St. Louis Wedding Photographer – Eric and Katie – 9th Street Abbey

Bride getting ready at the Steelyard in Soulard

Can I tell you how much I love that jewel tones are back for fall weddings? Eric and Katie designed a gorgeous wedding and brought in some of our favorite friendors to make it all happen. Flowers and Weeds put together the most amazing bouquets and and table arrangements, and 9th Street Abbey was on the their game with making the whole day seamless and beautiful.

One of my favorite discoveries, was the Soulard Steelyard Apartments. Fashioned from its previous industrial roots, it is a beautifully rehabbed old steel factory. It made the perfect backdrop for Katie and the bridal party to getting ready.

Katie has a first look with Eric and then with their 1 year old son, who killed it in his little matching suit! (See photo below.) He stayed near mom and dad all night, keeping up with everyone on the dance floor.

I think the most cherished moment, beyond man holes and industrial treasures, was durning the father-daughter dance, when Eric came over to hug Katie’s mom. The two shared a laugh and some happy tears as they watch Katie dance with her dad.

Funny story… I fell down an open man hole, hiding under a bush while shooting family pictures in front of the Abbey. This is why we ALWAYS carry back up gear from camera’s to lenses to flashes. The camera was fine, but the lens was broken. No problem though, I just picked up a new one and kept shooting.

Bridesmaids waiting to get dressed at appartement at Steelyard in Soulard
Bride's details, flower girl with wedding dress
Flower girl dress and girls Vans tennis shoes
Bride putting on her wedding gown
Mother of the bride zipping up the bride's dress
Bride's wedding shoes with leaf embellishments
9th Street Abbey church spire
Groom and groomsmen in front of 9th Street Abbey
Ring barer in navy blue suit with burgundy tie and red flower boutineer
First look with bride and her son
Family Photo
Bride and fall wedding bouquet at 9th Street Abbey
Bride sitting on the steps of the 9th Street Abbey in soulard
Groom waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle before the wedding ceremony at 9th Street Abbey
Bride and groom hugging at the front of the church
bride and groom walking up the aisle with their son after wedding ceremony
Wedding cake by Wedding Wonderland and flowers by Flowers and Weeds
Reception and cocktail hour at 9th Street Abbey
Wedding reception at 9th Street Abbey
Mother and Father of the groom toast at the 9th Street Abbey
Father Daughter Dance at 9th Street Abbey
wedding Rings on Red flower

Eric & Katie ~  St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~ 9th Street Abbey

Catering ~ Patty Long Catering’s

Cake – Wedding Wonderland

Florist ~ Flowers and Weeds

Wedding Gown Boutique ~ Clarice’s Bridal

Paper Design ~ Zazzle

Hair and Makeup  ~ Thirteen and Washington

Band ~ Diamond Empire Band

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

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