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I'M A PHOENIX BASED WEDDING AND ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER THAT’S 100% OBSESSED WITH (ALL) DOGS, HIKING MOUNTAINS, EATING EVERY KIND OF CHIPS + SALSA AND ALL THINGS BOHEMIAN. 

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Wedding at Lafayette Park and Moulin Events | Kim + Ryan’s Wedding Day | St. Louis, Missouri | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

Kim and Ryan got married just down the street from their adorable, urban loft in Lafayette Square. I spent the morning with Kim and her girls as they slowly got ready together, drank mimosas and enjoyed the down time leading up to the start of Kim and Ryan’s wedding. Kim loved that their ceremony was such a short ways away from where they live! Their romantic, modern-chic wedding started with Kim and her Mom riding in a carriage together to the ceremony site at Lafayette Park, where she would walk down the aisle towards Ryan. Once she arrived at the ceremony, Kim waked down the aisle with her Mom as Ryan held back tears, seeing her for the first time in her fluffy, fairytale princess gown. Little did he know, Kim had TWO dress looks for their day! After going to 3 dress boutiques and trying on many dresses, she choose two different looks at Clarice’s Bridal for the best of both worlds! Her main dress was heavily beaded with pearls, dainty straps and a deep v design boasting a Great Gatsby vibe. For the ceremony, Kim chose to wear a layered, fluffy skirt OVER her main dress, giving her the princess feel she was looking for at her ceremony and saving the Gatsby dress for the reception! (Scroll down to see the CUTEST pictures of Ryan’s reaction when she changed from her ballgown skirt to her slim-fitting gown!)

After their beautiful ceremony (complete with a string quartet!), they traveled less than 2 miles over to Moulin Events for their reception making it a ‘wonderful day in the neighborhood’! Kim and Ryan said that the aesthetic of Moulin matched the look they were going for and that the reception planner was fantastic! She told me that ‘“the level expertise the planner at the venue had was unmatched by other venues we were considering. It all feel in to place perfectly.” They danced the night away at their live-band reception and ended the night breaking it down on the dance floor in matching track suits, personalized with the name ‘Siebers’ on the back! Kim said that “the generosity of our families and friends who contributed to the wedding in many different ways was so memorable. It takes a village, and the planning journey reiterated how strong and caring our village is! We are very fortunate.” 

Their day was truly unparalleled – full of classic, romantic vibes and joy, surprises and laughter. See it all below!

Cheers!

Allison

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Photographer: Allison Slater Photography @allisonslater
Bridal Boutique: Clarice’s Bridal @claricesbridal
Groom Tux: The Black Tux @theblacktux
Ceremony Venue: Lafayette Park
Ceremony Music: Landolfi String Quartet 
Ceremony Sound Equipment: STL Margaritas
Florist and Rentals: Belli Flori @bellifloriststl
Bakery: The Sweet Divine @thesweetdivine
Reception Venue and Catering: Moulin Events @moulinevents
Reception Music: Diamond Empire Band @diamonempireband

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