Lisa and James waited a long time to find each other. When they decided to spend the rest of their lives together, they chose a romantic, destination elopement in the Missouri countryside. This fairytale wedding is the perfect beginning to their happily ever after.

Bride & Groom on a hill in the countryside | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did your love story begin?

“We reconnected on Facebook 40 years after attending the same high school in a small town in Indiana. I love James’ genuine love and compassion for myself and others.”

Bride gets her makeup done before the ceremony | Hair and Makeup by Peach Blossom Hair and Makeup Artistry | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride gets her hair done before the ceremony | Hair and Makeup by Peach Blossom Hair and Makeup Artistry | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Tell us a little about your elopement

“We planned to travel to Missouri for our elopement, so we had to find our vendors online. We decided to work with Hermann Hill Weddings and Rhonda Favor Studios, we highly recommend both. Not only did Rhonda take breathtaking photos, her willingness to help with all the small details throughout the day made our special day perfect. Hermann Hill Weddings took care of the entire wedding for us from 300 miles away. I wasn’t sure of exactly what to expect until the day we arrived, but they went above and beyond to make us comfortable and have everything planned ahead for our day. The scenery was beautiful, the atmosphere relaxed, the alter was nicely decorated, the flowers were stunning, and the cake was fabulous.”

Bridal bouquet in a variety of peach and white tones | Flowers by TerraFloral, LLC| photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bridal portrait on the steps of a stone building | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you do a first look?

“Our first look was as I walked down the aisle towards my groom. I couldn’t stop smiling. Jim teared up.”

Bride begins her walk down the aisle | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
A groom tears up as he sees his bride for the first time | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom exchange rings | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom light the unity candle | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom take a moment to themselves | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wedding rings on flowers | Flowers by TerraFloral, LLC| photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Tell us about your grand exit!

” It was just the two of us, hand in hand, smiling from ear to ear at one another!”

Bride & Groom walking hand-in-hand | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom walking in the countryside | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Groom in front of City Hall |  photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Was there a part of your wedding that held a personal significance to you or your spouse?

“Having our fairytale wedding dreams come true later in life.”

Bride & Groom on a hill in the countryside | Hermann Hill Weddings wedding venue | photo by Rhonda Favor Studios | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Credits:

Wedding Venue: Hermann Hill Weddings

Wedding Planner: Hermann Hill Weddings

Photographer: Rhonda Favor Studios

Florist: TerraFlora, LLC

Cake: Sugar & Spice: Laura’s Delights

Wedding Gown: Cai by Yong Colling

Groom’s Suit: Wards Apparel

Hair and Makeup: Peach Blossom Hair and Makeup Artistry