6.16.2009

Erica + Mike

This is a mammoth post. Sorry. Well, not really sorry - I narrowed it down as much as I could!

From the first time I met with Erica and Mike I knew we would work well together. It was confirmed when we got together for their engagement session and all they did was laugh :) They are a beautiful couple and really love each other, but they still leave a lot of room in their hearts for friends, family and strangers [me!].
Not surprisingly, their wedding came together in a beautifully fantastic way. Jenn and Shelli with Alred Wedding Consultants brought all of the pieces together to create a classic St. Louis wedding.

I have been dying to shoot at this church!! It didn't disappoint, either :)


yup.






she smiles a lot - I like that about her :)






the look of approval from mom when she saw her daughter in the veil she wore to her own wedding - love that!




she's such a classic beauty - very easy to photograph :)


I love the gray tuxes!! They're so fresh, and look very dapper :)




Beth caught this last quiet moment before Erica walked down the aisle - I love this shot and I'm jealous I didn't get it :)


sooo big, and sooo much to look at!






I love her look of surprise when the priest told Mike to kiss his bride :)










always laughing :) love it!




showing off the bling on the trolley :)


I wanted to grab a quick shot of them together under the arch, and the wind caught her dress - I couldn't believe I caught that!








Beth caught this shot and I love it - it show's the sort of randomness that happens when you try to line up 20 people :) [yes, I cropped it to be skinny - there's nothing wrong with the browser]




so happy to just be together :)


this shot just makes me smile :)


the reception was held at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park - the perfect setting for an outdoor party [I like this one - reminds me of a postcard]




wheatgrass centerpieces - simple and beautiful


they really took care of their guests - they brought in this couch for lounging after dancing their butts off




4 words: chocolate gooey butter cake. yes, it was as good as it sounds :)


lots of tasty treats :)


During dinner an amazing glow from the sunset warmed the whole place up - and they were awesome enough to let me pull them away from their guests to take some photos. These are some of my absolute favorites of the day :)


[this was Beth's take on the sunset - I love it!]




Erica - you're gorgeous!


first dance outside at dusk - perfect.




see how beautifully the reception came together?!


neat :)



Thanks guys!! I hope you had the honeymoon of your dreams in Fiji :)


4 comments:

Beth Berry said...

Yay! I've been waiting forever for this post :) You really captured their day beautifully, I'm sure they are ecstatic!

Brit said...

These are great photos! Any idea who made the bridesmaids dresses? I love those!

Julie said...

Thanks for posting these gorgeous shots. This gave Grandma H. a chance to journey through the wedding that she missed while in the hospital!

Emily said...

Gray suits, perfect... the whole style of the wedding is amazing - simple, elegant, chic... lots of inspiration and as always - AMAZING shots. The light mixed with the individual moment, couldn't be better. You're hired! :D