Chris and Sara - Busch Stadium Wedding :: St. Louis, Missouri, Photographer

 

Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Although weddings take place every day, it's not every day that you get married. So Cardinals fans Chris and Sara decided to make this once-in-a-lifetime event a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience by getting married in Busch Stadium in St. Louis this past Saturday.

The forecast looked ominous the day before with the weather folks predicting thunderstorms on the wedding day. After some overnight rain, however, the skies cleared and the temperatures rose to yield a sunny and balmy afternoon for the ceremony.

The wedding party spent Friday night at the Westin Hotel right across the street from the stadium--very convenient. It's a beautiful hotel which provided some lovely settings for portraits before the ceremony. We all walked over to the stadium around noon, did a final walkthrough for the ceremony, and then it was "batter up" at 2:00 PM. The couple held the reception in the Champion's Club at the stadium as well where Mike Forest from Rockstar DJs kept the guests entertained. The staff at Busch Stadium did a commendable job of anticipating and exceeding the needs of the wedding party--the level of service they provided was genuinely impressive. My personal thanks go out to Kevin, Bud, Gail, Brenda, and Mary Jo--thank you for all your help!

My friend and colleague Ann Klose was with me for the day to make photographs for Chris and Sara so below are a few of the images we made. Congratulations again to the newlyweds and thank you for choosing me to make your photographs.

Busch Stadium and Arch - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Busch Stadium - Cardinals baseball - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Wedding dress photograph - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Portrait of groom - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Picture of ring bearer - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Portrait of bride - Westin Hotel - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Picture of flower girls - Westin Hotel - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Portrait of bride and groom - Westin Hotel -  Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Bride at Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Picture of groom and groomsmen - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Portrait of bride and groom - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Bride and groom dancing - Champion's Club - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Busch Stadium wedding reception - Champion's Club - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Flower girls and mother of bride dancing - Busch Stadium wedding reception - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Rockstar DJs - Busch Stadium wedding reception - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Wedding rings and baseball - Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Cupcakes at Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Bride and groom outside Busch Stadium and Arch - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography

Busch Stadium wedding - St. Louis, Missouri - Michael Gowin Photography