Missouri Botanical Gardens

Erika & Jared | Married!

Growing up I spent a lot of days at the Chicago Botanic Gardens with my dad and my Aunt Phyllis. I could spend all day walking the paths and enjoying all the gardens - from the manicured English walled garden to the artfully designed Japanese garden - I loved them all. When we moved to St. Louis The Missouri Botanical Garden was one of the first places we checked out! Now that we’re back living in Chicago, I’m especially grateful to have been able to photograph such a beautiful wedding at MoBot while we lived there. At MoBot there are endless picturesque locations to work with. Erika & Jared worked hard to make their wedding a memorable, beautiful day. Surrounded by their friends and family - they said “I do” in the rose garden just before dusk and it was so lovely!


Ceremony & Reception: Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, MO

Wedding gown: Clarice’s Bridal in St. Louis, MO

Hair & Makeup: Katie from Blissfully Beautiful Bride in O’Fallon, MO

Groom attire: Men’s Warehouse

Floral design: Always in Bloom in St. Louis, MO

Cake: Lubeley’s Bakery in St. Louis, MO

DJ: Rockstar DJs in St. Louis, MO

Missouri Botanical Gardens | St. Louis Photographer

Trevor and I went to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens last weekend and we got lucky because it just so happened they were having a Orchid show! Orchids have been my favorites for a long time. I just love how unique and interesting they can be. They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes - kind of like us humans! Their diversity is a beautiful thing (ours is too!) So I obviously took manyyy photos of these beauties. Escape to the tropics for a few minutes and check out my favorites...