Once upon a time there were two scientists in love, named Allie and Matt. They planned a beautiful wedding at the Missouri Botanical Gardens that we were thrilled to photograph! This is the story of their special day.
Allie + Matt live in New York City so the first time that we met them in person was for their engagement session last summer. Upon meeting them we knew that they are one of those couples destined to be together! They have just the right mix of independence and shared interests. Among the many passions they share are: science, travel, their dog, running, and many more! Matt runs marathons all over the world and I was impressed to hear about all of the places they have visited. For them an adventurous honeymoon to Machu Picchu was the only choice!
As we expected, their wedding day was perfectly planned and allowed for the most important thing - enjoying time with their friends and family. Allie and Matt both got ready with their wedding party at the Drury Inn at Union Station. This worked out perfectly as Matt loves trains and we were able to do their first look...you guessed it...right infront of the trains across the street! The lighting and colors from the trains were really fun to play around with and they also allowed for some goofy photo ops :-) After getting some shots with their wedding party we headed to the Missouri Botanical Gardens to meander around the beautiful landscapes before the ceremony. Things were in full bloom and we were in flower heaven!
Their ceremony took place in the rose garden and being the organized planners that they are, they had sunglasses waiting for all of their guests as they took their seats. Allie's brother served as their officiant and I loved that their ceremony had a very personal touch throughout. After these two were officially hitched we snuck away to get some shots just the two of them and then joined everyone for their reception. The evening continued with three phenomenal speeches, lots of dancing, and enjoyment by all. Daniel and I were truly honored to have the opportunity to photograph Allie + Matt's wedding. We always appreciate our couples inviting us into their lives for these precious moments! Please enjoy some highlights from their special day!