I do so love a winter wedding. And what a privilege to photograph an event as lovely as Alex and Jay’s.
We had just the right amount of snow on the ground, a bright winter sky, and maybe a bit of a chill in the air. If you were in Alex and Jay’s wedding party, you know by “a bit” I really mean “a whole heck of a lot.” It was a true Missouri December day with frigid temps and icy winds, but smiles still abounded. There was so much joy all around… from family, friends, and of course the bride and groom. The way they look at each other makes me a little giddy.
Oh, and as an added bonus, Alex is a friend of a friend. And on her wedding day, I found out she’s more of a friend of several friends! We were running into people we knew left and right at the reception, which was an unexpected treat. It’s wonderful when worlds collide.
Alex’s grandpa worked with a jeweler to design a special piece of heirloom jewelry for Alex. Three roses represent three special women in his life… his wife, his daughter, and his granddaughter Alex. So sweet.
Beautiful bouquets from the lovely Melinda at Les Bouquets
such joy. love these two.
Alex looks 100% like her mom. 100%.
Oh hey. It’s Gretchen and Matt .
Alex and Jay, I wish you so much joy and happiness in your new life together. It was such a delight to be present on such a special day, and I count it as a blessing to have gotten to know you. It makes me a little sad that your wedding is over because I so enjoyed talking with over the course of your engagement. But, with all of the friends I now know we have in common, it’s quite likely our paths will cross again. Much love to you both!
Photography :: Lisa Hessel Photography
Church :: Graham Chapel at Washington University
Reception :: The Crystal Ballrom at the Renaissance Grand Hotel
Hair :: Ashley, Ginger Bay
Flowers :: Les Bouquets
Band :: Downtime Band
Cake :: The Cakery