One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is when I get to work with the same family multiple times. I first met Stacey & Tim when I photographed Stacy's brother's wedding a few years ago. (Charlie & Dana were married on May 4th and had a "May the Fourth Be With You/Star Wars" themed wedding!) Being able to work with the Akers again and welcome The Buskes to the ATP Family was one of the highlights of last year for me.
Their wedding was classic, elegant, and timeless. From the tailored navy blue suits with vests to the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses, every detail was perfectly matched. They had so many personal touches on their big day! From the special gifts that the bride & groom gave their bridal party, to the request of having a shot of all the women in the families with their wedding rings... I just loved all of it!! (And can we please give Stacey a high-five for having the most adorable pair of Kate Spade Keds tennis shoes on hand for the reception?! LOVE KATE SPADE!)
As usual, the team at The Caramel Room knocked everyone's socks off!! We absolutely love working with these guys because I always know that my clients are in good hands and that the reception will go off without a hitch. I never have a worry when working there! The couple partied the night away while the guests enjoyed the Fish Eye Fun photobooth all night long.
Happy First Anniversary , Stacey & Tim!! (A few weeks early!) THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing Abbie Takes Pictures! Please see below for a complete list of all the hard working, talented vendors that contributed to this fantastic day!
The Incredible Vendor Team
Ceremony & Reception venue: The Caramel Room at Bissinger's
Catering: 23 City Blocks Catering @ The Caramel Room
Florist: Dragonfly Event Creations
Cake: Laura's Cake Art
Ceremony music: Rockstar DJ
Favors: Fish Eye Fun Photobooth
Stationery: Ink Spot
Transportation: JED Limousines
Gown: Clarice's Bridal
Hair: Mia Stuckel - Hair
Makeup: Makeup By S.H.E - Susan Evans
Bridesmaid dresses: After Six (Icelandic)
Tuxedos: Callahan's Tuxedo
Photography: Abbie Takes Pictures
Take the most kind-hearted, compassionate, hard-working nurse and pair her with the most social, energetic, kind man... and you've got yourself Erin & Ryan. This couple joined the 2016 ATP Wedding Family early last summer and I'd been looking forward to their engagement session for quite some time. When we first met, I knew I wanted to travel to Columbia, MO (and to the Mizzou Campus!) to take their photos for this session. Columbia is where they met and fell in love. Through college their relationship blossomed into the love of a lifetime. They even told me about "this huge tree in the middle of a field"v and I knew exactly what they were talking about and had been dying to shoot there for a very long time!!
In late October, we traveled halfway across the state. I was so pleased with the overcast weather (a photographer's dream!) and even had Daniel Berry (DanielBerryPhotography.com) there to assist during the shoot.
Do you ever smile so much that your face hurts?? Ryan sure does and had us cracking up with his "face massages"... :)
We also learned that if Erin wants Ryan to "dip" her in the middle of the street that we should probably prep both of them with a countdown. We almost had a major trauma occur... but thank goodness for Ryan's quick moves!! He immediately yelled to Dan and I, "Dude! Did you guys see that! That wasn't a dip - that was a TRUST FALL!" LOL!! We all couldn't stop giggling once we realized that she was safe. :)
As you can see... they did nail the shot the second time!
Also - a HUGE THANKS to the always chipper and hilarious Daniel Berry. You were an awesome assistant!
We can't wait for their big day in August 2016 at The Caramel Room at Bissinger's, one of our favorite venues in St. Louis, MO!