STL Weddings

Liz+Zach. by Stephanie Bannon

This summer I had the privilege to photograph this special couple’s wedding. The former, Miss Salzburg, was my youngest daughter’s preschool teacher AND if you know my Ellie, you know this must be one special teacher. Miss Salzburg loves her preschool kids and LOVES what she does. They got married at her childhood church, Immanuel Lutheran in St. Charles, which is also were she works.

The ceremony took place in the newly remodeled sanctuary. The roof collapsed about a year ago but was all ready for Liz and Zach to get married in it. It was beautiful.

The day was so hot and humid but Liz and Zach and the BEST attitudes and so did there wedding party. It was so obvious how much they all cared and loved each other. Liz is thoughtful and focused on details so in each girl’s bouquet she added a piece of the bridesmaid dress she wore in their weddings. In her sister’s and her own bouquet they had a piece of their mother’s wedding dress. It was a super thoughtful detail and all the girls loved it.

The reception was filled with family and friends and a WHOLE lot of fun! They had cookie dough balls for treats and the dance floor was hoping! It was the perfect end to a perfect day! Congratulations you two!

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Michael+Stephanie. by Stephanie Bannon

I’ve got news for you guys. IF you choose to have a March wedding it will probably rain, AND THAT’S NOT A BAD THING!!! This wedding day was beautiful and it rained from beginning to end. We made a plan, we changed the plan, AND it worked out AMAZING. I’m getting pretty good at this rainy day thing, if I do say so myself. 😉 We had a super day from the beginning to the very end….AND I’m pretty sure everyone else did too!

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Westin Hotel in St. Louis. The rooms were simple and modern and had plenty of room for everyone. We also had an amazing view of Busch Stadium. Everyone had a blast hanging out and prepping for the day. After a quick lunch everyone regrouped and headed downstairs for the ceremony. Family and friends gathered and Stephanie and Michael were soon married!

Because of the dropping cold temperatures and constant rain we opted for covered, easy to get to locations. We used areas around the hotel, a beautiful local seminary and the super hip Urban Chestnut Brewery to do the family and wedding party pictures….AND they did not disappoint.

The night concluded at the Anheuser Busch Bier Garden. It was the perfect venue! Before we entered the beautiful room Stephanie and Michael had a little fun with some Champagne bottles and their friends in front of the famous “B”! I’ve never seen champagne spray so well. 😂 The room had the most perfect string lights and couldn’t have been more perfect. The day was truly a day to be remembered! Congratulations you two!!

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From the Bride: “Hiring Stephanie (and Micah) as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made throughout the whole wedding planning process. I was immediately taken with Stephanie's talent for photography. The flawless way she transforms intimate moments into beautiful lasting images is unparalleled. BUT Stephanie was more than just our photographer. She went above and beyond what I ever could have asked from her. She always had on hand the small things that were needed, whether it be umbrellas, hand warmers, or much needed advice on how to bustle a dress! She was the driver of the day keeping our families and wedding party on time and happy for photos, even a very tired and grumpy ring bearer was laughing and smiling for pictures! She worked with me to make a timeline and for the day including places we would stop for pictures. However it rained ALL day, but before I even had time to panic or think about alternatives Stephanie already had a list of places we would go instead and I knew I could trust her judgement fully. If you are looking for a photographer that is all that and more, Stephanie is your girl!” ~Stephanie Hoffman

Diane+Matt. by Stephanie Bannon

If I only had one word to describe this wedding I’d have to say classic. Every single detail was classy and beautiful. It fit this couple perfectly. The day started at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown St. Louis. All the staff were super helpful which helped the day run smoothly.

The ceremony took place at a beautiful church a few miles away. Diane and Matt chose to not see each other before the ceremony so everyone could hardly wait for Diane to make her appearance. The looks her and her Dad gave each other were priceless as they entered the church and Matt tried to patiently wait for her to make it down the long aisle.

After the ceremony we did pictures right outside of the Magnolia Hotel. The wedding parties’ colors looked AMAZING with the teal doors and Diane surprised Matt with a classic car for their transportation for the day. It couldn’t have looked more magazine worthy parked in front of the hotel. SO CLASSIC.

The evening ended at the Magnolia Hotel and even had a surprise guest arrive. Diane was so surprised when her favorite singer, Celine Dion arrived, she couldn’t help but put on a little performance with her! 😜 The reception was a blast and it was clear that Diane and Matt are so so loved by all their family and friends. It was a night to remember! Congratulations you two!

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Liz+Tyler. by Stephanie Bannon

Meet Liz and Tyler. These two opted for a first look and it was just about the sweetest thing ever. Nerves began to flare up but once they saw each other their excitement was contagious and they were ready to get the day going.

Their wedding took place at the Holiday Inn in Eureka. The hotel was huge and had a castle like feel. The day was cold and dreary but nothing was going to get these two down. 

There was a huge beautiful field behind the hotel and although spring hadn't quite sprung the colors were gorgeous. It rained the entire day so overhangs and umbrellas were our best friends and this group had smiles on their faces the entire time. 

The ceremony was a blast! The kids were rockin' the dance floor and everyone was having a super time; even grandma. I'm pretty sure these two could be surrounded and loved by a better group. Congratulations you two!

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Katelyn+Tim. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh my, did I love this wedding. This December wedding did NOT disappoint. The day, the wedding and the people were beautiful.

The ceremony took place at UMSL chapel which always looks so classy. Katelyn and Tim fit right in. :)

The sun sets early in December but with a super timeline we were able to fit in multiple locations. This was the first time ever that the groomsmen asked if they could throw the groom. Under the arch worked perfectly AND all parties involved came out uninjured. They also nailed it! (full disclosure it took a few tries)

The reception took place at the Westin downtown. It was an amazing location and Saving Grace Occasions helped make sure all the details were prefect! I've never seen such a fun group AND a flash mob broke out! It was pretty spectacular and a first for me! Congratulations you two! 

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Amanda+Mitch. by Stephanie Bannon

Amanda got ready at home surrounded by her closest friends. The morning was calm and relaxed and everything fell into place. Her dress was spot on perfect! 

I love the Jewel Box in Forest Park.  The light and color is always beautiful! 

After the ceremony we headed out for wedding party pictures. This group was super fun and the location fit perfectly with Amanda and Mitch's classy style.