Emma and Matt :: Married at Bissinger’s Caramel Room

Prepare yourself. Emma and Matt’s wedding sure did have a whole lot of lovely in every second of the day. I may or may not have gone a bit overboard on this post. And I’m not one bit sorry.

We ended Matt and Emma’s wedding day with this photo on the rooftop of their reception venue and I think this elation sums up the day pretty well.


Vendors who made this day lovely
Ceremony and Reception Venue :: The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s
Florals :: Poppies Design Studio
Wedding Coordination :: St. Louis Wedding Consultants
Cake :: Kaked by Katie
DJ :: Rockstar DJs

Melle Veronesi - You did not go overboard at all! This wedding is gorgeous!

Emma and Kirk :: Married at Haue Valley

Emma and Kirk’s wedding day was filled with emotion and love… and just a bit of rain :). But even though the rain started just minutes before their outdoor ceremony at Haue Valley, everyone remained calm and crossed their fingers that it would clear up… and it did! Totally worth the wait! Congrats to Kirk and Emma!

The crew that made Emma’s dream of an outdoor ceremony a reality!

A+ for these dads who held their babies for the entire ceremony!

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