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We shot Bridget and Jonah's summer wedding just outside St. Louisa at Willoughby Heritage Farms.  The couples wedding day vision was carried out by the most talented and creative Allissa Reimer.  Allissa is owner of one of St. Louis' top event planners, Style Altar'd.  Her flower arrangements set off the outdoor elegance perfectly. Her team turned the barn into a candlelit and colorful haven.   Allissa even officiated the ceremony.  Bridget was the image of vintage chic with her low cut back dress, classic updo and birdcage veil.  Jonah mastered his details with with a white linen suit, frosted cerulean bowtie, and his JORD watch.  The bridesmaids carried balloons instead of bouquets and the the newlyweds sent their promises into the sky after the vows were said. The day was complete with a old fashioned barn dance with hugs and laughter that truly celebrated the making of this gorgeous couple. beautiful-mess-photo_0212beautiful-mess-photo_0213beautiful-mess-photo_0214beautiful-mess-photo_0216 beautiful-mess-photo_0217beautiful-mess-photo_0218 beautiful-mess-photo_0219beautiful-mess-photo_0222beautiful-mess-photo_0223beautiful-mess-photo_0225 beautiful-mess-photo_0226 beautiful-mess-photo_0228beautiful-mess-photo_0227 beautiful-mess-photo_0229 beautiful-mess-photo_0230beautiful-mess-photo_0232 beautiful-mess-photo_0233beautiful-mess-photo_0252beautiful-mess-photo_0246 beautiful-mess-photo_0234 beautiful-mess-photo_0235 beautiful-mess-photo_0236 beautiful-mess-photo_0237beautiful-mess-photo_0238 beautiful-mess-photo_0242beautiful-mess-photo_0244 beautiful-mess-photo_0245beautiful-mess-photo_0247beautiful-mess-photo_0249 beautiful-mess-photo_0250beautiful-mess-photo_0256 beautiful-mess-photo_0257 beautiful-mess-photo_0258 beautiful-mess-photo_0259 beautiful-mess-photo_0260beautiful-mess-photo_0248 beautiful-mess-photo_0255beautiful-mess-photo_0261 beautiful-mess-photo_0262beautiful-mess-photo_0265 beautiful-mess-photo_0266

Jonah & Bridget ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony ~ Willoughby Heritage Farms

Wedding Reception/Catering ~ Mad Art Gallery

Florist ~ Style Altar'd

Bride’s Dress ~ White Traditions Bridal

Hair Stylist ~ Lauren Thornton at La Jewel hair Studio

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

As a St. Louis wedding photographer, we can always use a day in the country,  breath the air outside the city on occasion.  I really adore these jewel towns in western Illinois.  Jamie and Andrea invited me to Andrea's hometown, home farm, home wedding.  Places like this feed the soul and my wedding photography grows exponentially with these kinds of inspirations. Pocahontas, Illinois is located just one hour east of  St. Louis.  The landscape is carpeted in clover and bathed in light.  Andrea's family spent weeks orchestrating the whole event, from quilt covered hay bales, to flowers, and tent tables coverd in butcher paper, donning the names of guests in chalk. If I were to give this wedding a theme?  Home. Everyone felt at home.  Amazing food, easy laughter, genuine hugs.  This is the middle of the country and we know how make people feel at home!  Jamie and his mom did choreographed dance to "You Can't Hurry Love", the dancing never stopped, and people raved about the catering by Gasperoni Italian Foods.  Pocahontas was the perfect location for this country chic wedding.  It was wonderful to be a part of  Andrea and Jamie's wedding day and capture the warm details that made me feel right at home.  Special thanks to Mike and Maya Lunnemann for recommending us for shooting this wedding!Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14 Jamie and Andrea Wedding 09-27-14
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
Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013A couple of Saturdays ago we traveled to the charming and hospitable town of Hillsboro, IL.  A town made of wide open spaces, high school sweethearts and everyone knows everyone.  We were met with hugs all around as if we had been part of the family all along.  They called for rain all day, but by the time the guest arrived we had a beautiful day, even a little sunshine. The only waterworks were from the groom as he saw his elegant bride walking toward him down the aisle.  After the ceremony, we headed out to the family farm to take photos in some of God's most beautiful country.  After a night full of laughter, toasts and dancing, it was hard to pull ourselves away to head back the city.   Here are some of our favorite shots.Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013   Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013 Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013
St. Louis Wedding Photography by Beautiful Mess Photography

St. Louis Wedding Photography by Beautiful Mess Photography

Michael and Lauren Wedding 06012013