Maggie and Andy :: Married in St. Louis, Missouri

I loved this little reception detail. Maggie printed off photos of every guest and used them as placed cards at the reception. Guests were instructed to use these photos to chat with other guests at their table about what was happening in the photo.


This was such a special wedding for me to shoot! I first met Maggie about 10 years ago and was SO incredibly honored when she reached out to me about photographing her wedding! Not only was this day really really beautiful, but it was also a true celebration of love. Congrats, Maggie and Andy!!

Sam and Deirdre :: Married at the Iconic Jewel Box at Forest Park in St. Louis

One of the best moments of the day… Sam made a speech about how most times at weddings, guests usually know about 4 people and they spend their time talking to each other. But the bride and groom know EVERYONE and would like nothing more than to talk to each and every person for long amounts of time, but there’s only so much time at a reception. Sam went on to say that he and Dierdre were so full of gratitude for every person in their lives that had attended so he learned to play the piano and sang a song dedicated to all the people they love most. It was truly one of the sweetest moments I have witnessed at a wedding.

Vendors who made this day lovely:

Ceremony Venue :: The Jewel Box at Forest Park

Reception Venue :: The Trolley Room at the St. Louis Forest Park Visitor’s Center

Photography :: Lisa Hessel Photography

Florals :: Les Bouquets