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Janet + Tim

August 4th Janet and Tim tied the knot in Saint Louis, MO. The day started with Janet and her bridesmaids getting ready in the beautiful Marriott hotel downtown. The lighting in this hotel is goals, the windows that flow in all the natural light in the living area and bedroom. Which makes for perfect getting ready and detail pictures. Janet was surrounded with her future mother in law her mom and bridesmaids. After the girls were done getting ready and Janet had her dress on it was time to leave for the ceremony.

The ceremony was held downtown at The Shrine of Saint Joseph. This church is a beautiful Catholic Church in the heart of downtown Saint Louis. This church is beyond beautiful. The ceremony lasted a little over an hour and was gorgeous. After the ceremony we captured pictures at Forest Park. We started at the Grand Basin and walked over to the field area with the big trees that Forest Park has to offer. Tim and Janet were sharing tons of smiles and laughter as they had pictures taken. Once we captured the wedding party and bride and groom pictures it was time for the party the reception !

The reception was held at the beautiful Windows On Washington, which is located on Washington street in Saint Louis, MO. I love this reception area because all the windows that flow in the natural light. The venue is a huge open space with tons of brick from the building. Tim and Janet's details were gorgeous. Blue table cloths with greenery and the guests gifts were bottle openers with T & J initials, seriously what a cool idea! The reception started with the cake cutting that lead into Janet's father presenting the welcome speech. After dinner Tim's family has a tradition where a few of his family members share quotes, another super unique touch! This wedding was beautiful and now Tim and Janet head back to New York to live the beautiful married life. Congrats to Tim and Janet!

Vendors <3

Church- Shrine Of Saint Joseph

Reception Venue- Windows On Washington

Dress- Anthropologie Bridal

Menswear- Mens Wearhouse and Tux

Cake- Wedding Wonderland Cake Shop

Florals- Petal Pusher STL

HMUA- Revenge Salon

DJ- Pro DJ

 

Carly + Jacob

I first met Carly and Jacob a little over a year ago. We met for coffee and to go over their future wedding day. We all clicked right away when we met. During coffee we discussed their engagement story, how they met and all the details about their wedding day. I  knew from the moment of meeting this wedding was going to be beautiful! Fast forward a little bit- we captured their engagement at Cedar Lake Cellars. Carly and Jacob had a cute little picnic theme while carly wore her cowboy boots and a white dress. The other outfit change was probably my favorite because Carly is a Blackhawks fan and Jacob is a Blues hockey fan. They wore their jerseys representing their favorite hockey team. Needless to say I adored the two!

April 28, 2018 these two said " I do"and their wedding could not have been more magical! The day started off at The Color Room there Carly and her bridesmaids got their hair and make up done. Carly had a super cute updo style with fresh flowers to match her wedding. The girls laughed and shared memories as they were getting ready. After the girls were ready the girls all went back to the hotel to finish getting ready. At the hotel I captured the detail shots from the shoes to the jewelry. Than I hung up the beautiful dress alongside with her bridesmaids dress. The dresses were a pastel light pink and Carly's dress was a beautiful ivory lace wedding dress. After Carly slipped into her dress with the help of her maid of honor and sister. Once Carly was ready the girls and the bride all hopped onto the party bus to head over to the venue at Redemption Ranch.

Redemption Ranch is this beautiful white barn located in Moscow Mills, Missouri. The ranch is brand new in fact Carly and Jacob's wedding was the first wedding held at the Ranch since being finished. The ranch has a ton of natural light that flows into the tall white shiplap barn. I think every single one of us were in "awe" of the venue. Once we all arrived at Redemption Ranch we made sure to hide Jacob first. Jacob was there already getting ready with the groomsmen. The groomsmen were all sipping on Jameson and tying their ties patiently waiting for the ceremony. Once we hid Jacob it was time to bring in the bride. There we did a first look with Carly's dad and than we had Jacob and Carly exchange a letter from a door separating the two to not see on another.

The ceremony began around 1:00 pm. Carly walked down the aisle with her dad and let me tell you there was not a dry eye in the ceremony! The ceremony was beautiful! Her maid of honors dad was the officiant and her family members read verses from the Bible. Before the ceremony ended Carly and Jacob did a sand ceremony to celebrate their marriage as one. Soon after was of course the first kiss as Mr and Mrs! The ceremony left everyone in tears. Such a beautiful ceremony!

After the ceremony the wedding party, myself and the videographer all jumped onto the party bus to head over to the park for wedding party pictures. Let me first say this wedding party knew how to have fun! From dancing on the bus to rapping to oldies we were all cracking up and having a blast! This Saturday wedding was one of the first weddings you could really finally feel that spring was finally here! The sun was shinning and the temperatures were in the upper 70's I mean I do not think the weather could have been more perfect! We captured pictures at the park for about an hour. Starting with the bridesmaids and than wedding party. This wedding party was making me laugh so much! During photos the groomsmen (who played football in high school) all posed as if they were about to play football. I of course snapped that picture- it was too good of a candid moment! The sun was bright and Carly and Jacob were having so much fun. From twirling to kissing in the fields. After we captured the pictures at the park we all hopped back onto the party bus to head back to the ranch for the reception.

Of course there was more singing and dancing once we were back on the party bus. Let me firstly say if you have a gap in between your wedding and reception get a party bus, you will not regret it! From the groomsmens dancing to the bride and groom sharing sweet kisses the party bus was a blast! Once we arrived back at the ranch it was time to get the party started! Everyone entered by doing something goofy or piggy back rides, they were hilarious. After the wedding party entered the maid or honor and best man presented their speeches. From laughter in the room from the best man to tears from the maid of honor's speech these speeches were priceless. During the dinner there were two areas to get food which was super unique. One side was Carly's favorite food which was southern style chicken and gravy than the other side was Jacob's which was good ol' burgers and fries! I absolutely loved that idea! I of course went for Carly's side( the yummy fried chicken and gravy) the food was super yummy! Another cool fact- the caterer was Jacob's father's company (DMR Catering). After the food were the first dances. I  will never forget these dances! Carly and Jacob first started with their first dance which was beautiful- tons of emotion and many hugs. Than was Carly and her father's which was super emotional from tight hugs to tears of happiness. Than the last dance was Jacob and his mom, the dance first started slow than all of a sudden the Dj started playing up beat music. As soon as the up beat music happened Jacob and his mom were dancing to the music- not slow dancing but dancing which left everyone for a huge surprise including myself! The Mother- son dance was super unique! Seriously I will always remember those dances! From outside corn hole to dancing to the music to ending the night at Taco Bell (Carly and Jacob's go to place to eat). This wedding was such a fun, raw and tons of emotion ! I loved being apart of their magical day! Congrats to Carly and Jacob ! <3

Venue- Redemption Ranch

Hair/Make up- The Color Room

Videographer- Tori Danielle

Florals- Christine Laurentius Floral designs

DJ- Chris Thornton

Cake- Mrs. Kreks cakes

Dress- The Bridal Shoppe

Tuxes- Mens Warehouse

Catering- DMR Catering

Party Bus- Doug's party bus