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Missouri Elopement at Lost Hill Lake

Jessi discovered my services through a school connection, and we became fast friends after reaching out. The result was a meticulously planned, cold winter Missouri elopement at Lost Hill Lake. Despite the freezing temperatures, the day was filled with joy and fun. Jessi and Nate included their dogs, Jalapeno and Leo, and personal mementos like letters and her grandmother's lace in the detail photos. The ceremony, attended by their parents, marked the start of a day filled with adventurous exploration.

LEADING UP TO JESSI AND NATE'S MISSOURI ELOPEMENT AT LOST HILL LAKE

Jessi and Nate's love story began at the gym when she attended his fitness class. Initially, she admired his tattoos and playfully dubbed him the "hot trainer" before they formally met. Following a quick and sweet proposal in Wisconsin, their journey has been nothing short of an adventure. They share a love for hiking and exploring rural areas in various states, always opting for dog-friendly Airbnb accommodations. This adventurous spirit translated into their elopement, making it an enjoyable experience as they embraced the freedom to explore and create memories around the venue site.

A COZY START TO FOREVER: WAFFLES, PUPS, AND LOVE IN MISSOURI

Jessi and Nate started their elopement day in a turquoise bus, cooking waffles, and hanging out with their dogs. They wanted their Missouri elopement to be uncomplicated, focused on being present and mindful, with a deliberate choice to keep it unplugged. They aimed for a relaxed atmosphere filled with laughter and, of course, cake. After getting ready, they had a low-key first look at the dock by the pond, followed by an intimate ceremony in the outdoor chapel by the water.

To cap off the day, Jessi surprised Nate with a cozy dinner for two inside an igloo bubble tent with Christmas lights from all directions. They wrapped up the evening with a sweet sparkler exit, something that they really wanted to incorporate.

Head to my blog to see more elopement and intimate wedding inspiration similar to Jessi and Nate's Missouri elopement day!

VENDORS

Venue | Lost Hill Lake

MUA | Looks My Lisa

Florals | Wildflowers STL

Cake | Nothing Bundt Cakes

Food | Sugarfire 44

Dress | Mia Grace Bridal

Groom's Attire | Indochino

Pet Attendant | Wed Pets

"Destiny definitely stood out amongst other photographers because we absolutely loved how involved she was from the very beginning. She really wants to get to know you- which makes for really intimate photos! She asks tons of questions, which is awesome because you feel like you know her before even meeting her! And once you finally do, she is so so sweet!!! Destiny is so great at communicating and being really involved in every detail! She captured every emotion and detail perfectly, whenever I look at our wedding pictures, it brings back every feeling on our special day. TEARS!"

Planning your elopement doesn't have to be as overwhelming as it seems at first!

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-say goodbye to stiff, formal posing

-embrace the intimacy of your wedding day

-enjoy an adventure together

-have a meaningful ceremony

-remove all the extra stress

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