumn Outdoor Wedding at The Kelly Gallery Gardens.

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Take a first look at the Wedding photography of Nici & Ira Beautiful Autumn Outdoor Wedding in The Kelly Gallery Gardens.

Such a charming Autumn wedding we had at The Kelly Gallery. The Fall colors were perfect for Nici’s decor. The leaves changing were just what she wanted for her wedding day.

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Sneak a first look at the Wedding photography of Jacqueline + Jeff Unique Outdoor Wedding in The Kelly Gallery Gardens.

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Sneak a first look at the Wedding photography of Kristina + Bryson Special Outdoor Wedding in The Kelly Gallery Gardens.

Kristina and Bryson shared their beautiful wedding day in The Kelly Gallery Gardens. They married under the willow tree as family and friends gathered and watched close by. Later that night there was a memorable lighting of a flying lantern in loving memory of Bryson’s father. It was a very special moment on the couple’s wedding day. So glad they shared the meaningful moment on the sacred grounds.

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