It was so nice to be back at one of our favorite wedding spots, Chandler Hill Winery in Defiance, MO and it was a gorgeous day. It might have been a little windy and chilly for May but, the sun was shinin’ and that was all we could possibly ask for considering the terrible weather we’ve had this year so far. The wedding was BEAUTIFUL and so much fun and it was just an all around great day. I have to start by mentioning the stationary, favors and paper products that were all custom designed by Melinda from Paper Frosting. Melinda is crazy talented and it was so nice to finally meet her in person after working with her on another project last year. I mean just look at these pieces…so much fun and they completely set the tone for the day.
Shannon’s jewelry is another thing that must be mentioned. The necklace, earrings and “something blue” ring was all provided by Genovese Jewelers and was the perfect compliment to Shannon’s classic satin dress that fit her like a glove.
Shannon thought of everything. Some of her great little details included jack and cokes for all of the groomsmen in Mike’s room and matching monogrammed robes and custom flip flops for the girls.
Shannon putting on her cadillac diamond earrings and some sweet moments between mother and daughter.
Beyond beautiful….enough said!
I am one of four girls and I adore this shot! Would love a photo like this with my sisters.
Another wonderful detail…..small clutches for the bridesmaids to carry their essentials. Perfect!
After the “getting ready” photos we headed outside to explore the grounds of the vineyard to set up Shannon and Mike’s first look and to get all of the bridal party photos. Some of my new favorites!
So sweet….we were all in tears after this.
Shannon’s best friend and maid of honor is apparently known as Mike’s other fiancee. This shot was a must have for Shannon. Mike is one lucky guy!
Mike got a lot of attention on his wedding day….whether he wanted it or not.
Back inside for the ceremony and we caught a glimpse of Shannon’s dad as he mentally prepared to give his daughter away. He was so sweet and they seem to share such an amazing bond. More tears…..
Mr & Mrs. Michael Carlson….you did it!!
So many fabulous details….the photos speak for themselves.
We heard some of the best, most beautifully heartfelt speeches at this wedding. Oh, and I can’ t forget to mention the best man’s speech which was HILARIOUS!! Incorporating music (specifically “Baby Got Back”) into your speech is a win in my book! Such a fun reception and, once again, the band Slam kept the party going all night!
Shannon and Mike, congratulations to you both! You two are so much fun and we were thrilled to be a part of your amazing day!!
What a tremendous line-up of vendors :
Venue: Chandler Hill Winery
Brides Dress: Ultimate Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Tuxes: Saavi Formalwear
Cake: The Cakery
Stationary: Paper Frosting
Guitarist: Adam Stanley
Hair + Makeup: Annie from Danielle Style
Jewelry: Genovese Jewelers
Videographer: Boda Film