March 2, 2021

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Aiden + Rachel | Cape Girardeau Wedding

Aiden and Rachel’s Cape Girardeau wedding was gorgeous, full of joy and they were absolutely breathtaking! I loved photographing their stunning details because it speaks to all of the tiny but important sentiments that tie the heart of the day together.

One moment that stood out to me was when Rachel starting showing off her lovely bridal headpiece. This elegant piece was from her momma’s headdress!! *insert my gushy awes here!!* I immediately knew I wanted to showcase this!! She then tells me that not only was her garter made from the lace sleeve of the wedding dress but the veil Rachel wore during the ceremony was also her momma’s! I’m a total sap at this point because this reminded me again why I love what I do!!

Aiden and Rachel are such an incredibly sweet couple who’s small town love leaves a huge impact on this world. After spending Saturday surrounded by their friends and family, it was undeniable that this wasn’t an everyday couple! They are so loved and cherished by so many! I genuinely love Rachel’s laid back, lively and attentive personality and how Aiden’s fun loving, humorous and caring traits shined yesterday. Their personalities fuse beautifully and light up any room they walk into!

I must say that their bridal party was the life of the party! Full of love and laughter…the bridesmaids and the champagne was a favorite of mine!!

champagne and bridesmaids bridal party

As you scroll through their visual storybook wedding day at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Cape Girardeau, I believe that you will not just see the images of a stunning wedding, but that you will also feel that like you’ve become part of Aiden and Rachel’s day and have gotten the chance to know them like I had the privilege of doing since last year!!

Keep an eye on their gallery here! Their full wedding will be available soon!!
I hope you enjoy their amazing wedding day and don’t forget to view their engagement session blog here as well!!


Event Designer & Florist: Design Exclusive LLC, Linda McKinnis
Venue: Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center
Wedding Gown: Magnolia Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids dresses:
Groom & Groomsmen’s Tuxes: Garber’s Men’s Wear
Hair & Makeup: Shay @ Bella Tonic (Hair), Sierra Justine MUA (Makeup)
Cake & Cupcakes: Bonnie Stahlman

See more weddings here and to learn more about The Boulder Creek Wedding Experience!!

  1. Misty says:

    Congratulations, wedding was absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Shirley Aldridge says:

    Great pictures

  3. Love Love Love ?
    It was wonderful working with you, Courtney!
    Can’t wait to do it again!
    Your photography is gorgeous + your blog is amazing! five stars! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Linda McKinnis
    Design Exclusive, LLC

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