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Tilesha and Nick hired me to take their engagement photos in Chicago early 2017 (view gallery here). After they saw the images, I was thrilled when they asked me to be the photographer at their wedding in St. Louis later that year. Keeping with their theme from the retro diner, they chose The Hotel Majestic as the starting point of their story. Built in 1914, this restored 91-room historic hotel is where guests eagerly awaited the big day.

The wedding

Before the ceremony, I started my day with the groom and his loyal men. The Hotel Majestic featured a bar and pool room where I was given a half hour to get the shots. Luckily a second photographer was on bride duty so I could make the best use of my time. From there, we headed to St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church where Nick & Tilesha would be named man and wife. After a beautiful song by the bride, the ceremony commenced and the crowd cheered with excitement.

The reception

Once the ceremony concluded, the wedding party joined me for some shots (non-alcoholic, of course). After our mini photo session, we quickly made way to the Polish Heritage Center where the reception would unfold. The wedding party made their entrance followed by the bride and groom. Members of the family told heartfelt stories and soon after, dinner was served. Plates were cleared, lights were dimmed and the music was roaring. Polaroids were supplied to guests as a memento and they flashed throughout the night like a sea of stars. Once the festivities were over, a row of sparklers lined up the exit as the bride and groom left to start their life together. It was a night to remember.

The Hotel Majestic

The Groom and his men

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Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church

The wedding

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Tilesha & Nick

The Bride & Groom

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Polish Heritage Center

The reception

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