Jennifer and Michael . . . even the thought of them makes me smile! Leading up to this day, my first wedding of 2017, there were nerves, of course! But I kept thinking about how obviously these two are meant for each other. I knew, rain or shine, they would have a fantastic day full of so much love and happiness. And I was absolutely right!
I say "rain or shine," because it certainly did rain. It poured and stormed, through the ceremony and into the night. Yet, the beauty and joy went nowhere.
As she finished slipping into her dress, Jennifer was a sight to behold!
These two shared a first look, which, to me, is one of the most magical moments a bride and groom can have on their wedding day.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call a good-looking couple!
The bridal party was made up of such a laid-back, kind group of people! They were all very patient and accommodating as we worked together in a small room!
Then Jennifer hid away until the ceremony time, but we snuck in a few more must-have photos even as she hid.
While family and friends waited, packed into the intimate space, the bride made her entrance.
Husband and wife!
Then the party began! The evening was filled with cake, toasts, smiles, and dancing the night away!
To end the night, these two adventurers snuck out with me for a couple more shots . . . in the rain! This arbor was to be the centerpiece during the outdoor ceremony that was planned. Life doesn't always go as planned, but surprises often create the best memories.
Congratulations, Jennifer and Michael! May the surprises life throws you only bring you closer together, allowing you always the happiness of your wedding day!
Thank you for asking me to be there to document this magical time!
Also, special thanks to:
Cash Murray, my fabulous second shooter!
Venue and Caterer - Whittemore House on Washington University
DJ - Jeremy Picker of Rockstar DJs
Florist - Mary Tuttle's
Cake - Sugaree Baking Co
Makeup - Christina Passanise
Hair - Jessie Kocot