Makayla + Chandler | Branson Wedding Photographer
I am so excited to finally show you Chandler and Makayla’s beautiful Stonegate Glass Chapel wedding. This wedding was so special and there were many (happy) tears throughout the day. Chandler and Makayla traveled to Branson from the St. Louis area for the wedding. Many friends and family traveled even further to attend.
Chandler + Makayla | Stonegate Glass Chapel Wedding
I asked Makayla why they chose Branson and she said it was for the location. She was searching for glass chapels and Stonegate was perfect. I have to agree! Branson is the perfect destination for weddings because it’s central to almost anywhere with affordable accommodations and plenty for visiting guests to do before or after the wedding.
The couple also chose to have their reception in the reception area of the venue, which was very convenient! There were many highlights of the day from getting ready with the girls, plenty of tears during the ceremony and a very fun reception. They also chose to do a unity cross during the ceremony, which I noticed was a trend among several of my 2018 couples.
There were a few special things that come to mind about this wedding. Makayla’s dad was the officiant for most of the ceremony, but he worked with Chandler’s family pastor to be able to walk his daughter down the aisle and participate in the family prayer. Makayla’s mom (hey, that’s my name too!) made all of the flowers herself with no experience! I was very impressed because they look so fantastic.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the wedding day. I didn’t find out until the day of the wedding that Makayla is actually a photographer for her church. It’s always an honor to photograph other photographers! Congratulations again Chandler and Makayla!
Here comes the bride!