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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

Tiffani + Andrew

Congrats to Tiffani and Andrew! These two tied the knot on May 12th at Andrew's family property. I first saw the location when I captured Tiffani's boudoir images there. I was taken away! The house was beautiful ! The home is something you see in a magazine, a beautiful cabin style home. The home has so many hidden gems such as a huge master bedroom with a deck and a beautiful well lit kitchen with a  big island. I arrived the morning of the wedding to start capturing getting ready images. I met all the bridesmaids and groomsmen and started capturing the details. Tiffani's dress was a beautiful lace dress with sparkles and a strapless top. I hung her dress outside on this ledge right under this archway. I wanted to incorporate the home with her beautiful dress. After the details I    captured the bridesmaids getting ready. The girls were sharing memories of Tiffani and Andrew and chatting about the wedding day. After the girls were all ready it was time to get Tiffani in her white dress. We all went out onto the deck because the lighting was perfect. We captured some images of Tiffani and her bridesmaids than her mom and Andrew's mom. There were so many happy tears shed that there was not a dry eye. Tiffani gave her maid of honor a beautiful Alex an Ani bracelet and necklaces for the bridesmaids. During that time Andrew and the groomsmen were outside in the front of the home chatting on the deck and patiently waiting for the ceremony.

The ceremony was in the front yard of the home where there was a huge deck for all the bridesmaids and groomsmen to stand on during the ceremony. The wedding party walked through the side yard which led to the front of the home. During the ceremony Tiffani and Andrew had a sand ceremony than shared their first kiss. We captured all the pictures on the property since there were so many photo opportunity locations. When it was time to take the pictures of Tiffani and Andrew we went to this hidden location on the property it was a cleared out trail area with beautiful trees. There was a huge field with tall grass that was beyond perfect for pictures. After the pictures it was time for dinner than the reception. The deck was huge, so huge that there was enough room for the caterers and the food. I do not think I will ever stop talking about how beautiful the deck was. 

The reception was also on the property's front yard right near where the ceremony was held. There was a huge white tent that blocked the sun and the heat. There was a center area cleared for a dance floor. The reception was so much fun from dancing to Spice Girls to Tiffani and Andrew dancing with everyone during the dollar dance. Wishing Andrew and Tiffani a lifelong marriage full of happiness!

Bride hair and Make up- STL Glam Co

Wedding Dress/ Bridesmaids - David's Bridal

Caterer- The finishing touch

DJ- Deandre Thomas

Cake- Culinary Students of East Central College

Suits- Mens Warehouse