January 29, 2015

Amanda & Brad MARRIED - LeClair Room in Edwardsville IL, Edwardsville IL Wedding Photographer

Well, here it is....my last wedding of 2014.  Can I just say how much I love being a wedding photographer?  I am SO incredibly thankful to get to photograph such amazing couples!!!  All of you hold a special place in my heart and I'm so honored to capture your special day.

You may remember Amanda and Brad from their St. Louis engagement session where we ventured to Laclede's Landing and Forest Park.  Amanda graces us with her dashing red hair, stunning green lace dress, and pearls......she instantly had my heart.  Oh wait, she instantly had my heart when she mentioned "gold glitter, accents of pink, and emerald green" during their wedding consult....Haha!!!  But seriously, Amanda and Brad are SO flippin adorable.  When you are in their presence you just feel the love they have for each other and it just makes you smile.  Their wedding day was full of happy tears from BOTH Amanda and Brad, huge bear hugs, long kisses where Amanda would smash Brad's face with her hands squeezing him so tight, smiles for days, and a first dance to my favorite Elton John song and them singing ever so passionately to each other!  IT WAS THE BEST DAY!  Here are A LOT of photos from Amanda and Brad's fabulous Edwardsville, IL wedding day, enjoy!

I'm kind of obsessed with bling and emerald green....reminds me of Emerald City.

Amanda and Brad were married at Holy Angels Parish in Wood River, IL.

Oh Brad....I love when the Groom gets emotional, it's SO adorable!

More happy tears, I just LOVE them.

We then headed to SIUE Gardens for wedding party portraits.  It was raining, but magically stopped right when we got there.  My magic wand is awesome.... ;)

Amanda is such a classic beauty, she reminds me of a Disney Princess :)

We then headed to downtown Edwardsville, IL since the sun had set and we still had some time for photos.  When we arrived, the Wildey Theater was not lit up.  I was kind of bummed....seriously bummed.  BUT, it's amazing when you ask an employee who happens to be outside on a smoke break to "sarcastically" turn on the sign and he says OKAY be right back!  WHAT?!?!?!  I may have done a happy dance....for like 10 minutes

I love you Wildey Theater employee....you complete me.

We finally wrapped up Amanda and Brad's fabulous wedding day at the spectacular LeClair Room in Edwardsville, IL.  I've photographed several wedding receptions at LeClaire and their staff is top notch and do a wonderful job!  Great venue for a wedding reception!

Pinks, gold, emerald green, pearls.....just lovely.

See that passionate singing????  Lol....

I told you their day was FABULOUS! ;)  Talk about a genuine couple, I just love you both so much!!!

Special thanks to my BFF and awesome second photographer Jenny Hodges of Moondance Photographer.  You my boo.....boo.  And I'm sure the bus driver enjoyed us making an instagram video to "shake it off"....MUAH!

I can't wait for you all to meet my amazing 2015 couples!  They are taking me to places like Seattle, Washington DC, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh, and of course St. Louis.  I LOVE MY JOB and I can't wait to see what this year brings.  Stay tuned!
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