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Franklin Room Winter Wedding for Jason and Lauren in St Louis


May 4, 2018


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Take a look at these beautiful images!  Jason and Lauren had a December winter wedding in St Louis.  The couple chose the Hyatt at the Arch to get ready for both the groomsmen and bridesmaids.  Look at Lauren’s portraits that where taken in the hotel room.  Don’t they look like we where in a studio!  Planning tip:  It is so nice to have a room booked that is big enough for your bridesmaids, mothers, hair and makeup, photographers and videographers.  Lauren made a good choice😉

After a beautiful ceremony at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Forest Park was the location for their bridal party and couple portraits.  The couple and their wedding party and commitment to braving the 15 degree weather was so impressive!  It was only fun and laughter during these photos.  My favorites where the golden hour photo beside the Pagoda Pavillion.

Ask anyone in St Louis about the go-to locations during the Holidays and you will hear about the Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights.  Since Jason and Lauren’s reception was held at the Franklin Room in Soulard it was a no brainer that we stop at the Brewery.

The Franklin room was perfect for a holiday wedding.  Les Bouquet had the most amazing florals!  Hollywood5 provided high energy music that kept the guest on the dance floor.


Venue: The Franklin Room
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Hoelscher
Florist: Les Bouquets
Cake: The Cakery Bakery
Cupcakes: The Cup – CWE, St. Louis, MO
Band: Hollywood 5

Portrait Locations: Forest Park St Louis, MO and Anheuser Busch Brewery

Hyatt at The Arch Bridal Badgley Mischka Wedding Guest at the Franklin Room Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights

  1. Sidney says:

    Are those grandparents dancing? They make my heart melt! What a beautiful wedding!

  2. So fun to have such a large wedding party, They look very in love

  3. Alissa says:

    so beautiful!!

  4. Dannette says:

    Very lovely wedding. You did a great job capturing every detail.

  5. That ring shot! Swoon!!!!

  6. Julie says:

    Wow! Gorgeous images!

  7. Sharianna says:

    These are so romantic and beautiful!

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