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!
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!
The Bride & Bridesmaids enjoyed a little bubbly before the Ceremony.
The Groom, Casey, with his Groomsmen.
The Groom and Groomsmen approach the ceremony.
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.
I absolutely love this image of Casey adoring his bride.
Congratulations! Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Best!
A very handsome wedding party!
The Encore Band put on a great performance at the reception.
The gang’s all here! Zachary (left) and Kevin (right) are former clients/grooms of mine.
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.
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