I was on such a wedding high after I got home from shooting Erin & Matt’s wedding that I could barely sleep.  I worked a long day so my body said sleep, but my mind kept going over and over all of the awesome parts of the day!  Erin & Matt were married in Erin’s hometown Alma, Mo and then followed with a beautiful reception in the city at The Baltimore Club.  Small towns have this comfortable and romantic feeling about them.  The house Erin grew up in is just a stone’s throw from the church :)  Erin’s wedding was a bit of a tribute to her parents.  They were married on my parents wedding anniversary.  Erin & Matt never wanted a wedding (I think they would have been just as happy to run off to Vegas!) but her mom often spoke of missing out on her first dance & she didn’t want Erin to miss out. Erin & Matt had a surprise for them that you will see in this post!

So now I will share a whole bunch of awesomeness from Erin & Matt’s wedding day!  What a wonderful celebration it was!!!!!  I started with the girls while Jessica my 2nd photographer photographed the boys getting ready :)kreisel-10 Erin had a patch sewn inside her dress that consisted of swatches from her mom’s wedding dress, her grandma’s dress & (Matt’s mom) Cathy’s wedding dress. With their names hand embroidered in her handwriting. The pendant attached to the patch was from her  other grandma.kreisel-14 Some of the first tears and laughs shared that morning with plenty to come :)kreisel-30 I love Erin’s face as she was talking to Matt right before she put on her dress :)kreisel-48 kreisel-49 Crazy awesome eyes with this lady!!!  :)kreisel-65 kreisel-17 kreisel-88 The first look at the Baltimore club was awesome!kreisel-92 kreisel-127 And then Erin had a little surprise for Matt, their pup came running in for the first look too!!!!!!kreisel-102 Also one of my favorite moments.  This was their “we got this. we are a team.” handshake :)kreisel-138 kreisel-146 kreisel-151 The lovely ladies!kreisel-208 kreisel-164 kreisel-178 The handsome gentelmen!kreisel-234 kreisel-186 kreisel-188 kreisel-223 kreisel-296 But most of all, I loved their genuine natural expressions of happiness :)kreisel-305 kreisel-299 kreisel-319 kreisel-322 Hello hotties :)kreisel-328 kreisel-337 kreisel-339 kreisel-368 kreisel-374 kreisel-386 kreisel-395 I always love photos of Erin when she is laughing, so I asked Matt to tell her something to make her laugh when I give him the signal.  I don’t know what it was but I bet it was pretty funny and or appalling  :)kreisel-399 Hello pretty bride :)kreisel-417 kreisel-427 kreisel-423 Ha!kreisel-432 kreisel-435 While I was photographing this from the front, Jessica’s shot from the back!  Love!kreisel-441 kreisel-444 Matt’s dad’s old chevy was to be the get away car.  It is super cool!!!!!kreisel-452 Erin made sure to see her dad before the ceremony.  More tears :)kreisel-476 kreisel-580 kreisel-574 What a beautiful church!kreisel-597 kreisel-590 kreisel-646 kreisel-648 kreisel-655 Of course the bus ride back to the city was fun, it was an hour drive :)  Lots of celebrating!!!!kreisel-672 I spied some amazing long gravel roads on the way to Alma!  While it wasn’t on our itinerary, it was a must stop :)kreisel-679 kreisel-681 kreisel-683 If you build it, they will come!  Could be an analogy for a marriage and babies :)kreisel-691 The day of the wedding also happened to be some sort of comicon festival at bartle hall.  It was crazy seeing all of the characters walking around.  This little spidey had a big smile for this bride :)kreisel-808 kreisel-771 kreisel-782 kreisel-791 kreisel-74 Oh gosh what a beautiful room.  The Baltimore Club never disappoints!kreisel-800 kreisel-147 kreisel-845 kreisel-849 Does this look like a face you would trust not to smash cake in yours?  HA!  nope!kreisel-910After cake cutting Erin & her brother and their families made a video thanking their parents for all they have done for them and then Erin & Matt dedicated the first dance to her parents who had a small wedding with no reception and no first dance.  Not going to lie, I was all teared up!  It was the sweetest thing!
kreisel-931 kreisel-948 And then they happy couple took the dance floor!kreisel-967 kreisel-979 All the kiddos really got the party started!kreisel-878 kreisel-1032 This beautiful staircase and chandelier is a must for photos at the Baltimore Club!kreisel-1047 kreisel-1048

Congratulations you two!!!!!  I wish you a lifetime of giggles :)  xoxo


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