We had a really busy January, starting with a very special wedding. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was meeting Kristah and Nick at Hermann Park for their engagement session. Wait, I should probably rewind a little further, lets go back to 1995 (gasp!), when I first met Kristah, a slightly shy but incredibly sweet classmate. Kristah was always so kind hearted, she always included me in the playground favorite of cops and robbers, she critiqued my research paper in seventh grade (consequently I got an A too!), and was always patient when I would arrive fifteen minutes late in eight grade after failing to pick out the “perfect outfit” (sorry Mrs. Miller!!!). Nearly twenty years later, the day had arrived, Kristah and Nick’s wedding day, and it really couldn’t have been more perfect!
Little blue box compliments of Nick. He is GOOD! And that garter? Same garter Kristah’s mom wore! ( :
I have always admired how close Kristah’s family is and I couldn’t help but smile when I saw how happy Kristah’s sister looked on her wedding day.
It always makes my eyes tear up when I get to wittiness the Dad’s reaction. Dr. Miller just looks so proud!!!
Next onto the dashing groom, who was very excited to see his bride during their first look!
Because Kristah and Nick’s ceremony started at sunset, they choose to have a first look. Seeing Nick’s tender reaction was one of my favorite parts of the day!
After a few minutes together, it was time for us to head to the church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and catch the last rays of light as guests arrived.
Do you really believe these two are shy? ( :
I couldn’t even describe how beautiful Kristah was when she was walking down the isle…..
And Nick’s smile was priceless! ( :
Could it have been more picturesque?!
One of my favorites below….
And they’re MARRIED!!!!!!
After a sweet ceremony and some quick family photos, we headed over to Shirley Acres to celebrate!
Nick seemed very happy to finally be dancing with his wife ( :
Who doesn’t love the detail of a handkerchief wrapped around the bouquet? So romantic!
After dances and dinner it was time for the cake cutting!
And then Dr. Miller’s sincere speech!
After some laughs and a toast to the bride and groom, the dance floor opened and everyone was ready to cut a rug! Well, almost everyone ( ;
Kristah and Nick – how do you ever get anything accomplished with such a hilarious co-worker?!?!
In between songs we snuck outside for a few minutes to take a couple of photos of just the newlyweds!
Then we quickly headed back inside so we didn’t miss out on too much dancing ( ;
Then onto the ruthless bouquet toss ( ;
Finally it was time to say goodnight. Everyone was having so much fun, it was hard to shut down the party. Luckily we had some help getting everyone’s attention from a close family friend (see below). I need to learn how to do that!
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Woolley! I have never seen bigger smiles or happier friends and families. I cannot wait to hear about all the adventures in store for you both. Big big hugs!!!!