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casey & joel | wedded bliss

casey & joel….. i just really loved this couple. i got to know them via text during quarantine. isn’t that how all good friendships begin? they had to work around a pandemic in order to get married, but i am so happy they made it happen. their wedding was gorgeous! casey is one of the most beautiful brides i have ever photographed – i am convinced she needs to be a model for wedding magazines.

the details of this wedding were some of my favorites ever. casey made charms with photos of her grandpas and joel’s dad for them to carry during the day. her dad also made all the lanterns for the centerpieces and aisle runners, as well as 2 gorgeous wine barrels. yes – he HANDMADE them! casey’s mom also made the bridal bouquet – i was in awe. i know she spent a lot of hours on making it perfect, and i thought it was gorgeous.

i love when the bride and her dad have a first look…. we were able to have dad wait for her at the bottom of the stairs, and casey just looked so breath-taking descending the stairs. when i saw her dad wiping tears away, i knew we had a successful first look.

i could have photographed these two for hours and hours, even though it felt like we were standing on the surface of the sun. 😉 i am pretty sure we kept the bottled water company in business that afternoon!

I.LOVE.THIS.RING. when i saw her black diamond, i was in awe. it’s so fantastic! there was some worry that the wedding bands wouldn’t arrive by the wedding day (thank you covid), but somehow joel made it happen for casey!

the bridal party was wonderful too! they were all super attentive and caring and they kept the water coming! …even the kids were gorgeous!

i really thought the venue was beautiful – it was full of gorgeous photo locations {simple blessings farm in knob noster, mo]! it definitely had the cozy barn vibe, but with elegance. (and who doesn’t love twinkle lights everywhere??)

you are finally married, casey & joel! you are officially now a family of four, and i am so happy for all of you. i loved being a part of your day (and i am still craving your wedding dinner), and i am looking forward to watching you two in the future (and forcing you to come back for more photos)!

i wish you only the best, casey & joel!