Nate and Marie’s wonderful Wedding in St. Louis by St. Louis Wedding Photographer Cate Jackson

Nate and Marie got married and it was FABBO! They started off their day with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony at Marie’s family home. It’s a way to honor relatives, loved ones and ancestors. They served tea to people who then handed them red envelopes with gifts of money. It was such a beautiful gesture. I’d never experienced one before and I was honored to be there capturing the event.saint louis wedding, saint louis Chinese tea ceremonySaint louis bride, Chinese tea ceremonyBride arrivingChinese Wedding Tea CeremonyBride, groom, Chinese Tea CeremonyChinese Tea Ceremonysaint louis bride, best saint louis wedding photographerwedding photography saint louis, getting ready, boutionnierressaint louis bride and groom, tea ceremony, Saint Louis Fine art wedding photographersaint louis multicultural wedding photographer

After the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony we headed over to Forest Park to the Highlands to get ready for the wedding.St Louis bride getting ready, saint louis wedding photographySaint Louis brideWe met outside the Highlands in Forest Park for the first look. saint louis wedding photographer, first lookSt. Louis bride and groom, portrait photographer, wedding photographerThen we traveled around Forest Park for some awesome portraits!romantic saint louis bride and groomsaint louis best wedding photographer, forest park wedding portraitsForest Park wedding photographer, bride groomForest park bride, saint louis wedding photographersaint louis bridal portraitsForest Park wedding photographerwedding partyThe ceremony.Forest Park wedding photorapherwedding kiss Forest Park St. Louissaint louis bride and groom post ceremonysaint louis forest park wedding receptionForest Park wedding photographerThe first dance between the bride and groom.saint louis bride and groom first danceForest Park wedding reception photographyWe went outside for one final shot.saint louis bride and groom night portraitCongratulations to Nate and Marie!