June 7, 2016

Big Cedar Lodge Wedding in Branson, Missouri

What a joy it was to photograph this Big Cedar Lodge wedding! The venue did not disappoint as a stunning backdrop for this wedding. Perfect weather, a perfect venue, and the perfect couple. As cheesy as it sounds, this sums up this wedding.

Introducing Ashlee and Jesse Nieto, and their adorable daughter, Olivia. Jesse and Ashlee live in Texas, but decided to marry in Missouri to be closer to family members. Their wedding day was elegant and romantic: soft blush decorated the details, with hints of dark navy blue to compliment.

While Ashlee got ready in her beautiful, bejeweled dress and gorgeous jewelry (and her blush, glitzy Badgley Mischka heels), Jesse got ready in a dashing navy suit–and even got in a little golfing during his portrait time!

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The ladies got ready at the new Spa at Big Cedar, which was absolutely stunning. The ceremony was held at the Garden Chapel, which also did not disappoint. After the ceremony, the party, family, and friends retired to Big Cedar’s Convention Center in one of the ballrooms for a delicious dinner and night of dancing and festivities. It was truly a memorable wedding!

I adore the sweet moments that we were able to capture of Ashlee and Jesse, as well as their sweet Olivia. The day might have been utterly beautiful, but there was nothing more heartwarming than the love between Jesse and Ashlee at their Big Cedar Lodge wedding. I recall one moment when I was posing Ashlee and Jesse away from the other members of the wedding party and overheard Jesse telling his newly married bride how beautiful she looked, and how he loved her dress.

This is one of the best parts of being a wedding photographer: hearing all of the sweet, real, intimate little moments between a bride and groom that many others do not get to hear and experience. Ashlee and Jesse, I wish you the very happiest marriage! It was a joy to be a part of your day!


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