Illinois brides

Danielle + Andrew {Augusta, Missouri || 09.15.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Rathmann

This wedding was one after my own heart with all of the "delicate" details (I used that word WAY too much at this wedding.), gorgeous venue (This Missouri winery was breathtaking! Go visit Augusta, y'all! You won't regret it!), and the sweetest couple I've ever met. From the best man's perfect speech ( ... which wasn't even written down!) to the perfect weather on the most perfect day, Danielle + Andrew's wedding will always be one of my favorite moments I've had the honor of capturing.

Thank you, Danielle + Andrew, for trusting me to capture your perfect winery wedding. It was ALL kinds of perfect in my eyes! I couldn't be happier for you two and your families! 

xoxo,

Melissa

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Second Shooter:  Melissa Stevens
Venue:  Noboleis Vineyards


Kelsi + James {Kelso, Missouri || 08.11.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Jansen

Kelsie + James' wedding will forever be one of my favorites, y'all! This sweet {and, not to mention, crazy gorgeous} couple definitely didn't shy away from making their wedding "them," which totally stole my little photog heart! From a random pitstop at McDonald's to the entire wedding party diving into the middle layer of the wedding cake by fork, there was never a lack of enthusiasm and laughter with this wedding party.

Kelsie + James, I hope you had THE BEST time in the Bahamas on your honeymoon! {Totally jealous!}. Thank you both for trusting me to capture your big day. It truly couldn't have been more "you," and that's what it's ALL about!

Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Jansen!

xoxo,

Mel
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Venues:  Rusted Route FarmsRay's Plaza Banquet Center
Ceremony Location: St. Augustine Catholic Church
Bridal Shop:  Clarice's Bridal Fashions
Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Videographer: Bruce Gaines