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November 24, 2010

Maura + Travis {by liz and kate}

I am having a tough time cutting down my blog photos lately! And also feeling like making more individual commentary per photo rather than a big long rambling intro. I think I’m just giddy that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I get to eat and drink to my heart’s desire…guilt free. That guilt free part is liberating! Maura and Travis had a beautiful day for a wedding! We started off getting ready and seeing each other for the first time at the Hyatt downtown (my first time shooting there – very cool venue by the way). Then meandered over to Forest Park for some fall foliage followed by a beautiful evening ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica. And then dancing under the stars at the rooftop of the Hyatt with a beautiful view of the arch! Take a look…

Shiny stuff everywhere! Maura had plenty of fabulous bling to entertain me.

Pretty, pearly invitation.

More shiny!

Love these kinds of moments.

Maura has PERFECT porcelain skin. The beautiful makeup applied by the talented D'Shannon Llewellyn didn

Hiya Travis! This was just before they saw each other for the first time. Travis is Maura's handsome pilot.

My new find! The fabulous teal blue wall!

I'm excited about my new wall (with fabulous foreground subjects may I add). So excited that you get to see two.

Off for a romantic stroll around the grand basin. It was an absolutely perfect day.

The lovely ladies! I am a total idiot. We did one with the little flower girls in it too first and then I said "Ok, now just the bigger ladies." I mean really Liz?! Insert foot in mouth and repeat. Lordy!

Oooo...sassy. Don't mess with Maura.

You guys were really good at the "nuzzle."

Soft, late-afternoon, yummy, warm, sunset light. Oh how I love thee.

Beautiful bouquets by my gal pal Lisa G at Belli Fiori on the Hill!

Ahhh...fall. Pretty orange tree. Even better smile on Maura.

On the steps at the Cathedral Basilica.

Maura and her dad about to head down the aisle. Thanks to Kate we get to see this moment! I'm in the aisle. Can't be two places at once. It's something I'm working on. :)

Every time I am in this church I am in awe at how amazing it is. My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon and this honestly rivals many of the historic churches we visited there.

Hugs. Parents are the best.

Now that's what I call a kiss!

Kate caught a few photos of the church at night on the way out and I love them.

Time for the reception! Details, details...

Beautiful centerpieces by Belli Fiori.

Little petit fours with their initials! They were yummy too. What can I say? I was starving!

The cake: before and after.

I think something was funny.

And I'm pretty sure that it was at Travis' expense. No?

Just when we thought we'd seen everything. A first for both Kate and myself: best man toasting with a piece of meat. Or anyone toasting with a piece of meat for that matter. This is my shot.

Kate's shot: not only is it customary to take a sip of your champagne after your toast, but it is apparently also polite to take a nibble of your meat when doing a meat toast.

Cool light up dance floor under the stars at the Hyatt in downtown St. Louis!

The perfect dip for the perfect day! Congrats you two!

Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica
Reception: Hyatt downtown St. Louis
Flowers: Belli Fiori
Cake: Jane King
Dress: Alfred Angelo by Piccione
Hair: Danielle Erb
Makeup: D’Shannon Llewellyn
DJ: Jeremy Roeder First Class Weddings DJ Service

L photographie St. Louis wedding photographers Liz Sloan and Kate Hayes

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