rachel+ryan's August Gate Church Wedding was a great, warm, loving experience on such a cold winter day. August Gate's historical look with modern accents provided the perfect setting for rachel+ryan's ceremony. Their wedding day started off in Saint Louis City, after the wedding we headed to Crave on Saint Louis University School of Medicine campus for some quick images. Crave was a special place for these two and I was so happy we were able to grab some moments there for them. After Crave we headed to the Urban Chestnut in the Grove for some craft beer and some more relaxed images. I don't think rachel+ryan had one moment that day when they weren't smiling. These two are genuinely great people with big hearts and a bright future together. katie and I were so glad to be there to capture their new beginning.
Picture this... a fun style bride and groom, a landmark location, and a unique halftime show between the ceremony and reception. nikki+josh.'s Saint Louis Zoo had all of that wrapped in a perfectly planned evening. We started the day off with the gents getting ready while taking in a ball game. Take note of the Lego cuff links and velociraptor socks, my kind of details guys, great job! We then headed to the Chase Park Plaza to grab some shots of nikki, the girls and the elegant wedding dress wrapped in light from the window. I never had a bride come down the aisle to the Jurassic Park Theme, but wow, it fit the theme of the wedding, it fit the couple, and it was a beautiful play in to the ceremony. Just before heading into the reception nikki+josh. treated their guests to a private sea lion show. Nikki the Sea Lion was able to grab some post ceremony kisses with the couple to kick off the show. No need to imagine the great day, check out their story below.
WOW! bridgette+ryan.'s wedding was so awesome! The ceremony at Our Lady of the Lake Church was a great atmosphere. The blue and purple stained glass to match the wedding color scheme was brilliant. They hosted a great reception at their lake house. p.s., ryan - one hell of a staining job sir, it looked great! :) The work and care they spent into planning this evening showed through in all the details they put into getting their multi-tiered deck ready for the big day. CONGRATS bridgette+ryan!