Justin & Haylee have an amazingly romantic love story…they met on the plane to study abroad in Florence, Italy. They fell in love in one of the most romantic places in the world and it really set the scene for their love story. When I asked Haylee about this time together she told me, “We were friends first, and we just kind of morphed into a relationship. While we were abroad, we spent so much time not showering, sleeping on trains, and looking just plain awful. I knew that if he could handle me at this version of myself, he could handle me at anything. I also remember being on a hill in Vienna, Austria. We were laying outside on this lush, green hill and taking naps. We were kissing and talking about forever and that was probably another “moment” when I knew we were gonna be in this for the long run.”
Their wedding day took place at The Hawthorne House in Parkville, MO. This amazing location has a beautiful chapel on the property for the ceremony, a gorgeous reception space, sets a beautiful backdrop for photos throughout the day. Their color choices of blush and burgundy with touches of gold is probably my favorite right now…a little bit of light with the richness of the burgundy makes for a beautiful and classy combo! Her simple gown was stunning and classic, and her veil’s intricate details made for a wonderful pairing. The reception decor was simple, which allowed the beauty of the venue to shine through.
Haylee and her ladies spent the morning listening to music and getting ready together. Her mom and sister helped her get into her dress and accessories next to the beautiful windows, which created some really special moments that I loved being a part of. Justin’s dad helped him get dressed before they did their first look on the front deck. After we took the majority of their photos with their friends and family, they got ready to walk down the aisle. Their ceremony was so sweet and special, and included a knot tying ceremony (which I love). After a few more moments together in the glowing sunset, it was party time!! Their reception was full of fun and life. At the end of the evening, their friends and family sent them off into the night with a petal toss!!
Justin and Haylee enjoyed an amazing week in Hawaii for their honeymoon, and then settled into married life. Haylee was wonderful and willing to help me in my bridal show booth in February, which was great to catch up and hear all about married life. These two were such a joy to work with every step of the way 🙂 Also, you can check out Justin & Haylee’s engagement session HERE!
Photography – Spencer Studios | Ceremony & Reception Venue, & Caterer – Hawthorne House | Hair & Make-up Arist – Alexis Bearden | Floral Design – Shelley Rudberg Couture Wedding Flowers | Wedding & Groom’s Cakes – Sugar Beats Bake Shop | Decor & Rentals – Celebration KC | Invitations & Menus – Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Gown, Jewelry, & Veil – Belle Vogue Bridal | Wedding Gown Designer – Essence Australia | Bridesmaid Dresses – Azazie | Menswear – Men’s Warehouse | Videographer – Bellhop Suite | DJ – Complete Weddings | Second Photographer – Mikayla Garner