When Lindsay was in high school she began thinking about dating and wondering about qualities she would look for in a boyfriend and later down the road, a future husband. Unlike most teenage girls Lindsay wasn't dead set on smoldering good looks, instead she prayed for a Godly man. A man who loved Jesus and who would show her the same kind of love. She went on to college and graduated from the University of Indiana...still praying for this man to come into her life. She was accepted to Grad school in Ohio and went to a bible study one evening, it was there that she met Devin. He was a Godly man, a man she had prayed for...and he wasn't bad looking either. ;) They like most couples have had ups and downs but through it all their faith remained and made them stronger. Lindsay and Devin were married last weekend, they shared their love and commitment to each other before God, their families and friends. Lindsay and Devin, thank you SO much for bringing me to Northern Illinois to photograph your wedding! I know God has great things in store for you both and I wish you all the best! Much love and thanks! - A :)
They met in college, their Freshman year to be exact. They instantly hit it off and knew this was unlike any other relationship they had been in. Christina and Chad shared so many common interests, traveling, food (Christina says they are foodies and love trying new restaurants) and trips to Disneyland. After being together for nearly nine years they were married a few weeks ago in sunny Walnut Creek, CA. I was honored to be a part of their beautiful day! Thank you for flying me out Christina and Chad I had a wonderful time with you and your families! :)
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!! :)
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. :)
"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
"I have found the one whom my soul loves." - Song of Solomon 3:4
We have had SO much rain lately in the midwest. The day that Crystalyn and Jonathan were to get married they were calling for 100% rain...all day. This was no light rain either, we are talking torrential downpour rain. Ugh. Plans were altered and it didn't go exactly as they had hoped, but at the end of the day Crystalyn and Jonathan were still married. I'm just grateful that we did catch a small break and were able to take a few photos outside! Thank you so much C&J, I hope you're having a great time in Napa. :)
SHAYE & CHRISTOPHER - June 5, 2015
Planner? - Rouge Event and Design
Venue? - Fox Run Country Club in Eureka Missouri
Dress? - Justin Alexander, Signature Series
Shoes? - Betsy Johnson, Blue
Jewelry? - Macy's Collection
Hair/Makeup? - Cody Bouckaert from A Valeria Boss Salon in Springfield Missouri
Bridesmaid Dresses? - hand picked from different dress shops around Missouri.
Flowers? - Fleurette Design with Lara Trudell
tux/suit? - Navy attire
Cake? - Harter Bakery Arnold Missouri
DJ? - Complete Music
Shaye's fave part of the day? - First hearing Christopher sing his vows to me in front of our families, then being able to relive it during the reception when guests would comment about how thoughtful and romantic Christopher's vows were. I couldn't agree more!
Christopher's fave part of the day? - Seeing Shaye during our first look pictures. It was fantastic to share that moment between just the two of us.
Anything you would change? - If it was possible, I would relive that day over and over again!
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 - 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!