Missy & Zach: A Sunny Summer Wedding / by Bolla Photo

I personally love when couples choose to do a "first look." However, I totally understand those who, like Missy and Zach, wish to uphold tradition and not see each other before the wedding. A similar trend that is becoming more and more popular, though, is for the bride to do a first look with her father instead. Missy is very much a daddy's girl and definitely wanted to have a special moment with her father before walking down the aisle. Escorted by all of her bridesmaids, Missy walked to the back of St. Stephen's where her dad was waiting with his back turned. As soon as he turned around and saw how beautiful his daughter looked in her wedding gown, he couldn't hold back the tears...nor could anyone else watching.

Even though it was a very bright day, we found comfort in the shaded bike path at Drost Park. The sun filtered through just perfectly to bathe the bride and groom in gorgeous light! 

Congratulations, Missy and Zach!

Ceremony: St. Stephens Catholic Church, Caseyville, IL
Reception: LaSalle Room, Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL
Hair and Makeup Artists: Studio 3 at Park Plaza, Edwardsville, IL
Wedding Dress: Champagne and Lace, Collinsville, IL