You may remember seeing Nichole and Mike a few months back when we “buried the bourbon” during their cute engagement session. Sooooo….not that I’m one to form a snap judgement without scientific proof, but if I were Mike and Nichole I would want my money back for that bottle of bourbon! I’m not sure that it provided it’s described function of “warding off rain” on the wedding day when buried. Time to dig it up and have a stiff drink! However, as I think you will see by the smiles to follow, the rain had absolutely no effect on the beauty and happiness surrounding this wedding day. I LOVED the sparkly and metallic gold and blush bridesmaids gowns and the natural bouquets with raw cotton bolls were a beautiful and unique touch. Take a look!
Um, note to future brides. Could you all have sparkly dresses or pieces of sequin fabric handy for me to use to take ring shots? This was WAY too fun and shiny! And it may be the first time I have ever had the chance to photograph boutonnieres before they were pinned on the guys. Having those delivered to the girls getting ready room is a fabulous idea! Just sayin’.
Pretty little shoes in neutral hues. ;)
Hello handsome Mike! Big thanks to Alecia Hoyt for shooting with me and getting awesome shots even though she was a bit under the weather that day!
Here she comes…
Yay! The happy couple! Ready to go get hitched…
Beautiful hues and sparkles. Pretty natural bouquets by Flowers & Weeds.
This is called “getting iced”…anyone familiar? Apparently someone has to chug a Smirnoff Ice. Am I the only one that thought they stopped producing that somewhere along the way with Zima?
The final moments before it’s official…
Adorable ring bearer.
There may have been a little slip at the end of the aisle…I’m not telling who. And I’m saving said person from blog embarrassment. I’m feeling nice today…it’s almost Christmas! Trying to stay on santa’s nice list.
And off to the lovely Coronado Ballroom.
I don’t want to mess up this story (which I probably will anyway), but this is Mike’s brother and his wife. He was deployed shortly after they were engaged and they wanted to get married before he left, so their planning was a little rushed. Nichole and Mike made sure that they got to share their wedding day! They were served a special cake and shared in Nichole and Mike’s first dance. So sweet.
Such a beautiful day you two. Thank you so much for having us! With love, liz
Wedding planning : Keen Events
Ceremony venue : Messiah Lutheran Church
Reception venue : Coronado Ballroom
Floral design : Flowers & Weeds
Stationery : Keen Events
Gown : Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaid gowns : Badgely Mischka
Tuxedos : Vera Wang
Hair : Breeze Blow Dry Bar
Transportation : St. Louis Transportation
Guest Accommodations : The Hilton Downtown