st. louis wedding photography
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing an elopement! Brennan has been traveling between St. Louis and Europe for work for the last several months, and Sarah will be joining him in November. They decided to go ahead and elope to make the work visa process easier and smoother. Sarah and Brennan will return to St. Louis next September and have a bigger wedding to celebrate with friends and family. :)
Alexandra and Brandin were married a few weeks ago. They opted for a small intimate wedding with only family and close friends. It was simple, laid back and perfect. :)
"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
Jessie's father said a few words at the reception. He mentioned that after Jessie came home and talked about John he asked what made him so different. Jessie replied, "because he makes me feel like I'm special." Jessie is a special, wonderful woman and it makes me so happy to have documented their wedding. :)
High School sweethearts + quaint small town = perfectly sweet wedding. Amy and Caleb grew up in this small town, their parents even got married in the same church. They opted not to have a wedding party, which made for a short, sweet and intimate wedding. :)
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." - When Harry Met Sally
"My beloved is mine and I am his..." - Song of Soloman 2:16
KATIE & JESSE - May 23, 2015
Venue? - Chaumette Winery - Ste. Genevieve, MO
Dress? - Mori Lee from Robin's Bridal
Shoes? - Antonio Melani from Dilliards
Jewelry? - Nordstrom Rack
Hair/Makeup? - Mary Mullins from American Image
Bridemaid Dresses? - Tevolio from Target online
Flowers? - Bought flowers from Harold's Wholesale, but all the arrangements were done by me, Johanna (sis-in-law), Karen (mom-in-law) and Tom (brother)!
Tux? - BLACK by Vera Wang
Cake? - Blue Owl Bakery
DJ? - Equipment from PRO Sound DJ Rental & iPod by bride.
Katie's fave part of the day? - There were countless, but the moments that got me were the amazing toasts/speeches and the guest's reactions. EVERYONE was so engaged in those moments. It made me realize how much fun everyone was having and that meant the world to me!
Jesse's fave part of the day? - The nonstop dance party.....literally it did not stop til 230 am.
Anything you would change? - NOTHING! Weather was perfect, venue was gorgeous, food was delicious, but most of all THE PEOPLE MAKE THE PARTY!
Oh. My. Gosh. I loved this wedding. Every detail was so personal and unique. Kelly and Andy love Wes Anderson movies and wanted to incorporate that into their wedding.
Dress? Clarice's Bridal in St. Louis.
Shoes? My shoes were Betsey Johnson...if you didn't notice, I really love red, and I can't resist bows, so they were really made for me!
Suit? Andy's suit was from J. Crew.
Jewelry? I wore my grandma's pearl earrings and that was it. :)
Hair/Makeup? Bouffant Daddy in Maplewood.
Cake? The cake and macaron favors were from La Patisserie Chouquette in Tower Grove.
Catering? Mad Art provided all of the catering.
Venue? Mad Art Gallery
DJ? Andrew Warshauer
What was the style/theme for your wedding? Our wedding had a loose Wes Anderson theme; we both love his movies and wanted our wedding to be colorful, fun, and a little quirky.
Andy's favorite part of the day? Andy was a Best Man twice last year, so his favorite part was the speeches, probably because he didn't have to make one.
Kelly's favorite part of the day? A toss up between exchanging our vows and getting to catch up with all of our Midwest friends and family at the reception and on the dance floor!
Anything you would change? If I could, I would have made sure that we had a nice, sunny day for our outdoor ceremony, but I think everything worked out really well considering the rain and potential thunderstorm situation. Mad Art was super accommodating and the ceremony was beautiful!