this last weekend i traveled to st. louis to be a part of a glorious event. one of my dear friends, shannon, tied the knot to an amazing man, joel. shannon and i have been friends for a decade now. she traveled a very long road to arrive at her wedding day and it was such a joy to witness this occasion. i have walked with her through some very difficult times of waiting for the right man to come along. when i first met joel, i felt like i already knew him. that is how i knew he would be perfect for my shannon. here are some beautiful pictures of the lovely decor.