September brought us Maureen and Tyler’s beautiful wedding in Columbia, Missouri. As you may remember, Maureen and Tyler braved a rainy morning for their sunrise engagement session. Though the weather didn’t cooperate for their engagement session, it was beyond perfect for their wedding day.
We love when couples have their ceremony and reception in the same location, especially if that location is Columbia Country Club. This country club holds a special place in our hearts as it’s where we had our own reception 8 years ago. And we love working with the staff of CCC. Plus, it has anything and everything you could ask for on your wedding day. The women’s locker room and lounge is the perfect place to get ready with your bride tribe. Plus, there is plenty of gorgeous natural light. I had so much fun arranging all of Maureen’s pretty details. If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you know I love the details. And Maureen’s details did not disappoint. And her dress? A vision in lace!
This was a wonderful group of women to hang with while they got ready for the day. And who doesn’t love a first look with a bride and her bridesmaids? It’s such a sweet moment between friends. After Maureen was all ready, we hung out with Tyler for a minute while he put on the final touches. Then it was time for the first look. As much as I love wedding details, I love a first look more! I love how happy Tyler’s face is when he saw Maureen for the first time!
While the weather cooperated with no rain, it was on the warm side. So after the first look we did full wedding party portraits as quickly as possible. Let’s talk about those bridesmaid dresses?!?! They are amazing. I love that each bridesmaid put her own personality into their dress, yet all the dresses coordinate perfectly. And before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony. Tyler and Maureen were surrounded by love as their said their vows. And instead of a unity candle, they had unity Skittles! The candy played a big part of the early days of their relationship, so it was only fitting Skittles were featured in their ceremony.
And then it was time to explore CCC’s beautiful grounds for portraits. From tall grass to bridges to cart paths, I’m not sure there’s a bad spot at Columbia Country Club. I love the photos from the very end of this portrait session, on the cart path by the water. Maureen was kind of over photos by this point, ready to get back to the club house for the reception. But I’m so glad we stopped at one last spot. The soft sunlight coming between trees is gorgeous. Totally worth it.
The reception also amazing. Maureen thought of so many little details to pull together her vision. And who doesn’t love a good dessert table filled with all kinds of goodies? Guests were treated to fabulous evening of dinner, dancing, and photo booth fun! And then the bride and groom were sent off with a sparkler exit. All in all, it was the perfect evening.
Thank you, Maureen and Tyler, for letting us be part of this special day.
Piper & Justin
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Maureen and Tyler’s wedding day perfect:
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Breeze Bridal Boutique
Make up: Ming Hsieh from Polished
Spray Tan: Bronze by Design
Jewelry: Engagement Ring & Bride’s Wedding Band – Betz Jewelers, Bride’s Earrings – Envougue Jewels, Groom’s Ring – Chasing Victory
Ceremony, Reception, Catering: Columbia Country Club
DJ: Safari Sound
Florist: In Full Bloom