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October 22, 2012

Claire + Nathan {by liz}

Happy Monday everyone! It’s a little rainy and icky here in St. Louis, so I’m going to try to make up for it with this bright and sunny wedding blog! Claire and Nathan were married in July…do you remember what it felt like in St. Louis in early July? The heat wave/drought combo hadn’t broken yet and plants were starting to get a wee bit crusty. The very nice limo bus driver actually brought along chilled towels for the wedding party to use during our outdoor photos. But I have to tell you, everyone in the wedding party were absolute troopers. This is actually one of those times that complaining would have been 100% warranted. But spirits were high and everyone rolled with the punches (and the heat) and we were able to get some great stuff. And off we go!

Pretty shiny things always make for a good start.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a Mother of the Bride do her daughter’s makeup, so I think this speaks volumes for Claire and Mary’s relationship.  Mary did a wonderful job!

Time to get into the gown!

My friend Lisa from Eventz Planning getting Claire all laced in nice and tight…hi Lisa!  Breathe Claire…

Little moment with Mom…love this one.

Claire is just likable.

A little toast with mom and dad.

Uh oh…this whole wedding thing looks like it’s driving dad to DRINK!

Off  to the chapel…Graham Chapel to be specific. :)

I met up with Nathan and the guys for a few shots at the church…

Here comes the bride!  Happy tears.

I can’t remember for the life of me what happened at the end of the aisle that was this funny.  I think they may have just been laughing at themselves for the crying perhaps?!  Either way…these are the moments I adore.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace!

Quick toast in the Rolls (which had no air conditioning…and it was over 100 degrees…so we were speedy!)

See?!  Told you this one would brighten this dreary Monday!

Smiles.  Love.

AND a few quick shots inside…much more comfy.

Off to the Forest Park Visitor’s Center for the reception!  Love the little glass bubble candle holders.

Um, how cool is this favor idea?!

Parties and Props helped completely redefine the cocktail space!

Yummy monogram cake from The Cakery Bakery and pretty florals by Les Bouquet.

And sparkle linens from BBJ Linen!

The newly married couple!


Another personal favorite.


I stood outside for a good 10 minutes to get a shot of the crazy lightning over the clock tower of the Forest Park Visitors Center.  Success!

Congratulations Claire and Nathan!  Thank you for being such good sports for photos despite the heat.  I hope you will agree that they were worth it.  See you soon!  With love, Liz


Planner: Lisa Zweifel of Eventz Planning
Ceremony: Graham Chapel at Washington University
Reception: Forest Park Visitor’s Center Trolley Room
Caterer: Catering St. Louis
Florist: Melinda Roeleveld, Les Bouquets
Cake: The Cakery
Linens: BBJ Linens
Favor: Henry Goldkamp, Fresh Poetry, Ink.
Dress (brand and boutique): Brides by Demetrios, Sensualle collection
Hair: Becky at Ju Ju B’s Salon
Makeup: Mary Borgschulte – MOB extraordinaire!
Lighting/draping/decor: Parties & Props, Ltd.
Band: Downtime Band

L Photographie St. Louis Wedding Photographers Liz Sloan and Kate Hayes

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