Hannah and Austin || Romantic Summer Garden Wedding at Emerson Fields

Intimate Indoor Wedding With Ambient Glow, Deep Mauve and Pastel Floral Abundance, and Fresh Dinner Reception in Open Field in Excello, Missouri

For Hannah and Austin’s wedding, our creative team decided to flip the script on tradition. Where most couples opt for an outdoor wedding ceremony and an indoor reception, Blue Bicycle Weddings, Nephew and Co., and I dared to curate an intimate indoor wedding ceremony, an outdoor cocktail hour under a darling white pavilion, and an evening dinner party in the breezy open oasis of Emerson Fields.

The results? A never before seen romantic summer garden gala that perfectly blended pure white with pastel color and a lovely guest experience that allowed them to relax in a tranquil setting while celebrating the union of these two incredibly in-love kindred spirits.

From the candlelit and petal tossed pathway leading up to the stunning naturally-lit stage, to the tart and rose station that replaced the traditional cake and punch, to the magnificent suspended escort card frame donned with fresh greenery and blooms that greeted family and friends at the cocktail hour, there were many unexpected, yet simple details throughout the day that delighted guests and offered a a sweet air of romance. More of our favorite highlights included the mismatched textured and colored linens at the cocktail hour, an aisle that was lined with an explosion of greenery and blooms fitting for the Queen herself, and an abundant array of fresh, locally-sourced cuisine that humbly filled the dining tables.

The day ended with playful, yet steamy portraits of our couple during the evening summer sun, and Hannah and Austin truly illuminated the entire atmosphere far more than the perfect golden hour that surrounded them. This…this is what a wedding day is all about: emphatic joy, peaceful bliss, and committed love.

Photographed at The Authenticity Styled Social by Kelsi Kliethermes Photography.

Design and Planning: Blue Bicycle Weddings || Venue: Emerson Fields || Florist: Nephew and Co. || Catering: Peachtree Catering || Bakery: Good Food Co. || Suit: Savvi Formalwear || Dress Designer: Rembo Styling || Bridal Boutique: Juno Bridal || HAMU: Image Makers Salon and Spa || Calligraphy and Papergoods: Emma Vonderhaar || Rentals: A1 Party and Event Rental || Models: Hannah and Austin Painter

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