Have you been dreaming of stone estates tucked away in southern Missouri or am I the only one? As we drove down the highway, we found ivy cascading over a stone wall. And then, as if on que, a hill let us peek over the wall to see the a glimpse. Everything about this venue makes me feel like I have escaped into another time - even the drive.
Tyler and Natalie were so welcoming and created the most inviting atmosphere. As a photographer, I'm always looking for venues that don't add stress to the wedding day, but eliminate problems and take care of their guests. I loved walking through the estate, exploring the grounds and constantly discovering new views. But before I show you the grounds, I have to take you inside because the light is incredible!
When you walk in, this room below is on the right. Natalie uses it to sign contracts and give new couples all the info they need for their wedding day. And can we just take a second to swoon over the chairs?
Don't forget to look up! Chandeliers are the light fixture of choice in this home. I imagine a short dance for the sweetest couple just after the first look or secret kisses while guests mingle in this room...
You know I can't get away from grainy black and whites, white trim, chandeliers, and gorgeous architecture.
The cobblestone pathways fill my mind with beautiful images! I think I could shoot 100 weddings here and never run out of ideas or inspiration!
There's a private part of the estate for everyone to get ready. It's set away from the ceremony and reception sites and is one of the most relaxing parts of the venue.
These blue tiles in the bottom of the pool? I'm so thankful that no detail is overlooked because this blue photographs so well. They love to set up tables around the pool for the reception. Imagine gorgeous tables with an abundance of florals, hanging chandeliers, and blue water against the stone estate! Swoon!