Jeanna + Louie wedding {by liz}

Get ready for some loveliness to start off the weekend right!  I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a fellow St. Louis wedding industry friend – Jeanna from Simply Elegant Bridal! I don’t think this is going to surprise any of you given her specialty, but her gown was possibly the most beautiful piece of fabric artwork I have ever seen.  The Pronovias was covered in tiny mother of pearl beads head to toe with a gorgeous illusion neckline.  You definitely need a figure like Jeanna’s to pull it off and it fit her like a glove!  Her husband Louie and a handful of handsome groomsmen rocked their tuxes.  Louie’s dedication to hand-tying his bow tie definitely paid off.  And to top it all off, it was a gorgeous, sunny October day and the ceremony and reception both took place at a couple of my favorite historic venues – the Statler and Crystal ballrooms at the Renaissance Grand.  Me talking about this does it absolutely no justice, so on with the photos!

Check out this intricate bead work….

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This beautiful, Art Deco, Gatsby inspired invitation from The Paper Patch set the mood.

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I would just like to point out that I did nothing to enhance Jeanna’s eyes.  They are really this color.  Gorgeous right?!

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Simply stunning.  No words.

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Jeanna and mama Annette!
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Totally worth the effort Louie.
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Lot’s of laughs with this group!
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Lookin’ GOOD Louie.  Very Bond-like.
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Here comes the bride…
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The picture-perfect Statler Ballroom.
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Married!
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Maybe my favorite portraits of the year.  I love all of my weddings – so hard to choose!  The light coming in at this time of day was perfection.
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Window reflection fun at Simply Elegant Bridal.
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I don’t do a whole lot of jumping shots, but this is downright impressive.
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Funfetti!
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All of the guys had on superman shirts under their tuxes.  Awesome.
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Deco inspired design deserves some deco period architecture.  Love this place.  I have so many favorite shots from this section that narrowing them down for this blog was PAINFUL.
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Cutest doggies ever!
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And on to the Crystal Ballroom to prepare for the party!
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The detail on this art deco cake was perfection.  I’m still amazed.  Bravo Sugar Belle Cakery!  Bravo.
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Not a shabby view from the 21st floor.
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I just loved so much about this day!  You guys are awesome together.  Thank you for choosing me to capture it!  With love, Liz

VENDOR LOVE

Ceremony venue : Statler Ballroom Renaissance Grand St. Louis
Reception venue : Crystal Ballroom Renaissance Grand St. Louis
Floral design : Emily Frisella
Cake : Sugar Belle Cakery, Lindsay Zelasko
Stationery : Paper Patch
Gown boutique & brand :  Simply Elegant Bridal, Manuel Mota for Pronovias
Bridesmaid gowns : Simply Elegant Bridal, Alvina Valenta & Dessy
Tuxedos :  Simply Elegant Bridal, Jim’s Formal Wear
Hair :  Julie Dietrich & Valerie Brown
Makeup :  Julie Dietrich & Kat Hinkle
DJ : Laren Loveless
Ceremony music : Laren Loveless, Meg Rooney, and Josh Palmer
Decor : Millennium Productions


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