March 31, 2014

Marc and Sady have a deep love for vintage things. They’ve spent the past few years rehabing a charming farmhouse in Columbia, Mo. They brought that love of antiques and pastoral landscapes to their beautiful wedding at Three Barn Farm in Clarksville, Mo (just north of St Louis). The setting was the perfect backdrop for their homespun touches (many of which Marc actually created): simple programs with acorn details; candy apple favors; rustic, prairie style flower arrangements; seating cards adorned with antique keys; mismatched dishes and napkins; and buckets of drinks. Marc and Sady fit right in, opting for a suspenders and bow tie combo (him) and bohemian inspired dress with cowboy boots (her). Before heading to the farm for the ceremony and celebration, they opted for a small chapel wedding to satisfy their families’ wishes for a church union

 

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March 27, 2014

Liz and Lute are the kind of super chill couple that doesn’t necessarily want to be in the spotlight. They don’t want anyone to make a fuss over them. For their wedding day, that translated into a short and sweet outdoor ceremony, whisking them away for portraits around Kuh’s Farm and Estate, and a gorgeous reception that made everyone feel like family. Their personalities and interests were evident in the details. Liz put together an expertly styled event, from the bridesmaids’ attire to the sweet, rustic touches at the reception. Lute’s culinary prowess (he’s a chef) was evident at the party. The reception featured a sushi bar, upscale pizza bites (of which I ate more than my share) and a buffet of “everything you can’t eat when you’re trying to fit into a wedding dress,” which translated into delicious high-end comfort food.

 

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February 7, 2014

There are two things I miss about living in the condo we rented before the firehouse entered our lives:

1. Living in a finished space where I can walk around without shoes

2. Our cool upstairs neighbors

Luckily, Alice and Ryan contacted us for a family session and we got the chance to visit with them and our old neighborhood.

 

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January 20, 2014

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January 16, 2014

After Jeremy and Rachel’s wedding day, she asked me, “Have you ever seen any couple cry that much on their wedding day.” Truth be told, we haven’t. There was major waterworks at their ceremony – tears from Rachel as she watched her friends process down the aisle, tears from Jeremy as he watched his bride come into the sanctuary, tears from… well, everyone as they said their vows and friends placed letters in a box – a keepsake for a milestone anniversary. Yes, there were lots of tears, but there were other expressions of joy: a boisterous chapel filled with upbeat and untraditional pre-ceremony music, cheering at the end of the ceremony, heartfelt toasts at the reception and lots (and lots) of dancing.

 

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January 3, 2014

It’s hard to choose a favorite part of Nahuel and Natalie’s stunning wedding day. The Farm outside of Springfield, Il, served at the perfect backdrop for their bohemian inspired event. They took full advantage of the backdrop, treating guests to cocktails in the garden before and after the ceremony, assembling a beautiful alter for their outdoor ceremony and serving an open air dinner beside the barn. We also took full advantage of the grounds, wandering from the cornfields to the garden and back to the horse pens. Throughout the couple added gorgeous touches: signature cocktails in mason jars, fans that double as programs with English on one side and Spanish on the other (a nod to Nahuel’s roots and international guests) and gobs and gobs of roses, candles and candelabras. Even the bridesmaids looked perfectly the part in matching off-white dressed, mixed gold jewelry and flower crowns.

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