Lillian and Luís are completely made for each other, and I was so thrilled when they chose me to be their wedding photographer. I first met Lillian at the Anima Christi adoration group at the Cathedral Basilica when I first moved to St. Louis, and I met Luís a few years later through mutual friends. (He was the roommate of Kathleen’s (my second shooter) husband, Matt back in the day). I knew them both before they met one another, and I have been able to see their romance bloom. Shooting this wedding was absolutely a blessing for me, and I was completely moved by the entire day – from their gorgeous wedding mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis to their relaxed afternoon reception at Lemp Grand Hall in Soulard.
There were so many special touches to this wedding. Lillian’s mother hand-sewed and beaded her cathedral-length veil, and the detailing was really amazing. The bride, her mother and bridesmaids all created the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and centerpieces.
Their wedding colors were blue and silver, and they beautifully incorporated these colors into their wedding day. They used hydrangeas in the decorations, which Lillian associates with her grandma who plants them in her front yard, and Portuguese azulejo tiles in the centerpieces of each table (to honor Luís heritage – he is from Lisbon). All of these beautiful details made this wedding magnificent.
Congratulations Lillian and Luís! I loved every second of your wedding day!
Photography: Zoe Life Photography
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Reception Venue: Lemp Grand Hall
Wedding Coordinator: Stephanie To
Hair and Make-Up: Christine Shadrick at Boulevard Hair Co.
Linens: The Chair Cover Company
Caterer: In-house at Lemp’s Grand Hall
Cake and Desserts: Wedding Wonderland
Dress Designer: Stella York
Shoes: Audrey Brooke
Jewelry: Bride’s Earrings: Heatherly Jewelry
Bride’s Hair Comb: JL Johnson Bridals
Bridesmaids jewelry: Alexandrea’s Jewels
Zoe Life Photography is a Saint Louis, Missouri wedding photographer. If you’d like to learn more about wedding photography, I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch!