Haley and Derek Scwartze | Visitation Catholic Church Wedding

Sky Blue and Quartz Spring Wedding at Open Fields of Family Farm in Vienna, Missouri

She stood there in her father’s arm, wearing a white dress and carrying a lovely bouquet made by the hands of family as she stared at the backside of the church doors. The music changed and she inhaled deeply before the doors opened to a sanctuary filled to the brim with waiting family, friends, and honored guests.

He stood at the alter with the preacher, head down, anticipating the moment. They opted out of a first look, so this was the first time he would see his fiance as a bride. The preacher raised his hands and asked their guests to “please rise",” and as they did Derek lifted his head to see Haley, a most beautiful bride in all white and his soon-to-be wife, walking gracefully down the aisle.

Derek and Haley exchanged vows to become husband and wife on Saturday, June 8th at the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna, Missouri. Their guests filled every open space in the pews, the balcony, the chairs added to the side aisles, and several even stood in the back of the church to witness Derek and Haley’s ceremony. Though the church was warm on that June day it was full of love of so many family and friends who couldn’t wait to see the first day of Derek and Haley’s lives together.


  • Before Haley walked down the aisle, she had a special first look moment with her father in the lovely Victorian home that belonged to her Maid of Honor. Haley told me that she is really close with her father, and later that evening they shared a tear-filled first dance together.

  • The couple’s bridal party style was on point, with the groomsmen in sharp grey suits and the bridesmaids and candle lighters in a mixture of sky blue and quartz.

  • Derek was the perfect gentleman their entire wedding day, making sure that everything was seamless, perfect, and wonderful for his bride Haley. He would pick up the train of her dress, facilitate the coordination of large family photos, and made sure that each portrait that Haley had dreamed of over the years was adequately documented. He wins groom of the year award from me!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Schwartze! Bless your marriage!

Photographer: Kelsi Kliethermes Photography | Venue: Visitation Catholic Church and Koerber Knights of Columbus Hall | Planning, Coordination, Floral Design, and Styling: Lynette Hones and Tisha McGowan | Rentals: Reinhardt Circle | Bridal Boutique: Mia Grace Bridal | Groom’s Suit: Jim’s Formal Wear | Jewelers: Kay Jewelers and Zales | HAMU: The Color Bar Salon | DJ: Pound Town Sounds | Caterer: Argyle Catering | Cake and Sweets: Valerie Haller | Videographer: Jordan Morris Films