midwest brides

Emily + Jon {Defiance, Missouri || 11.03.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Harbaugh

Oh how I absolutely love a fall wedding, but make it a fall wedding at a beautiful Missouri winery with the sweetest bride + groom .... I'm still swooning. From the perfect fall flowers (oh those colors ... perfection) to the bride + groom incorporating family heirlooms as some of their details to the groom writing the song that his bride walked down the aisle to, Emily + Jon's wedding simple couldn't have been any sweeter (or more perfect)!

Emily + Jon, thank you for trusting me to capture your special day. Your love for one another and joy for life itself, was something truly beautiful to witness and capture. Adore you both!

xoxo,

Mel
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Bride's Dress:  Mia Grace Bridal
DJ:  Complete Weddings + Events St. Louis
Bundt Cakes:  Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers:  Walter Knoll Florist
Venue and Wedding Coordinator:  Chandler Hill Vineyards


Abbey + Seth {Oran, Missouri || 10.20.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Griffin

There's just something about a small town wedding that always warms my heart. Surrounded by the sweetest of friends and family, Abbey + Seth's small town wedding was just perfection. From the gorgeous details {give me all the rose gold} to the most gorgeous bride {talk about stunning}, this Oran, Missouri, wedding was one after my own heart!

Abbey + Seth, you two truly couldn't be anymore adorable together, and your big day was the sweetest display of your love for one another. What a perfect day it truly was! Thank you for trusting me to capture it all for you!

xoxo,

Mel
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Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Florals:  Magnolia Market-Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Reception Decor: Magnolia Market 
Videographer:  Bruce Gaines Cinematography
Save the Dates and Invitations: Mollie Paperie
Bridal Gown, Veil, and Earrings:  Maggie Louise


Monica + Ramez {Los Angeles, California || 10.14.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Ibrahim

If you've ever met Monica + Ramez {and all their sweet family and friends}, you'd know exactly how special and loving their big day was. I don't know if I've ever been to a wedding before where the groom and bride were showered with so much love and selfless attention on them {throughout the ENTIRE day}. My heart truly melted watching the amount of love between these newlyweds, their family, and their friends. That is what a wedding is truly about .... a celebration of love, family, and friendship.

{Oh, and if you've never been to an Egyptian reception ... you're missing out! From the food, to {ALL}the dancing, to the music ... they know how to throw the perfect celebration! So much fun!}

Monica and Ramez, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your engagement session and big day. You're both so special to me! Have the BEST time ever in Hawaii!

xoxo,

Mel
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Reception Venue: Brandview Ballroom and Patio - L.A. Banquets
Bridal Gown: The Blush Couture
Florals: L'Etoile Design
Cake: L'Etoile Design
Hair Dresser: Rania Ibrahim 
Makeup: Makeup by Ellyn
Groom's Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Videographer: Kale York
Videographer Second Shooter: Jenna Wagner