up close picture of bride and groom smiling

At the tail end of winter, as the first bits of spring began to arrive, Rachel and Justin gathered their families from St. Louis and Atlanta in iconic Forest Park for their wedding at the Norman K Probstein Golf Course. Mimicking the colors of the changing seasons, they enjoyed an elegant event with soft pinks, greens and gold.

African American groom getting ready for wedding ceremony in Forest Park Golf Course

Grooms tie on his neck

wedding bouquet in St Louis MO

wedding bouquet on floor diagnonal

bride with spray getting ready for her wedding

reflection of bride in makeup kit with bright colors

mother of the bride and her sister prepare her wedding dress in St. Louis

Amazed groom sees his bride at first look in Forest Park

wedding ceremony in Forest Park Golf Course

Rachel’s billowy fabrics in her dress brought a softness, complimented by the punchy, exciting gold of their decor.

African American bride looks at her groom during wedding ceremony at Norman K Probstein Golf Course

couple kissing and laughing during you may kiss the bride

bride with braids laughing with high key lighting

couple embracing in posed picture in Forest Park indoors

Rachel and Justin had such a laid back spirit that was full of joy at their new marriage and reception.

wedding rings on two different darker complexions

couple walking towards St. Louis statue on Art Hill on wedding day

bride and groom kissing at the top of art hill in forest park

black and white portrait of wedding couple in near art museum in STL

bride glancing down with groom smiling at top of Art Hill in Forest Park St. Louis

couple smiling on wedding day

Norman K Probstein Golf Course reception

St. Louis wedding cake by La Patisserie Chouquette

St. Louis wedding cake cutting by La Patisserie Chouquette

It was a wonderful celebration as their guests danced their hearts out and stayed until their sparkler departure.

laughter at wedding reception in St. Louis

dancing at wedding reception

family dancing at wedding reception in St. Louis

Couples dancing at wedding reception

wedding reception dancing in Forest Park

I’ve seen many dances that celebrate the longest marriages in the room, but this was my absolute favorite.  The whole room was cheering as these special grandparents continued dancing as the DJ called out more and more years of their marriage.

family cheers at wedding reception

Reception Sparkler exit at Norman K Probstein Golf Course

I’d prayed for Rachel shortly before their wedding and told her I was praying for their marriage into their old age, and perhaps it will be quite the celebration when their children and grandchildren cheer for them as well.


Hair Styling | Constance at Urbaneboozer

Bakery | La Patisserie Chouquette

DJ services | DJ A. Eye

Venue for both ceremony and reception | Norman K Probstein Golf Course