There nothing that makes me more happy than photographing a wedding that is a true representation of a couple. Couples that blend their personality and style into their wedding day is one of my favorites to capture. Larkin and Emily are such an awesome couple. After their engagement session last year I went home telling my husband how fun their were. Emily is a saucy and energetic. I am really sad their wedding is over as I enjoyed the various emails we sent back and forth to each other over this year. Emily is a spitfire and totally cracks me up. She believes that you shouldn’t leave your house for the day without wearing something in leopard print. Emily, can we be BFF’s?
The two met and started dating years ago through school. They planned their entire wedding while living in another country! We started their day in Rocheport at the Mount Nebo Cottage. The girls got ready in the cottage while the guys were down the street in a cabin. I love this sweet little town, everything is in walking distance. One of Emily’s details that I adored was her bouquets. There were all handmade paper flowers! Her friend Lili Johnstone, the owner of D’fy,crafted all these sweet arrangements. I thought it was such a unique touch. She also made all the centerpieces for the reception. Emily’s dress was from a company called The Brides Project. When she was telling me about her dress I thought this was a neat concept. The Bride Project sells donated dresses and gives the profits to cancer charities.
Larkin and Emily did their first look at the cottage and then strolled along the Katy Trail for some shots together. We headed to their ceremony and reception venue Les Bourgeois Winery. They were married on the hill top that over looks the Missouri River. It is an amazing location and especially beautiful at sunset. Their reception was loads of fun complete with toasting, pie, a photobooth, and lots of dancing! Congrats Emily and Larkin, so happy you allowed me to be a part of your beautiful wedding!
Getting Ready Venue: Mount Nebo Cottage
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Les Bourgeois Winery
Invitations: Emily Philpot
Dress: The Bride’s Project
Veil: Lilliput Hats
Bridemaids: Nordstorm & Anthropologie
Men: J Crew
Hair/ Make-up: Emily Perkins
Rings: Cynthia Findlay Antiques
Pie: A Slice of Pie