Destination Wedding Giveaway

I'm feeling like Oprah today..."Who wants a giveawaaaaaay?!" I love to travel, I need to travel. It's what keeps me refreshed and inspired. I love new places, new adventures and meeting new people. I am offering a fantastic deal to one lucky couple, FREE wedding coverage (up to 8 hrs &  all edited images on usb with print release) for any destination wedding in 2017. Destination refers to any location outside of Missouri...yes I have my passport ready to go! The winning couple will pay for my travel expenses (flight, rental, hotel) and that's it! The rest is free as a bird. Interested or know someone who might be interested? Contact me with your name, wedding date/location, and a little bit about you and your significant other. I'm excited, are you? Let's go places!! :)

Faith & Owusu / Park Avenue Mansion Wedding

Faith was born in Missouri and Owusu was born in Chicago, it would seem impossible that these two would meet under normal circumstances. After college Faith moved to New York for work and around the same time Owusu also moved to New York to peruse his music career. Of course there are a bazillion other people living in New York City as well, yet these two met and fell in love. Faith's father shared at the reception that he believed without any doubt that God had brought them together and that He would see them through any situation. Faith and Owusu had prayed for one another before they even met, and God was certainly with them as they exchanged their wedding vows. :)

FAITH & OWUSU - May 31, 2015

Dress? - JNEAL Label by Jennifer Neal

Shoes? -  LaBoutiqueBride on Etsy

Jewelry?MissJoansBridal on Etsy

Hair/Makeup? - FACE by Scotti

Bridesmaids Dresses? -  Weddington Way

Tux/suit? - Mens Warehouse

Venue? - Park Avenue Mansion

DJ? -  DJ D Jones;  Duerell Jones

Faith's fave part of the day? -  Seeing Owusu for the first look.

Owusu's fave part of the day? - Our first dance.

Katie & Jesse / Chaumette Winery Wedding


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!

Kelly & Andy

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! 

Honeymoon? Paris