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Are you familiar with Missouri wine country? If you’re not, you should do a bit of research. The Show Me state may not be the most exciting state in the U.S., but it does manage to have a quaint and awesome community of grape growers and wineries. So much so, that if I didn’t tell you this next wedding took place at a Missouri winery, you probably would have had zero idea such awesomeness exists in the Midwest. So, you’re in for a surprise. And, for a wedding full of detail and loads of heart. One of my favorite kinds of weddings.

Untamed Heart Photography

From the Bride:
Casey wanted to have a small destination wedding…I wanted a hometown wedding with my humongo family in attendance. Hmm…we were already at odds! Luckily, we both agreed on a beautiful vineyard in Missouri wine country to serve as the backdrop to our big day (45 minutes out of St. Louis is technically a destination, right?). After that, wedding planning was smooth sailing since we both had visions of a day that was pretty, personal, and not overly-complicated (or overly-priced).

Having a graphic designer for a fiancé was one of the best parts of the whole process. We designed all of our paper products together: save-the-dates, invitations, programs, and menus. He made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it, which made the whole day feel extra personal. I’m not a natural in the whole do-it-yourself scene, but I was able to put my mark on the event by making the burlap table runners, the place cards, and the flagged cake topper. I even convinced myself that this was a great time to purchase and learn how to use a sewing machine, but alas, it broke 5 minutes after I turned it on! With a second (and much more rickety) machine, I somehow managed to sew myself 100 little pockets to hold the menus. Topping it all off with a bunch of Etsy finds and the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen, we had pretty much created our vision.

Overall, we could not have been happier with the way the day turned out. The weather and scenery were beautiful. Our vendors felt more like old friends. Our two families hit it off with one another. And, we got married.

Photography: Untamed Heart Photography | Ceremony / Reception Venue: Chandler Hill Vineyard | Cake: Whipt Cream | Hair/Make-up: Holly Speakes | Flowers: Les Bouquets


  1. Yay! This is so wonderful! Thank so much for the feature Brit!!

  2. holy cow, so pretty :). what a dream wedding! The photography is obviously stunning and the flowers… swoon!

  3. gorgeous!! love the stripe detail, the suits are to die for, and stunning photography and details! love!

  4. Megan
    12:27 pm on September 8th, 2011

    May I ask where the men’s suits are from?? Beautiful wedding!

  5. So many nice touches at this wedding!

  6. Ooolala. Everything single detail about this wedding is so fantastic. The flowers! The color! The little cake bunting! The invite! The stripey bow on the shoes! The photos have captured everything perfectly!

  7. Ashley
    12:18 pm on September 12th, 2011

    I am loving all of these details! What a beautiful color scheme!

  8. Lovely wedding – I love all the details and the color palette is beautiful.

  9. what a darling wedding. i’m loving all the flowers

  10. Those flowers!! To die for!

  11. Those invites are awesome! (as is everything about this wedding)

  12. Adorable wedding! Great decor!

  13. Michelle
    3:41 pm on September 19th, 2011

    Love the colors and flowers used for the bouquets! Also, love the BM dresses. Anyone know the maker of them?

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  15. Nancy Ludy-Ginn
    11:03 am on April 16th, 2012

    I’ve just recently discovered pinterest and love every bit of it! Part of that was discovering your cake and being able to enjoy your lovely wedding as well! Thank you for sharing your ideas and your day, and best wishes in your journey as husband and wife!