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September 9, 2011

Stephanie + Berk {by liz}

Photographing friends is something I only get to do once or twice a year and it’s extra awesome. I get to see behind the curtain on these shoots – people feel like they can be themselves around me almost immediately because it’s “just me.” I have known Berk since we worked together at Harpos in college at Mizzou (which was longer ago than I am willing to admit!) Heck, my husband has known Berk since well before college. Stephanie came into the picture a little bit later but it didn’t take long to see that these two were a perfect match. Enjoy the photos!

Starting off with a little bit of crazy hair followed by some beautiful little details!

That’s Stephanie’s mom in a sassy bright pink dress holding the program. Wait till you see her on the dance floor!

Who says the bottom of a bright pink flip flop can’t make for great photos?!

Just a wee tiny final touch up…

Quick photo of Stephanie’s beautiful gown from Town and Country Bridal before we pack it up and head over the the church!

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in South City.

Love the detail on these doors. They are gorgeous.

Simple and elegant bouquet from Artistry Florist.

Berk and his brother Ben – brotherly love. ;)

Berk has always had this totally genuine smiley smirk thing. Serious is not his thing. Stephanie on the other hand can totally pull off serious sass…you will see in a bit!

Putting on the finishing touches.

Stephanie looked like a princess. I think this look says it all.

Ring bearer pep talk.

Not everyone takes this whole wedding thing so seriously.

I posted this on facebook the other day. Berk – thank you for being the most expressive groom I have ever had at the end of the aisle. I love everything about this series.

I especially like that this is what it all leads up to…

Literally picture perfect.

We are blessed with so many intricately beautiful churches in St. Louis. St. Anthony of Padua is certainly one of them.

Love the way Berk is looking at Stephanie here.

Hugs all around…

Husband and wife!

Off for some fun photos in the park!

More brotherly love. Actually brotherly shenanigans is more like it!

Next stop: Joanie’s Pizza in Soulard. The site of Stephanie and Berk’s first date! And a great place for the wedding party to relax and have a drink before we take a few more photos.

Just one more quick stop before the reception…

It is clear to me in this shot that I have completely lost control of the situation. ;)

See?! Sassy serious Stephanie! Looking HOT!

Now it’s time to head over to the party! Windows Off Washington greets guests with glasses of champagne (yes please!) And the glasses (in my opinion) made for a very cool photo.

Centerpieces by Artistry Florist. Stationary by Vellum.

Yummy Patty Cakes cake!

How cute is this groom’s cake? I forget this little guy’s name. Well, he’s “little” here sitting on top of a cake resembling a golf hole. Hole 19 I believe…

The guests of honor!

Lot’s of fun toasts…

…and some fancy footwork.

Berk’s parent’s had a special anniversary dance. Mom can really move! Berk’s dad is a total ham. I’m just sayin’.

This is your brain on drugs. ;)

Giant granny panties! Stephanie…really?! I mean I don’t like thongs either but…(yes I know they aren’t REALLY yours!)

I have never seen a group of guys so excited about granny panties. Except for the kid sitting on the really excited guy’s shoulders and covering his ears. Little tip for future granny panty moments – covering your eyes would have been more useful. ;)

Boob bump!

This is just the beginning of the party! You ladies were a hoot. Such a fun day – congrats Steph and Berk!

Ceremony: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Reception: Windows Off Washington
Flowers: Artistry Florist
Cakes: Patty Cakes
Stationary: Vellum
DJ: Brian Graves
Dress: Town and Country Bridal
Hair: Katies Chavez from Identity Salon and Spa
Makeup: Nicki from Tami Scott
Favors: strawberries from Stephanie’s dad’s business (Heimos Produce Co.) dipped in chocolate by Patty Cakes

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

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  1. Ali D. says:

    These look really nice, good job!

  2. Ryan says:

    Looks like a really fun time. So many great moments here.

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