Dear Bride, you are absolutely breathtaking and your hubby is beyond handsome. Your smile is contagious and your wedding is just the right mix of posh and playful. Okay, okay before I start to sound like a full blown wedding stalker, you need to know it’s not only the couple that make this wedding positively heart-stopping, it’s also all the amazing images from Hawes Photography that let us witness the pure Missouri magic. The light is so incredible it has us wanting to leap right in and bask in the glow of this vineyard affair. You’re going to have to pull us kicking and screaming out of the gallery because we’re smitten with this couple’s sweet, sophisticated style and we’re here to stay.

From Hawes Photography… There are a lot of things I could tell you about Joel and Ellie’s wedding, but really it could be summed up with their choice of “I wanna hold your hand” as the song Ellie would walk down the aisle to. That really captures their relationship. It’s simple, fun and loving.

Of course, I’m not here just because they are great people, they also know how to throw a super stylish, romantic event. Balducci’s Winery served as the perfect backdrop for their ceremony in the round. Guests grabbed a drink before finding a seat for the simple ceremony. The partying continued after we soaked up a gorgeous sunset during our portrait time. Guests ate by candlelight then hit the dance floor and the cigar bar.

Wedding Photography: Hawes Photography / Wedding + Ceremony Venue: Balducci’s Winery / Wedding Cinematography: Tower Studios / Floral Design: Flowers to the People / Wedding Cake: Russell’s Bakery / Bride’s Shoes: Delman (Ella) / Wedding Dress: Allure via White Traditions Bridal House / Groom’s Tuxedo: Black by Vera Wang

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