Kaitlyn and Jake are a couple who will make you believe in the peaceful, real happiness of love. They seem to compliment each other perfectly, and their taste in wedding days is impeccable! I couldn't wait for this day as it came up, because I knew two beautiful people, inside and out, were about to make a commitment that they meant with all their hearts; and I knew that every detail would go through Kaitlyn's careful curation process, making it a stunning affair to photograph! And I was absolutely not mistaken.
The day began at Assumption Parish in O'Fallon, with weather we couldn't have planned to be more perfect.
She looked incredibly beautiful as she slipped into her oh-so-elegant, lacy dress.
Husband and wife!!
These two were beaming with unmistakable joy! It just about brought tears to my eyes to take in how happy they were to have become official!
After the ceremony, we headed to the classy Magnolia Hotel to grab photos, a choice impossible to regret!
How stunning is she?!
And just look at those sassy ladies! They brought it.
Meant to be.
I'm so glad we snuck in a few twirling shots before moving on, too! Talk about a beautiful bride.
Our next location was the reception venue, Wine Country Gardens in Defiance, where somehow it only became more and more breathtaking! It doesn't hurt that I'm obsessed with sparkly gold and pretty much everything Kaitlyn used to decorate!
The guests got to enjoy a cocktail and hors d'ouevres hour outside, amid the beautiful wine country landscapes, in the comfortably warm and sunny weather.
During which, I was tickled to have the opportunity for a few more photos! :)
And let's not forget the gentlemen! These guys kept it classy and fun, just as groomsmen should.
Thanks to the beautiful weather, dancing began outside, under the deep twilight sky.
Kaitlyn and Jake, I just loved this day! I drove home singing and smiling, still basking in the fun and beauty you had in spades for your wedding day! Thank you so much for having me along, and congratulations!! I can't wait to see the long, happy life that follows!
Special thanks also to:
My ever-fabulous second shooter, Cash! She makes so much of the magic possible!!
Ceremony venue - Assumption Parish
Reception venue - Wine Country Gardens
Florist - Serendipity Floral Events (Mexico Road Florist)
Wedding cake - J. Noto Bakery
Live music - Hollywood 5