Archive for 'Weddings'

Set in the impeccable Laumeire Sculpture Park,  Nina and Orie's elegant wedding was gilded in blue skies for miles and contagious laughter.  Classic details of purple orchards and succulent party favors brought a vibrate, life giving atmosphere and transitioned the outside ceremony to the inside reception full of light and music.  From fist look to first dance Orie and Nina floated through with warmth and grace.  It is an honor and delight to share this St. Louis wedding story today. 

Orie & Nina ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~Laumeier Sculpture Park

Officiant ~ Assisi Weddings

Invitation Designer ~ Falmari Paper Co

Florist ~ Arnold Florist

Bride’s Dress ~ Belle Vogue Bridal

Hair Stylist & Makeup ~ Shannon Ball

Cake Artist ~ McArthur's

Caterer ~ Kenrick's Meats & Catering

DJ ~ Pro Sound DJ

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

I am excited to share Rachel and Troy's wedding at mysterious Lemp Mansion.  From the red, white and blue flowers, to the empty table set for POW's and fallen soldiers, the theme was honor and respect for those who serve to protect out country.  Both Rachel and Troy serve in our U.S. military and for that we are extremely grateful.  Here are some of our favorite photos from the day. beautiful-mess-photo_0362 beautiful-mess-photo_0363 beautiful-mess-photo_0364beautiful-mess-photo_0371 beautiful-mess-photo_0374beautiful-mess-photo_0366 beautiful-mess-photo_0375beautiful-mess-photo_0365beautiful-mess-photo_0369beautiful-mess-photo_0370beautiful-mess-photo_0373beautiful-mess-photo_0376beautiful-mess-photo_0379 beautiful-mess-photo_0377beautiful-mess-photo_0380beautiful-mess-photo_0383 beautiful-mess-photo_0384 beautiful-mess-photo_0385beautiful-mess-photo_0387 beautiful-mess-photo_0386beautiful-mess-photo_0394beautiful-mess-photo_0388 beautiful-mess-photo_0392beautiful-mess-photo_0395beautiful-mess-photo_0396

Troy & Rachel ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~ Lemp Mansion

Officiant ~ Lyndsey Shaffer

Florist ~ Cullop Jennings

Bride’s Dress ~ Elle Bridal Boutique

Hair Stylist & Makeup ~ Lindsey Gaultney

Cake Artist ~ McArthur's

Caterer ~ Lemp Mansion

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

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St. Louis Wedding Photographer

St. Louis Wedding Photographer

Ten years ago, Mike and I made a deal.  He could ask a girl to marry him, but she would have to say yes to me being the photographer, as well as marrying Mike.  A little ridiculous, I know.  Really what we were saying is that we wanted to be friends though all the chapters of life. I wanted to be there to celebrate his wedding day with him.  I wanted to know the woman he would marry and be friends with her.  We wanted to know the woman who would love all the crazy and hazardous things about Mike.  As soon as we met Emily, we knew they were a perfect match.  She was the best person to love him.  I cannot thank you both enough for bringing Tim and I to Denver to share in the celebration of your marriage.  I am thrilled to be sharing this wedding with you today because, amazing photography, but also because Mike and Emily are precious friends of ours and their marriage is a dream come true.  I cannot be happier for two people to come together and start a life. beautiful-mess-photo_0287 beautiful-mess-photo_0288 beautiful-mess-photo_0289 beautiful-mess-photo_0361 beautiful-mess-photo_0291 beautiful-mess-photo_0292beautiful-mess-photo_0293 beautiful-mess-photo_0295 beautiful-mess-photo_0294 beautiful-mess-photo_0296 beautiful-mess-photo_0297 beautiful-mess-photo_0298 beautiful-mess-photo_0317 beautiful-mess-photo_0300 beautiful-mess-photo_0299 beautiful-mess-photo_0301beautiful-mess-photo_0302beautiful-mess-photo_0303beautiful-mess-photo_0304 beautiful-mess-photo_0308 beautiful-mess-photo_0309 beautiful-mess-photo_0310 beautiful-mess-photo_0313beautiful-mess-photo_0315beautiful-mess-photo_0328beautiful-mess-photo_0319beautiful-mess-photo_0318beautiful-mess-photo_0320beautiful-mess-photo_0321beautiful-mess-photo_0323beautiful-mess-photo_0325beautiful-mess-photo_0326beautiful-mess-photo_0322beautiful-mess-photo_0327beautiful-mess-photo_0329beautiful-mess-photo_0330beautiful-mess-photo_0360beautiful-mess-photo_0332 beautiful-mess-photo_0357beautiful-mess-photo_0333beautiful-mess-photo_0335beautiful-mess-photo_0334 beautiful-mess-photo_0336beautiful-mess-photo_0359beautiful-mess-photo_0358beautiful-mess-photo_0341beautiful-mess-photo_0337beautiful-mess-photo_0343beautiful-mess-photo_0339 beautiful-mess-photo_0340 beautiful-mess-photo_0349beautiful-mess-photo_0345 beautiful-mess-photo_0355 beautiful-mess-photo_0348beautiful-mess-photo_0353 beautiful-mess-photo_0356 beautiful-mess-photo_0354

Mike & Emily ~ Desination Wedding Photography

Rehearsal Dinner ~ The Post Brewing Co.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~ Lionsgate Event Center

Florist ~ A Florae

Cake ~ Whole Foods

Bride's Dress ~ David's Bridal

DJ ~ Encore Professional Disc Jockeys

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

One of the best part of being a wedding photographer in St. Louis is the architecture.  The buildings and the history towering all around the city. The occupied and abandoned alike, luscious with beauty, whispering with light and alive with possibilities.  All of these thing were important to Brian and Molly.  Not just the famous landmarks of St. Louis, but the hidden treasures, buried and often forgotten.  It is one of my greatest joys to revive these locations though fine art, storytelling photography.   Thank you to Molly and Brian for trusting me to venture into some of the lost places, and create not just a snapshot, but a piece of art to commemorate their wedding day.Beautiful Mess Photo_0089St. Louis Wedding Photogapher Beautiful Mess Photo_0075Beautiful Mess Photo_0076Beautiful Mess Photo_0071 Beautiful Mess Photo_0072 Beautiful Mess Photo_0073 Beautiful Mess Photo_0074Beautiful Mess Photo_0077Beautiful Mess Photo_0078Beautiful Mess Photo_0079Beautiful Mess Photo_0082Beautiful Mess Photo_0083Beautiful Mess Photo_0084Beautiful Mess Photo_0080Beautiful Mess Photo_0081Beautiful Mess Photo_0085Beautiful Mess Photo_0086Beautiful Mess Photo_0087Beautiful Mess Photo_0088

Brian & Molly ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony ~ Mad Art Gallery

Wedding Reception/Catering ~ Mad Art Gallery

Florist ~ Crimson Petal

Cake ~ Surgaree Baking Co.

Bride’s Dress ~ Eighth Avenue Villagers

Hair Stylist ~ Blown Away

DJ ~ CJ's Disc Jockey Service

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography