I feel like I say this all the time, but there is nothing better in my book than a backyard wedding. Congrats to Jacob & Lauran, I simply adored everything about your wedding day! When I first met Lauren and her mom I was very excited to see how everything would come together. Lauren has the coolest personal style, and I knew she would have many personal details added to her wedding. Their day had a flair of vintage and eclectic pieces, but what I loved most was the New Orleans emphasis. They used bright and colorful linens, flowers, and had a full buffet of crawfish, jamabalaya, and muffalettas! Their wedding was held at Lauran’s parents home. It is beautiful and exactly the kind of home I love; gorgeous landscaping and a cozy wrap around porch. They built a beautiful dock and arbor over the lake where their wedding was held. Jacob saw Lauren for the first time that day when she walked down to the arbor. The two wrote their own vows which were very sweet and lead to a few tears for all.
Their reception was held in the backyard in a colorful decorated tent. Jacob & Lauran celebrated their marriage by kicking off the evening with toasts and dinner. The buffet table was made out of re-purposed pallets, succulents, and even an old tire; one of the neatest buffet tables I have never seen. The dancing was kicked off with their first dance which was a folk tune they really boogied too. After sunset we went back to the pond for an evening boat ride. They had many floating candles on the pond and even a trail of flowers behind the boat. It made for some gorgeous pictures! The rest of the evening was spent enjoying the moonlight, socializing with guests, and dancing with the crowd. Best wishes Jacob & Lauran, so happy I was able to capture your day!
Event Coordinatior: David Tawney
Dress: Ellaweiss Bridal
Maids: Target, JC Penny, ModCloth
Groom/Groomsman: Ellaweiss Bridal
Florals: Sunclift Nursery & Gary Peters
Rentals: Worn Vintage Rentals & Fundways
DJ: Travel Tunes
Pie: Marsha Weeland
Cake: Two Cousins Bakery
Looking back on this wedding, I get a little misty eyed. What a beautiful day for a perfect couple. Congrats Erin & Levi! What I love most about this wedding, is the raw emotion from the happy couple, friends, and family. It was a joyous day. Erin & Levi were married in the church Erin grew up in, Columbia United Church of Christ. The two wrote sweet little love letters to each other to read prior to the ceremony. After their ceremony, we went to Nifong Park to photograph the new happy couple.
Their reception was held at the Plaza Event Center in Columbia, Mo. The two enjoyed several heartfelt toasts, cheesecake, and danced the night away. Perfect day for this perfect couple, so happy I was able to document it for them! Cheers to a long happy life together!
Reading Levi’s letter and looking through his homemade book brought tears and laughter to Erin
Sweet moment, Daddy’s little girl
Ceremony: UCC Church
Dress: Victoria’s Bridal
Hair & Make-up: The Look, Jayme
Groom & Groomsmen: Samuel’s
Reception: Plaza Event Center
Caterer: Word of Mouth Catering
Cake: Cheesecake Factory, Pat Forward, Word of Mouth Catering
I am so excited to blog about Megan and Brian’s wedding day! It was absolutely beautiful, and I couldn’t’ be happier for these two. Megan added several personal touches to her wedding day, including her gorgeous broche bouquet! It was unique and included several brooches from friends and family. They were married at the Church of St. Mary in the National Churchill Museum. It is a gorgeous spot in Fulton, Missouri on Westminster’s campus. I have photographed in several churches and cathedrals, however, this one takes the cake. Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous. The surrounding campus is also picturesque. The two opted not to see each other prior to the ceremony, but the tiered balcony allowed us to do a few pictures before without seeing each other. The looks on their faces when they saw each other for the first time was priceless. So happy and in love!
This has to be one of the most fun and energetic wedding parties! Brian and Megan are a great couple. Brian keeps her laughing and giggling at all times. Their reception was held at Brakley Hall in Jefferson City. The evening was filled with dancing, toasts, and lots of laughter. The band, Straight 8 Arrow, kept everyone dancing and singing throughout the night. Congrats Mr & Mrs Jacobson, thanks for allowing me to be apart of your day!
Ceremony: National Churchill Museum (Church of St. Mary)
Reception: Braykley’s Hall
Coordinator: Shelly St. Clair
Invitations: My Sentiments Exactly
Hair & Make-up: Lasting Image (Kim Martin & Amanda Wright with Mark-Kay)
Dresses: Victoria’s Bridal
Florals & Broche Bouquet: Florissmo
Cake: Frosted Art
Catering: Argyle Catering
Band: Straight 8 Arrow
DJ: Extreme Dance Machine