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Jake & Lauren | The Studio Inn at Malmaison Wedding

December 11, 2014

You guys.  I am so excited to share this wedding with you!!

Beautiful bride? Check.

Awesome wedding party? Check.

Gorgeous venue? Check.

Amazing details? Check!!

I couldn’t have scripted a better day if I tried.  Jake & Lauren were so genuinely excited and thrilled to be getting married & wanted the whole day to be a relaxed celebration of their love.  They pulled it off perfectly.  I cried during the ceremony from the gorgeous songs that were played & the true moments of worship that were shared during the ceremony.  It was truly amazing to witness.  After the ceremony, we headed out to the reception site and spent time photographing the wedding party while their guests started mingling and enjoyed playing the yard games that were set up.  Oversized Jenga & Kerplunk?  Yes, please!   (This venue is amazing.  If you’re getting married in St. Louis, you have to add it to your list of places to check out.)  After we completed the portraits, we headed into the reception to begin celebrating the new marriage.  Lauren’s sister lives in Ireland and was skyped in to be able to deliver her maid of honor speech.  Everyone was in tears.  It truly felt as if her sister were there celebrating right along with us.  I absolutely adored Lauren’s family & asked her dad if I could be an adopted daughter in their family.  They are truly an amazing family with so much love for each other.  I feel so incredibly honored that I was the one chosen to document this amazing day!

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Wedding Day Vendors:


Ceremony–Our Lady of Lourdes

Reception–Studio Inn at Malmaison

Cake–Blue Owl

Videography & DJ–Complete Entertainment

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  1. Angie

    December 11th, 2014 at

    Wow, what an absolutely beautiful wedding!! I love that portrait of her at the piano and that last one is amazing!

  2. darcy h

    December 11th, 2014 at

    Your weddings are so bright and joyful and gorgeous!!!! And thus couple is just Absolutley gorgeous! !!

  3. Kristine B

    December 11th, 2014 at

    Gorgeous!! The photos of them by the fence and the bridal party in front of those red doors??? Are you serious? So beautiful! Great images!!

  4. Tina

    December 11th, 2014 at

    Such lovely images! Love the veil photos…hmm really LOVE them all! You captured a lovely day so beautifully!

  5. Rachel S.

    December 12th, 2014 at

    Beautiful work! I LOVE their small intimate wedding party. The images with the red doors are fabulous! OH! and those images of the two of them backlit… SWOON! I also really love the images you captured of the flower girl and ring bearer, wonderful moments.

  6. JennyBZ

    December 12th, 2014 at

    oh kellie!!! another beautiful wedding!! that last image! are you kidding me?!? PERFECTION!! i also adore that black and white of the bride sitting at the piano. Stunning!! What a gorgeous bride and that dress is to die for! it was made for her! You are good at what you do, friend! xx

  7. Bobbi

    December 12th, 2014 at

    WUV…. TWUUUU WUVVVV!!!!! I love this couple!!!!

  8. Caitlynn

    December 12th, 2014 at

    What?! Jenga & Kerplunk?! A Skype maid of honor speech?! I like this couple’s style. Love the one of them kissing in the vineyard – the light, the location, the couple! Also, I can’t get enough of that last one. Oh. My. Goodness. What a beautifully documented wedding.

  9. maike rinaye

    December 13th, 2014 at

    Her veil is GORGEOUS! Love it! And those red doors with the entire bridal party… perfection.

  10. Destinee

    December 15th, 2014 at

    k-loving the games/details. What a beautiful bride!
    That picture of what I’m assuming is their first dance. Steamy!
    Great work capturing this day for them!

  11. rachel

    December 15th, 2014 at

    Such a gorgeous wedding – LOVE the details, and that dipping shot with the kiss is amazing!

  12. Micah

    December 15th, 2014 at

    What a perfectly beautiful wedding day!! And you captured every part of it fantastically!! Great work!

  13. Faye

    December 15th, 2014 at

    What a beautiful wedding of a beautiful couple. I love how you captured everything. Such a wonderful job!

  14. Molly

    December 15th, 2014 at

    What a beautiful wedding! Lauren is STUNNING (her dress!), the details are perfect (I want to eat the heck out of whatever that pie is WHILE I play all those games), the bridal party looks fab. I love all of their portraits and the variety you got, but that last shot stands out to me the most. Great job! Congrats, Lauren + Jake! 😀

  15. Megan D

    December 17th, 2014 at

    Kellie!!!! You are SO good at what you do!!! You capture the most perfect details. I love it! Their portraits are stunning! Outstanding job as usual!

  16. Melissa Yocum

    December 19th, 2014 at

    WOW!! You knocked this one out of the park!! The whole post I kept thinking, ooh! this is my favorite, and then it kept happening. LOVE the architecture at their location and the fields and fences…wow…their portraits are unbelievable…GORGEOUS!!! Truly, though, this whole wedding is amazing. Beautiful job!!

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