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Michael + Brittany | Stone House of Saint Charles Wedding | Wedding | Saint Charles, MO | 2019

Michael + Brittany

| Stone House of Saint Charles Wedding |

| Wedding |

| Saint Charles, MO |

2019

So this is love, so this is what makes life so divine.
— Cinderella

We absolutely adore this couple! Michael and Brittany are two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Tiffany and Brittany have known each other for years, but reconnected last year regarding their wedding and engagement photography! If you missed it, go check out their engagement blog post here! (But don’t forget to circle back to their wedding!!!)

Michael and Brittany chose the AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL 200-year-old Stone House of St. Charles in St. Charles, Missouri. We can’t stress enough how hard we fell in love with the venue! Michael and Brittany made the perfect decision booking Stone House of St. Charles. It is a 10-acre property dating back to the War of 1812, and has been renovated with a newly constructed Sycamore Hall, offers a gorgeous bridal suite in the original home, and a third building for the grooms and groomsmen quarters. We also have to plug the house DJ, DJ Gee — hard to find a better fit for your reception party!!! Speaking of… We’re also not sure you’ll find a better crew to keep the party going all night long than Michael and Brittany’s wedding party!

Michael and Brittany, we’re so happy you found each other and found true love. It was such a marvelous thing to be a part of, and brought back our wedding day feelings being so intimately close to the love we witnessed on your wedding day.

Here’s to many decades of true love, and here’s to Michael and Brittany. May your marriage flourish!

Much Love,

Tiffany Amber & Christopher Mark // Amber Mark Photography

Jacob + Heather | Stone House of St. Charles Wedding | Saint Charles, MO | 2019

Jacob + Heather

| Stone House of St. Charles Wedding |

| Saint Charles, MO |

You are my sun ☀️, my moon 🌙, and all my stars ✨!

We’re finding it so difficult not to begin this blog post with just saying “Wow”. But that is what keeps coming to mind while reflecting on Jacob and Heather’s wedding day at the BEAUTIFUL 200-year-old Stone House of St. Charles in St. Charles, Missouri.

Originally owned by the Cottle family more than 200 years ago, this charming 10-acre property is a page out of the history books, with humble beginnings dating back to the War of 1812. According to the Stone House of St. Charles website, it was “known as one of the finest in St. Charles County, with its architectural charm of the last century.” The stone home offers a gorgeous bridal suite, and most brides and grooms choose either the grass in front of the pergola or the newly constructed Sycamore Hall for their wedding ceremony and reception. Although newer, Sycamore Hall fits right in with the stone house and can fit up to 400 people. The current owners Ruth and Mike have done a phenomenal job with the property and Stone House of St. Charles has shot to the top of the wedding venues list in St. Louis / St. Charles area!

Jacob and Heather (in our opinion) couldn’t have chosen a more perfect venue. The weather could have been a little more cooperative, but the rain cleared up just in time.

The entire day was beautiful, but some of our favorite intimate details were Heather’s necklace, a gift from her grandfather, and Heather’s HAIR! Her hair was seriously one of our favorites — we couldn’t stop talking about it!

While we spent much of our morning in the bridal suite, we must also note the very cool, fully furnished groom’s quarters, featuring TV’s and a pool table.

From the moment we first met this amazing couple we knew it would be a fabulous journey. Heather and Jacob, we are so happy for you. Your day was so enjoyable and everything so elegant. Congratulations, congratulations! ❤️ We had a blast with you, your families, and friends!

Please peruse these sneak peaks from their wedding day, and help us congratulate them on their fairytale beginnings!

Much Love,

Tiffany Amber & Christopher Mark // Amber Mark Photography

Ryan + Kaitlyn | Forest Park + The Muny | Engagement Session | St Louis, MO | 2019

Ryan + Kaitlyn

| Forest Park + The Muny |

| Engagement Session |

| St Louis, MO |

2019

Together is a wonderful place to be.

Happy Friday y’all!

Today we’re excited to drop Ryan and Kaitlyn’s engagement session. They’re one of the sweetest couples we’ve met, and they fit right in with their goofy, laughing, and loving personalities!

These two college sweethearts got engaged last October, and Ryan’s proposal is our favorite part… The way we’ve come to understand it, it was quite the surprise. After Ryan’s sister called claiming she lost her phone while walking the dog, Ryan and Kaitlyn headed to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park in St. Louis, MO on the hunt to find it. However, as they scoped the 2,000+ acre park, Ryan was discreetly vetting the best spot to propose! No big deal. Surprise! 💍And here we are today 🙂

When we had our first phone call with Kaitlyn earlier this year, she was super excited to tell us how much she loves our light, airy, and natural light style of photography. We had quite a fun conversation together (while Ryan off was watching a volleyball game!) and had an inkling that we’d get along fantastic. Shooting their engagement session just solidified how much fun these two are, and we’re super excited for their wedding in May 2020!

In the meantime, you two lovebirds, enjoy life’s adventures together. And enjoy these memories until we can create more on your wedding day!

Much Love!

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

Danny + Maddy | Christ Church Fairview Heights + 4204 Main Street Brewing Co Wedding | Belleville, IL | 2019

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.
— Winnie The Pooh

Have you ever met someone that leaves you smiling and laughing anytime you’re around them? Of course you have! (And no, we’re not referring to your significant other—although that’s a great answer 😉). Danny and Maddy are exactly those people. Always smiling, always laughing. Their goofiness is contagious and love is genuine. Although we just met them last year, we feel like we’ve known them much longer, simply because of their kindness and welcoming friendship.

We loved shooting their engagement session at Lafayette Square Park in St Louis, Missouri and loved being a part of their wedding day even more! 🥰 We’re sure they know, but they’re surrounded with amazing friends and a terrific family as well. Danny and Maddy were married at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, a beautiful church inside and out! Followed by bridal party portraits at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and lastly, their reception party at 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. in Belleville, Illinois.

It should be noted that although the St Louis Blues lost the playoff game this night, Danny was clearly winning long-term by marrying his best friend AND seeing the Blues take the 2019 Stanley Cup shortly after! Let’s go BLUES!

No matter how big or small, these two love birds said they’re looking forward to conquering all adventures in life together and we are confident that they will do just that! Danny and Maddy, we’re excited to watch your marriage grow over the years, and are excited to give you one more CONGRATULATIONS on your big day!

Much Love,

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

Clayton + Rachel | Old Town Saint Charles | Engagement Session | Saint Charles, MO | 2019

Clayton + Rachel

| Old Town Saint Charles |

| Engagement Session |

| Saint Charles, MO |

| 2019 |

We’re grateful for life. We’re grateful to know good people. And we’re grateful our passion for people and wedding photography allows us the opportunity to meet even more good people.

Clayton and Rachel are the epitome of good people. They love, they laugh, they care, and they’re genuine. And together they’re perfect.

Clayton proposed to Rachel at the beautiful Castlewood State Park last November, and soon they’ll be married and opening new chapters together.

Thank you for trusting us with capturing the love you two share, and we’re SO excited for your wedding! For everyone else, keep an eye out later this year to catch their wedding photography!

Much Love,

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography