Rebecca & Alex's Missouri Botanical Gardens Reception

Rebecca and Alex have lived in China for the past nine years. The two got married about a year ago, but since they live in China, they decided to throw a reception so that they could celebrate with all of their family and closest friends back in the states. For their reception, they picked the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens are full of gorgeous greenery, lush trees, and beautiful flowers, but the unique buildings and beautiful paths make the gardens even more stunning.  On a beautiful summer evening, Rebecca and Alex renewed their vows and celebrated with all their friends and family. Rebecca and Alex have the cutest kids and a wonderful family - it was truly a pleasure to photograph their reception.

Amidst all that beauty and love, we got some unexpected and hilarious entertainment. Apparently Rebecca and Alex's reception coincided with the annual St. Louis Naked Bike Ride. Hundreds of bikers in varying stages of undress rode right town Tower Grove Avenue, visible from the pavilion's windows. Rebecca and Alex decided to take advantage of the truly unique opportunity and grab a few shots with the bikers in the background (a slow shutter speed gave us some much needed motion blur!). All in all, it was an unforgettable day for an adventurous couple. Best wishes and congratulations to Rebecca and Alex!