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Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, Photographed by DWJohnson Studio

May 29, 2013 | sarah

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

The Couple: Vera and Matt

The Wedding: 7.14.12 – National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri

The Photographer: DWJohnson Studio

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?

Vera and Matt: eclectic, simple, genuine

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?

Vera: I like to say, if nothing matches, then it all matches. And Matt agrees! Most important to us was being able to include personal items like my mothers veil, Matt’s grandmothers hat pins, and my aunt’s necklace. It didn’t matter to us if it didn’t all perfectly go together, we wanted to include the things that meant something to us! When it came to all the details (dresses, suits, centerpieces, flowers) we wanted them to be simple; we wanted nothing to take away from the focus of joining two people in marriage before God, family, and friends!

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?

Vera: My favorite moment was when the doors swung open and I stood with my father before all my family and friends at the back of the aisle. Matt is an amazing musician, and he had once told me that he wouldn’t write songs for girls, only for his wife. For months, Matt had been writing the song that would accompany me down the aisle. When my Uncle Barry began playing the song, and I looked up and saw Matt smiling and crying, I immediately began to sob. I would be his wife on this day! On top of all of the blessings and joys of our wedding day, this was maybe most special to me.

Standing with my father on the spiral staircase before we walked down the aisle was insane. My father is a man of few words, strong and stoic. It was just so good to stand next to him and know he loved me and was proud of me for marrying such a great man. He was holding in wells of emotion, and I knew he couldn’t say anything. I looked at him and said “You ready Daddy?” He nodded and we walked.

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

Junebug: What specifically drew you to DWJohnson Studio and their imagery?

Vera: You can tell that DWJohnson does a great job capturing the whole day, and I mean the REAL day. Sure, we had the family pics with Uncle Stan, but more importantly the photographers got the photos of the special little happenings of the day. Matt and I felt like we were the only two people in the room, even though we were surrounded by hundreds of loving friends and family, and DWJohnson was able to capture so many great candid moments throughout the day that we were totally unaware of! Matt and I were simply loving each other, and DWJohnson just happened to be there to help re-tell our special day!

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Missouri Wedding at National Churchill Museum, photographed by DWJ Studio | junebugweddings.com

 

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Missouri wedding day with us, Vera and Matt! To see more gorgeous weddings, visit DWJohnson Studios website, blog and Junebug member brochure.

 

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: DWJohnson Studio
Ceremony Venue: National Churchill Museum
Reception Venue: Westminster College Mueller Hall
Officiant: Jason Abbott
Invitation Designer & Florist: Joyce Neuenswander (mother of bride)
Catering: Fresh Ideas
Cake: Celeste Ambrosius (cousin of bride)
Wedding Dress: Demetrios
Bridal accessories: Veil – mother of bride, Necklace – aunt of bride, Bracelet – grandmother of bride, Shoes – Naya
Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: Blue lace crochet dress – Tulle, orange and gold earrings – TJ MAXX
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and make-up: Rebecca Welsh (sister of bride)
DJ: Jim Logan
Favors: Donations to The HALO Foundation
Rings: Tacori setting with engagement diamond of grooms mother

 

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4 Comments

  1. A picture is worth a thousand words but I think wedding photos are more than that; it consists of love, promise, memory, passion, and joy. Thats what makes them timeless and priceless at the same time.

  2. As mother of the bride,biased I may be, But I can tell you that Lauren from DWJohnson Studios did a phenomenal job capturing the very heart of Vera and Matt on their most amazing wedding day! Moments in time were captured with unique perspective and beauty. And we never even noticed! Thank you for capturing the passion and love of our very special day!

  3. I’m a simple virtual visitor of this wedding and I have many emotions to look such incredible and live photos.

    Moments captured by photographer in this photos are amazing! The smiles of the newlywed are true emotions of an happy and loving day. Just the playing of the children on the hall, the bride’s smile, the ring of the bride kissed from the groom and a tear that is going down from bried’s cheek: I LOVE THAT.

  4. Stunning pictures you captured the emotions of the day!

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