I’m so excited to share Stephen and Kate’s beautiful wedding on the blog today!! I have had the absolute joy of getting to know these two over the past year and it’s been such a blessing!! We shot their incredible engagement photos at Busch Wildlife this spring (you can obsess over them here!!) and I’ve been so looking forward to their day ever since. This day has been long awaited and so much excitement filled the air when I arrived the morning of the wedding. Some rain was also filling the air… but with lots of prayers and hopefulness – we ended up with SUNSHINE when there was supposed to be a 100% chance of rain during their first look! What a blessing!
So thankful for the opportunity to celebrate with these guys and be a part of such a truly incredible day. Enjoy your images, you two!!
This was hands down one of my favorite parts of the day! Such a sweet moment having Kate’s bridesmaids pray over her and Stephen’s marriage!
All the pretty details!!
Love these!! Kate – you are SUCH a stunner!
First look with the bridesmaids!!! So sweet!
But I don’t think anything beats Dad’s first look… be still my heart!!
Time to see her groom!
Gosh, you guys are cute!!
Our awesome bridal party!! These guys were so much fun and brought so much energy into Stephen and Kate’s day!!
Stephen… looking so dapper!! ;)
I adore these portraits we were able to grab quickly in Downtown St. Charles near the Foundry! So obsessed with how these turned out!
Hello… total babes.
Always in love with those veil shots!
First dances are always my favorite!
And that’s a wrap! What a sweet, sweet day!! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Bayer!!! Hope St. Lucia is treating you so well!!
A huge thank you to all of our sweet vendors involved!!
Wedding Dress: White Traditions Bridal House
Ceremony Venue: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Reception Venue: Foundry Art Centre
Wedding Planner: Jackie Manne Events
Cake: J. Noto
Catering: Concetta’s Italian Restaurant
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Second Photographer: Haley Klockenga