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Courtney and Jordan were married on a perfect Saturday in June. Their ceremony was held at the always beautiful World’s Fair Pavilion, followed by a reception at the stunning Statler Ballroom at the Renaissance Grand. I was honored to capture their day.

Much of Courtney’s color scheme came to be when she found this hot pair of shoes…


Florist: Alex Waldbart Florist

Right before Christmas I shot Jenny + Matt’s wedding, the 2nd in the series of Chao sister weddings I will have the pleasure of photographing. It was a drizzly, blustery December day…not very conducive for outdoor portraits. We did what we could and grabbed some pretty images of this gorgeously dressed couple and their pinterest-worthy bridal party :) Forgetting about the weather, it was a lovely day filled with love and family. The ceremony and reception were both held at Moulin (which you may be familiar with if you’ve ever eaten at Vin de Set or PW pizza). Our day was made when we got to sample some of PW’s finest pizzas for dinner rather than eating a cold vendor meal. Shout out to Ann at Moulin for that treat!

Anywho…enjoy the images of this beautiful winter wedding! LOVED Jenny’s dress!!!!


Ceremony + Reception: Moulin Event Space
Florist: Thorn Studio

November 23, 2013

Jessica and Jeremy were married on October 26th on a very exciting St. Louis day! You see, it was game 3 of the World Series. These two are die-hard Cardinal fans, so it was only fitting that they had their reception at The Westin, where you could ALMOST be hit by a wild foul ball :) I was crazy nervous about the traffic and pandemonium that surrounded the venue that day, but everything ended up working out perfectly. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding, and because J + J are such a big deal, Fred Bird even stopped by the cocktail hour on his way to the stadium!

Enjoy viewing these images! I love that Jessica surprised Jeremy at their first look by sending out their beloved pups first!


Ceremony: Missouri Botanical Gardens

Reception: The Westin (Heather Tipton-Coordinator…who gets a special shout out for feeding her vendors a yummy hot meal!)

Bridal Gown: Demetrios

Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal

Wedding Cake: Lubely’s Bakery

Groom’s Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop

Flowers: Lynn Feeler

DJ: CJ’s DJ’s

December 21, 2011
December 21st, 2011- Marcy and Joel were married on December 3rd…my last wedding of 2011! I shot Marcy’s friend Julie’s wedding last July…so when Marcy got engaged, she called me right away! My favorite kind of bride :)
I absolutely can’t believe the weather we had on their wedding day. It was near 60 and the sun even peeked out for part of the day! Don’t think I’ve ever been that lucky for a December wedding.
I was able to convince Joel and Marcy to see each other before the ceremony. Since it gets dark at 4 in the winter, I knew we wouldn’t be able to fit in all their fun photos. I don’t think they regretted doing a first look!

…by starting early we even got to include their puppies!

Marcy’s veil flew off before we could even leave her parents’ house :)
We headed to downtown Webster for their photographs, just blocks from the church.

Marcy’s bouquet was so pretty and I love the simplicity of the bridesmaids’ bouquets made entirely with baby’s breath!
Love this!

I posted this on facebook a few weeks ago. I had them each write each other a message, unbeknownst to the other. They ended up writing the same exact thing. Think they’re meant to be? I do :)
Love Marcy’s reaction to the note she received right before going down the aisle!
and finally time for the ceremony!

They got to ring the church bell to celebrate their marriage!
After the ceremony there was just a peek of sunlight left…you can’t even tell it’s December!

I feel like Marcy should be in a wedding dress catalog in this photo :)

Marcy and Julie, last year’s bride!
These guys love Guinness, so the ring shot is very appropriate.

Reception was held at the Edge of Webster…

Toasts followed by a chugging contest…

The end! Thank you guys for an awesome end to my 2011 wedding season!
Here are some of their vendors…

Dress – Helens Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses – Clarices Bridal
Invites & Paper products – Designed by the Bride
Flowers – Barb O’Brien – The Silver Garden
Catering – Westwood Catering
Brides sash – Sarah Walton – friend & bridesmaid
Music – Elite Pro DJs – MT Schmidt
November 02, 2011
11/2/2011-Caroline contacted me early this year looking for a photographer for her October 1st wedding. I’d kept the date open after a loooong, busy September, but Caroline sounded so great I had to take on her wedding! I’m so glad I did. She and Ron and their families are a classy bunch and their wedding was gorgeous!
Just to give you an idea of what a great romance they have…Ron flew to StL from DC just for LUNCH to ask for Caroline’s father’s permission to marry her…and then he flew right back home to pop the question! AND he hired a photographer to capture the proposal. Pretty cool!
We started out at the Liebig’s beautiful home for getting ready photos…

These earrings belong to Caroline’s mother…gorgeous!

The backyard was perfect for some pre-ceremony family photos!
I think the photo of Caroline and her flower girls is magazine-worthy.
Wow, you look so pretty!!
On to the ceremony!

Afterward, we had free run of Meadowbrook’s golf course. I got to drive a golf cart, which I’m sure was extremely scary for my assistant.

For being on a golf course, we did our best to make it look like we were anywhere but.

Gorgeous flowers by Becky Huffman.

Caroline and Ron made most of their picture time about them, which I think is great. But we of course had a few with their bridal party too!

Love the bouquets with succulents!
More fun with mustaches…

One last shot before the reception!
I love the lights on the ceiling…the room looked great!
Stunning orchid centerpieces!

…and drool-worthy cupcakes from Jillys!

The end! I loved being a part of this fantastic wedding!
Here are a few of Caroline and Ron’s Vendors for their big day!
Ceremony: Ascension Catholic Church, Chesterfield, MO
Reception: Meadowbrook Country Club, Ballwin, MO
Florist: Becky Huffman
Dress: Mikaella
Bridesmaid’s dresses: JCrew
Hair: Ashley Alvey from Dominic Michael Salon-Chesterfield
Makeup: Sarah Riley (works for Laura Mercier-Nordstrom West County)
Menu Cards: By the bride!
Entertainment: Downtime Band