The day had finally come. Jeff + Elise would walk down the aisle, exchange their vows and promise to each other forever. These two have such a special story. It reminded me that there is beauty in chaos and sometimes when things don’t work out the way you plan– a plan perfectly for you is coming together. Jeff and Elise were engaged at their gorgeous new home they had built together and went on to plan a wedding last year, in September. They had no idea that their plans would soon change when they found out their were expecting the arrival of their sweet little Porter. Scheduled to make his grand appearance on none other than their WEDDING date. Turns out, life has a way of working itself out and little blue-eyed, blonde haired Porter was there to celebrate his family becoming one. The day was perfect and they will always look back and remember the smile on their sweet boy’s face. These had the most gorgeous fairytale wedding on Jeff’s family farm in Stolpe, MO. With the help of their family and friends, it was so perfectly “them.”
This wasn’t their original plan (thanks global pandemic), but it was perfect for the two of them. It was exactly what Elise had dreamt of and once again, through the ups and downs, they so gracefully handled the obstacles thrown at them and their day was filled with so much love and laughter and light.
It was such a pleasure being there to celebrate my long-time friends become one, but even more– it was such an honor to be trusted to document their love story on their wedding day. I know that their lives together will be beautiful and I can’t wait to sit back and watch and I can’t wait to share with you a little glimpse into their fairytale. Enjoy some of my favorites!
Hair: Elizabeth Hoemann, Nikki Hopper & Kris Seitter
Make-up Artist: Haley & Jenna Thompson
Dress: Mimi’s Bridal
Tux: Wedding Creations
Catering: Front Street Catering
Rings: Shane Co.
Ceremony Venue: St. John Stolpe Church
Reception Location: Meyer Family Farm
Florals: Donna Meyer
Cake: Kelly Brueggemann
Cupcakes: Megan Hoerstkamp
DJ: Around The Clock DJ