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Natalie + Dillon

January 5th Natalie and Dillon tied the knot during the winter season. Natalie and Dillon started their day by getting ready at the Piazza Messina in the heart of Cottleville, Missouri. The ceremony was held at a Lutheran church in Saint Charles. There were 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen in the party from family to best friends from high school. The colors were perfect from a rich gray to dusty rose bridesmaids dresses. Each bridesmaid had baby’s breath bouquets. Natalies bouquet was full or greenery and white roses. For pictures we went to New Town Saint Charles from the beautiful chapel to the lake front. Right before we left for the reception we went to Padavan’s NY Pizza & Pinball bar for more pictures. From arcade games to shots the wedding party had a blast. The reception was held later at The Piazza Messina. This lovely venue is brand new to the area and is gorgeous! From the open floor plan to the open bar area. Natalie and Dillon celebrated with many friends and family. Cheers to the Natalie and Dillon!

Vendors-

Dress- Cleo Bridal

Catering- Russo’s

Cake- Russo’s

Venue- Piazza Messina

Tuxes- Savvi’s

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

 

Kim + Jeff

June 30th Kim and Jeff tied the knot at this super cute private lake called Innsbrook resort in Missouri. The lake is a private lake however you can get married at the resort area. The ceremony is held outside facing the lake and the reception is held inside in this cute rustic indoor venue. The colors of the wedding were beautiful, tiffany blue, greenery and pastel colors.

When we arrived at Innsbrook we started with detail shots and Kim getting into her beautiful dress. Kim's dress was seriously so beautiful ! There were rhinestones and gems on the dress that traced the straps on the front and back, I have never seen a dress like that before I seriously loved! Once Kim got into her dress we went outside to start capturing the bride and her tribe. The bridesmaids wore a tiffany blue long dress with navy blue Converse. Where Kim rocked white pearl Converse. Once we captured the bride and bridesmaids Kim and Jeff wanted to capture a first look. We placed Jeff with his back to Kim that way Kim could walk up to Jeff and tap on his shoulder for the first look. The first look was super cute! The wedding party wanted to stay to watch and Kim and Jeff were full of smiles. After the first look we captured the groom and groomsmen images. Let me first by saying this group had so much fun from literally picking Jeff up to one groomsmen having Jeff stand on his shoulder the pictures from this were priceless. After capturing all the wedding party, bride and groom portraits the ceremony was about to begin.

The ceremony started in the late afternoon. The sun was shinning and there was light refreshments such as a moscow mule drinks and lemon water. Kim and Jeff said the " I do's" right in front which over looked the lake. After the reception we snapped traditional family portraits. Kim and Jeff wanted to enjoy the cocktail hour as well as the full reception. Since we captured all the images beforehand Kim and Jeff went around and talked to each guest and hung out the rest of the night with their friends and family. We stayed until the end to capture the sparkler send off. Kim and Jeff shared a kiss as the new Mr and Mrs before leaving with the wedding party that night to continue the party! Congrats to Kim and Jeff!!

Vendors<3

Planning- Allyssa Elaine Events

Dress- Maiden Voyage

Venue- Innsbrook Weddings

Meredith + David

June 9th 2018 Meredith and David tied the knot in Saint Louis, Missouri. The day started with Meredith and her bridesmaids getting ready before heading to the church. Meredith and David had their ceremony held at Journey Hanley Road Church in Saint Louis. They were surrounded with family and friends. The church was beautiful with white ceilings and walls and a huge open space. After the Ceremony we met at Forest Park for wedding party and bride and groom portraits. The weather was perfect for a June wedding in the midwest warm and sunny! We started with portraits of Meredith and David. From piggy back rides to grabbing Limelike bikes for a picture. Following bride and groom images was time for the wedding party. We had a blast from cheers to tons of laughs. After capturing pictures at Forest Park we head downtown to the reception. The reception was held at The Willow downtown. The Willow is beyond gorgeous with a huge open space and windows all around the venue to flow in the natural light. Meredith and David had a taco bar for the food choice which was amazing and super yummy! The rest of the night Meredith and David danced the night away with friends and family. Congrats to the Meredith and David !!

Vendors <3

Dress- White Traditions Bridal House

HMUA- STL Glam Co

Ceremony Venue- Journey Hanley Road Church

Reception Venue- Willow

DJ- DJCD

Cake- Willow

Florals- Walter Knoll

Bridal Jewelry- Juno Bridal

Tuxes- Generation Tux