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Back in mid-October, Colorado-based photographer, James Christianson flew out to Cape Girardeau, MO to shoot the wedding of fellow Colorado photographer, Laura Dombrowski.  Oddly enough, I had flown out to Colorado that same weekend to visit with a good friend (who happens to be James’ intern).  Laura is from Missouri, but attend school in Denver and stayed (Yes, I’m very jealous).  James recently posted shots from her wedding (which are gorgeous).  Also sprinkled in this beautiful post of pictures are some shots from Michelle Huesgen of Untamed Heart Photography, who was James‘ second shooter, and a friend of the bride. And, note – this is one picture-heavy post. Enjoy!!

I’m pretty sure that dress is the Romona Keveza I had my eye on for a long time. Love the one shoulder look and the LOVE the ruffles.

The bride and groom opted to do their first look with no one around (which I highly recommend – it gives you two some alone time).

I absolutely love that Laura’s bouquet was a pomander of billy balls!

And, how gorgeous was their ceremony location? It was on a golf course in Cape, and guests were driven out to the hole by golf carts (adorable)!

And, let me just plug the fact that I loved that these two walked down the aisle with both of their parents. Such a great idea.

And, if you’re wondering (because I probably would), Laura is the creator of these fun save the dates!

Thanks to James Christianson and Michelle Huesgen for their gorgeous photos!


  1. I’m from Cape…holy shit, something cool and stylish actually happened in this hillbilly paradise?!

  2. landlockedbride
    3:42 pm on November 24th, 2009

    @Stacy Marie And, it was a gorgeous wedding! All of her elements were so thoughtful.

  3. Susan
    7:26 pm on November 24th, 2009

    I love that the natural landscape blends so beautifully with their color scheme. Looks like they set up the field specifically for their wedding.

  4. wedding day is always the most special day of any man and woman**’

  5. i really love dream about my wedding day and how it would be a perfect day*”;

  6. i like to attend weddings because it is a very happy event,;,