I believe that cultivating a personal relationship with each bride & groom is not just a "nice touch," to a photography experience, but the very pulse of authentic photography. And this St Louis wedding was no exception!
Meet Miriam & Daniel.
A couple who goes beyond the small talk.
They ask deeper questions & share vulnerably.
And it's beautiful.
Their desire to serve each other before themselves,
to bring glory to the Lord,
and to give honor to their family & friends
could not have been more apparent on their wedding day.
They pursued & waited for love.
For each other.
So here's just a few favorites as their special day unfolded...
and giving gifts...
A First Look moment so brimming with the realization that,
from this moment on,
those heart wrenching "see you later" conversations
are no longer part of your story.
But rather, Hullo
You see the familiar faces and everyone stands.
To honor you.
then your heartbeat rings in your ears
as your gaze finds his.
"I am my beloved's and he is mine..."
The birds sing among the trees and the breeze blows gently by.
There's a party to go to, a celebration to continue.
But first, you can't help but linger.
At last, all the planning is done.
Your dream: To marry Daniel / Miriam and serve others together - it's finally real.
Husband & Wife.
Blessings are given.
Dancing your heart out - as you've always done - ensues.
Toasts are dedicated.
But then, then you stand - with arms around each other - and share to all those gathered: Where Love began and how it's so much bigger than yourself.
And that this Love?
It's available to everyone.
Miriam & Daniel ---
From that first coffee meeting, we knew there was something different about you two. As we continued to journey with you, swap love stories & advice, we walked away with a deeper connection & a few more belly laughs each time.
Thank you for sharing your love story with us. For trusting.
You're humility, desire to serve, and contagious gratitude are inspiring.
Congratulations on BEING MARRIED! We're here for you!
Tara & Stephen
To Mr & Mrs Citrin and Mr & Mrs Hetzel --
Celebrating Miriam & Daniel's wedding day with you was beyond special. They spoke so highly of each of you and finally meeting in person was such a highlight! Thank you for being their biggest supporters throughout all the wedding planning, I know it meant the world to them. It truly was a beautiful & joyous day! Congratulations on gaining a new son/daughter to the family!
This gorgeous day also could not have happened without an amazing vendor team! Thank you - each of you - for the hard work, encouragement & attention to detail that made this day so special for Miriam & Daniel!!
Photography | Yours truly - Pattengale Photography
Dress Store | Ultimate Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Groom's Attire | Savvi Formalwear
Bride & Groom Prep Location | St. Louis Family Church
Ceremony Venue | St. Louis Family Church
Reception Venue | Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
Reception Style Dinner | 4 Course, New York Style Dinner & Reception
Wedding Planner | Divine Events LLC
Florist | Mary Tuttle's - The Art of Living
Hair Stylist | Jai Transforme - Mandy Grezham
Videography | Tower Studios
Wedding Papers | Je Design Studio
Cake | Lubeley's Bakery and Deli
Catering | Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
DJ/ Uplighting & Photobooth | Complete Weddings + Events St. Louis