Meg and Brandon are adorable, and their e-session has all the things I love about the midwest, including beautiful fields, warm glowing light, and a giant brick silo! Erin of Erin Leigh Studio did such a wonderful job of capturing these two together. My favorite detail is the fun chalkboard, and the way Erin put their collage together so it says “Brandon Love’s Meg”. So sweet!
Today’s couples love story plays out much like a fairy tale, or a romantic hollywood movie. Peter and Danielle were neighbors as kid. They played together, and his Mom even babysat her while her parents were at work. As they grew up they both moved their separate ways. Five years ago, thanks to the magic of modern technology, they became facebook friends, and did a little bit of catching up, but then left it at that. A few months later they recognized each other while out with friends, and the rest is history. Or as Danielle puts it “complete bliss!”
Who, What, Where ~~ Ceremony: St. Peter Catholic Church. Reception: La Maison. Photography: Ryan Gladstone. Flowers: River City Florist. Event Planner: The Bridal Solution. Caterer: Argyle Catering. Cake: Melissa’s All About Cakes. Cupcakes: Pink Cupcake, Columbia, MO.
While planning their wedding Danielle turned to many a wedding blog for inspiration, such as Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, and also Etsy for hand made inspirations. People often remark that her and Peter are “old souls”. They love all things vintage, and listening to records together. Danielle wanted their day to have vintage, rustic elements, but still wanted to create an event that was uniquely theirs.
For her something olds, Danielle wore a sixpence in her shoe that Peter’s mom wore on her wedding day, and she had her Grandmother’s rosary strung through her bouquet.
For the reception Danielle and Peter did a few DIY projects including two old shutters that they converted into chalk boards to display their menu and drink list, and some sparkly sign which they hung over the vintage suitcase that served as a card box. For favors they created CD’s of their favorite music and designed the covers to look like an old record case.
A wishing tree was created out of curly willow branches in a planter, that guests hung their messages to the newlyweds on.
Don’t worry, he didn’t smash the cake in her face. Since Danielle and Peter’s wedding was on the eve of Halloween, they had a mix of masks, fake mustaches, and other fun costume props available at the reception for their guests to have fun with while bustin’ a move on the dance floor.
I asked Danielle what her favorite part of their day was:
Everything. The feeling of marrying your soul mate is completely surreal, and being surrounded by your family and friends all day to celebrate that was amazing. I will say that we hired a really great band for our reception, and constantly want to relive that moment because they really topped everything off!
A big thank you to Danielle and Peter for sharing all the details of their lovely day, and also to Ryan Gladstone for submitting his lovely images. I’ve also included Danielle and Peter’s Engagement in the gallery below. As Danielle said, they love all things vintage, and did an adorable shoot out at Peter’s grandparents farm. It was just too cute not to include.