Surprising though it may seem, despite the fact that I live in Columbia, Mo., I have not had a wedding take place within the CoMo boundaries until this past weekend. Crazy, eh? I couldn’t have asked for a better couple than Lindsay & Parker to be my first hometown wedding.
If you can judge a bride by whom she chooses for her maid/matron of honor, then I knew Lindsay was going to be a fun, sweet bride with a head on her shoulders and a solid idea of what she was envisioning for her day. I say this because I was not found by Lindsay herself, but her ever-so-helpful wedding-planning MOH, Alaina. THANK YOU, Alaina… 😉
And now, on to the wedding.
My second shooter for the event was the trusted Ashley Clarke.
The weather could NOT have been any more perfect. Seriously. Check out the blue skies…it was in the upper 60s/lower 70s all day… sooooo flipping perfect. The crew got ready where the ceremony was to take place…at the First Christian Church in downtown Columbia.
Creamy ruffles galore!!!
It’s really hard to photograph a subject when the walls are mirrors…and not be seen…so this one..Sorry, Lindsay…I’m right there with you…but you’re in the limelight, you lovely thing!
And onto a groom. Also reading a card from his bride…
Ashley stayed with the boyzzz…
Lindsay and Parker opted to see each other before the ceremony…which enabled us to do SOOOO many more fun pictures of the group and just the lovebirds. But before all that, we did a “first glance”…
CHECK out her Beauty-ness. 😉 And his… ?
Ashley caught this one of me…
The church had a wonderful red door… This is one of my faves…
Oh wait…maybe this is a fave… ?
How’s THIS for drama? 😉
Good golly, she’s stunning…
And the groom!
The hotness that is Lindsay & Parker’s wedding party…
Tell me her father isn’t the most mysterious and alluring figure here…but he can be tender, too..as seen moments before he walked his daughter down the aisle.
I love this next image because the two ushers are her brothers…so the other three important men in her life are there when she enters the next chapter.
The reception took place at Alpine Gardens… a glorious venue…so natural, earthy and verdant this time of year.
Ashley caught one of my favorite images of the day.
Lindsay & Parker, thank you so much for such a fun day…and for being so organized and laid-back. Ashley and I had so much fun!!! I wish you both the best in Lincoln, Nebraska…and I DO hope that when you have adorable babies, that I CAN capture your adorable family!!! Take care!
OTHER WEDDING VENDORS:
DJ/Band: Jim Logan Audio
Church/officiant: First Christian Church, Rev. Amy Kay Pavlovich
Reception venue coordinator: Alpine Gardens, Barry Homan
Florist: Haley, bride’s sister
Baker: The Cake Lady ~ Diana Pauly