Erin + Adam {St.Louis New Year’s Eve Wedding}

There is without a doubt something truly magical when it comes to a New Year’s Eve wedding.  We often have people ask “Isn’t it a drag to work on New Year’s Eve?”  If you work at Denny’s it probably sucks, but there is no part of our job that makes it a drag to work on New Year’s.  First of all, it’s always going to be an amazing party.  Guests might not throw down at your wedding in March, but on New Year’s they are leaving it all out on the floor.  There is no one who is going to have a bad time at a New Year’s wedding.  As a guest, it gives you something to do on a night that – less face it – can be subpar if you have no plans.  If you’ve got an invite to a New Year’s Eve wedding, you’ve got a night of dinner, dancing, cake, and LOVE.  Top that Ryan Seacrest.
But the best part… the part that makes us laugh in the face of skepticism and uncertainty when someone doubts are enjoyment of working on a holiday – is sitting back and watching the moments unfold as midnight approaches.  As guests move amongst the crowd to retrieve their loved one, as the crowd starts to naturally encircle the bride and groom, as parents watch their son and daughter happily knowing they did a wonderful job, as kids anxiously await the moment when the confetti happens, as it all culminates to that moment – 3… 2… 1…
and we can sit back and watch the magic happen.  It’s the most heartfelt, optimistic, cheerful – hopeful – moment to be able to witness.  And to capture that in a photograph?  Well it doesn’t get any better.
But in this case it does get even better.  Erin and Adam.  I’m here to tell you that people like this don’t come a dime a dozen.  We’ve seen some love in our day, we’ve met plenty of nice people, and I can confidently say these two are the real deal.  They are kind.  They let you know you are appreciated.  They treasure their friendships and their families.  Individually, you be lucky to know either.  But to know them as a couple, is to know that the truest, deepest, purest love does exist.  In a world that is easy to have doubts and cynicism, these two inspire one to have faith.
There aren’t enough great things we can say about this couple, and with the amount to take in visually with this blog post you are going to need some time, so I won’t take it up with too much gushing about the incredibleness of these two.  If you know them, you already know.  And if you don’t, I think you’ll see it for yourself.  Some loves are just undeniable.
Enjoy Erin and Adam’s New Year’s Eve wedding day!
TenSixteen_1231_001TenSixteen_1231_002I love that Erin’s mom wanted her photo in front of the family Christmas tree.  I’m a sucker for Christmas lights and a pretty girl in the home she grew up in!TenSixteen_1231_003We started the day with a first look.  It was super cold outside, but these two were so warm and endearing you quickly forgot the temperature.TenSixteen_1231_004TenSixteen_1231_005Roger and I had so much fun spending 30 minutes with these two to capture them all alone at Bee Tree Park.  It was such a sweet, relaxed way to start the day.TenSixteen_1231_006TenSixteen_1231_007TenSixteen_1231_008Seriously gorgeous.TenSixteen_1231_009Erin made her bouquet herself out of keepsakes and heirlooms from loved ones in her past.  Such a beautiful way to honor loved ones.TenSixteen_1231_010TenSixteen_1231_011TenSixteen_1231_012Winter – sometimes you are so pretty.TenSixteen_1231_013TenSixteen_1231_014TenSixteen_1231_015Only Erin could have sweet friends just like her who would brave the cold and never complain.  TenSixteen_1231_016And even the guys were very cooperative, fun, and easy going.  Erin and Adam have fantastic taste in friends!TenSixteen_1231_017TenSixteen_1231_018TenSixteen_1231_019Do you adore those Harry Potter-esque scarves or what?TenSixteen_1231_020TenSixteen_1231_021TenSixteen_1231_022TenSixteen_1231_023Does it get any more gorgeous?  Seriously.TenSixteen_1231_024
TenSixteen_1231_025TenSixteen_1231_026TenSixteen_1231_027TenSixteen_1231_028After taking our time and getting some great photos in the daylight, dusk drew near and Erin & Adam’s church began to filter in with excited guests.  Every person in attendance was genuinely excited to watch these two become husband and wife.TenSixteen_1231_029Christmas lights should stay up year round.  That’s all.TenSixteen_1231_030TenSixteen_1231_031TenSixteen_1231_032TenSixteen_1231_033TenSixteen_1231_034TenSixteen_1231_035Really – how cute are these kids?TenSixteen_1231_036TenSixteen_1231_037The festive day was followed by a festive evening.  Everywhere you turned there was something beautiful and inviting to ring in the new year with!

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I know you can’t taste a photo – but my mouth remembers.  I pass out when I see a dessert table like this.  TenSixteen_1231_039TenSixteen_1231_040Have I mentioned my adoration for these two?TenSixteen_1231_041TenSixteen_1231_042This…TenSixteen_1231_043TenSixteen_1231_044TenSixteen_1231_045TenSixteen_1231_046I was never in a sorority, but when I see the closeness of a group of girls like this I feel jealous.  When they call them “sorority sisters” – sisters is the only way to describe it.  How fortunate for Erin to have so many wonderful women to call her sisters.TenSixteen_1231_047And then the dance floor and the selfie sticks broke out…TenSixteen_1231_048This boy – when he lead the dance floor in a Whip and NaeNae, he stole my heart.TenSixteen_1231_049TenSixteen_1231_050and then there’s that moment – the countdown, then… TenSixteen_1231_051the magic.
TenSixteen_1231_053TenSixteen_1231_054and then of course – the party!!TenSixteen_1231_055TenSixteen_1231_056TenSixteen_1231_057Pretty sure this photo sums it up.TenSixteen_1231_058TenSixteen_1231_059There may have been a ton of great images and stories in this post, but there is PLENTY more!!  Check out the video below and see more of Erin and Adam’s perfect day!!  Happy New Year!!!!

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Ellen LeRoy - Wonderful coverage. With the details of that wedding, I think this would easily get published. I loved the bride’s bouquet.

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