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I say it time and again, simple understated details just work. They just do. And, here’s why. Because when you have a couple that is just truly in love, that shines so much more than the details.

Jessica and Daniel married in Defiance, Missouri at one of my favorite winery venues. The rolling hills in the Fall in Missouri are just stunning. Add those beautiful changing leaves and you have one grand backdrop for a wedding.










Simpli Photography


From the Bride:
I wanted our small and intimate wedding to highlight my love of nature, all things homemade, and the small Missouri community that I grew up in. Chaumette winery and the chapel overlook green rolling farmland and the colorful landscape that I find so beautiful.  Our jam jar favors were lovingly made by my mother, aunts, and various friends whom wanted to take part in the preparation.   The flowers brought my love of nature indoors using natural wooden containers filled with succulents, live plants, herbs, and wild flowers.  The delicious browned butter pumpkin cake that we served was the talk of the evening.

Daniel’s favorite part of the day was when my father, who married us, said his final remarks as the ceremony was concluding. He misspoke and announced “Ladies and gentleman, you may now kiss the bride!”  We were all laughing as we exited the chapel!

My favorite part of the day was as I entered the chapel and started to walk down the aisle. I was overcome by a warm rush of air and the feeling of love all around us.  It was so special and emotional to look around and see loved family and friends coming together to witness our marriage.  It was something that I will never forget.


Ceremony / Reception Venue:  Chaumette Winery | Photographer: Simpli Photography | Cake: Diane’s Cakery  | Dress: Saison Blanche  | Shoes: Gianni Bini  | Suit: Perry Ellis | Flowers: Judy Sheets

One Comment

  1. what a beautiful couple. love all the personal details