Kristin and JJ’s Coopers Ridge spring wedding was held on a beautiful day in late May. This was our first time at this outdoor barn venue in Boonville, MO. We loved exploring the property and downtown Boonville to find unique places for pictures!

Thanks to the talented ladies of Gather & Co. Events, who helped coordinate all of the details at this wedding. From the lawn games to the rustic dinner tablescapes, we loved capturing all of the little moments at this country wedding.

Groom kisses bride's cheek at Hotel Frederick in Boonville, MO.
Romantic photo of dress hanging in window at Hotel Frederick in Boonville.
Chalkboard with wedding details at Cooper's Ridge in Boonville.
Documentary photography of bride's dad seeing her at Cooper's Ridge.
The flower girl has her hair done at Cooper's Ridge bridal suite.
Artistic photo of bride looking in mirror at Cooper's Ridge wedding venue.
Bride looks at herself in mirror at Cooper's Ridge in Boonville, MO.
Bridesmaids first look at bride at Cooper's Ridge barn wedding venue in mid-MO.
Boonville church wedding ceremony.
Groom walks down aisle with parents in Boonville, MO.

Congrats to Kristin and JJ on their newlywed status! Scroll down to see all of our favorites from this spring wedding in mid-MO…

Candid wedding photography of bride looking out of curtains at guests.
Bride enters ceremony with her parents in Boonville, MO.
Bride and groom listen to pastor during church ceremony in Boonville, MO.
Groom reads vows to bride in church in Mid-MO.
Flowers hang in antique jars on church pews.
Bride and groom exit church ceremony in Boonville, MO.
Bride and groom kiss at end of church ceremony in Boonville, MO.
Older man hugs bride after wedding in Boonville.
Artistic wedding silhouette bride and groom Hotel Frederick doors.
Bride and groom stand under Hotel Frederick sign in downtown Boonville.
Barn wedding venue at Cooper's Ridge in Boonville, MO.
Romantic wedding photo of bride and groom in historic hotel.
Wedding party under trees at rustic Cooper's Ridge venue.
Cooper's Ridge wedding venue with horses in mid-MO.
Outdoor barn wedding venue at Cooper's Ridge with flowers.
Groom checks out ring with groomsmen in Boonville, MO.
Bridesmaids laughing in the field at Cooper's Ridge venue.
Classic wedding photography Cooper's Ridge bride in green field.
Bride and groom stand under the trees at Cooper's Ridge.
Bride and groom kiss under apple trees at Cooper's Ridge wedding venu.
Nature wedding photos of bride's dress in grass.
Black and white wedding photography Cooper's Ridge.
Simple white wedding cake and eucalyptus at Cooper's Ridge.
Cooper's Ridge natural wedding ceremony space outside with hexagon wood arbor.
Cooper's Ridge barn wedding venue in the country at Boonville.
Farm tables set up at Cooper's Ridge.
Antique candle lanterns at Cooper's Ridge for rustic wedding decor.
Eucalyptus wedding garlands at Cooper's Ridge.
Cooper's Ridge barn cocktail hour.
Wedding rings and baby groundhog at Cooper's Ridge.
Cooper's Ridge wedding invitations on farm table.
Cooper's Ridge lawn games for cocktail hour.
Photojournalism wedding photographer Cooper's Ridge.
Natural guest photos during wedding reception at Cooper's Ridge.
Clydesdales outside at Cooper's Ridge in Boonville, MO.
Bride and groom in front of pond at Cooper's Ridge outdoor wedding venue in mid-MO.
Portrait of flower girl at Cooper's Ridge Barn in MO.
Wedding guests mingle at cocktail hour at Cooper's Ridge.
Funny wedding party introductions at Cooper's Ridge venue.
Landscape with fire pit at Cooper's Ridge event venue.
Band plays at Cooper's Ridge.
Bride and groom walk into reception at Cooper's Ridge.
Bride and groom have first dance at Cooper's Ridge.
Guest watches bride and groom in barn.
Groom dances with his mom at Cooper's.
Bride dances with her father at Cooper's Ridge at May wedding.
Wedding guests dance at Cooper's Ridge reception.
Funny photo of guest grabbing bouquet during toss.
Funny bouquet toss photo where little girl refuses to pick it up.
Dusk over the pond at Cooper's Ridge outdoor wedding venue in Boonville, MO.
Bride and groom kiss in the country wedding at Cooper's Ridge.
Lightening storm over the hills at Cooper's Ridge.

More about this Coopers Ridge spring wedding…

I first met Kristin and JJ for coffee at Shortwave in downtown Columbia to chat about wedding details. It was clear that these two were easy-going folks, and after their farm engagement session in Boonville, I knew their wedding day would be awesome. After preparing for the day in a super cute bridal suite at Coopers Ridge, Kristin and JJ headed to the Saints Peter and Paul Church for the ceremony. These two couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire ceremony. We loved their idea of a reverse receiving line after the ceremony was over. Kristin and JJ dismissed each pew, letting them have a moment with every guest.

We popped into the historic Hotel Frederick building after the ceremony for a few portraits of Kristin and JJ. This has always been one of my favorite places in Boonville. As soon as you walk in, you can literally feel the history around you. We found some unique architectural backdrops for photos, and then headed to Coopers Ridge for the wedding reception.

Kristin and JJ set up several lawn games behind the reception barn. All of the kids at the wedding loved playing the games and running wild around the property. After enjoying cocktails and appetizers, guests were invited inside for dinner and dancing. The wedding party entertained everyone with some hilarious introduction antics. My personal favorite was the “Dirty Dancing Lift”.

I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect introduction to the Coopers Ridge wedding venue. Thanks to Kristin and JJ for inviting us to document their big day and being so easy to photograph!

Vendor Dream Team:

Venue – Coopers Ridge Event Venue

Coordination – Gather & Co. Events

Florist – Addie Jane Originals

Catering – Bleu Events

Cake – Pohlman Create A Cake

Hair & Makeup – Once Upon a Bride

Bride’s dress – Maggie Sottero

Bride’s shoes – Mago Sisters

Wedding bands – Gordon’s Jewelers

Engagement ring – Betz Jewelers

Bridesmaid dresses – Morilee

Groom and groomsmen attire – Jos A Bank

Groom’s tie – The Tie Bar

Band – Bluestem

Invitations – Minted