Tim and Alisha had a beautiful winter wedding at the Silver Oaks Chateau, one of the prettiest St. Louis wedding venues! It was such a dream to shoot this wedding here. This venue is absolutely gorgeous!
Alisha has been planning her wedding for several years. I first met her and Tim two years ago when they first became engaged. They loved my work and were so excited to have me as their wedding photographer. I always love when I make instant love connections with my clients! It’s always the dream for any wedding photographer to find your ideal bride!
Tim and Alisha were married in December. The snow had already melted by the time their wedding came around, though it was freezing outside! They and their wedding party braved the cold temperatures for some gorgeous portraits.
Alisha’s original vision for her wedding as a themed Celtic wedding, but it proved to be expensive and difficult, so she chose a more traditional route and included old world elements wherever she could. She rehabbed a vintage window for her table assignments, found mini goblets for her table number holders, and she wrapped candles in twine accepted with florals for an elegant, finishing touch.
Their Silver Oaks Chateau was amazing, but I love their story even more. It’s so romantic! They met in 1999 when Alisha was 17 on her very first day as a freshman at East Central College in Union. MO. Tim was actually her instructor for Beginner Martial Arts. She started crushing on him immediately. They began a friendship that would develop into a beautiful relationship. Now 17 years later, through family hardships, health scares, career changes, and cross country moves, they are stronger than ever and their love has only blossomed and grown! How sweet is that?
Venue: Silver Oaks Chateau
Photographer: Zoe Life Photography
Officiant: Officiant: Reverend Michael Wilson with Personal Touch Weddings
Hair Stylist: Cathy Gozia
Make-Up Artist: Christine Newton
Florist: Stefani Schilling with SS Wedding Designs
Caterer: Sugarfire Smokehouse
Cake and Desserts: Dessert Delights Bakery
Wedding Stationary/Invitations: Jennifer Mitchell
Dress Designer: Bonny Bridal
Dress Shop: Wedding Creations
Bridesmaids Dress: MissMay from Amazon.com
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Jewelry: Etsy Shops – QueenMeJewelryLLC, TheExquisiteBride, and
Zoe Life Photography is a St. Louis wedding photographer. We’d love to capturing beautiful weddings like this Silver Oaks Chateau wedding!