I love when my wedding couples have sweet babies! I had so much fun working with Jay and Kayla again on their first baby. Congrats on sweet Clara, thank you for allowing me to document this special time in your home :)
Was this a dream and can we go back? A stunning couple, that dress, a gorgeous fall day….what else could you ask for!? I had an amazing day with Brian & Jessica; congrats on your beautiful wedding and new life together! The two started the day with a ceremony at St. Peter’s church downtown Jefferson City and then held their reception at The Millbottom. Jessica’s taste and style is on-point, everyday was a dream. The Millbottom was lovely with the extra seating and beautiful florals. Guests enjoyed great company, eats, and music from Felix and Fingers, dueling pianos.
The two originally met in college where he played football and she was a cheerleader. After graduation, fate had them meet again in St. Louis while hanging out with friends one evening. They reconnected immediately and started a long distance relationship.
Their proposal story is a sweet one, Brian enlisted the help of Jessica’s sister and bestie to help find the perfect ring. For his birthday, they went out to dinner, Brian had secretly hired a photographer friend to capture a picture which is when he got down on one knee. Their friends and family met them at the bar right after to celebrate!
I can’t be more honored to be a part of your beautiful day, thank you, and many wishes for a long and happy life :)
Ceremony: St. Peters Catholic Church
Reception: The Millbottom
Dress designer/shop: Hayley Paige/The Dress Theory Nashville
Maids: Hayley Paige Occassions/Maiden Voyage
Groom/guys: White Traditions Bridal
Hair/Make-up: Eye-Do Makeup and Hair East
Dueling Pianos: Felix and Fingers
Rentals: Reinhardt Circle
Cake: Brenda Raymer
Congrats on your senior year Bailey! It was so fun working with you and your mom. You are a beautiful inside and out, dream big!
Congrats to Joey and Becca, this wedding day was insanely gorgeous and one that would make history in Jefferson City. Their ceremony was at the Immaculate Conception Church and their reception was at the Missouri Governors Mansion. It was a very special honor and privilege to have their reception at the Mansion. It is not normally available for weddings, and they have not had a wedding there since the Caranhan administration. It was a beautiful location, the Mansion has a vintage elegance and timeless pieces treasured from our states history.
Becca was born and raised in Jefferson City, she moved to DC in 2009 for an internship. That internship would turn into a job, and the following year, she met Joey very randomly at a bar on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. That chance meeting would develop into a lifelong love – across years, continents, families and career shifts. They’ve been through some incredible highs and unspeakable lows, but it’s made their relationship all the more stronger.
Joey proposed in August of 2016, the weekend before they were due to close on their new home. They created a bucket list of all of the touristy things they wanted to do before moving. One of those items was touring the George Washington Masonic Memorial. After venturing through the museum up to the top of the memorial, they wandered through the adjacent gardens on their way to grab a celebratory drink at their “special occasion place”, Brabo tasting room. Becca assumed the celebration was for their upcoming home purchase. As they made their way through the gardens, Joey mentioned how glad he was that they had finally explored the memorial – and speaking of things he had been meaning to do for a long time – got down on one knee and proposed!
As Becca’s dad, John, said: “they compliment each other – of course they say nice things to one another – but they also complement each other. On the surface, the two of them are extraordinarily different, but deep down, they are cut from the same cloth.” Congrats to you both! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness :)
Hairpiece: Kate Pankoke / Elaya Vaughn (crafted applique from grandmother’s wedding veil into hairpiece)
Jewelry: Bauble Bar / Kate Spade / Family Heirloom Wedding ring
Caterer: Revel Catering
Wedding Cake: Chez Monet
Groom’s Cake / Cupcakes: KelsCo Cupcakes (Kelsi Schlotz)
DJ: Complete DJ [Taeler]
Invites: Self-made by bride
Table Settings: Self-made by bride
Make-up: Jessica Vocks – Sydney Broderick Salon
Hair: Jessica Vocks – Sydney Broderick Salon
Guys: Suit Supply
Florals: River City Florist – Lauren Moscato
Pianist: Mike Michaelson
Transit: JC Trolley Co.
Signage: Magpie Mo Designs (Meghan Vossen)
Harpist: Janna Volmert
Organist: Mike Bruns
Vocals: Sarah Alsager / Carolyn Landwehr
Second Shooter: Janelle Harris