Ever since she was a little girl, Amy has wanted to get married in her parents’ backyard, surrounded by the outdoors and the woods. (Both she and Tyler love the outdoors). When they were looking at wedding venues in the St. Louis area, nothing seemed right for their vision. Finally, Amy called her parents and asked, and to her surprise, they said yes! And wow, what an amazing backyard they have. Amy’s parents live on a beautiful property near Wentzville, Missouri. Their house is beautiful cabin, surrounded with beautiful woods and trees. It was a perfect location for Amy and Tyler’s laid-back October wedding.
I first met Amy and Tyler in Ventura, California for their engagement session last October 2016. At the time, both Amy and Tyler were working on Catalina Island. Tyler actually hired Amy in the summer of 2011 after a phone interview, but they didn’t start dating until a year later. Catalina Island is known as the “Island of Romance,” so it’s only fitting that they both fell in love there. They shared many amazing adventures – they monitored seabirds at night on the ocean; they found a rare oarfish on a beach, and they recently bought a house in Wisconsin sight-unseen.
Amy and Tyler’s wedding was so much fun. Josh (who was second shooting for me) and I had a blast photographing their way. Josh loved hanging out with the guys as they played music in the basement. Guests hung around the property enjoying each other’s company, and having a relaxed, fun time. Amy handmade all of the floral decorations using crepe paper – from the bouquets to the boutonnieres. All the other decorations were also DIY.
This was such a fun and amazing wedding! Congratulations Amy and Tyler!