Monday, November 28, 2011

{The Flatt's part one!} Family

Here is group one of the Flatt gang! 

I crossed over the bridge into Illinois to meet up with this group.  It was a windy windy November Sunday, but we did our best to keep the hair from flowing in faces!  A little easier with the boys :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sherry lane

Thursday, November 17, 2011

{John, Rebecca, Courtney, Nikki} Family

Meet the Bakers!

I had so much fun taking photos with this group.  John, Rebecca and their two girls Courtney and Nikki are so funny!!  

John and Rebecca just celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary.  How awesome!  Congratulations to you two - that is a huge accomplishment!!

How adorable are these two?!

You girls are both so beautiful!!!

ha! I love this one!  I don't remember what I said to do - but it worked - love it!!

You guys are seriously one good looking family!

I hope my girls are still this close with their father at this age.  I love it!

And they of course keep their mother up with the trends.  Awesome shoes ladies - my daughter maybe getting some for Christmas.... shhhh! :)

Thank you so much John, Rebecca, Courtney and Nikki!  I had so much fun!

Sherry Lane

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{Kristen & Pete} Wedding; part one

The Wedding day of Kristen and Pete; Part One.

Well, I am speechless.

I have been sitting here trying to figure out how to define this day.  I just can't find the right words because it seems as if everything I write is not good enough.  There are no words that can do this day justice.  Yes, it was beautiful, it was perfect, it was magnificent.... but that doesn't seem like enough.

First off, the Elder family - you guys rock.  I have known the Elder family for a few years or so now... and they are the most loving, hilarious and kind family I have ever met.  They welcome everyone in with open arms... and maybe a few bear hugs from each of Kristen's the brothers :)  Sharon and Dave - you have done a wonderful job raising your children to become awesome people.  It is my hope to do the same for my girls.

To the Hiltner Family, I hope you enjoyed your visit to St. Louis and ate as many toasted Raviolis you can stuff in one sitting. It was nice meeting and spending such an important day with you all!  

I have been working on this "preview" since the week after the wedding, and well...  it is going to have to be shown in parts.  I just cannot narrow it down to 25 photos to preview this whole wedding!  SO, this "part" is of the ladies getting ready.  Enjoy!

I meet up with the girlies nice and early to start the marathon of pampering.  I think when Kristen showed me her shoes, my jaw may have swept the carpet.  Fab.u.lous. 

*Side note, for those of you who do not know Kristen, she is this amazingly talented singer/songwriter/bongo drummer/and more...  Lots of family members are musically bless in the Elder family, but Kristen and her brother Tyler are also known as Leland's Road.  You can go like their Facebook page here. And listen to their music here.

Back to the ladies...

Remember how I was saying how awesome this family is?  Kristen, of all things to worry about on her wedding day, was sitting and writing Thank You cards to everyone who helped out with the wedding.  So un-believably sweet you are Kristen <3

and if you couldn't tell, Kristen's mother - Sharon.
Pete's father admiring Kristen's shoe choice...

Kristen, you are gorgeous.  You have an infections smile and soul.
brides hair: Erin Rosenkranz

The whole day went smoothly.  Kristen would be chatting it up laughing and smiling... and then she would stop and smile... and the tears would start falling.  She was so adorable, so emotionally excited that her wedding day was here.

brides make up: Kate Keiser

Pete wrote Kristen not one sweet letter, not two, but THREE.  That's right fellas - take notes here.  This first letter was written to Kristen the day before Pete proposed to her.  So adorable.  And great job Pete :)

a very special thank you to the best assistant I could as for, Leah Westbrook.

More to be posted soon.

Sherry Lane