Welcome to another beautiful wedding! Everything on Jamie & Patrick's wedding date took place at the Anheuser Estate in Kimmswick, MO. The girls got ready on site in the upstairs of the house and the ceremony was right out back, overlooking the Mississippi River.
The day started out quite rainy and then tapered off some, but turned very humid (this is Missouri, after all). Then it rained some more before the ceremony before the sun finally decided to come out, just in time. Not only was the ceremony in a beautiful setting, but I loved the slight changes from the traditional. For instance, Jamie and Patrick walked down the aisle together, then, of course, also walked out. Their dogs were part of the ceremony, too!
Following the ceremony, guests could play lawn games such as life size chess or giant Jenga and the reception took place on site as well. Jamie wanted some photos on the old bridge and we headed down, forgetting about school homecomings. The place was swamped big time. But we managed to grab a little piece of the bridge and get some great shots. I was also able to order up some Photoshop and have some experts erase people from the background of a wide shot.
Back at the reception, House DJ St. Louis took over and hosted a lit party under the tent as it had started raining again. Guests were even able to put money down to decide whether Jamie or Patrick got a cupcake in the face. Spoiler: it was Patrick. I think mom/grandma may have had a lot to do with that one, I did see her high-fiving a certain little granddaughter of hers soon thereafter. The shoe game, without shoes - much better, a mustache and lips on sticks to play the game. There was even a drinking game for the wedding party that was very humorous, as one can see in some of the later pictures. Oh, I also loved the "guestbook" which was a custom painting of a bride and groom with their names and date that guests could sign! Super cute.
Despite the rain, it was a lovely day. I wish Jamie and Patrick and their family all the best! Oh, and yes, I love love love when brides choose non-traditional dresses, isn't hers beautiful!?