Cedar Lake Cellars Wedding | Courtney and Casey |

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July 7, 2021

Cedar Lake Cellars Wedding | Courtney and Casey

Courtney and Casey’s Cedar Lake Cellars wedding was such a blast! I loved getting to know this sweet couple and I was so thrilled to share in their day.

A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a blue and white ring dish.
The invitation suite is displayed on a white background. 2nd picture: A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a light blue background.
A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a the black and white wedding invitation.
The bride's white and lace wedding shoes are displayed on a white background, including the wedding veil. 2nd photo: A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a the blue and white wedding invitation suite.
 A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a light blue background.
A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a blue and white ring dish. 2nd photo: the bride's crystal earrings are perched on top of the wedding veil.
The bride's white and lace wedding shoes are displayed on a white background, including the wedding veil.
A white gold and diamond engagement ring and wedding band, together with the white gold men's wedding band, are displayed on a the black and white wedding invitation. 2nd photo: the bride's wedding earrings are draped over a blue and white ring dish.
The bride's ring set sits in a grey velvet ring box on top of the wedding veil.

No First Look

Every now and then, a couple will choose to buck tradition and do what feels right for them. Casey and Courtney chose not to do a first look, and boy am I glad they made that decision! Instead of a first look, they chose to do a “first touch.” They held hands around a corner and read their vows to each other. They said the sweetest things – we all teared up!

The bride, dressed in a white dressing gown, drinks mimosas with her bridesmaids who are dressed in light pink dressing gowns. 2nd photo: The bride poses on a porch in her wedding gown.
The bride poses on a porch in her wedding gown.
The groom poses in his royal blue tux.
The groom poses in his royal blue tux.
The groom poses in his royal blue tux.
The groom and his groomsmen, dressed in dark blue tuxes, pose for a group picture.
The groom poses for a portrait. 2nd photo: The groom and his groomsmen, dressed in dark blue tuxes, pose for a group picture.
The groom and his groomsmen, dressed in dark blue tuxes, pose for a group picture.
The bride and groom pose by a red building, holding hands around the corner. 2nd picture: the groom reads a note from the bride.
The bride and groom pose by a red building, holding hands around the corner.
the groom reads a note from the bride. 2nd picture: the bride reads a note from the groom.

Watching The Groom

I know it is pretty common to watch the bride as she walks down the aisle – and for good reason. It’s pure joy and love displayed for everyone in the room! But I love to watch the face of the groom watching his love walk toward him. Casey didn’t disappoint when he saw Courtney – nothing but smiles!

The bride and groom pose by a red building, holding hands around the corner.
the groom reads a note from the bride.
the groom reads a note from the bride.
the bride reads a note from the groom.
The bride and her father make their entrance. 2nd photo: the groom waits for his bride at the altar.
the groom waits for his bride at the altar. 2nd photo: The bride and her father make their entrance.
The wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom share their first kiss as a married couple.
The bride and groom exit the wedding ceremony.

Patriotic People

Since their wedding was the weekend of Independence Day, I knew we wanted to snap a few patriotic photos. On the way to the reception, we made a quick stop on Main Street Old St. Charles and captured the cutest photos!

The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.

Perfect Weather For A Cedar Lake Cellars Wedding

The weather could not have been better for Courtney and Casey’s outdoor reception. They shared their first dance at sunset, and it was so magical! Fun fact – Courtney actually has one brown eye and one green eye. Courtney danced her first dance with her dad to ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ – so much fun!

The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.

The Story of CE2

The following story was displayed at their reception, and was a recurring theme throughout the day.

“On October 13th, 2017, Courtney and Casey went on what they both agree to be their favorite date yet. They drove to the Missouri State Capitol and hopped into a passing tour group. Casey’s jokes quickly became the center of attention, and had everyone buckling over in laughter. They then went for ice cream at Central Dairy. They finished off the evening by carving ‘CE2’ into a tree overlooking the river. Shortly after Casey said out loud what they had both been thinking since the day they met. ‘You’re going to be my wife.’ Since then, CE2 has symbolized the truth they know one day they would both have the same first and last initials, and today that dream final comes true.”

The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom dance at their reception.
The bride and groom dance at their reception.
The bride and groom dance at their reception.
The bride and groom make their sparkler exit!
The bride and groom make their sparkler exit!

The couple ended their Cedar Lake Cellars wedding with an epic sparkler exit, and jetted off to their honeymoon.

Thank you, Courtney and Casey, for including me in your love story. It was an honor to capture your wedding day!

Vendor Love

Photographer: Emily Broadbent | Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church | Reception Venue/Catering: Cedar Lake Cellars Big Red Barn | Florist: Bloomin’ Buckets | Cake: Suzie G’s Specialty Cakes | Cinematography: Story Box Films | DJ: House DJ STL | Makeup/Hair: 2143 Beauty Lounge | Bridal Shop: White Traditions Bridal House | Bridesmaid Attire: Azazie | Groom/Groomsmen Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang Midnight Tux

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