Strap in folks, this is kind of a long blog… 1) because I adore the couple and 2) This is an Easter surprise blog and I just couldn’t cut any more images out! You may remember Christine and Larry from the fun Mizzou engagement session a while back…adorable and full of tiger spirit! They had a night wedding ceremony at the beautiful St. Francis Xavier Church in downtown St. Louis and reception at the Hilton at the Ballpark. The weather for the day did not look good, to say the least… so with lots of rain back up plans in place and a healthy ‘rain or shine we still get to get married’ attitude we just carried on like any other wedding day when it’s pouring rain! With lots and lots of umbrellas! Let’s begin with the little things…
I loved Christine’s dress..elegant and timeless…it suited her to a T.
Diane (Christine’s mom) wielding the crochet hook
the rest of the bling
Christine’s skin is like a porcelain doll…totally jealous!
taking it all in
and finally we have Larry! Thanks to my partner in crime for the day, Von DeVore for all her help!
finally ready and waiting to see Christine…
I’d say he’s happy.
they both are
a few shots before we leave the hotel and head out into the downpour
and we’re off…. round up the troops and round up the umbrellas…this is gonna be a wet one!
everyone was in good spirits despite the rain
I love these.
the beautiful Christine
the rain makes everything look clearer somehow…brighter and fresher… the yellow leaves really stood out against the gloom
night falls at the Muny
and off the St. Francis Xavier College Church… stunning at night
Little did anyone know during the ceremony because Christine hid it so well, she was beginning to feel ill…. after the ceremony when the dress was being bustled I could tell she was feeling faint and the heavy thick gown was not helping matters…. more on this later…
Christine, trooper that she is, came out for one last photo before we headed off to the Hilton… I love that you can see the raindrops in this photo
time for the festivities! Christine is still hanging in there, but secretly a few of her bridesmaids are up to something…
notice anything? After the first dance Christine’s bridesmaids mom’s who were in attendance had made an emergency trip to Nordstrom to buy her a lighter, looser dress to wear for the reception… the store was closed but the employees reopened it just for the dress purchase. yay for kindness!! The new dress seemed to help and it was also beautiful!
Let the party begin!
photo booth fun
Happy Easter Christine and Larry!! Thanks for letting me capture your whirlwind rainy beautiful wedding day!
L Photographie St. Louis wedding photography by Liz Sloan and Kate Hayes
hair: Grant Adams, Dominic Michael Salon
makeup: Holly Speakes, ProColour Cosmetics
planner: Kristin Weis of Kristin Ashley Events
gown: Lazaro from Maiden Voyage Bridal
reception dress: Sue Wong from Nordstrom
cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop
florist: Bloomin’ Buckets
ceremony: St. Francis Xavier
reception venue/catering/linens: the Hilton at the Ballpark
paper goods: Paper Patch
photo booth: Trotter Photo
chairs and lighting: Aries
dance floor: Grand Rental
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