Archive for 'Fall Wedding'

I am totally smitten with Sam and Liz's beautiful St. Louis wedding!  The fine details and elegant style were full of the grace and warmth they both carry.  The celebrations were playful and full of laughter all day.  Here are some of my favorites from their celebration story. 

Samuel & Elizabeth ~  St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony ~ Our Lady of Lourdes

Wedding Reception/Catering ~ The St. Louis Club

Florist ~ Garden Party and David

Cake ~ The St. Louis Club

Wedding Gown Boutique ~ Fleur De Lis Bridal

Invitations ~ Julie Cronin

Hair and Makeup  ~Studio Branca

Band ~Mirage Entertainment

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

 
Part of why I love being a wedding photographer, is that I really love our clients.  I am convinced that we get the best St. Louis couples out there! Nick and Jamie are no acceptation.  They are fun, kind and generous.  Their love for each other is so evident, it made shooting this chapter in their life a true honor.  They laugh often and dance until they get sweaty!  One of the moments that stole my heart was Nick seeing Jamie for the first time on their wedding day!    Here are a few more of our favorites from from Nick and Jamie's fall wedding.Beautiful Mess Photo_0032 Beautiful Mess Photo_0033 Beautiful Mess Photo_0034Beautiful Mess Photo_0036 Beautiful Mess Photo_0037 Beautiful Mess Photo_0038 Beautiful Mess Photo_0039 Beautiful Mess Photo_0040 Beautiful Mess Photo_0041 Beautiful Mess Photo_0042 Beautiful Mess Photo_0043 Beautiful Mess Photo_0051 Beautiful Mess Photo_0050 Beautiful Mess Photo_0065Beautiful Mess Photo_0049 Beautiful Mess Photo_0048 Beautiful Mess Photo_0047 Beautiful Mess Photo_0046 Beautiful Mess Photo_0064 Beautiful Mess Photo_0062Beautiful Mess Photo_0053 Beautiful Mess Photo_0063Beautiful Mess Photo_0054Beautiful Mess Photo_0055 Beautiful Mess Photo_0057 Beautiful Mess Photo_0056 Beautiful Mess Photo_0068Beautiful Mess Photo_0058 Beautiful Mess Photo_0059Beautiful Mess Photo_0060 Beautiful Mess Photo_0061 Beautiful Mess Photo_0066 Beautiful Mess Photo_0067

Nick & Jamie ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony ~ Moulin Events - Chouteau Room

Wedding Reception ~ Moulin Events - Jefferson Ballroom

Florist ~ The Special Event Florist Tina Barrera

Pie ~ Pint Size Bakery

Bride's Dress ~ The Ultimate Bride

DJ ~ RockStar DJ's

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

 In the picturesque hills, of Just Outside St. Louis, sprawled across aches of heaven, is Noboleis Vineyards.  Complete with wide open, blue sky and grapes on the vine, Ashley and Liesl held their wedding day.  It was an all girls' day with eleven bridesmaids and two lovely brides.  Autumn was just touching the landscape and the ladies picked, creams and reds, with touches of orange and yellow to set off the fanfare of color just scraping the trees. Both fathers of the brides were teary eyed with pride and love almost all day.  Liesl's dad brought down the house with his toast, and Ashley's dad had us falling apart with true emotion, as they both regaled us the stories of beauty, truth and love of their daughters. I don't think I have ever laughed or cried so much during one set of toasts!  Liesl's brother accidentally started to play the wrong song for the first dance, which had everyone laughing again, and Liesl gave a "hand across the throat" motion, which made us chuckle even harder.  I think my favorite moment of the day, however, was the first look.  I brought Ashley out into the vineyard, to wait for her bride.   Ashley was a bit nervous and we chatted a bit about how the sun kept going behind the clouds, and then glaring back in, causing me to change my camera settings every 45 seconds.  When Liesl arrive, (lead in by her entourage), Ashley's eyes were closed.  She started to hear Liesl approaching, anticipating the site of her, for the fist time, on their wedding day, Ashley's face crumpled in tears, being truly humbled and overcome with the weight of this moment.  It is such a miraculous thing to witness someone realize they are loved.  The bridesmaids watched from a few rows over, peeking though the vines, witnessing the beauty of that moment.  It was a blessing and an honor to capture the photos of such a warm and hospitable couple, and to capture such beautiful people in a beautiful place.Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14 Ashley_Liesl Wedding 10-18-14
Joe and Elena were married in an elegant, fall celebration.  There were fantastic colors all around.  Lavenders and purples, green and whites, red, orange and  pink.   Surrounded by their friends and family, their happiness was contagious.Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13 Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13Joe and Elena Wedding 11-09-13
A Fall wedding in an apple orchard.  Simple, elegant, and really fun!  We were so excited to be joining the family in Troy, Illinois.  What a lovely weekend for a beautiful farm wedding at Mills Apple Orchard.  Wayne and Michelle put together a beautiful event, with most of the genius and work coming from Michelle's mom.  Their friends and family worked tirelessly until the last minute making sure everything was in place.  Blue skies, sunshine, and lots of smiles.Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13 Wayne and Michelle Wedding 10-12-13