January 9, 2013

Emily and Aaron MARRIED - Peoria IL Wedding Photographer

Kristina Cipolla Photography | St. Louis Missouri Wedding Photographer Emily and Aaron are college sweethearts and oh so adorable.  You may remember their engagement session in which they brought lots of balloons.  Emily LOVES the movie "UP" and really wanted to include that theme in their engagement session and wedding.  The funny thing was that it was incredibly windy during their session, so trying to use balloons was indeed a challenging yet hilarious task.  Fast forward to their wedding day.  I woke up that morning and looked out my hotel window to rain....and even though the forecast called for bands of wind and rain thanks to the leftovers of a hurricane, I knew Aaron and Emily could handle it.  They are rockstars!  And you better believe we brought out the balloons again!  No wind, rain, or hurricane was going to get in our way!   Such a fun couple :)

Emily and Aaron
September 1st, 2012

Aren't they adorable???  Love them!  
Thank you for letting me capture your special day!

Bride's dress: Angelique 
Bridesmaid's dresses: Impressions
Florist: Hy-Vee Florist
Hair: CJ's Salon
Cake: Le Bakery
Our inspiration: Disney...specifically the movie "UP"
From Etsy: Striped straws, "our adventure book" guest book, and painted Toms.
Most memorable moment: dancing the entire night with my friends and family!

January 8, 2013

Danielle and Chris MARRIED - Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey IL Wedding Photographer

Kristina Cipolla Photography | St. Louis Missouri Wedding Photographer Danielle and Chris were married back in July.  Was it 100 degrees outside?  Yes.  Did I mind?  Nope.  Danielle and Chris are a lovely couple and compliment each other very well.  And are they happy?  Yes.  How do I know?  Danielle smiled 99% of the day...even during their engagement session....all smiles.  I love that.  Lovely details....lovely couple...lovely wedding party....just a lovely day. :)

Danielle and Chris
July 28th, 2012


Ceremony/Reception-  Lewis and Clark Community College
Wedding Dress-  Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses-  David's Bridal
Hair/Makeup-  The Island Salon, Bethalto IL
Wedding Cake-  Dukes Bakery, Alton IL

"The whole day went so fast, but I remember sitting down to dinner and look out over all of my guest and thinking... wow, we just got married and all of these people came to support us! It just felt so great to have all of our friends and family in the same place together."

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