It was a beautiful overcast day at Chaumette Vineyards & Winery Friday, May 20th, 2016 for a wedding! I've been looking forward to Ashlie and David's wedding since last October. I knew that they'd both put together a great event. It was small and intimate and God gave them beautiful weather. It was perfect.
Because it was complete overcast, I chose to do their first look in the vineyard. I don't always get to choose that area because typically it's in full sun. We photographers give an extra thanks to Mother Nature when we're blessed with clouds on a wedding day!
Take a look! Ashlie was simply beautiful and David was a stunner!
Also---I truly cannot say enough about having a first look. I know I know...tradition suggests that you are not to see each other before the wedding. But, have you ever looked up WHY that was once the case? If not, maybe you should. You'll see that's a tradition that is probably OK to let go. Having a first look lets you make the MOST of your wedding day. The wedding becomes a day where one thing flows right into the next... creating LESS stress for you (can't we ALL use a lot less stress?!)
Bride's dress is a Style 1975 from Casablanca Bridal from Clarice's Bridal in St. Louis.
Bride's MUA: Lauren Kuehn
Bride's Hair: Aubrey Schaeffler
Food before First Look: Jimmy Johns of Farmington MO