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Jillian + Andrew – Tower Grove and Old Post Office Wedding – St.Louis Missouri Fine Art Wedding Photographer

I post this blog with a little sadness, as it’s our last wedding blog for 2016! We’ve been so lucky to work with so many wonderful couples this year, photographing their love and happiness. Alec and I have had so much fun being a part of so many special days. While I am sad that it’s over, I’m glad I was able to end this wedding season with this wonderful couple.

What can I say about Jillian and Andrew? Jillian lights up everything around her and Andrew lights up with her. I’ve never seen a couple who smiled more than these two. When Andrew saw Jillian walk down the aisle of the St. John the Baptist Church, everything seemed a little brighter. A brightness that didn’t dull the entire day.

Jillian got ready in her home, just a short walk from the church she would be getting married in just a few hours later. The entire day had the feel of being home with one another and just enjoying time with friends and family.

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The tears started flowing as Jillian and her father walked down the aisle. Jillian looked absolutely breathtaking in her gown and cathedral length veil and blusher.

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As Jillian and Andrew exited the church, their friends and family rang little bells, a sound of joy for the new couple. They couldn’t resist a little kiss on the steps.

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After the ceremony, Jillian, Andrew and the wedding party headed over to Tower Grove Park for photos. The fall weather was perfect, a light breeze keeping us all aware of how lucky we were to have such beautiful weather. The leaves were changing to gorgeous reds and oranges, creating the perfect backdrop for portraits.

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Jillian looked absolutely stunning and held the most beautiful white and blush bouquet. Andrew got his time in the sun, looking absolutely dapper in his suit and pulling out his GQ moves.

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We had so much fun taking photos in the park. It’s so wonderful to see what an amazing group of people that Jillian and Andrew have surrounded themselves with. People who are fun, caring, kind and know how to have a good time. I especially love it when the wedding party is up for an adventure! They climbed this beautiful facade in Tower Grove park near the lake and we were able to create a really fun group photo!

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The Reception took place at the Old Post Office in downtown St.Louis, a gorgeous building with some amazing architecture. The tables were full of serene floating candle and blush centerpieces. Guests were asked to sign vintage records, as part of a very cool guest book, and take home personalized mixed CDs as a memento of the day.

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As the night went on, the laughing, dancing and fun never let up. These people have some moves!

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Thanks for letting me have so much fun with you, Jillian and Andrew! I know the smiles and the love will never stop for you two.

Vendors that made this day beautiful:
Venues:St. John the Baptist Church, Old Post Office
Photography: Madeline Stanley, Madexposure Photography

 

Let Me know what you think!

  1. GoGetWed

    December 14th, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    They look so happy! Nice work!

  2. Hanna Hill-Destigter

    December 14th, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Those Fall Leaves colors are Perfection!

  3. mstanley

    December 14th, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    We really lucked out with the foliage! It was gorgeous!

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