Wedding Pictures

It’s finally here. I received my wedding photos the other day and I’m excited to finally share some of them with you. I won’t be sharing all of them because there are over 1,000 pictures! I also included little reviews and links (this is not a sponsored post) for some of the items I bought for our…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: May 31, 2023

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It’s finally here. I received my wedding photos the other day and I’m excited to finally share some of them with you. I won’t be sharing all of them because there are over 1,000 pictures!

I also included little reviews and links (this is not a sponsored post) for some of the items I bought for our wedding. I know some of you were interested in the vendors we used, so I thought I would make it easier that way. This is probably my last wedding-related post for awhile, so enjoy!

Also, please scroll down to the end to help me out by voting for me 🙂








Our cake topper and serving set were from Toppers with Glitz. I highly recommend this company for  your cake topper. They are more on the expensive side, but it was one of the splurges we wanted to go for. The cake topper was beautiful and so was the serving set.

We also used McArthur’s Bakery for our cake and all of our other bakery items. We had a HUGE dessert take. We had our wedding cake, 5 or 6 pies, cookies, brownies, cannolis, macarons, 3 or 4 other cakes, and more. It was delicious but I regret not eating more of it. It was also all extremely cheap as well. I believe we paid around $300 for all of our bakery items.



1451311_10202470790033424_6544481574980897610_n We used Fifty Flowers for our flowers. We wholesale ordered our flowers and put them together ourselves. There were around 2,000 flowers altogether and I believe we had around 75 different vases to put together. We also made all of the bouquets, including mine.

It was a lot of fun DIYing them. We all got together and arranged them the day before the wedding.





We rented our arbor from Worn Vintage. They rent out tons of different items for weddings and other events in the St. Louis area. They have many cute items but I only had so much in my wedding budget. We rented the arbor and drapes for $150.

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For the robes, we used Silk and More. I found this company on Etsy and they have a TON of reviews so I knew I wanted to use them. Everyone loved the robes. They were custom made and very affordable.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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  1. You’re such a beautiful and sexyyyy bride Michelle! The pictures are really perfect, everything is perfect, perfect bride and groom, perfect place a total of perfect wedding!

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  2. Kasia

    Gorgeous pics. You look great!

  3. Celeste

    Just voted for u! Good luck, you totally deserve it!

  4. I love the timeless black and white pics, but to be honest all pics are great!!!

    1. Yes! I love the black and white pictures as well. They look awesome!

  5. kammi

    Submitted! These photos are amazing! Looks like it was fantastic! I LOVE the night one with the sparklers!

  6. Ben Luthi

    Great pics! Brings back a lot of good memories for when my wife and I got married.

  7. Beautiful photos! I love the cake topper, too!

  8. Wow, stunning. Simply stunning. Those robes look awesome! Were they your bridesmaids gifts?

    1. Thank you! The robes were a part of their bridesmaid gifts. I also gave them the earrings they wore and paid for their hair and makeup. Oh yeah and WINE!

    1. Thank you Stefanie!

  9. Those robes were a nice touch!

  10. Connie @ Savvy With Saving

    What a beautiful wedding!

  11. Pamela Baker

    Gorgeous pictures!

  12. What a lovely outdoor wedding! Great pics! Looks like you guys had a great time.

  13. Haha I know! πŸ™‚

  14. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! It looks like you had a great wedding, and you’re absolutely stunning. Loved the cookies with the cake.

  15. So beautiful! I really love the black and white photos. I saw all the baked goods and instantly got hungry…those cookies look so yummy! If I splurge for anything at a wedding it will totally be dessert.

    1. Yes, the dessert was one of the best things at our wedding πŸ™‚ Everyone loved it!

  16. Andrew

    I love the wedding photos! You guys had a huge bridal party.

    I’m a DJ, and do 30-35 weddings per year, so I like to look at wedding related stuff. Ok… I gotta ask, how was your DJ? Was there anything you wish they would have done better, and anything they really did well? (professional curiosity πŸ™‚ lol )

    BTW – I did vote for you.

    1. Hey Andrew!

      Thanks! I love the photos as well. And yes, we had a HUGE wedding party haha.

      Our DJ was great! Everything they did was very good πŸ™‚

  17. Love all of these pictures… Oh yeah cause I am in them!

  18. Love, love, love the photos!! Those bouquets are gorgeous and what a fabulous idea with the sparklers! I will vote now :)!

  19. Cami

    Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I voted for your blog!

  20. John Kim

    What great pictures, congratulations on your celebrations! Brilliant marketing strategy for your website. Bravo

  21. Michelle L

    You all look great and of course congratulations.

  22. Aw, BEAUTIFUL! Makes me want to go and look at ours – I really have to get some photos printed! Maybe before our 2nd anniversary…

  23. tamra gibson

    Wow!!! What beautiful pictures. I love the flowers and the shoes. You totally know how to save money and still manage to make an event look like a million bucks. Congrats

  24. Marissa Woodside

    Voted! Good Luck!

    1. Thank you Marissa!

      1. Marissa Woodside

        No problem!

  25. Lisa E. @ Lisa Vs. The Loans

    You are so freaking gorgeous! That dress looks amazing on you!

  26. It looked like an amazing time!

    1. It was a TON of fun πŸ™‚

  27. Awww you look so beautiful and happy!

  28. Beautiful Photos! I love the sparkler picture! I voted for you. Good luck! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  29. Paula Weintraut

    Beautiful!! my Son is getting married in Oct. and these pictures are so lovely I hope and prey his is just as beautiful. Love the Country setting Photos they made me cry

    1. Aww thanks πŸ™‚

  30. Beautiful pics, Michelle! Looks like your wedding was a blast.

    1. Thank you! Hope you had a great weekend.

  31. Barrie

    What a beautiful wedding! I also voted for you; good luck!!

  32. Your wedding looks AMAZING and SO beautiful! You’re beautiful! I’m so glad to have found your site via Casey @ True Colours. I look forward to reading more of your posts! (Also, definitely checking out your debt category!) xo

    1. Thank you so much Stacey! πŸ™‚ You are too nice.

  33. Amy

    What a beautiful wedding! It looks like you had a gorgeous location and gorgeous weather. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you Amy! It was a great day πŸ™‚

  34. Cynthia Megill

    Great wedding photos

  35. Cynthia Megill

    Wedding photos are timely

  36. Beautiful pics! Congratulations! Where did you get the bridesmaid dresses. I love them!

    1. Thanks! And the bridesmaids all picked out their own dress. I just gave them ideas of what I wanted and they all found them. They did a good job πŸ™‚

  37. M.Clark

    These are great photos, the cake and other sweets look delicious. Thank you for sharing this post.

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  38. Love the wedding photos. I would love to feature them on my blog if you give permission to do so. I always link back to your site and provide credit from the post. Please let me know.

    1. Hello! Yes, this sounds great.

      1. Excellent. I’ll pull the images from your site and email you once the post is live!

  39. Wow! Thank you for sharing these! I especially love the shot of you cutting the cake.

  40. I told myself I would stop binging on the blog and then I noticed your wedding posts. The pictures are beautiful and I love the dessert and candy counters :). You and Wes look great together and wishing you guys a happily married life.