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The number five (5), who would think it would hold much significance? Certainly not me, however to Brittany and Stuart it holds A LOT of significance! To begin, October 5 is both of their birthdays! WOW, how cool is that? Besides that though, they also met on October 5… awesome! And, 5 years later, on October 5, they are married. So, let’s hear it for the power of 5!

I met Brittany and her sister Courtney when they arrived for the wedding consultation in February of this year. Ever since that day, Brittany has been one of the best clients anyone could hope for. I feel that after communicating for weeks and months prior to the big day, you form a friendship that will always be there. Even years down the road. Brittany is one of those people you just like, from the very beginning. She’s sweet, fun and pretty much always smiling. I was truly blessed they chose me to capture their wedding day. Even though rain threatened and a few plans were rearranged, it was a perfect day for a perfect couple.

The blue shoes were Brittany’s ‘something blue,’ I asked her if they were comfortable… NO was the answer. ūüėČ The things we girls go through!

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 Gorgeous bling on the dress from White Traditions Bridal House

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Adorable invites by Unique Moments

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I heart ring shots and the challenge of trying to capture something different each time. This was shot on a dark, reflective table with window light to camera left. A dramatic statement.

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Even with raindrops on the window, the atmosphere inside was bright and sunny. Beautiful bouquet by Petals & Bells.

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Stuart was very moved by Brittany’s note. I love capturing emotion in the guys, so sweet.

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Dressed and ready for what the days and years ahead have to offer!

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Mom had a very special gift for Brittany, a diamond necklace created with a diamond from mom’s original wedding set.

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Gift time from Stu… ¬†Ray Bans baby!

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Time to get Owen dressed… so handsome!

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There was time to relax and before we knew it, time to go.

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Sharp-dressed men!

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Stuart and Brittany opted to have a traditional wedding and not have a ‘first look’ prior to the ceremony. Stuart is noticeably moved at her beauty.

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The ceremony was very sweet.

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Mr. and Mrs. Willmann!

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Brittany’s sister Courtney was the maid of honor, when it came time for her speech, she began to RAP! She had written the whole thing… incredibly creative!

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The cake, created by Wedding Wonderland¬†Cakes, was the most unique design I’ve ever seen or photographed. They pulled this off perfectly… Stuart’s grooms cake was ‘burning off’ and

splattering Brittany’s perfect bride’s cake. Boys will be boys!

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Radiant Images Photography-St. Charles wedding photography-Ameristar Casino Resort Spa-Ameristar Hotel

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The night was awesome… great couple, great wedding, great party! I was blessed to be a part of it. Thank you!

Fabulous Vendors:

Flowers: Petals & Bells

Cake: Wedding Wonderland Cakes

Stationary: Unique Moments

Bridal Gown: White Traditions Bridal House

Men’s Suits: Savvi Formalwear

Hair/Makeup: Kasey Lamm and Jennifer Talley

Photography: Radiant Images Photography LLC

Fashion Bridal Shoot | White Traditions Bridal House

I am excited to write this post and share this fashion bridal shoot with everyone! Working with Jessica of  White Traditions Bridal House in St. Charles, MO was a blast! Her gowns are simply stunning and a must-see for every bride-to-be. We were blessed to have three gorgeous girls model the bridal gowns and they were all knock-outs! This fashion bridal shoot was photographed in the downtown St. Charles area. We were blessed by the most amazing weather ever! I LOVE fall!!

We showcased six stunning gowns for White Traditions Bridal House plus some equally stunning accessory headpieces created by Sherrie Lovely of Couture Designs By Ice Green Eyes. A few unique furnishings were also borrowed from Worn Vintage Rentals on Second Street in St. Charles.

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Below, Alex is wearing an Allure Bridal gown, simply stunning. Headpiece by Couture Designs by Ice Green Eyes.

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Courtney wearing Eden Bridals gown, headpiece created by Couture Designs by Ice Green Eyes, chair complements of Worn Vintage Rental

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Brittany, almost a bride herself (just a few days left!) is wearing a Justin Alexander gown. WOW, gorgeous!

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Alex, once again, in a Intuzuri London gown

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Alex is wearing a headpiece designed by Couture Designs by Ice Green Eyes

Fashion Bridal Shoot

On the left an Eden Bridal and on the right, Wtoo Bridal. Table and accessories by Worn Vintage Rental.

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Location: White Traditions Bridal House, St. Charles, MO

Hair: Kayla of Julius Monroe in O’Fallon, MO

Makeup: Lindsay Schwartz

Styling: Jessica Orf, White Traditions Bridal House, St. Charles, MO

Dresses: Allure Bridal, Eden Bridal, Intuzuri London, Justin Alexander and Wtoo

Headpieces: Sherrie Lovely of Couture Designs By Ice Green Eyes

Shoot Director: Kristina Cipolla

Models: Alex, Courtney and Brittany

Props: Worn Vintage Rental

Photography: Lori Johnson, Radiant Images Photography

Ben and Emily | A Quail Ridge Park Wedding

A perfect February winter wedding at Quail Ridge Park, complete with snow! Interestingly enough, I didn’t find out until the night before that I would be shooting this wedding. The original photographer fell very ill, a photographer’s worst nightmare! Fortunately, I had nothing on my calendar and when a photography friend of a photography friend called late last night I was able to commit to photographing Emily and Ben’s wedding. I have to say, I was the one blessed to get the call. They are such a sweet, genuine couple and the day was just perfect. Enjoy their story as told by my camara.

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Mark + Shaylyn | Engaged | St. Charles County Engagement Photographer

Perfect autumn day, perfect picturesque location, perfect couple! I had such a great time with these two at Montelle Winery in Southern St. Charles County. They are obviously so much in love and I found myself longing for my husband to be there with me. :) ¬†We began at the winery and then drove to Augusta and strolled in the park. ¬†Thank you Mark and Shaylyn for spending a little while with me in gorgeous Southern St. Charles County. I can’t wait for the wedding!

Hermann MO Wedding: Chad + Mandy | St. Charles County MO Wedding Photographer | Radiant Images Photography LLC

Weddings are my favorite event to photograph… the wedding of Chad and Mandy was no exception. However, it was a bit more exciting because I have known the families of this couple most of my life. ¬†They chose the lovely Hermann Hill Chapel as the venue and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. The summer of 2012 will long be remembered for the record-breaking heat…as well as for¬†memorable¬†weddings. The uniting of the Reading and Gibson families will be at the top of the list for 2012. I was honored to be a part of their day.

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