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Run for the Border | Erin & JR Wedding

by St Louis Wedding Photographers Joel & Shannon

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St Louis Wedding Photographers | Crown Candy Kitchen & Piper Palm House Wedding Photos

We met Erin and JR for the first time after they had all ready booked us for their wedding. When you do as many weddings as we do, there are always strange similarities and coincidences that come up. Recently, two more unusual ones have stood out to us...dentists and Arizona. This wedding falls in the latter of those two categories. JR and Erin both work in immigration and border patrol in Southern Arizona. One of our favorite couples from last year (the infamous Lacey and Tab) were awesome enough to meet Erin and JR so that they could show them their wedding album from us!  (We have the best couples ever...even when they are bribed with the promise of cookies)

Because they live out there, we did not have the chance to do engagement photos with them. We always love doing engagements because it is a great time to connect with the couple, because it gives us a time to connect and get to know each other. But, even without that, we were so happy to connect with the two of them for dinner some months back. When the day came, everyone was relaxed and it was a very fun and easy-going day. It also helped that it was a Thursday! It was out first Thursday wedding ever, and seriously, it was amazing. There were no crowds anywhere, and I am sure that for things like the venue, you are able to get a better price (and almost any date you want!). If you are planning to have a smaller, intimate affair, I would definitely consider it.

One of the highlights of the day was stopping by Crown Candy Kitchen for some photos. Neither Shannon nor I had ever been there, so that was a wonderful and fun experience. We had a raspberry shake (Shannon's favorite), and it was wonderful. Apparently, they have a BLT with 1 pound of bacon on it. Epic. We are planning to go back on our own sometime soon. The reception was at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, and it is a lovely spot...it was a very beautiful location to have a smaller wedding reception. The food was also some of the best we have had all year. We would highly recommend checking it out!

And now, the photos! Congrats to Erin and Jr...it was a total pleasure being a part of your very special day, and we are so happy to have met you both! Blessings!

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Written by Joel Conner | St. Louis Wedding Photography

Vendors

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church O'Fallon

Reception: Piper Palm House

Floral Designer: Steven Mueller

Cake: McArthur's Bakery

DJ: A Rockin' DJ, Jimmy Hussey

Makeup Artist: D'Shannon Llewelyn

Hair Artist: Louve Salon, Hannah

Dress: Dolly Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Tuxedos: Willard's Formal Wear 

Show 11 Comments
  1. These photos are fun! Love the background of ALL of them.

  2. These photos are fun! Love the background of ALL of them.

  3. Erin Gribben Husted
    Aug 09 2012

    These photos are amazing! Joel and Shannon are so talented!

  4. Aug 09 2012

    You both look wonderful in all the pictures. Really a beautiful place and beautiful couple.

  5. Aug 09 2012

    You both look wonderful in all the pictures. Really a beautiful place and beautiful couple.

  6. Aug 09 2012

    Gorgeous memories from a beautiful day. Joel and Shannon did a tremendous job capturing magical moments and documenting the afternoon and evening. I know that Erin and JR will cherish these photos for a lifetime!

  7. Aug 09 2012

    Uncle Eric is here and he said he really liked the pictures. Send more. Glad you are happy.

  8. Aug 09 2012

    Loved the pictures. Joel and Shannon really captured the day and event in their pictures. Great job!

  9. Aug 09 2012

    There were all so beautiful. Missed you at the Breakfast Club!!!

  10. Aug 09 2012

    Absolutely stunning photographs and such imaginations you have! Well done!

  11. I had the pleasure of working with Joel and Shannon Conner. They are an amazing husband and wife photography team!!