What we call “wedding season” in St. Louis got off to a pretty wet start over here. But damn – this whole wedding party REALLY rolled with it! I mean we shot under umbrellas in a pretty steady rain at the Missouri Botanical Garden. And no one complained once. Not once! We were still able to get some really pretty shots thanks to all of the great attitudes! And as if to reward us, the sun peeked out for just a few minutes before it set…soaking the Spink Pavilion in a beautifully filtered pink and golden light. Enjoy!
I thought that these invitations from Minted.com were lovely! As were the bouquets from Barb at Bloomin’ Buckets…one of the sweetest people alive.
Kristin’s wedding ring is so unique…love it!
Kristin’s mom is a HOOT! She exudes smiles and laughter and you never quite know what might come out of her mouth next. My kind of people lol.
Final shot and it’s time to get dressed!
Kristin is one of those beautiful people that has a great serious face AND a great smile. Which makes me jealous and happy all at once!
First look (in a light drizzle but you’d never know!)
Off to Mobot!
I like this angle…and I’m a little obsessed with cacti at the moment so that doens’t hurt.
Pretty people in a pretty place and no one looks like they are being tortured by the rain. I love you guys!
Whew, ok new indoor location! Thank you MOBOT fror having such beautiful options for us to work with while the sky got the rain our of its system!
The rain slowly taped off and all that remained were a few last clouds as we prepared for the ceremony.
The ceremony was originally planned for the Japanese Garden, but with the weather we had to move it under cover. Nothing against the Japanese Garden, but this is a gorgeous setting.
And they are officially an old married couple lol! Guests enjoyed the view as they sipped champagne and noshed on some very yummy finger foods. Meanwhile Kristin and Andy and I took advantage of the new weather to take a few final portraits.
The light was unbelievable. One more shot of the magical sunset view as we prepared to begin toasts…
Maye one of the most entertaining father of the bride speeches I have ever had the opportunity to hear. He told a story time fairy tale about Princess Kristin and Prince Andy. A little unborn baby named Stin starred in the beginning and a Big Hairy Ogre made it’s debut somewhere in the middle. ;)
Time to dance the night away! It was a pretty chilly evening which I think only helped to fuel the fun dance party!
All of the love for you guys. Thank you so much for having me! With love, Liz