This day marked the bittersweet conclusion of a wedding trilogy that began several years ago. Our journeys together began in 2015 with Casey (pictured below, bottom-left) and Kevin’s wedding, followed by Sarah and Zachary’s wedding day celebration in the Spring of 2017 (Sarah is pictured below, on her wedding day). And finally, this September I photographed Emiley and Casey’s wedding at the beautiful Weingarten Winery in Belleville, Illinois. I’ve been lucky to have worked with these ladies, their spouses, and all of their wonderful families. Thank you all for your warmth and kindness over the years, it has been such a pleasure!


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      All of the girls together at Sarah & Zach’s wedding last year.

       

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      the weingarten winery

      The Weingarten is a beautiful Illinois winery located in the city of Belleville. The sprawling, yet intimate property is surrounded by a forest and cornfields. Only a 20 minute drive from downtown St. Louis, the Weingarten is a quick retreat from the city. They have a terrific team of coordinators to help you plan your wedding or event!

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      The Bride & Bridesmaids enjoyed a little bubbly before the Ceremony.

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      The Groom, Casey, with his Groomsmen.

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      The Groom and Groomsmen approach the ceremony.

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      Casey and Emiley’s Ring Bearer offers a thoughtful prayer before the Bride arrives.

      The Bride arrives by a horse-drawn carriage. A moment after, her father gives her away.

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      I absolutely love this image of Casey adoring his bride.

      a beautiful ceremony backdrop

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      Congratulations! Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Best!

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      A very handsome wedding party!

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      first dance first dance encore trio performance

      The Encore Band put on a great performance at the reception.

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      The gang’s all here! Zachary (left) and Kevin (right) are former clients/grooms of mine.

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      It really has been such a joy working with all of these wonderful people over the years.
      I cannot thank you all enough for allowing me to document your most celebratory days.
      Wishing the new couple a lifetime of love, happiness and adventure.

      xoxo, Lindsay


      Vendor Love

      Ceremony Venue: The Weingarten
      Officiant: Cris Hanna
      Reception Venue & Catering: The Weingarten
      Musical Guests: Encore Trio
      Cake & Treats: Cakehouse Design
      Hair: Jen Weise
      Make Up: Vicki Xenos
      Florist: Irene’s Floral Design
      Wedding Dress: Clarice’s Bridal
      Bridal Gowns: Clarice’s Bridal
      Menswear: Savvi Formalwear