Friday, October 22, 2010

A Fall Wedding at the Lake -- Heidi & Andy

Heidi and Andy were married at the Porto Cima Yacht Club which is nestled along the coast of the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. This was the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot in this incredible location, so going into the day, I was excited and feeling that creative buzz.

The morning of the wedding was warm, with blue skies and leaves starting to change color. Heidi's family welcomed me into their condo to begin shooting the girls getting ready, and Heidi putting her dress on. She wore a stunning strapless gown with some really unique fabric accents. And her shoes were so beautiful! They were peep-toed with just the tiniest amount of bling right under the toe. Gorgeous.

Heidi's cake was created to match her dress -- usually not my favorite choice (because the execution is, 90% of the time, terrible) -- but this one was amazing! Perfectly executed. Oh, and this little beauty was Andy's niece, who really and truly looked this adorable all day long, every second of the day.

The ceremony was right in front of the water, with those incredible Missouri trees all around, and the three white reception tents to the side. Heidi and Andy had large green and purple lanterns floating from the ceiling of the tents with tall arrangements of flowers.
The atmosphere was lovely.

I love this one of the guys.

And this of the girls. I wish I had room to post a photo of the bridesmaid's shoes, they were so great! I might have to do a whole blog post on wedding day shoes.

Okay, so one of the most memorable parts of the day was when Andy's dad, who had been the nicest, happiest, grandpa-like-guy all day, suddenly took off his jacket and donned an electric guitar. He was so good! He sang and played and totally kicked ass.

Aren't these tents fabulous?

This last shot is of Heidi's side of the family, her sisters, friends, Mom Michelle and other Mom Kerri, at the end of the night. These guys were so friendly and welcoming -- I appreciate their warmth so much!

I have to give a shout out to Dionne for assisting me throughout the day. She was AMAZING to work with and I couldn't have done this one without her. Thanks Dionne!

Peace and Love, Katie

1 comment:

  1. Amazing Job! These Came out fantastic, Can't wait to see all the others..