5.15.21 Versailles, MO
It was such an honor when Heidi messaged me about photographing their wedding! She also does photography and it’s always a privilege to have another photographer ask you to take their photos!
Back in February they were in Pennsylvania and we managed to squeeze an engagement session in to their busy schedule. They were so much fun and comfortable together I knew their wedding would be a good one!
Barry and Heidi knew each other for a long time, and by the time they started dating it didn’t take long to decide they wanted to be together for life! Half a year later and the big day was finally here! We flew out to Missouri the day before and so we were able to photograph all the details and be at the rehearsal the night before. Which was a good thing, because the next morning photos started as soon as it was light! Heidi got ready in the tiny guest house on her parent’s property where the newlyweds plan to live as they build their own house.
I was checking the weather obsessively in the 24 hours before their wedding day ( as I always do 🙂 ) When the time we had the first look scheduled arrived, it was sprinkling, but it didn’t look like we had much of a choice but to move ahead anyway! Another thing we discovered was that somehow her bridal bouquet was missing and she had to carry one of the bridesmaids’. None of this stressed or fazed her though- she was so sweet about everything and just ready to get married!
As we moved into portraits after the first look, the sprinkles stopped! The rest of the morning only gave us a few more now and then until we were finished with all the photos, then the skies opened up again. God is so good and definitely answered our prayers!
The bridal party was a fun group! The girls wore rust colored dresses and carried white bouquets. We took all the photographs at Heidi’s home in the lush green of the Missouri landscape. It was so nice to not have to walk far:)
The ceremony was held at the little country church they attended. Afterward they greeted all their guests in the back and cousins served an appetizer of pretzels, cheese and iced coffee.
At the reception, tables were decorated in classy blacks and gold. Barry and the bride’s brother built a custom pergola over the long bridal table.
Steve and Miriam Reber catered the delicious homestyle chicken and potatoes meal, and cupcakes and a beautiful cake were made by Sweet Farm bakery. A few of the bridal party and family shared stories and advice at the mic. It’s always interesting getting to know the bride and groom a bit more that way! Barry and Heidi, your life from here on out will definitely not be dull if it’s anything like your life before this ( according to your friends😄)Amid hugs from friends and family the couple made their exit in Barry’s truck and headed for their honeymoon in Colorado!
Paper designs: The Simple Design Co
Dress: Grace Zimmerman
Florals: River City Florist
Cake and Cupcakes: Sweet Farm Bakery
Catering: Steve Reber Family
light + love, Michelle