Let’s face it, Mondays can be a bit tough. So we try to do our part by filling your screens with some serious pretty so you can start your week off in style. And this Kuhs Farm wedding from White-Klump Photography is the perfect way to do just that. It’s overflowing with lovely, so grab your second cup of jo and head on into the gallery for even more.
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From White-Klump Photography….When I first heard the details of this wedding I couldn’t wait to be a part of it all. Susan and Kevin are two of the most fun loving and carefree couples I know! Susan said, “Being older we knew we didn’t want a typical wedding. We had already been to a million of the same kind of wedding.” Susan and Kevin stayed true to their word. They decided to hold their even at the breathtaking Kuhs Farm right outside St. Louis, Missouri. The pre-ceremony was filled with yard games such as corn hole, croquet, washers, and horseshoes. Parasols were given to the guests as they played, sipped on intoxicating lemonade from the adult lemonade stand and listened to a blue grass band. Then it was time for the ceremony which took place to the monumental oak tree at the estate complete with old wooden doors that led the aisle and also served the purpose as programs. Bridesmaids and bridesman wore navy dresses and navy striped ties with a hint of coral. Cocktail hour consisted of hayrides around the farm, petting zoo, and popcorn station. The reception was held in a tent on top of the hill that overlooks the Missouri River. Exclusive Events designed a gorgeous streamer chandelier that really added to the whimsical nature of the tent. Centerpieces included peach, coral, and gold accents. The food added to the fun loving nature. Guests were served a seven course meal all family style of the couple’s favorite food such as bbq brisket, gourmet macaroni and cheese, and cucumber salad. Between dancing the night away guests also enjoyed a bonfire complete with all of the s’more fixings and a firework display that could have easily doubled as the Fourth of July St. Louis Fair.
Photography: White-Klump Photography | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Floral Design: Artistry Florists | Cake: Sarah's Cake Shop | Invitations: M. Haley Designs | Ceremony Venue: Kuhs Farm | Reception Venue: Kuhs Farm | Catering: Hollyberry Catering | Event Planning: St. Louis Wedding Consultants | Coordination: Exclusive Events Inc. | Men\'s Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Rentals: Aries
Jordan Brittley is a photographer after my own heart. With captures are so effortlessly chic that basically anything she shoots turns to art, it’s no wonder we tend to drop everything and swoon whenever her work comes our way. On today’s agenda? A cozy farm engagement featuring a couple so insanely cute it could make your heart swell with happiness. Yep, this e-sesh is one for the books.
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From Jordan Brittley… It’s more than just the blues and greens of a late summer morning that will melt your heart today. It is the intimate joy that is found only in the purest kind of love. They walked through the meadows of “North County’s Narnia” as the sun peaked over the gardens and awoke the farm animals in a gentle whisper.
They took a bicycle ride to the farm where they cut up apples and the horse pranced with delight. She giggled as the horse took the last piece of apple from her hand and giggled again when the little goat started chewing on her dress. And then they ran away to walk through the gardens and read to each other and hold hands in the meadow.
From the Bride… Our engagement session began on a beautiful late summer morning just after sunrise. It was a lovely morning filled with joy, laughter, and togetherness as we basked in the beauty of creation all around us. Kuhs Estate and Farm is often described as “North County’s Narnia” and it did indeed feel like we were experiencing a magical world that morning. Strolling through the gardens hand in hand, lying on a blanket and reading together, riding through the field together on a vintage bicycle, and feeding the horses while a little goat pranced along happily beside us were whimsical moments that were perfectly captured by Jordan Brittley through the lens of her camera. We truly enjoyed our engagement session and we are thankful to have these beautiful photographs to remind us of the experiences and shared passions that have drawn us together in friendship and love. As we grow old together, I want to always look back and remember the days of reading “A Severe Mercy” together, the countless “moments made eternity” that we spent together in nature, and the joy that filled our hearts through laughter and deep love for one another.
My favorite memory from our engagement session is of a playful little goat who wandered over to us as we stood along the fence feeding the horses. This baby goat had such a happy spirit and seemed to dance along. It kept us all laughing as it chewed on my dress and the dress of our photographer and then proceeded to follow us through the field.
I am excited to experience life together with my best friend and spend each day by his side. Our entire relationship has been long-distance, so we are both looking forward to the day when we can wake up next to each other and enjoy simply being together in the same place. I am looking forward to growing deeper in friendship and love with my husband and understanding new depths of the gospel of God’s grace, forgiveness, and unconditional love through marriage.
Photography: Jordan Brittley | Kuhs Estate and Farm: Lauren | The Crimson Petal: Kelly Jurotich
I am the biggest, biggest fan of Clary Pfeiffer and it has everything to do with those dreamy, light-filled images of hers. And this couple, gave her so very much to work with in a St. Louis garden inspired wedding woven with pretty touches like peach garden roses whipped up by Wildflowers and a lace dress by Vera Wang that will forever be one of my favorites. So go ahead, grab all the pretty peaks your heart desires right here in the full gallery.
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From the Bride… David and I met at a dive bar in Denver. I had just moved to Denver a few months before from Chicago and my roommates had convinced me to go out on the town. I remember seeing David across the bar and thinking he was handsome. David came up to me a bit later and told me that I looked familiar. I let him probe with questions for a bit but having just moved there I knew it was unlikely we had met before. I thought that it had been a cute pick up line though! Later David told me this was the pick up line his brother had used on his future wife and that is why he had used it. Somehow during our conversation we ended up talking about my favorite ice cream in Denver (salted oreo, so good) and we made a date to get some the next night. Our ice cream date lasted into the morning hours talking under the stars. I called my Mom the next day and told her I had met the man I was going to marry. David and I saw each other the next 10 days in a row and the rest is beautiful, ice cream filled history.
David and I spend a lot of time outside; adventures in nature are a big part of the reason we each moved to Denver. After we got engaged we knew our top priority was to be surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors. While on a visit to St. Louis to see David’s family we were on our way to get….. ice cream (I told you it is big part of our relationship) and we saw the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park lit up at night perched atop a beautiful hill. We chose it that night as our location and from there prioritized the comfort of our guests, the incorporation of our casual style, and making the nature and the outdoors center stage. Our vision included a more casual garden attire, lots of lush green garden inspired florals, giant palms, and the simplicity of twinkle lights highlighting an incredible terrace overlooking the park. My Mom and I made fan programs, and fabric ribbons to wave for our recessional. We were so pleased that our day really felt like us and embodied our life together, and beyond grateful to share it with the people we love the most.
Photographer: Clary Pfeiffer | Florist: Wildflowers | Cake: Le Patisserie Chouquette | Ceremony Venue: St. Louis World's Fair Pavilion | Reception Venue: St. Louis World's Fair Pavilion | Bride's Shoes: Calvin Klein | Coordinator: All That Glitters | Band: Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters | Bride's Dress: Vera Wang