Oh my goodness! I am so excited to share this wedding with you guys! Nik and Rachel’s wedding holds an extra special place in my heart! I have known Nik since we were in college together… And there is something so incredibly special about watching someone you have known for so many years marry his soulmate before God, family, and friends!
Over Memorial Day weekend, Rachel and Nik wed in St. Louis at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church with a beautiful reception that followed at Windows on Washington. Witnessing a Serbian family and a Lebanese family unite was one of the most exciting things I have ever seen. There were so many unique traditions that made the day so special, from the “bartering for the bride” that Nik and his groomsmen did before the ceremony, to the whiskey shot for each guest immediately following the ceremony, to the ceremonial dances at the reception, it was truly a celebration! Rachel’s wedding dress and veil were to die for and after getting to know her at their engagement session last fall, I was so excited to watch her become a bride! Every single detail of this day was planned with care and intention. We were able to capture all of their portraits just moments before thunderstorms rolled in…and it was absolutely amazing!
Take a look at a few of our favorite highlights of the day, and feel free to leave Nik and Rachel some love! Congrats newlyweds! We couldn’t be more excited and happy for you both! XOXO
St. Louis Missouri Wedding Photographer
Ceremony: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church| St. Louis, Missouri
Reception: Windows on Washington | St. Louis, Missouri
Catering: Windows on Washington
Hotel: The Westin St. Louis
DJ: The Party, Inc.
Engagement Ring: Palacek Jewelry
Brides Dress: Christos, purchased at Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique in Peoria, IL
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita, purchased at The Ultimate Bride
Tux: Savvi Formalwear
Cake: David Varble for Ann and Allen’s Bakery
Hair & Makeup Artist: Breeze Blow Dry Bar
Transportation Rental: Gem Transportation
Wedding Photographer: Leah Marie Landers Photography