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VENUES
WEDDING DAY
TRANSPORTATION
HONEYMOON
IN NASSAU

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ROYAL WEDDING
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Dramatic attire
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Wedding Planning
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WEDDING CONSULTATION AND COORDINTAION

BUDGET. PLAN. DESIGN. SOURCE. EXECUTE

Contact Jenny Kehm | 314.640.2123 | jenny@beforeidostl.com | www.BeforeIDoSTL.com

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from the editor

Anything
Goes
Page 66

If one thing is certain about couples today, it’s this—anything goes! Brides are
wearing white, ivory and even pink dresses. Cakes can be the tallest of
towers or as small as donuts (yes, donuts!). Roses, lilies, orchids and greenery
are being spotted in bouquets of every shape and size. Guest lists are both long
and short. Reception venues run the gamut from elaborate ballrooms to out-
door tents to the bride’s own backyard.
St. Louis bride Annie Cosby (Home, Shrine, Castle, page 154) fell in love
with hubby Michael Doyle in Ireland. They had a simple ceremony in St. Louis
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at a relative’s home and a ceremony in Ireland held in a castle!

(TOP RIGHT) ©KELLY PARK PHOTOGRAPHY; (LEFT, FROM TOP) ©VIDEO GATE STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY;
Some couples incorporated four-legged friends at their events. Ashley and
Matthew Albert (page 66), Marissa and Bryan Ashley (page 98) and Karli and
Andrew Davis (page 74) had their beloved pets make cameo appearances on

©ABBIE TAKES PICTURES; ©LISA MEYER PHOTOGRAPHY; ©PATTENGALE PHOTOGRAPHY


their wedding days. Jenna and Riley Howell’s (page 96) love for llamas were
woven through their wedding day details, including a guest llama!
Linda and Ryan’s love for Star Wars was made clear at their August
nuptials when they entered the reception to Star Wars music with lightsabers
in hand (page 100)!
Page 100 Whether you consider yourself to be a hopeless romantic, modern chic or
wild child, you’re sure to find something in our pages that will tickle your fancy
or inspire you to do something outside the conventional wedding box.

Nancy L. Slade, Editor

CO N N ECT W I T H U S O N LIN E :
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CONTENTS
SPRING/SUMMER 2019

PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHADOW AND LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE FABULOUS FOX THEATRE


FEATURES
124 CREATIVE CAKES
154 HOME, SHRINE, CASTLE
With weddings in both St.
Louis and Ireland, everyone
was able to get in on the fun

164 STAGING A SPECTACLE


Show-stopping looks for a bride
and her groom

REAL WEDDINGS
50 REAL MOMENTS
27 couples tie the knot

“Bradford Rose” dress by Maggie


Sottero, $1,899 (MSRP) from
Clarice’s Bridal; vintage pearl
earrings, $995 from Timekeepers;
elongated cascade bouquet with
ivory roses, white orchids and
calla lilies by Belli Fiori; burgundy
“Marbélla” tuxedo by Ike Behar,
from Stallone’s Formal Wear

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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
SPRING/SUMMER 2019
TIPS & TRENDS
44 AROUND TOWN

104 BRIDE + ALE


A beer-themed styled shoot

106 THE ROYAL EFFECT


The wedding of Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle continues to influence trends

120 ROYAL COLORS


An architectural-inspired styled shoot

144 ELEGANT WINTER ROMANCE


A styled shoot depicting a celebration of love
that is powerful and grand

146 RECEPTION DESTINATIONS


Four of our faves

152 CELESTIAL STYLE


A styled shoot inspired by the moon and stars

108 104 158 WOVEN WARMTH


A bohemian-themed styled shoot

160 FIG AND HONEY


A styled shoot featuring subtle
and surprising contrasts

PLANNING
108 A BAHAMA HONEYMOON, NASSAU STYLE
Relax in this vibrant couple’s paradise

142 SEVEN THINGS TO DISCUSS BEFORE “I DO”


And how premarital counseling can help
navigate the tough topics

150 WEDDING PLANNING APPS


Seven apps to help plan your big day

180 A WEDDING FOR ALL SEASONS


Every time of year is the right time for a wedding
154 182 FROM WHEELS TO WAGONS
Travel in style on your wedding day

124 RESOURCES
197 MAKING IT LEGAL
Where and how to apply for
the marriage license

198 RECEPTION SITES


List of venues in an easy-to-read grid

206 CEREMONY SITES

208 SAINT LOUIS BRIDE ESSENTIAL GUIDE


A list of top vendors, services,

CONNECT WITH US ONLINE:


www.facebook.com/stl.bride

158 http://twitter.com/STLBRIDE
@stlbride

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Publisher Ethan Woods
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contributors
working behind the scenes

from classic floral styles to compli-


ment the stunning gowns and gran-
deur of the Fox Theatre.”

5 EMILY MILLER
Emily Miller began her journey
in 2010 when she started her
makeup and hair company, Emily
Miller Makeup & Hair. She has
worked with celebrity clients
Karlie Kloss, Joe Biden, William
Shatner, ‘Glee’ Actress Erinn
Westbrook, Olympian Shawn
Johnson, Victoria’s Secret Devon
Windsor along with numerous
other sportscasters, TV person-
alities and corporate clients. In
2014, Emily was the first in the
area to develop a Professional
Makeup Artist Certification and
1 has trained close to 100 makeup
artists of which she calls upon
to help out when there is a large
group of clients to service. In
addition, she hand selects hair
stylists whom she believes repre-
sent her clean, classic style to help
out with larger groups as well.
Together, they take the worry and
anxiety out of a bride’s special
day. Emily is a frequent contribu-
2 3 4 5 6 tor to Saint Louis Bride.

6 CARLY LEIBACH
Carly is a makeup artist and hair
1 SHADOW AND LIGHT 2 ASHLEE ERLINGER Events team in January 2017 as
stylist in the St. Louis area with
Shadow and Light is a photogra- Ashlee fell in love with weddings an intern and continued on as an
Emily Miller Makeup & Hair.
phy and cinema company founded in 2008 and never looked back. assistant and lead planner. When
She took Emily’s Makeup Artist
by Amy & Andrew Meyerott and After launching Signed Sealed not making wedding magic, she
Certification course in 2014 and
Joel & Shannon Conner. They Delivered Events in 2013, she’s enjoys singing along to Cyndi
shortly after, joined her bridal
have a combined experience of welcomed countless clients into Lauper, dancing in the rain, and
and commercial makeup and hair
over 20 years in the wedding her heart as well as a crew of taking her cat Mr Smith on car
team. She holds a license in cos-
industry in both St. Louis and love addicts to her planning team. rides to Starbucks.
metology in addition to training
around the world. Their approach While designing and coordinating
4 LISA MOLITOR with Emily and and her style is
focuses on both creating unique, are a few of her favorite things, it’s
Lisa Molitor is the owner and lead relaxed and on trend.
dynamic portraits and capturing the relationships with her clients
unscripted moments and memories that really takes the (wedding) designer of Belli Fiori Floral and
on the wedding day. They have a cake! This is Ashlee’s second con- Event Design. Since opening in
passion for family, travel, great food tribution to Saint Louis Bride. 2008, Lisa and her team have had
and fun! “Photographing at the the honor of creating unique floral
Fabulous Fox was a dream come 3 KATIE DALY designs for hundreds of couples
true. For this shoot we worked as Katie’s addiction to love started as they begin their lives together.
With each event, Lisa strives to cre-
©ABBIE TAKES PICTURES

a team, with Joel and Amy as the from a young age while planning
primary photographers.” weddings for her Barbies and her ate a unique atmosphere that fully
older brothers’ G.I. Joes. After realizes each clients’ vision, from
performing for 5 years as a pro- classic and romantic to modern
fessional ballet dancer, she joined and organic. “My team and I loved
the Signed Sealed Delivered creating the floral designs for this
cover shoot. We drew inspiration

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on the cover

My team and I loved creating the floral designs for this


cover shoot. We drew inspiration from classic floral styles to
compliment the stunning gowns and grandeur of the Fox Theatre.
–LISA MOLITOR, BELLI FIORI

THE DRESS AND TUXEDO: Dress, “Hayden” overall look. In true Hollywood glamour form,
by Theia Couture, $2,250 from Bridal Parlour; a gown that catches the camera flash with every
feather ear cuff, $19.99 from Amazon; sashay, complete with an oversized theatrical
shoes by Azmodo, $48.99 from Amazon; feather accent.
Private Collection rhinestone earrings, $48, from
Clarice’s Bridal; Black Milano tuxedo by Savvi THE FLORALS: A Duchess Rose composite
Evening Collection, from Savvi Formalwear. bouquet consisting of multiple layers of
rose petals.
HAIR AND MAKEUP: On Sheridan, we chose a
dramatic eye look, a neutral lip and a wavy updo THE LOCATION: The Fabulous Fox Theatre
to accentuate her cheekbones and compliment her

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shadow and Light, Amy and Andrew Meyerott and Joel and Shannon Conner • STYLING: Ashlee Erlinger and Katie Daly, Signed Sealed Delivered Events
FLORALS: Lisa Molitor, Belli Fiori Floral and Event Design • HAIR & MAKEUP: Emily Miller and Carly Leibach, Emily Miller Hair & Makeup, LLC
CATERING & FOOD STYLING: Amanda Chasnoff, Ces & Judy’s Catering
MODELS: Sheridan Young and Julienne Edwards from West Model & Talent Management

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around town
New and noteworthy happenings in and around St. Louis

Morton’s The Steakhouse


Morton’s The Steakhouse recently relocated and opened

their new restaurant at Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels at

999 N. Second Street, downtown. For more information,

call 314-725-4008

Town and Country Bridal

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and Formalwear has moved!
Town & Country Bridal and Formalwear has relocated and opened their new
salon at 2730 North Ballas Road (southeast corner of Clayton and Ballas).
Offering an even larger collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses,
accessories, formalwear and now tuxedos, T&C is a one-stop shop for all brides.
For more information, visit townandcountrybride.com or call 314-863-7200.

Cheers to 10 Years!
Since 2009, Off White has featured an annual event for hip and fun
couples. Off White - THE WEDDING SHOW was founded by Brea
McAnally, owner of Brea Photography and caretaker of The Luminary,
as she saw a need in St. Louis for a wedding show that was more per-
sonal, unique, and more in tune to the needs of slightly off-beat couples.
In 2012, Allissa Reimer, owner of Altar’d Events, joined the Off White
crew and eventually took over production following the 2015 event. Un-
like the big-box wedding shows you might be used to, Off White - THE
WEDDING SHOW focuses on unique and personal service. In October
of 2018, the Off White brand expanded to include THE COLLECTIVE
in addition to THE WEDDING SHOW, offering another platform to
feature amazing, independent vendors who value personal relationships,
authentic celebrations and love in all forms. The10th Anniversary event
will be hosted at Wild Carrot on Sunday, March 3 from 1-4pm. Tickets
are available online at offwhitestl.com

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around town
New and noteworthy happenings in and around St. Louis

Candy and Donuts


and Pretzels,
Oh My!
Looking for a fun way to treat your
guests to something sweet on your
special day? Or maybe a food station
wall to hang pretzels for happy hour or
a late night snack before your guests
go home? Check out Stacy Ancel's
Confectionery Stations on Instagram
@stacysconfectionerystations or call
314-330-0436

Angad Arts Hotel


St. Louis’ newest hotel, the Angad Arts Hotel is now open and
offers the Angad Playhouse (shown here) with banquet seating up
to 175, the Grand Ballroom (not pictured) with banquet seating

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up to 250 and The South Deck—an 1,800 square foot private
deck ideal for a ceremony or cocktail hour. For more information,
call 314-405-3277 or visit angadartshotel.com

Hotel Saint Louis


Located in the heart of downtown, Hotel Saint Louis is the first
Marriott Autograph Hotel in St. Louis. Their 4,500 ballroom will seat
up to 275 guests. The property can accommodate all wedding needs
including rehearsal dinners, showers, luncheons and overnight guests.
Call 314-241-4300 or visit hotelsaintlouis.com for more information.

Traveling Salon
What do you get when you cross a professional hair salon and
a vintage Airstream trailer? You get The Clipper Mobile Salon!
Owners Jennifer and Dave Kube created their very own salon
on wheels. The Clipper Mobile Salon offers blowouts, waxes and
everything in between. Call 314-265-6233 or visit them online at
theclippermobilesalon.com

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Real Moments

Sade & Alphonso


September 2, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PANCHO3

“Sometimes the things that go


wrong turn out to be the most
special wedding memories.
When we think of our wedding
day, we expect the most perfect
day of our lives! But just like life
and just like marriage, things will
not always go as planned. There
will be some dysfunction and
disappointment, someone will
be late, the weather might not
be great, but there is going to be
a whole lot of laughter, celebra-
tion and love, so embrace it!”
—ADVICE FOR BRIDES- OR GROOMS-TO-BE

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: NEO on Locust, St. Louis, MO (1st floor)
RECEPTION VENUE: NEO on Locust, St. Louis, MO (4th floor)
CATERER: The Christy
WEDDING PLANNER: Just Drena Events & Designs
FLORIST: Schnucks (Bridal Bouquet)
BRIDE’S DRESS: Morilee, Robin's Bridal Boutique
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Isoko Image Consultants
BRIDE’S & BRIDEMAIDS' MAKEUP: JENAItheMUA Artistry
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Kate Kason, Amazon
CAKE: Cakes by Tish
MUSIC: DJ Witz
VIDEOGRAPHER: Pancho3

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Lauren & Bryce


May 27, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
WHITE KLUMP PHOTOGRAPHY

“We had Bryce’s uncle create


our wedding cake for us and
surprise us with it. We also had
a popcorn bar filled with differ-
ent types of popcorn. At the
reception, we had a light show
on the ceiling to start the event
and then we had a firework light
show on the ceiling to end the
event.”—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED
THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: St. Louis Union
Station Hotel
RECEPTION VENUE: Grand Hall at St. Louis
Union Station Hotel
FLORIST: Poppies Design Studio
BRIDE’S DRESS: Allure Romance, Mia Grace Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Savvi Formalwear
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
TJ's Salon
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bill Levkoff, Clarice's Bridal
CAKE: Created by groom's uncle
MUSIC: Audio Mac Productions (reception),
St Louis Pianist Dave Becherer (ceremony)
PAPER GOODS: Basic Invite
PHOTOBOOTH AND VIDEOGRAPHER:
Tower Studios

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Sarah & Torrey DETAILS


September 15, 2018 WEDDING & RECEPTION VENUE: Wild Carrot
CATERER: The Social Affair
PHOTOGRAPHED BY WEDDING PLANNER: Altar'd Events
ELIZABETH LLOYD PHOTOGRAPHY FLORIST: Roses & Mint
BRIDE’S DRESS: Love Lives Here Bridal,
The Bridal Parlour
“We added a lot of personal GROOM’S ATTIRE: The Black Tux

touches to our wedding. Torrey BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
Savanah Summer Beauty
used to throw paper airplanes at BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Two Birds, BHLDN

me in our high school Spanish MUSIC: The Rosewood Ensemble (ceremony);


Deluxe DJs & Entertainment (reception)
class where we met, so we knew LINENS: An Affair to Remember; Weinhardt
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place setting.”—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED PHOTOBOOTH: Fish Eye Fun


TRANSPORTATION: Best Transportation
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VIDEOGRAPHER: Juniper

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Mel & Ray


November 23, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHOEBE LANDRUM

“I was told by our photographer


to slowly approach Ray at the
top of the Chase rooftop. She
told me to feel my emotions and
slowly approach him from the
back and put my hands on his
shoulders. He turned around and
she captured the moment. A few
tears were streaming.”
—MEL'S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Chase Park Plaza
RECEPTION VENUE: The Tenderloin Room
CATERER: The Tenderloin Room
FLORIST: Flowers To The People
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Mel: Jacket by Boglioli,
slacks by Giorgio Armani; Shirt and bow tie
by Eton; Shoes by Magnanni from Saks Fifth
Avenue; Ray: Plaid Suit by Tony Lutwyche
(London), Shirt and tie by Eton, shoes by
Corthay from Saks Fifth Avenue
CAKE: Dessert Reception at couple's home
MUSIC: Monica Casey, St. Croix, Mr Gabriel,
Nashville (ceremony); Dave Black (reception)

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Taylor & Reed


May 12, 2018
PHOTOGRAPHED BY KC PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC

“We are both hunters and


love to be out in the woods
together. We put deer antlers
that we have collected over
the years together as part of
our centerpieces.”
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Saint Vincent’s Chapel in the Vineyard,
Chaumette Winery
RECEPTION VENUE: The Barn at Chaumette Winery
FLORIST: Connie’s Buy the Bunch, Sainte Genevieve, MO
BRIDE’S DRESS: Mori Lee, Bridal Manor, Waterloo, IL
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Bridal Manor
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP: Chelsy Lyn Hair
& Makeup (hair); Samantha Kapper (makeup)
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Allure, Frews Bridal
CAKE: Artistry on Cakes
MUSIC: Millennium Productions
PAPER GOODS: Cynthia Hecht
TRANSPORTATION: Mid-American Coaches
VIDEOGRAPHER: Millennium Productions

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Claire & Taylor


November 3, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHED BY VEIN AND VESSEL

“We loved personalizing our vows.


All of our guests said that it was
such an emotional and happy
ceremony because we read vows
from the heart. For our guest book,
we asked that guests take a polaroid
picture of themselves and share a
piece of advice for us! It made the
“signing” a lot more fun and it’s such
a good keepsake for us to remember
our friends and family from that
night.”—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Statler Ballroom,
Marriott St. Louis Grand
RECEPTION VENUE: Crystal Ballroom,
Marriott St. Louis Grand
WEDDING PLANNER: STL Lifestyle and Events
FLORIST: Snapdragon Studios
BRIDE’S DRESS: Mikaella Bridal, Annika Bridal
(Minneapolis)
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
Studio 703
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Amsale, Jenny Yoo,
Joanna August, Adrianna Papell from
Bella Bridesmaids
CAKE: Blue Owl Bakery
MUSIC: Landolfi String Quartet (Ceremony);
Millennium Productions (Reception)
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR:
Millennium Productions
PAPER GOODS: Gina Dust Creative
VIDEOGRAPHER: Millennium Productions

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Ally & Jake


July 7, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
JESSICA LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY

“We wanted to make sure


everyone who attended our
wedding enjoyed the day as
much as we did. We tried to
personalize it by having our
favorite things: BBQ for dinner,
our favorite drinks, our favorite
band, and all of our family and
friends! ”—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED
THE EVENT

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: St. Charles Borromeo
RECEPTION VENUE: Stone House of St. Charles
CATERER: Salt + Smoke
WEDDING PLANNER: Starry Night Events, LLC
FLORIST: Elegance By Design
BRIDE’S DRESS: Augusta Jones, Town and Country Bridal
Boutique
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Thro's
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
2143 Beauty Lounge
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Jenny Yoo, Bella Bridesmaids
CAKE: Wedding Wonderland
MUSIC: Matt Wynn (ceremony and cocktail hour vocalist);
Griffin and the Gargoyles (reception)
PAPER GOODS: Rock, Paper, Scissors
TRANSPORTATION: JED transportation
VIDEOGRAPHER: Kairos Photography

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Immaculate Conception
of Dardenne Chapel
RECEPTION VENUE: Bogey Hills Country Club
FLORIST: Karen Conant
BRIDE'S DRESS: Cleo Bridal
GROOM'S ATTIRE: Vera Wang, Men's Wearhouse
BRIDE'S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
2143 Beauty Lounge
Paige & Matthew BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: Azazie
CAKE: Sweets to Remember
July 14, 2018 MUSIC: Bride's friend
VIDEOGRAPHY: Manda Renee Photography
PHOTOGRAPHED BY
MANDA RENEE PHOTOGRAPHY

“Soak up every minute of the day


and have fun—it goes by so fast!”
—PAIGE’S ADVICE FOR BRIDES-TO-BE

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Ashley & Matthew


August 8, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
VIDEO GATE STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

“We made sure that our golden


doodles, Ava and Brody, were
able to attend the wedding
reception. Also, we were married
on August 8th, 2018. We made
the infinity symbol a statement
for our special day.”—HOW THEY
PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION VENUE:
Ritz Carlton St. Louis
WEDDING PLANNER: Events by Lin
FLORIST: Belli Fiori Florist
BRIDE’S DRESS: Allure Couture,
Mia Grace Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Macy's
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR &
MAKEUP: Julie Robertson (hair):
Brittney Swaller (makeup)
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Allure Couture,
Mia Grace Bridal
CAKE: Ritz Carlton
MUSIC: Landolfi String Quartet (ceremony);
Griffin and the Gorgoyles (reception)
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR AND
LINENS: All Seasons Rentals
RENTALS: All Seasons Rentals, Russell's
Bakery (Sweet table)
AFTER PARTY FOOD & FAVORS:
Jilly's Cupcakes
PAPER GOODS: Hi Ho Helio
VIDEOGRAPHER: Story Tellers Videography

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Claire & Joe


September 1, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
SHADOW AND LIGHT

“Since we are both from


St. Louis, we tried to incorporate
our hometown into a lot of
details. We put the city skyline
on our favors, did our first look at
the Arch, took pictures in front of
the Court House, and picked
a venue with the best view of the
Arch and Busch Stadium.”
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: The Jewel Box
RECEPTION VENUE: Kemoll's Top of the Met
FLORIST: Wildflowers
BRIDE’S DRESS: Rita Vinieris
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Jim's Formal Wear
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP: Blissfully Beautiful Bride
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Dessy, Bella Bridesmaids
CAKE: The Cakery
MUSIC: Landolfi String Quartet and Ensemble (ceremony);
The Well Hungarians (reception)
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: Complete Weddings and Events
RENTALS: All Seasons Linens
PAPER GOODS: White Lace Design
TRANSPORTATION: STL Party Bus
VIDEOGRAPHER: kmc Productions

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Julia & Drew


August 3, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
MADISON STRINGFELLOW

“Make the day your own! Introduce


your own traditions. We heard about
an Irish tradition (neither of us are
Irish) called the ring passing. During
the ceremony we passed the rings
through everyone in the crowd and
each person blessed our rings. We
loved how everyone got to be a
part of the ceremony, and put their
own blessings on our marriage. ”
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Jewel Box
RECEPTION VENUE: Wild Carrot
CATERER: The Hawthorne Inn
FLORIST: Roses & Mint
BRIDE’S DRESS: Bridal Parlour
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Macy's, Calvin Klein
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
G&A Artistry Team
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Lulus, Nordstrom
CAKE: Baked By Katie
MUSIC:Galaxy Band, Millennium Productions
PAPER GOODS: Paper Baristas
TRANSPORTATION: St. Louis Carriage
Company
VIDEOGRAPHER: Cassidy Minark

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Amy & Emily


May 27, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY L PHOTOGRAPHIE

“Think about the things that you


both care most about for your
wedding day and prioritize them
on a list. Sometimes it feels like
there are specific things every
couple must do at their wedding.
But remember, there are no rules
for weddings! If you feel pressure to
do things a certain way, reference
your list. It should give you the
confidence to make decisions that
result in what you both value.”
—ADVICE FOR BRIDES- OR GROOMS-TO-BE

DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION: The Caramel Room
at Bissinger’s
CATERER AND CAKE: Foremost Caterers
(New Jersey)
WEDDING PLANNER: Simcha’s Events
FLORIST: An Affair to Remember
BRIDE’S DRESS: Martina Liana, Town &
Country Bridal (Amy); Martina Liana, Town
& Country Bridal (Emily)
BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP: Amy & Emily's Hair
by Joey Manly; Amy's makeup by Danielle Style
BRIDESMAIDS HAIR & MAKEUP: Danielle Style
BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE: Bill Levkoff dresses,
Bella Bridesmaids St. Louis; Indochino Suits
MUSIC: The Downtown Band (Nashville, TN)
CEREMONY GUITARIST: Tyler Crandall
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: An Affair
to Remember & Exclusive Events
LINENS: Exclusive Events
CUSTOM SWEETHEART TABLE: Citizen Carpentry
PAPER GOODS: Pretty Together
PHOTOBOOTH: 2 Chics & A Photobooth
TRANSPORTATION: St. Louis Trolley
(bridal party);
Vandalia Bus Lines (reception
transportation)
VIDEOGRAPHER: VIMAGE Studios

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Karli & Andrew


October 20, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
LISA MEYER PHOTOGRAPHY

“Watching my cousins’ kids, and


my nieces and nephew make
friends with Andrew’s cousins’
kids. My family is large and we all
don’t get together very often.
It was nice to see my whole
family and all their kids together.
It made my heart happy to see
all the kids dancing with each
other and enjoying
themselves.”—KARLI'S MOST
MEMORABLE MOMENT

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DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION VENUE: Kuhs Estate and Farm
CATERER: Conway’s Catering Co.
WEDDING PLANNER & FLORIST: Elizabeth Fichter,
Kuhs Farm
BRIDE’S DRESS: Daalarna Couture, Juno Bridal; Cowl
hand made by mother of the bride
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Calvin Klein, Men's Wearhouse;
Peter Christian Tie, Lonesome Traveler
BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP: Lyndsey Garavaglia
MEN'S ATTIRE: Calvin Klein suits, Men's Wearhouse;
Ties, Lonesome Traveler
MUSIC: R. C. eMCees
LINENS & RENTALS: Premier Rentals
PAPER GOODS: Minted
TRANSPORTATION: First Student Charter Bus Rental

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Courtney & Nick


September 8, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHAMELEON IMAGERY

“We picked food stations which


included our favorite foods
followed by late night pizza and
macaroni and cheese cups. We
also made all our own framed
signs with a cricket for the reception
(welcome sign, little cute quotes
around the room, Mr. & Mrs. sign,
and all the buffet signs).
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
CEREMONY LOCATION: St. John UCC Church
RECEPTION VENUE: Piazza Messina
CATERER AND CAKE: Russo's Catering
FLORIST: Thorn Studio
BRIDE'S DRESS: Kitty Chen, Mia Grace Bridal
GROOM'S ATTIRE: St. Louis Suit Co
BRIDE'S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
Eye do STL
BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: Mori Lee, Mia Grace Bridal
MUSIC: Applause Productions
RENTALS: Premier, Weinhardt Party Rentals
and Parties & Props
PHOTOBOOTH: Applause Productions; Fish Eye Fun
TRANSPORTATION: All About You Limos
VIDEOGRAPHER: Applause Productions

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Laura & Reyad


May 5, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
WHITE KLUMP PHOTOGRAPHY

“The most memorable event


for us was the fire works during
the first dance!”

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DETAILS
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE:
Chandler Hill Vineyards
FLORALS: Wildflowers
CAKE AND DESSERTS: Bailey's Cakes
TRANSPORTATION: JED Limousine
BRIDE'S GOWN & BRIDESMAIDS' ATTIRE:
Martina Liana, Wolsfelt's Bridal
GROOM'S ATTIRE: Brooks Brothers
MUSIC: TKO DJ; Maria Fisher (harpist)
HAIR AND MAKE UP: Emily Kettler
& Carmen Schuette
VIDEOGRAPHER: Tower Studios

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel
Rooftop Terrace
RECEPTION VENUE: Four Seasons Ballroom
WEDDING PLANNER: Linda Horwitz, Events by Lin
FLORIST: Belli Fiori
BRIDE’S DRESS: Mira Zwillingger, Ultimate Bride,
Chicago
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
Danielle Style
Ashley & Brett BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Watters, Bella Bridesmaids, NYC
CAKE: Four Seasons Hotel
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SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: All Seasons
“Falling more in love with my Linen and Rentals
husband because of him letting LINENS & RENTALS: All Seasons Linen and Rentals
DECOR: The Native Bride, Etsy (Lucite Place Card
loose at the after party—more Wall and Bar signage); Etsy (Love Stuck Signs)
than I’ve ever seen him in my PAPER GOODS: Hi Ho Helio (Lucite Etched Invita-

life! L’Chaim!” —ASHLEY'S MOST tion, Menu, Cocktail Napkins, After Party Card,
Weekend Card and Personalized Logos); M Haley
MEMORABLE MOMENT Design (Programs and Head Table Seating Cards)
ICE SCULPTURE: Ice Visions
PHOTOBOOTH: Fish Eye Fun
TRANSPORTATION: JED Limousine
VIDEOGRAPHER: Jesse Bader Cinema
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Carol & Adam


May 5, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY L PHOTOGRAPHIE

“Between the ceremony and recep-


tion, we went to The Fortune Teller
Bar to partake in the annual Cinco
de Mayo festival on Cherokee Street
(couldn’t resist the May 5 timing). It
was a bit of a crazy idea and kind of
stressful in the moment because of
the crowd and traffic, but completely
worth it! Walking into the crowded
bar wearing a wedding dress and
veil was something I never thought
I would do. People were definitely
surprised by our big formal group
joining the party, and we got lots of
smiles and congratulations. We did a
quick toast then headed to our next
photo stop. I have to give a special
shout-out to our trolley driver JoAnn
for maneuvering through the busy
neighborhood and getting us
everywhere on time!”—CAROL'S MOST
MEMORABLE MOMENT

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DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: Cathedral of Saint Peter in Belleville, IL
RECEPTION VENUE: Trolley Room at Forest Park Visitor Center
CATERER: Catering St. Louis
FLORIST: The Special Event Florist
BRIDE’S DRESS: Anna Georgina by Kobus Dippenaar, Belle
Custom Atelier in Chicago, IL; veil by Toni Federici, Belle
Custom Atelier
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Suitsupply, Chicago, IL
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP: Emily Miller
Makeup and Hair
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Theia, Bella Bridesmaid
CAKE: The Cakery
COOKIE FAVORS: Federhofer's Bakery
MUSIC: St. Francis Xavier (College) Church Choir
(ceremony); Galaxy Band (reception)
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: Exclusive Events, Inc.
LINENS: Gingham tablecloths made by the Bride
PAPER GOODS: Stationery by Katharine Watson
TRANSPORTATION: St. Louis Trolley and Carriage Co.

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Amy & Michael


December 31, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
KELLY PARK PHOTOGRAPHY

“New Year’s Eve is both our Moth-


ers’ birthdays. We were so thankful
they agreed to share their special
day with us and spend so much
time helping us plan. Neither of
them wanted any attention at all
but we wanted to do something
special to honor them. During
dinner, Michael and I surprised
them by leading all of our guests
in singing Happy Birthday to them
and the MAC helped us personalize
and deliver a small cake to each of
them.”—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: St. Gabriel the Archangel
RECEPTION VENUE: Missouri Athletic Club, Downtown
FLORIST: Bloomin' Buckets
BRIDE’S DRESS : Oscar de la Renta, Nolte's Bridal in
Kansas City; Hufford's Jewelry
GROOM’S ATTIRE: The Black Tux
BRIDE’S & BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP: Danielle Style
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Jenny Yoo, Bella Bridesmaids
St. Louis
CAKE: M issouri Athletic Club, Downtown
MUSIC: Griffin and the Gargoyles
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: Millennium Productions
LINENS: BBJ Linen
CONFETTI CANONS: Logic Systems
PAPER GOODS: M. Haley Design
TRANSPORTATION: Best Transportation
VIDEOGRAPHER: Millennium Productions

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Christina & Benjamin


September 30, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
SHADOW & LIGHT

“Christina's Papou (Grandfather


in Greek) was heavily involved
in establishing our venue,
St. Nicholas' Family Life Center.
Hosting our reception there was
the best way to remember him.”
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

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DETAILS
CHURCH/CEREMONY VENUE: St. BRIDESMAIDS: White by Vera Wang
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church GROOM'S TUX: Knot Standard and
RECEPTION VENUE: St. Nicholas The Black Tux
Family Life Center GROOMSMEN: The Black Tux
FLORIST: Alex Waldbart Florist HAIR: Ravishing Bridal
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMA: Shadow MAKEUP: Faces by Dolote
& Light LIGHTING: Alobars
CATERING: St. Nicholas Family Life EVENT COORDINATION/PLANNING:
Center Catering Saving Grace Occasions
CAKE: Lubeley's TRANSPORTATION: St. Louis
BAND: The Doo! - Blonde Transportation
Entertainment & Niko Georges INVITATIONS: Lindsay Green
(greek music) Weddings & Events
EVENT DESIGN: Decorum
RENTALS: Premier Rentals
BRIDE'S DRESS: Maiden Voyage
Bridal

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Real Moments

Susan & Phil


September 15, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY A SWEET FOCUS

“Family and culture is very impor-


tant to us. We incorporated Phil’s
Vietnamese tea ceremony and
Susan’s Korean traditions into the
big day. During the tea ceremony,
we wore Vietnamese attire called
an ao dai that had beautiful golden
embellishments. Beautifully
showcased gifts were presented
from the groom’s family to the
bride’s family to symbolize
gratitude toward the bride’s parents.
During a portion of the wedding
reception we wore Korean tradi-
tional attire called a hanbok.
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION VENUE:
612 North Event Space & Catering
FLORIST: Roses & Mint
BRIDE’S DRESS: Pronovias, Simply
Elegant Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Kenneth Cole
Reaction, Macy’s
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR &
MAKEUP: STL GLAM CO
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Air of Romance, Lulus
CAKE: Sarah’s Cake Shop
MUSIC: Kenan Dogan (ceremony);
DJ Ol Skewl (reception)
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR:
Decorum Events
PAPER GOODS: Rock Paper Scissors
PHOTOBOOTH: A Sweet Focus
JEWELRY: Genovese Jewelers

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Rehearsal Dinners • Bridal Showers • Smaller Receptions
Unique private room centrally located in Webster Groves!
Seated Dinner and Buffet Packages Start at $18 Per Person
Seated Capacity 50 Guests / Cocktail Capacity 70 Guests

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Real Moments

Elizabeth & Jeremiah


April 28, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
KAIROS PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMS

“Jeremiah and I were pulled


outside halfway through dinner
to take couples photos as the
sun set. As we walked back into
the tent, everyone had already
left their meal and gone to the
dance floor before any speeches
or first dances. To see that every-
one was as happy and having as
much fun as we were was a truly
special moment.”—ELIZABETH'S
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

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DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION VENUE: Strathalbyn Farms Club
WEDDING PLANNER: Altar'd Events
CELEBRANT: STL Wedding Celebrant
FLORIST: Kirkwood Florist
BRIDE’S DRESS: Modern Trousseau, Fleur de Lis Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: US Navy Uniform
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP: Emily Miller Makeup and Hair
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: W Too, Mia Grace Bridal
CAKE: Sarah's Cake Shop
MUSIC: Griffin and the Gargoyles
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: Contemporary Productions
LINENS & RENTALS: Belmont Party Rentals
PAPER GOODS: Etsy
TRANSPORTATION: Best Transportation
VIDEOGRAPHER: Kairos Photography and Films

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Abby & Ryan


June 2, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
AMBER GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY

“Enjoy the process and try


not to stress!”
—ABBIE'S ADVICE FOR BRIDES-TO-BE

DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION LOCATION:
Hilton Frontenac St. Louis
WEDDING PLANNER: Eventz Planning
FLORIST: Belli Fiori
BRIDE'S DRESS: Allure Couture,
Maiden Voyage Bridal
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bari Jay, Bella Bridesmaids
CAKE: The Cakery
MUSIC: CJ's Disc Jockey Service
SPECIALITY LIGHTING & DECOR: CJ's DJ's;
Belli Fiori Event Design
RENTALS: Weinhardt Party Rentals (chairs)
PAPER GOODS: JE Designs
VIDEOGRAPHER: Rickie Ross

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Lauren & Michael


October 6, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
MANDA RENEE PHOTOGRAPHY

“A storm rolled in about two


hours before our first look and
threatened our outdoor celebra-
tions (ceremony, cocktail hour and
open air reception). Right before
our first look, the rain broke and
a rainbow came out. As if seeing
my Groom for the first time wasn’t
emotional enough, watching him
wait for me against a backdrop of
rainbows, rolling hills and vine-
yards was a fairytale!” —LAUREN'S
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

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DETAILS
CEREMONY LOCATION: The Inns at St. Albans
(Studio Inn)
RECEPTION VENUE: The Inns at St. Albans
(Old Barn Inn)
CATERER: Catering St. Louis
WEDDING PLANNER: Kristin Ashley Events
FLORIST: The Special Event Florist
BRIDE’S DRESS: Augusta Jones, Town & Country Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Custom Tux, Jos A Bank
BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP: Fleur Bridal Styling
BRIDESMAID’S HAIR & MAKEUP: Amanda Miller
Makeup, Strands Salon
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Vera Wang, David’s Bridal
ACCESSORIES: Michael Herr Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
CAKE: The Cakery
MUSIC: String Quartet, Lenny Klinger (ceremony);
Galaxy band (reception)
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: Exclusive Events
LINENS: Nuage
RENTALS: Butler’s Pantry & Marquee Events
Rentals Chicago
PAPER GOODS: On Three Design (Invitations)
VIDEOGRAPHER: MOVE Videography

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Real Moments

Jenna & Riley


Month day, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
PAT TENGALE PHOTOGRAPHY

“My most memorable moment


was sitting at the head table
looking out on to our reception
and seeing all of our friends and
family. I remembered realizing
that they all came out for us and
made it so special.”—RILEY

DETAILS
WEDDING & RECEPTION LOCATION: The Venue at
Maison Du Lac
CATERER: Ces & Judy’s
WEDDING PLANNER: Blue Bicycle Weddings
FLORIST: Roses & Mint
BRIDE’S DRESS: Essence of Australia, The Ultimate Bride
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Suits 4 Men
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
Claire Kamplemen
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Azazie
CAKE:Russo’s Catering
MUSIC: Applause Productions
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR: Applause Productions
LINENS: Connie Duglin
RENTALS: Decorum, Destination St. Louis
PAPER GOODS: Sara Hunt
PHOTOBOOTH: Applause Productions
TRANSPORTATION: Corporate Transportation
VIDEOGRAPHER: Applause Productions

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Real Moments

Marissa & Bryan


June 2, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
ABBIE TAKES PICTURES

“The design on my wedding cake


was the same design as my wed-
ding dress. We had Italian cookies
as favors for all of the guests. Our
dog came to the park for pictures!
We made St. Louis-themed gift
bags for all the guests who stayed
at the hotel, which included Dad’s
oatmeal cookies, Billy Goat chips,
Fitz’s Root Beer, and a chocolate
bar with the St. Louis skyline. I
helped design my own invita-
tions. Each groomsman had fun
socks hand-picked by the groom.
The groom had personalized
socks with our dog on them.”
—HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
WEDDING LOCATION: St. Ambrose Catholic
Church
RECEPTION VENUE: River City Casino
FLORIST: Sisters Flowers
BRIDE’S DRESS: Allure Bridal, Clarice's Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Suits 4 Men
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
Identity Salon and Spa (hair); Eye Do
Makeup (makeup)
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bill Levkoff,
Clarice's Bridal
CAKE: Wedding Wonderland
MUSIC: Trilogy Band
PAPER GOODS: Custom design by bride
and her cousin, Jourdan Stacer
PHOTOBOOTH: Capture It
TRANSPORTATION: Fun Tyme Limousine
VIDEOGRAPHER: Abbie Takes Pictures

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Real Moments

Linda & Ryan


August 18, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHED BY
SALVATORE CINCOT TA

“Our wedding was Star Wars


themed and I created our
own wedding invitations and
decorations. Had to make sure
there was Star Wars music and
lightsabers!”—HOW LINDA
PERSONALIZED THE EVENT

DETAILS
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE:
Old Post Office
CATERER: Hollyberry Catering
WEDDING PLANNER: Molly Mae Events
FLORIST: Rouge Events & Design
BRIDE’S DRESS: Michael Costello;
alterations by Sincerely Yours Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Warehouse
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Fame and Partners
CAKE: McArthurs
MUSIC: Rockstar DJs
SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND DÉCOR:
Exclusive Events
LINENS: Exclusive Events
RENTALS: Weinhardt Party Rentals
PAPER GOODS: designed by bride; printed
by Minuteman Press-Westport

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DETAILS
CEREMONY LOCATION: South City Church
RECEPTION VENUE: Windows on Washington
FLORIST: Wildflowers

Martha & Parker BRIDE’S DRESS: Rebecca Ingram,


Sincerely Yours Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: The Black Tux
June 23, 2018
BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR & MAKEUP:
PHOTOGRAPHED BY Danielle Style
KELLY PARK PHOTOGRAPHY BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Dessy, Clarice's Bridal
CAKE: The Sweet Divine
MUSIC: A Rockin' DJ
“Try not to get overwhelmed by TRANSPORTATION: Trolley from St. Louis

the details. We spent a lot of time Limo Rentals

worrying about small decisions


that felt like a big deal throughout
the planning process but when the
actual day came, we were too busy
enjoying ourselves to even notice
half of the details we had worried so
much about.” —ADVICE FOR BRIDES- AND
GROOMS-TO-BE

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314-567-6650 • 9723 Clayton Road, 63124 • www.miesnersflowers.com

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Bride + Ale
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN POLLACK WEDDINGS

D
id you know that the Old English word for “bridal” is brydealo, a
combination of bryd (bride), and ealo (ale)? Bride + ale = bridal. This
is proof that beer is the perfect complement to any wedding celebra-
tion. Old Bakery Beer Company (OBBC) sits in downtown Alton, IL, right across
the Mississippi River from St. Louis in the beautiful old Colonial Bakery building.
OBBC’s event space draws in couples who want an industrial venue with a lot of
character and seek to enhance rather than bury the space’s existing aesthetic. That
is exactly what stylist (and OBBC regular) Bailey Shaw did when planning for this
styled wedding photoshoot involving sets for both a ceremony and a reception with
a lounge area. The color palette pulled the light yellows and blues from the event
space’s brick walls and a beautiful dark pink inspired by OBBC’s seasonal beer,
Hibiscus Tart. Shaw fell in love with the brick walls at the venue, and they were
able to transfer that aspect into the invitation design.

DETAILS
Stylist: Breezy Event Planning Cake: Bailey Cakes
Venue: Old Bakery Beer Co. Cookie Favors: Ginger Bean Bakery
Florals: The Secret Gardeners Invitations: Wedding Paper Love
Dress & Tux: Sottero and Midgley and Hair & Makeup: Bethany Flores with
Michael Kors, Frews Bridal Studio Eleven Salon

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Royal EFFECT THE
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
continues to influence trends
BY A M Y Z I M M E R M A N

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T
HE WEDDING OF PRINCE HARRY of Wales to American actress Meghan Markle
captivated audiences around the world. According to a Nielsen report, more than
29 million viewers in the United States tuned in to watch the royal wedding at
St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photos and articles about the couple appeared in
numerous magazines and newspapers around the world. The “Meghan effect” has led to
an increase in the classic, elegant wedding trends featured in the royal wedding.

BRIDAL GOWNS
Meghan Markle wore a simple, elegant gown with a wide boat neckline, long sleeves, and a
sweeping train designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. While brides are not requesting
a reproduction of the royal wedding gown, they are seeking that classic feel.
“When we ask brides to describe how they want to look and feel on their wedding day,
Sarah Revetta is wearing
a Martina Liana gown
more so than a year ago the answer is timeless and elegant. That usually translates into
from Town & Country a gown that is classic and doesn’t have a lot of detail or extravagance to it,” says Debbie
Bridal and Formalwear. (Continued on page 189)

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Nassau Style A BAHAMA
HONEYMOON

Relax in this vibrant couple’s paradise


BY J AC K I E T U C K E R
©SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN

E VERYONE KNOWS THAT THE CARIBBEAN is a romantic place for a vacation. But Nassau
is being touted as this year’s hottest destination for honeymoons, and it’s easy to see
why. Sitting on the 21-mile-long island of New Providence, the city of Nassau is the vibrant
hub of the Bahamas. With sweeping white-sand shores, crystal-clear waters, flavorful island

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa


cuisine and exciting night life, it really is a couple’s paradise.

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Colorful fish in
Sandals Royal Bahamian Bahamian reef

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©ALARICO/SHUTTERSTOCK. (BOTTOM) ©LIJUAN GUO/SHUTTERSTOCK.
Aerial view
of Nassau Nassau Harbour Lighthouse

Spend your day enjoying the glistening clear blue waters with aquatic
adventures like boating, parasailing, and jet skiing.
THE OBVIOUS ATTRACTIONS
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine, Nassau’s weather is every beach-lover’s
dream. Even in the rainy season (May – June), there are breaks in the clouds when
the sun peeks out. And with the temps hovering around 80 degrees, there is an
abundance of warmth, sunshine and beach bliss all year round.
Spend your day enjoying the glistening clear blue waters with aquatic adven-
Parasailing over the Carribean Sea tures like boating, parasailing, and jet skiing. Or dive beneath the surface and ex-
plore the underwater world of marine life, coral reefs and fascinating shipwrecks
that make Nassau one of the world’s leading destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Then there is the reason everyone goes to the Bahamas – those sugary white-sand beaches. Sit back, relax and soak
up the sun as you and your new spouse enjoy those first few days of wedded bliss.

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A Bahama Honeymoon

In St. Lucia, you and your beloved can climb the Piton mountains, zipline
over the canopy of a rainforest, or explore natural waterfalls.

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS
When visiting Nassau, Mike Schellhase of Travel Haus of St. Louis
recommends staying at the Sandals Royal Bahamian. A sophisticated
blend of European elegance and exotic island escapades, honeymoon-
ers will find everything they need for romance in this glamorous all-
inclusive resort. Step right onto the beach from a walk-out suite at one
of the resort’s two grand towers, or find your private paradise with the
peace and tranquility of the quaint cottages at the Royal Village.
Take a dip in one of the resort’s sky-sized colonnaded pools that
The Piton
Sandals mountains
Royal Bahamian overlook the ocean, indulge in a massage at the award-winning Red
Lane Spa, then dine out at one of the ten specialty restaurants, including
everything from classic French cuisine to the spicy Caribbean flavors that the Bahamas are famous for.
And if that isn’t enough, the resort also includes its own offshore private island. Just minutes away from the resort,
you can either take a private ferry or paddle over to the island yourself on a kayak. Enjoy its two secluded beaches,
swim-up bars, whirlpools and the region’s best seafood house. When you need a break from the sun, hide away inside a
private cabana and indulge in your own slice of island paradise.

Sandals Royal Bahamian

©SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN (4)

Calabash Cove Resort & Spa

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The Franklin Room
A Unique World’s Fair Ballroom in Historic Soulard

Character Elegance Charm


Visit us at www.thefranklinroom.net | 816 Allen Ave • St Louis 63104 • 314-664-7706

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Swimming pig in Big Major Cay

A pink sand beach on Harbour Island Shroud Cay in the Exumas

Harbour Island’s famous pink sand beaches get their color from thousands
of tiny pieces of coral, shells and calcium carbonate.

ISLAND HOPPING
In total, the Bahamas includes about 700 islands, 30 of which
are inhabited. It would be impossible to explore them all in the
span of one honeymoon, but there are a couple of spots that are
worth checking out. And Nassau is the perfect launching point for
discovering the islands in all their splendor.
Harbour Island is famous for the natural beauty of its pink sand
beaches. According to research, the pink tones are made from thou-
sands of tiny pieces of coral, shells and calcium carbonate. Or you can
Dean’s Blue Hole learn more about the Bahamas’ fascinating history with visits to sites
like the Adderley’s Plantation and Long Island Museum. Don’t leave
Long Island without seeing the gorgeous azure waters of Dean’s Blue Hole, the second deepest bay in the world.
You definitely don’t want to miss the Exumas, surrounded by gorgeous aquamarine water and the vibes of a relaxed,
casual Caribbean feel. Great Exuma is the largest island, but even its capital, George Town, doesn’t have a traffic light.
From George Town, you can reach the island of Big Major Cay (or “Pig Beach”) and partake in the unique experience of
taking a dip with the famous swimming pigs.

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A Bahama Honeymoon

You don’t have to limit your honeymoon to sun, surf and sand. Nassau's
food, entertainment and culture are absolutely worth exploring.

BEYOND THE BEACHES Kamalame Cay


While the beaches are the main attraction of Nassau, you don’t have to limit your honeymoon
to sun, surf and sand. The city’s food, entertainment and culture are absolutely worth exploring.

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Spend the morning checking out the downtown area, shopping in the Nassau Straw Market. Or
take a stroll down the cobblestones of West Hill Street – part of Graycliff Historical Village –
where you'll feel like you're stepping back in time.
Nassau is home to the land of cacao beans, making it the perfect place to take your love
of chocolate to the next level. Visit the Graycliff Chocolatier Factory and learn how to mix and
match ingredients like lime and mango with your chocolate. Bahamian food is an interesting
combination of southern American staples and spicy Caribbean seafood cuisine. Enjoy a deli-
cious conch dish, baked crab or peas and rice by candlelight for a romantic evening out before
hitting the town. The city has everything from live music and intimate bars to nightclubs, casinos
and trendy cocktails.
From fun nights out, relaxing days on the beach and exciting new adventures together, it’s
no surprise that Nassau is a favorite spot for honeymooners. What could be more romantic than
escaping to paradise?

CAST-AWAY FANTASIES
What could be more romantic than you and
your new spouse on a secluded beach?

Checking into a remote private island is a


bucket-list honeymoon and may be easier
to do than you think. The barefoot chic style
of Kamalame Cay, Bahamas is one of the
best-kept secrets in the islands. The north
side of the island holds 19 villas, each with
private verandas that are draped in blooming

Parliament Square bougainvillea and gauzy curtains that billow in


the island breeze.
Grab your snorkeling gear and paddle out
to the Andros Great Barrier Reef—the third
largest reef in the world—and take in some of
the most breathtaking natural beauty in the
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to the tiki bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. Slow
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Royal COLORS
This styled shoot takes its inspiration from
the architecture of the Main Street Abbey
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHADOW AND LIGHT

T
he Main Street Abbey inspired this shoot with its pristine white walls and arch-
ways above the original stained glass windows. “Coupled with Megan Markle
and Prince Harry’s wedding this spring and the abundance of TV series portray-
ing the history of royalty, we knew we had to bring our own royal wedding to life in this
rehabbed church. The color palette was an easy one, as we wanted to include fresh fruits,
desserts and the charcuterie spread as table decoration just like in early modern European
feasting tables.” Gold vessels of overflowing greenery and white peonies danced along the
walls and table accented by citrus and handpainted blue place settings (also mimicked in the
gorgeous cake)! And, what royal wedding is complete without a crown and sparkler party?

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Royal
COLORS

DETAILS
Styling: Signed Sealed Delivered Events
Venue: Main Street Abbey
Florals: Grimm and Gorly
Gown & Suit: Bridal Manor
Ties: Men's Wearhouse
Catering: The Social Affair
Cake & Desserts: Little Vintage Baking
Company
Sparkulars: CJ's Disc Jockey Service
Rentals & Decor: Renown Rentals (gold
tables, bar cart and blue velvet chairs);
Grand Rental Station (farm tables, all gold
vessels, napkins)
Stationery: Unique Moments and
Hand-Lettering by Stephanie

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THE PERFECT PLACE
for your special day
Enjoy historic elegance with up-to-date amenities,
for events from 50 to 500 including:

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Cakes
CREATIVE

Nine sweet reasons


that will leave you
infatuated with frosting
PHOTOGRAPHED BY
WHITE KLUMP PHOTOGRAPHY

E
VERY HOSTESS wants dessert to be
her dinner’s crowning glory. Her guests
should say, “Wow” when they see it, be
eager to taste it and should know immediately
that it was chosen and prepared to be the perfect
culmination of a special event. If that event is a
wedding, and the dessert is the wedding cake, it
represents an age-old tradition, but one that has
definitely evolved with the times.
Once upon a time, the cake was expected to
be white, the frosting whiter, and the adornments
limited to the baker’s ability to manipulate spun
sugar and buttercream. Today, cakes are con-
structed with tiers and columns atop pedestals.
The cake can be any flavor or multi-flavored, and
the decor can include a number of things like a
miniature bride and groom, sugar or fresh flowers
and even a replica of the family pet. The taste,
texture, color and architecture of contemporary
wedding cakes are bounded only by the limits of
one’s imagination.
As a style element, cake design can be almost
free form, but the significance of the wedding cake
takes center stage in the traditional cake-cutting
ceremony, the first task the newly-married couple
perform jointly as hubby and wife. After the
cake has been cute, the ride and groom feed one
another from the first slice.
The couple design a wedding that reflects their
THE CAKERY personality, solemn and elegant or whimsical and
Created by The Cakery, this
bold. By their selection of a wedding cake they
5-tiered cake is adorned
share that joyous spirit with their guests. At the
with floral accents, beads
and gold leaf bands. evening's end, guests may even be invited to take
a bit of that sweetness with them when they go. ♥

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Winery & Event Venue

Lindsay Blum Photography Aloha Kelly Photography

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS • ENGAGEMENT & BACHELORETTE PARTIES • BRIDAL SHOWERS


REHEARSAL DINNERS • ANNIVERSARIES • OUTDOOR CEREMONIES • ON-SITE BRIDAL SUITE
Located just 20 minutes outside St. Louis.

Conner Photography Elegant Illusions Photography

Start Your Forever at The Weingarten.


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Creative Cakes

DE LA CREME
CREATIVE STUDIO
A modern cake by
De La Creme Creative
Studio features a lattice
covered tier and
flower accent.

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OUR PASSION.
OUR PERFECTION.
YOUR SPECIAL DAY.
Celebrate your special event with us
and enjoy award-winning hand-crafted
microbrews from our on-site brewery and
food prepared in our scratch kitchen.
Our versatile private event space is perfect
for up to 60 seated guests for any occasion.
The relaxed, warm, inviting space is perfect
for showers, bachelor and bachelorette
parties and farewell brunches.

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1141 OLIVE STREET ROAD
CREVE COEUR
MISSOURI, 63141

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Creative Cakes

BAILEY CAKE
CUSTOM
CREATIONS
Two tiers of this
four-tiered banded
cake by Bailey Cake
Custom Creations
feature a quilted
design adorned
with pearls.

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Come and enjoy our piece of St. Louis History.


Tucked neatly in the heart of downtown St. Louis in the historic Old Post Office Plaza.
Beautiful woodwork, balcony seating, turn-of-the-century bank vault in this truly one-of-a-kind space.
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Creative Cakes

THE SWEET DIVINE


Three-tiered monogram
cake adorned with
fresh peonies by
The Sweet Divine.

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Creative Cakes

WEDDING
WONDERLAND
Elegant paisley and
lace cake by Wedding
Wonderland is topped
with a gold monogram
and dragee accents.

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Creative Cakes

CELEBRATION
CAKES
Created by Celebration
Cakes, this classic is com-
plete with a cameo, lace,
floral and pearl accents.

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Creative Cakes

SUGAREE BAKING
COMPANY
Hundreds of pearls in
multiple sizes adorn
this classic buttercream
cake by Sugaree
Baking Company.

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WELCOME TO YOUR
PRIVATE BEACH WEDDING
located just 30 minutes outside of St. Louis

Imagine waking up to a waterfront breeze, a private white sand beach, and beautifully
crimson sun-kissed bluffs. Welcome to your private beach wedding complete with
an elegantly appointed bridal suite, groom’s shack, reception hall seating up
to 300 guests, movie theatre room, commercial kitchen,
and spacious guest accommodations.

sunsetbluffsvenue@gmail.com | (314) 660-2210 | 1775 Bieker Rd. Washington, MO 63090

WWW.SUNSETBLUFFS.COM

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Creative Cakes

CELEBRATION
CAKES
This four-tier cake by
Celebration Cakes is
one with nature sitting
atop a tree trunk
complete with the
couple’s initials
“engraved” in a heart.

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Creative Cakes

MCARTHUR’S
BAKERY
An elegant, unfrosted
confection by
McArthur’s Bakery.

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Ashley Fisher Photography
SUNSET COUNTRY CLUB
www.SunsetCountryClub.org

Ken Grahams

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Seven Things to Discuss
Before “I Do”
And how premarital counseling can help navigate the tough topics
BY J E N N I F E R C . F R A K E S

YOUR WEDDING will be one of the best and most memorable days of riage will be tested. It’s how you work through challenges that can make
your life. But it’s still just one beautiful, fun-filled, wonderful day. What or break your marriage.”
about all the days after the Big Day? We spend lots of time, effort and Is it possible to prepare for the pitfalls? To learn to better deal with
money on our wedding day, but what it means to actually be married can adversity when it comes your way? Absolutely, and the following seven
©TOMACCO/SHUTTERSTOCK

get lost in the centerpieces and signature cocktails. issues are ones that are essential to talk about with your beloved to help
Barabara Koppe, MSW, is the owner of The Marriage & Family you have a happy and healthy marriage.
Institute in Clayton, MO and has been counseling couples for over 20
years. She says many couples are often surprised that marriage actually 1. FAMILIES OF ORIGIN
requires work. “When couples are young and in love, it’s very romantic When talking about families of origin, it’s a two-fold category—how
and people think it will always be that way,” Koppe said. “But it’s not much our families are going to influence and be a part of our marriage,
always going to be the fairytale, and that’s normal. Your love and mar- and how our childhood and family affects (Continued on page 185)

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ELEGANT

Winter
ROMANCE This opulent shoot depicts a celebration
of love that is powerful and grand
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PINXIT PHOTO & CINEMA

With an “Elegant Winter Romance” in mind as the theme, the goal of this styled shoot was to showcase
the beautiful details of a winter wedding in St. Louis. The luxurious Barnett on Washington served
as the perfect setting, as its regal interior provided an ample amount of backdrops for the couple to
capture unforgettable memories of their special day. The rich color scheme of navy, maroon, and gold
coupled with Belli Fiori’s sophisticated floral designs and Mia Grace Bridal’s romantic bridal selections
helped bring this shoot to life.

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DETAILS
Styling: Divine Events
Venue: Barnett on Washington
Florals: Belli Fiori
Bridal Attire: Mia Grace Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear

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Reception
DESTINATIONS Four of our faves

SUNSET BLUFFS
Located in Washington, Missouri, Sunset Bluffs features a bridal
suite, groom's shack, overnight accommodations for up to 20
guests, lush green lawn and even a white sandy beach alongside
a lake for ceremonies. Sunset Bluffs offer an outdoor tent or an
indoor banquet hall for receptions and can accommodate up to
300 guests. Call 314-660-2210 or visit sunsetbluffs.com

IMAGES COURTESY OF FEATURED VENUES

CEDAR CREEK
Located just one hour west of St. Louis in New Haven, Missouri, Cedar
Creek features on-site overnight accommodations for up to 125 guests,
a salt water pool and a golf course. The Barn at Cedar Creek accommo-
dates up to 300 wedding guests for a reception.
Call 855-778-7222 or visit cedarcreekcenter.com

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Reception
DESTINATIONS

VENUE AT MAISON DU LAC


Located in Catawissa, Missouri, The Venue at Maison Du Lac
features a bridal ready area, groom’s room, full kitchen, multiple
ceremony locations and a lake. The modern reception venue
boasts 7,000 square feet and will accomodate up to 300 guests.
Call 314-991-6700 or visit thevenuestl.com

IMAGES COURTESY OF FEATURED VENUES

CEDAR LAKE CELLARS


Located in Warren County, Missouri, Cedar Lake Cellars
boasts 370 acres and two lakes. Other amenities include
overnight accommodations, winery, dining and private
event space for weddings, rehearsal dinners and showers.
Call 636-745-9500 or visit cedarlakecellars.com

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Cary Klein Photography

Downtown St. Louis · 10th & Locust


www.WeddingsInWillow.com

one of a kind event space

Jonathan Pollack

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7 Apps
to Help Plan
Your Big Day
BY J AC K I E T U C K E R

1 iWed Planner
iWedPlanner covers all of your wedding planning bases. Along
with an all-important to-do list feature, it also allows you to do things
like take notes, track RSVPs, organize vendors and even keep track of

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seating arrangements.

2 WeddingHappy
WeddingHappy is cleverly designed and easy to use. Type in the
date of your wedding, and the app creates a customized schedule, in-
cluding a checklist that keeps you on task with what to do and when
to do it. It also helps you to budget your big day, track payments,
co-ordinate vendors and even sync with other users.
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On-site professional hair services


out of a beautifully renovated
1967 Airstream.
• Day of Hair for Bride, Maids & Moms
• Bachelorette Parties
• Airstream Available for Photo Ops

(314) 265-6233 | TheClipperMobileSalon.com


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Celestial
STYLE PHOTOGRAPHS BY
ELIZABETH LLOYD PHOTOGRAPHY

The moon and the stars have always been so romanticized and have been a constant
in love. Altar'd Events tried to capture the whimsy and playfulness while keeping it
elegant and accessible. After providing the creative team with inspiration, seeing how
they interpreted it was so much fun and so telling of their individual styles. When it
came together, everything blended so well and created such a gorgeous final product.

DETAILS
Planning & Design: Altar'd Events Cake: Kaked by Katie
Venue: Lemon Gem Rentals: An Affair To Remember
Florals: Snapdragon Studio and Aries Co
Gown: White Traditions Bridal House Paper Goods: Leighwood Design Studio
Tie + Pocket Square: Knotty Tie Co. Models: Erica Zamudio-Ahl and Chris Ahl
Beauty: Eye.Do STL Body Art: Trevor Collis

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Home, Shrine,Castle
With weddings in both St. Louis and Ireland,
everyone was able to get in on the fun.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRISH EYES PHOTOGRAPHY

 
A
nnie Cosby studied abroad for a
semester in Ireland, and fell in love
with the country. She loved it so
much that she returned there to live for a time
after graduating from college. She also fell for
a boy she had met there named Michael Doyle.
Though they had met briefly during her time in
school there, her second stint on the Emerald
Isle proved this Irishman was a keeper.
Due to immigration requirements, the couple
had a simple ceremony in St. Louis at a relative’s
home, incorporating a Celtic knot ceremony. Then
it was time for a party in St. Louis, and finally, a
party across the pond.
For the St. Louis celebration, the couple chose a
colorful vintage circus theme, replete with a petting

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ST. LOUIS CEREMONY
August 5, 2017

VENUE:
Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant

HAIR & MAKEUP:


Steffie Kruchowski

DRESS:
David’s Bridal

SNACKS:
Gus’s Pretzels & Rocket Fizz sodas

DINNER:
Zia’s food truck

DESSERT:
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
zoo, tarot card reader, henna tattoos and a food
PETTING ZOO:
truck. It took place in the courtyard of historic A Zoo For You
St. Ferdinand’s Shrine in Florissant.
TAROT READING:
Speaking of historic, the Irish ceremony was Julia Gordon-Bramer
held in 15th century Caloonacauneen Castle in HENNA TATTOOS:
County Galway. It was followed by a visit to F.a.b.m.e.

some of the couple’s favorite haunts in the City


of Galway, where they attended school and
IRELAND CEREMONY
had created great memories with each other July 21, 2018
and friends.
“It wasn’t the traditional way to do it, because DRESS:
of the immigration issues we had to schedule Bought secondhand on Tradesy.com
and tailored by Anthony Tailoring
around. But it was all very relaxed, laid-back and
a lot of fun,” Annie said. “We wouldn’t have had AMERICAN BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES:
David’s Bridal
it any other way.”
(All other vendors in Ireland.)

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Your party rental
specialists!

Tents Tables | Chairs | Linen | China | Centerpieces

We’ve got you covered!


Call us at 636-343-7278
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WOVEN
Warmth
A relaxed, bohemian-
themed styled shoot
PHOTOGRAPHS BY
JESS AND JENN PHOTOGRAPHY

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V
ibrant late summer colors and count-
less textures were the inspiration for this
bohemian-styled brewery shoot featuring
the warm hues of beer and layers of textiles. The
fruit-filled sweetheart table, rug-lined aisle, modern
invitation suite and tiered cookie cake, complimented
the relaxed boho mood.

DETAILS Menswear: ASOS or Old Navy


Event Styling + Design: and H&M
MatchlessGem Hair and Makeup:
Venue: Point Labaddie Brewery Heather Biernbaum
Bouquet: Roses & Mint Cake: Made By Lia
Bride + Groom: Cameron + Katie Invitation Suite: Leighwood
Dress: Juno Bridal Rentals: Ceremony chairs,
Grand Rental Station

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fig&HONEY
A styled shoot that showcases subtle and surprising contrasts
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SANDRA GRUNZINGER PHOTOGRAPHY

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A
mix of moody and bright florals set off this lavish fig
and honey theme. “When Angela and I started plan-
ning, we both agreed we wanted to see more color in
the bridal scene without losing an ounce of elegance.” Inspiration
came from the fresh fig, with its dark and subtle exterior and the
surprising contrast of the bright and textured interior. “What
came next was a group of amazing vendors all bringing their
own touches to really pull the whole concept together in a way
that was better than we could have imagined.” Collaborating
with such a talented group of women was a joy. The honeyed
hues and soft greys lend a romantic air, while the burgundy and
fuchsia florals add depth and interest.

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Super
NATURAL

DETAILS Venue: Stone House of St. Charles


Coordination and Photography: Sandra Flowers: SS Wedding Design
Grunzinger Photography Cake: Nichole’s Cupcakery
Coordination and Styling: Angela Moore Hair: Chelsea Davis Hair Design
Personal Styling Makeup: Ashley Boren Makeup and Hair

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Show-stopping looks for the bride and her groom

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“Vidette” dress by Maggie
Sottero, $3,698 (MSRP) at
Clarice’s Bridal; Biedermeier-
styled bouquet of roses,
ranunculus and hydrangea by
Belli Fiori; Private collection
earrings, $48 from Clarice’s Bridal;
“Black Desire” tuxedo by Michael
Kors from Savvi Formalwear.

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(Opposite page and this page, right) “Adelaide” dress by Willowby Bridal, $1,400 from Mia Grace Bridal; headband, $125 from Bridal Parlour.

(This page, left) “Georgie” dress by Made With Love Unique Bridal, $2,400 from Bridal Parlour.

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(This page) “Olivia” dress, Martin Thornburg for Mon Cheri Collection, $1,123 from Clarice’s Bridal; Private collection
earrings, $48 from Clarice’s Bridal; Dramatic crescent-shaped bouquet with Cattleya orchids and Calla lilies by Belli Fiori.

(Opposite page) “Tender” dress from Ines de Santo, $5,590 from Berrybridge; Rose gold and diamond ring,
$20,000 from Timekeepers; Hairpiece by Private Label, $150 from Bridal Parlour; “Black Desire” Tuxedo by Michael
Kors from Savvi Formalwear; Six-tiered grand tower cake by De la Creme Creative Studio; Lush floral cake base
of white Hydrangea and ivory roses by Belli Fiori.

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(Opposite page) “Eden” dress by Laine Berry Bridal, $1,750 from Mia Grace Bridal; Giselle headpiece, $177 from Mia Grace Bridal;
Duchesse rose bouquet made of individual rose petals by Belli Fiori.

(This page) “Hayden” dress by Theia Couture, $2,250 from Bridal Parlour; Feather ear cuff, $19.99 from Amazon; Azmodo shoes,
$48.99 from Amazon; Private collection earrings, $48 from Clarice’s Bridal; Rose gold and diamond ring, $20,000 from Timekeepers.

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(Clockwise from top right
Burgundy“Marbélla" Tuxedo by Ike Behar
with contrasting black lapels and black slim
fit Ike Behar trousers from Stallone’s Formal
Wear; Decorative egg jewelry box, QIFU
metal craft, $24.99 from Amazon; Diamond
& sapphire ring, $17,000 from Timekeepers;
“Stevie” veil by Made With Love, $250 from
Bridal Parlour; Rose gold and diamond ring,
$20,000 from Timekeepers; Bouquet by Belli
Fiori; Fresh figs with honey-sweetened goat
cheese and walnuts from Ces & Judy’s; Navy
blue “Sebastian” Tuxedo by Ike Behar with
matching Ike Behar slim fit trousers, navy Ike
Behar vest and navy bow tie from Stallone’s
Formal Wear; “Aspen” dress by Stella York,
$1,702.50 from Signature Bridal; Clutch by
Babeyond, $25.99 from Amazon (white
Cattleya corsage by Belli Fiori); Pomegranate
champagne cocktail from Ces & Judy’s.

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Martina Liana dress, $3,175
from Town & Country Bridal
and Formalwear; Private
collection earrings, $48
from Clarice’s Bridal; Floral
wreath by Belli Fiori;
“Kahoot” the ostrich, owned
by Tara Ann Wright of
DPT Family Farms.

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(Opposite page) “Georgie” dress, $2,400 and “Stevie” Veil, $250 by Made With Love Unique Bridal from Bridal Parlour; Elongated cascade bouquet with ivory
roses, white orchids and calla lilies by Belli Fiori.

(This page, from left) Mikaella Bridal dress by Paloma Blanca, $2,100 from The Ultimate Bride; “Salem” dress by Evelyn Bridal Collection, $1,275 from Town & Country
Bridal and Formalwear; Hairpiece by Bel Aire Bridal, $145 from Town & Country Bridal and Formalwear; Private collection earrings, $48 from Clarice’s Bridal;
Diamond ring, $12,900 from Timekeepers.

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(This page, from left) “Colette” jumpsuit by Theia Bridal Couture, $647 from Bridal Parlour; Mira earrings, $98 from Bridal Parlour; Handcrafted floral wrap with
brooch detail by Belli Fiori; “Aspen” dress by Stella York, $1,702 from Signature Bridal; Clutch by Babeyond, $25.99 from Amazon; Private collection earrings, $48 from
Clarice’s Bridal; “Black Desire” tuxedo by Michael Kors from Savvi Formalwear.

(Opposite page) “Tender” gown by Ines de Santo, $5,590 (floral extended train, $2,990) from Berrybridge; Hairpiece by Pearl Wreath, $150 from Bridal
Parlour; Biedermeier-styled bouquet by Belli Fiori.

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(Above) “Colette” jumpsuit by Theia Bridal Couture, $647 from Bridal
Parlour; Black Milano tuxedo by Savvi Evening Collection from Savvi
Formalwear; Clutch by Babeyond, $25.99 from Amazon; Orchid
corsage by Belli Fiori.

(Right) “Elena” dress by Ines de Santo, $7,390, from Berrybridge; Burgundy


“Marélla" Tuxedo by Ike Behar Evening from Stallone’s Formal Wear.

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SUMMER
WINTER

FALL
SPRING

A Wedding For

All Seasons Every time of year is the right time


for a wedding, good weather or not

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BY J E N N I F E R C . F R A K E S

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL….it can be lovely to get married in them all. But each season does
offer some of its own unique possibilities and maybe a few limitations. Here, four St. Louis area respected
and in-demand wedding planners share some things to consider when choosing your wedding date.

WINTER Though it’s the least busy season for weddings, a winter wedding offers several perks. In
fact, being a less popular time is in itself an advantage. Jodell Larkin, owner of Starry Night Events
said, “A winter wedding can set yours apart from all the weddings you went to in June or in the fall.
You probably aren’t going to back-to-back wedding during the winter.”

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Simcha Lourie of Simcha’s Events says a Janu-
ary or February wedding can be the party people
are happy to attend in the midst of cold tempera-
tures and gray days. “The business of the holidays
is over and we tend to hibernate. But people will
gladly come out to celebrate a wedding.”
Winter months can mean that prime venues
and vendors are more available. “We have a lot
of great talent in St. Louis and some vendors,
like photographers, can book up one to even
two years in advance during peak months,” said
Allissa Reimer of Altar’d Events.
Being a season with more availability may also
bring a little more bang for your buck. Lourie said,
“Some venues and caterers may be more willing to
negotiate for off-season rates. You might be able to
get some extra hors d’oeuvres or upgrade your bar

Winter months can


mean that prime venues
are vendors are more
available. “We have
a lot of great talent
in St. Louis and
some vendors, like
photographers, can book
up one to even two years
in advance during Where happily ever after begins.
peak months.”
From intimate to extravagant,
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traditional or trendy, vintage or rustic,
we are dedicated to creating an
package.” It should be noted, however, that some unforgettable event that is uniquely yours.
services will be the same cost, no matter what the Thank you for considering SqWires
date. “It depends on the service,” Reimer said. for your wedding, reception, shower,
“If it’s the same amount of effort for the service engagement party, or rehearsal dinner.
regardless of the date, the price will be the same.
Wedding planners, photographers, a band…. these
all fall into that category.”
Another way to save money is to take ad-
vantage of churches and venues that are already
decorated for the holidays. A ceremony at a
church in December most likely needs minimal,
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IT’S ONE OF THE BEST DAYS of your life, but
also one of the busiest. The logistics of trans-
porting the wedding party among the photog-
raphy locations, ceremony site, and reception
venue without anyone getting lost or throwing
off the schedule can be complicated. Many
couples decide to provide transportation on
their wedding day, either for themselves or for
the entire wedding party. Depending on your
budget and preferences, there are many options
for getting from location to location with ease.
Do you want to make a grand getaway from the
reception or do you want a simple way to travel
with your friends?

PARTY BUS
If you want to get the party started with the
members of your wedding party, a mini-coach
or party bus might be the best option. Party
buses enhance the social aspect of your wed-
ding day by allowing the group to spend time
together as they travel safely and efficiently
between sites.
Best Transportation offers a fleet of vehicles
to accommodate wedding parties both small and
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large and come with variety of interior options


to meet your budget needs. The 14-passenger
Mercedes sprinter van features black leather seats
and a spacious interior. Mini coaches vary from
13 to 41 passengers and motor coaches accommo-
date up to 57 passengers.
“We find that couples want to transport
people from the ceremony venue to photo sites
and finally drop them off at the reception site.
Especially if members of the wedding party
aren’t local, this is a great way to socialize, keep
the schedule moving, and transport everyone
safely,” says Nikita Sanders, special events man-
ager for Best Transportation.

LIMOUSINES AND CLASSIC CARS


A traditional limousine offers a more intimate
way to travel. If you have a smaller wedding
party or if you and your fiancé prefer some
alone time between events, a limousine may be
the best choice. A limousine, Lincoln Town Car,
or Cadillac also may be used as a getaway car
for the bride and groom following the ceremony
or reception.
If your fiancé is a car aficionado, con-
sider surprising him with a vintage ride. Best
Transportation offers a a 1960 Silver Cloud II
Bentley Rolls-Royce available as an add-on to
any shuttle rental of 13 passengers or more. You
and your husband may travel in luxury leading
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7 Apps to Plan
Your Big Day

(Continued from page 150)

3 Joy
Joy is a one-stop shop for organizing
all those tedious wedding details. It has
built-in templates for RSVPs, schedules,
hotels and more. But its hottest feature is
allowing you to collect and share all of the
photos that your guests take on the big
day. It works like a private social media
page, enabling anyone who uses the app to
share images.

4 Appy Couple
Wedding planning involves a lot of
communication with your guests. Appy
Couple helps to manage things like your
guest list, invitations and venue directions
as well as share photos and so much more.
Choose a gorgeous design that looks like
something out of a trendy Etsy shop, then
input all the details into the app. Guests can
simply login to get the info they need, and
you don’t have to deal with a million texts
and phone calls.

5 Table Plan
Seating arrangements at the reception
can be a pain when you’re trying to keep all
your guests happy. Table Plan makes things
easier by enabling you to add guests then
move them around on screen. By setting a
few specific restrictions, the app can even
automatically plan the table settings for you.

6 Postable
Tracking down mailing addresses for
invitations can be a nightmare. Postable
makes it easy for you to pop in your guests’
email addresses and drop them a quick
email with a simple hassle-free address
request form.

7 Tripit
The wedding is over, and it’s time for
the honeymoon. Don’t get stuck in a wild
email (or worse, paper) scramble on the
way to the airport. Tripit collects all your
travel information in one place, giving you
easy access to your itinerary, flight and
hotel information in an easy-to-read format
right at your fingertips. ♥

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Seven Things to
Discuss Before “I Do”
(Continued from page 142))
the way we communicate.
John Cordray, LPC, of Cordray Counseling in
St. Louis, says you and your future spouse should
talk about how involved your parents are going
to be in your marriage, and what your and both
sets of parents’ expectations are. If you plan on
having children, you and your husband should
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also agree on how involved they’ll be in the lives
of their grandchildren.

ADAM’S
Before getting married, Susan Hamilton and
her sister had dinner at their parents’ house

John Cordray says there


is going to be conflict SMOKEHOUSE
in every union, and
knowing how your
partner communicates is
essential. “Does he get
quiet and shut down?
Is he more aggressive,
maybe a screamer?” said
Cordray. Knowing the
differences in your
communications styles and
talking about them can
help keep arguments man-
ageable and in control.
every Sunday. She assumed she and her hus-
band Tom would continue the tradition, but
Tom had other ideas. “After a few months, Tom

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worked it out so we’d have a monthly dinner
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Family can greatly influence a couple. It’s O.K. 2. ARE YOU A LEAVER OR A FIGHTER? of marriage,” DeVere-Rodgers said. “It can
to say ‘We’ll get back to you about that’ rather Kelly DeVere-Rodgers, LPC, was a counselor help us understand his emotional needs and his
than an automatic ‘You know I can’t say no to in St. Louis for many years and believes really communication style.”
my mother.’” educating ourselves about our spouse and And healthy communication is a huge part
Speaking of how things are said and how his family is key to a successful relationship. of marriage, of course. John Cordray says
your family of origin effects the way you and “Learning how your fiancé grew up and how there is going to be conflict in every union, and
your spouse communicate…. he deals with conflict plays out in all aspects knowing how your partner communicates is
essential. “Does he get quiet and shut down? Is
he more aggressive, maybe a screamer?” said
Cordray. Maybe he pulls away at the first sign
of trouble or he fights to win. Knowing the
differences in your communication styles and
talking about them can help keep arguments

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manageable and in control.

Money is definitely
and Be Married! not a sexy topic, but one
that must be discussed
before sharing your life
with someone. Some
financial questions to
talk about: How are
we going to budget?
Who is going to pay
for what? How much
should we save? How
do we view debt?

3. INTIMACY
When newly married, there are strong feelings
Cele of lust and infatuation between the man and
br
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Boga O" with r assume it is always going to be that way.
rt's B “Passion can die down, but that doesn’t
BQ! mean sex is not still enjoyable,” Koppe said.
“The husband and wife may have different
sex drives, and sex may take more planning.
Guys can get turned on more quickly, while
women often need a more emotional connec-
tion. Generally, she needs to feel an emotional
connection before sex, while he feels it in the
context of sex. Couples have to work through
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How the other person feels loved is an 7. THE LONG VIEW or abroad? Is the job you have now OK for
important thing to know and understand No one is expected to plan out their entire now, but you’d really love to go to graduate
about their spouse, said Cordray. “A wife or life (especially in the midst of planning a wed- school or change careers? Even if you’re not
husband may assume that the other person ding!) but having some discussions about sure how serious you are about these things,
feels loved the way that they feel loved. But your long-term future is a good idea. Can you it doesn’t hurt to bring up the possibilities to
how someone feels loved is often quite dif- never imagine leaving the town you’re in, or your future spouse.
ferent from how their partner feels loved. It have you always wanted to live in California,
could be physical intimacy, affection, roman-
tic gifts or gestures, or just spending quality
time together.”
DeVere-Rodgers cited a study that showed
the different needs of men and women. “The
top two things men needed from their wives
were physical intimacy and recreational com-
panionship, while the women’s top two needs
from their husbands were affection and inti-
mate conversation.”

4. MONEY
Money is definitely not a sexy topic, but one
that must be discussed before sharing your life
with someone. Some basic financial questions to
talk about: How are we going to budget? Who
is going to pay for what? How much should we
save? How do we view debt?
Koppe suggests that in addition to a joint
account, each person have their own account
with an agreed-upon amount or percentage that
they can spend any way they want without ask-
ing permission of the other. “Money is power
and one person should not have all the control
and say-so,” Koppe said.

5. CHILDREN
Perhaps nothing changes the dynamic of a
marriage more than having children. Couples
should talk about whether they want children,
how many, and when they would like to have
them. Other issues that should be brought to
the table are what you envision your parenting
style to be and the division of responsibilities
regarding childcare.

6. RELIGION
Religion may or may not be a factor for a
couple, but if it is, couples should discuss what
their religious lives will look like, said Koppe.
“A couple should talk about how they are going
to raise their kids and celebrate the holidays, espe-
cially if they are of different faiths,” said Koppe.
She said other questions to ask themselves are if
they plan to attend services every week, contribute
financially to their religious community and ethi-
cal issues regarding the teachings of their faith.

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HOW DO YOU TALK ABOUT ALL THIS? DeVere-Rodgers. “But premarital counseling is month in a year-long engagement. She would
GO TO THE PROS your first step in really committing to your life then see the couple at least three times after the
This is tough stuff—talking about our childhoods, together. You must put time and effort into your wedding. The couples would discuss and work
families, sex, money, kids, religion, the future. And marriage, not just your wedding day.” through a variety of issues and have “home-
all while planning a wedding, with its myriad of DeVere-Rodgers is a big believer in premarital work” to do away from her time with them.
decisions and details. “People can forget about counseling and when she had her practice, she “Premarital counseling can really help teach
the marriage when planning the wedding,” said required nine sessions of therapy, about once a couples how to deal with conflict—to talk
about what could happen and how to prepare
and what to do when it does,” Cordray says.
He also recommends counseling during that
first year of marriage. “The newlyweds talk

“People can forget


YOUR PREMIER about the marriage when
WEDDING SOURCE planning the wedding,”
said De Vere-Rodgers.
“But premarital counsel-
ing is your first step in
really committing to your
life together. You must put
time and effort into your
marriage, not just
your wedding day.”
about how marriage has changed them and
their lives. Marriage is not a cure-all—it doesn’t
change the person after you say ‘I do.’ It takes a
lot of work to be successful at it.”
And the most successful couples have worked
through challenges together, said Koppe, referring
to a study of people that have been married at
least 10 years. “The couples said they were actu-
ally happier now than they were at the start of
their marriages, because they’ve worked through
adversity together.”
What if your fiancé is reluctant to go to ther-
apy? If you can get him in the door, the therapist
can help him see how it will be helpful to both
of you, Koppe said. “The therapist is not going
to try to read your mind, tell you what to do or
beat up on you. They just want to help you learn
ways to more effectively communicate with the
person you love.”
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Appointments preferred Cordray said, “Think of therapy as an invest-
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give your new wife or husband.” ♥

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The Royal Effect

(Continued from page 106) HAIR AND MAKEUP “Their exact words are timeless, classic, simple.
Rudawsky, owner of Town & Country Bridal. Soft, radiant, and natural describe the makeup They want to look like themselves and feel like
Many of the more classic gowns come in Meghan Markle wore for her wedding, a look themselves,” says Moore.
satin or mikado, a blend of silks that results in that was light enough not to cover her freckles. The look centers around the eyes and face
a heavier material. Brides are choosing to forgo Savanah Moore, owner of Savanah Summer makeup. Brides are asking for glowing, dewy skin
elements such as beading and lace, but many are Luxury Hair and Makeup, says at least half of versus a matte finish.
following Markle’s lead by accessorizing with a her brides are requesting a similar look. “They want their faces to look as natural,
more elaborate veil.
“We are seeing more brides who are choosing
the classic, elegant look with the dress are enjoying
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Marissa Hollowed is wearing an Augusta Jones


gown from Town & Country Bridal and Formalwear.

and appreciating what an extravagant veil can do


for them, particularly in their images and while
walking down the aisle,” says Rudawsky.
Rudawsky adds that a veil may become an
heirloom piece that is passed down to future gen- Classically elegant weddings
erations, much more so than a wedding gown.
“The reality is, probably no one else will
with distinctive charm.
wear your bridal gown. But a veil may be
Luxurious and one-of-a-kind in our amenities and services,
handed down from mothers to daughters and
daughters-in-law,” she says. your wedding deserves the exceptional qualities that make
One trend from the royal wedding that us a part of the select group, Curio - A Collection by Hilton.
TM

hasn’t caught on with brides – the tiara.


“I really thought we might see an uptick
in tiaras, but we have not,” says Rudawsky.
“Brides definitely love to have some kind of
hairpiece to add drama, especially for the recep-
tion after they remove the veil.”
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that sit on top of the head are popular choices, stlunionstationhotel.com
but the full-on tiara that stands up from the
crown of the head are not as popular.

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glowing, and fresh as possible. I don’t use a lot of For the lips, most brides want a neutral lip. request a simple, low bun similar to Markle’s.
heavy contouring. No smoky eyes. I enhance the Not nude, but a color that enhances the natural “We aren’t seeing a lot of sleek, tight up-dos.
natural eyelash and avoid using fake. I use cream color of the lip. Most brides prefer the organic, natural look of
and taupe eyeshadows with a little bit of eyeliner For her wedding, Markle wore a low, loose bun the loose, low bun,” says Moore.
although some brides prefer no eyeliner. I use an with a few wisps of hair framing her face. Moore Moore says the natural look appeals to
airbrush for a natural, light application that looks says some brides choose to wear their hair down brides because it is so comfortable. It’s impor-

Cater Your Next Event With


like skin,” says Moore. for their wedding, but those who prefer an up-do tant to brides that they turn heads because they
look beautiful, not because the look is such a
dramatic departure from their everyday appear-
ance. They want their guests, and especially their
fiancé, to recognize them.

Cater Your Next Event With CAKE


The royal wedding cake, from Claire Ptak of
London’s Violet Bakery, featured multiple tiers of
different sized cakes sitting on separate platforms.
The cakes were “rough iced” and topped with
fresh flowers. Harry and Meghan chose lemon
elderflower as the flavor of the cake, breaking
from the royal wedding tradition of fruit cake.
Ericka Frank, owner of the Cakery Bakery,
thought the royal wedding cake was gorgeous
and has had brides asking for cakes similar to
Ptak’s creation. One couple even brought a pic-
ture of the royal wedding cake.
“We don’t have the royal gold-gilded wed-
ding stands, but brides are creating their own
look with a trio or combination of cakes on
separate plates instead of stacked. Depending on
the number of guests, brides are doing three or
more cakes,” says Frank.
As with the royal wedding cake, not all the
cake served has to be part of the presentation
cake. Brides may focus on the visual arrange-
ment they want and add extra cake servings in
the kitchen.
Frank says along with the arrangement, the
icing of the royal cake has been a big part of
replicating the look.
“For the past few years we have had quite a
few brides asking for what we call a plaster or
stucco frosted cake, but with a smoothed edge.
The royal wedding cake took that look even fur-
ther by not smoothing the edges, which leaves
a crown of icing around the top. It looks lovely
and luscious and we’ve had brides ask specifi-
cally for that look,” says Frank.
Fresh flowers have long been a popular way

To book your next event, off site or in house, to decorate a wedding cake but the way the
flowers are arranged has changed dramatically.
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The change is part of the trend to move away
from the rustic look toward a more natural look.
mamasonthehill@gmail.com 2132 Edwards “On The Hill” “To me, fresh flowers are the only way to
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it is such a natural look. Anything piped or topped with white garden roses and peonies. ding day. We’ve had more brides say they want to
sculpted doesn’t give a cohesive look. Natural feel like a princess and I think the royal wedding
blooms are so gorgeous on that style of cake PRINCESS FOR A DAY brought that to mind,” says Rudawsky. “That’s
and they are the best way to add color to a Brides may achieve the classic, timeless look and exactly how she should feel on her wedding day, a
wedding cake,” says Frank. feel of the royal wedding without replicating it. princess on top of the world with her prince.”
While she hasn’t had anyone ask for lemon “I think the one thing any royal wedding bring And hopefully they live happily ever after. ♥
elderflower cake yet, Frank says couples are to mind is how a bride wants to feel on her wed-
interested in nontraditional flavors or offering
more than one flavor of cake at their reception.
“Couples really love our chocolate chip
cake. Strawberry or lemon are not traditional
wedding cake flavors but are very popular.
Banana cake with cinnamon buttercream icing
for a fall wedding is delicious,” she says.
One thing Frank stresses to couples is not to
sacrifice taste for beauty.
“Couples want a wedding cake that tastes as
amazing as it looks. Often guests will remember a
cake that tastes great but may not remember the
presentation. We try to achieve both,” says Frank.

FLOWERS
Markle’s wedding bouquet by florist Philippa
Craddock featured flowers that were signifi-
cant to both her and Prince Harry, such as the
forget-me-nots that were a favorite of Harry’s
late mother, Princess Diana. Many of the flow-
ers in Markle’s bouquet came from the couple’s
garden at Kensington Palace.
David Bovier, owner of Ken Miesner’s
Flower Shoppe, says he has seen many brides
choosing the smaller, loose bouquet similar
to Markle’s.
“Brides are choosing tailored bouquets with
a loose but not messy look. Bohemian chic is
gone. Brides are looking for a modern take on
the classic bouquet,” says Bovier.
While brides may not have flowers with
the strong sentimentality of the forget-me-
nots in Markle’s bouquet, many are choosing
to incorporate herbs, which have traditional
wedding symbolism. Herbs such as lavender
(devotion), rosemary (remembrance), sage
(long life), and thyme (courage), may be used
in the bouquets.
There is one trend from the royal wed-
ding that Bovier has noticed with his brides.
“I’ve seen a lot more emphasis on beautiful,
lush greenery in the ceremony space,” he says.
“Archways around entrance doors and lots of
greenery inside are popular.”
At the royal wedding, the entrance of St.
George’s Chapel was adorned with an arch of
greenery and white flowers. The interior of the cha-
pel also featured magnificent foliage that included a
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(Continued from page 181) But Allison McDonald of Flourish Events and able six weeks out of the year anyway.” Gerber
and poinsettias you typically see this month. “If Concierge says it’s not as limited as it used to be daisies, chrysanthemums, amaryllis, roses,
it’s January or February, you can decorate with to get almost any kind of flower, no matter the and lilies all bloom in the colder months. For
pine cones, berries, snowflakes or white tree season. “Since almost everything is shipped in February, Simcha Lourie notes that floral prices
branches, which can be really pretty and can cost anyway, you can get pretty much any flower any increase substantially during the time leading up
less than having lots of floral arrangements,” time of the year,” McDonald said. “Except for to Valentine’s Day.
Larkin said. something like peonies, which are only avail- There are lots of fun and romantic ways to
embrace the winter season, says McDonald.
“You can choose cozier menu options, like a
soup course instead of a salad, or a specialty hot
drink,” McDonald said. “I had a bride give hot
cocoa wedding favors that were a big hit.” She
says fur wraps for the bride are also popular,
(not to mention practical!) in winter, and can
look great in photos.

June is still holding


strong as one of the
most popular months
to get married. Similar
to spring, there are lots
of colors and themes
appropriate to the
season, from a garden
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One way to look at the limitations of the
winter weather is that you know what you’re
in for—you won’t be planning an outdoor
reception or having long picture-taking sessions
outside. Like all the decisions you make when
planning your wedding, it depends on what’s
most important to you and your future spouse.

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ready. “Spring is also amenable to most color It’s definitely doable, of course, just another peaches, pale pink, even cranberry.”
palettes,” Larkin said. “You can do an array of reminder of the importance of a backup plan. Lourie also thinks July may be a little bit
bright or pastel colors.” Larkin notes that with But Reimer planned a July wedding that was overlooked as a month for nuptials. “It seems
purple, a hot color for 2019, all shades can be 78 degrees and beautiful, and she actually finds less popular than August, and I’m not sure
incorporated into a wedding in the spring. July very versatile. “Almost every flower in the why,” said Lourie. “It’s also a month where
Lourie says everything blossoming can lend to world is available, and there’s an abundance some prices may be negotiable.”
lots of shots with natural beauty as a backdrop, of them,” Reimer said. “You can do mauves,
and those elusive peonies and tulips are in season.
But spring in St. Louis can also be unpredictable
and Lourie recommends a back-up plan for all
events planned outdoors. “I had a bride with
a beautiful outdoor wedding planned for late
Spring, in May, and it was unseasonably cold and
rainy,” Lourie said. Wedding planners have lived
through all the unexpected scenarios and can help
you arrange a Plan B to put your mind at ease.
Some current trends lend themselves well to
a spring wedding, such the eco-friendly, sustain-
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kin notes some current styles that lend themselves
well to summer weddings: “Floating lace on
wedding gowns, as well as very simple dresses
like Meghan Markle’s, would be lovely for a wed-
ding in the summer,” Larkin said. She also notes
incorporating pineapples, a symbol of hospitality,
into table decorations is predicted to be popular
for 2019, and would be perfect for summer. Not
to mention delicious pineapple-infused cocktails,
foods and desserts.
Lots of hours of light means lots of time for
celebration at outdoor receptions, though the
intensity of the light might affect photos outside.
And it does seem to be getting warmer sooner
in the year, one reason Allissa Reimer thinks she
may be seeing more weddings moved up to May,
rather than June. Your guests will thank you!
If your heart is set on a summer wedding,
by all means, have one. But Larkin advises
asking yourself what you can tolerate. “If it’s
really, really hot and humid, will you be able to
handle that?” said Larkin. “With how the heat
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FALL There’s no doubt which is the most popu- color palette. Fall is also perfect for celebrations landmarks we have, and want those pictures, too,”
lar season to tie the knot: Nine of the ten most ranging from a laid-back country get-together to Reimer said. Whether it’s at the Gateway Arch, in
popular wedding dates for 2018 were in Septem- a black-tie affair. Forest Park, the Botanical Garden, Union Station,
ber and October. (The most popular wedding date The mild fall temps are great to be outdoors, Historic St. Charles, or the other myriad of op-
last year was October 20, just FYI). And it’s no and not just because of the orange, yellow and tions, capturing the iconic attractions of the city in
surprise why—the relatively reliably mild weather, red hues of the leaves. “Brides see photos of which you wed is ideal on a fall day.
gorgeous trees turning and the bold and flattering other wedding parties with all the great St. Louis What’s not to love about fall? Perhaps only
that everybody loves it, and that can cause prices
to go up and availability to go down. “In addition
to fall weddings being so popular, it’s also gala
season in St. Louis, which means even less avail-
ability at some of the larger venues,” Lourie said.

SO, WHAT DATE TO SAVE? Your wedding


date is going to be your wedding date forever,
obviously. But don’t get too bogged down in get-
ting married on a certain Saturday in a particular
month. “Things can be customized year-round,”
McDonald said. “Whatever is important to the
couple is what will be executed.”
Discuss with your spouse what matters most to
you both, your top priorities for the day. And con-
tact a wedding planner before booking any venues
or signing on any dotted lines.
“You can use design and décor for any space
at any time of year,” echoed Reimer. “We want
the celebration to be a true reflection of the
couple’s love story. The day should express what
they like, and who they are, and for it to have an
authentic feeling.”
Lourie also emphasized the importance of the
wedding personifying you as a couple. “And as
long as you think about your and your guests’ ex-
perience, everyone is happy to celebrate with you,
no matter what the season.

WEDDING PLANNER CONTACT INFO:

Jodell Larkin, Starry Night Events


636-294-4970
www.starrynighteventsstl.com

Allissa Reimer, Altar’d Events


314-261-4211
www.altardevents.com

Allison McDonald, Flourish Events


& Concierge
314-803-8134
www.flourishstl.com

Simcha Lourie, Simcha’s Events


314-458-5463
www.simchasevents.com ♥

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From Wheels to Wagons
(Continued from page 183)
or following your wedding party on the shuttle style but have an extra seat so they may accom- can accommodate reservations less than a month in
and get some amazing pictures, too. modate 9 to 12 people. advance except during the busy Christmas season.
Carriage rides are available year-round although
HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE during the hot summer months the horses have TROLLEY
Being whisked away from your wedding cer- time restrictions to make sure they get adequate Another unique way to transport your entire
emony in a horse-drawn carriage may conjure up rest, shade, and water. While it’s always wise to wedding party is by trolley. Sharon Burnett,
visions of Cinderella, but you don’t need a fairy book early, LaFrieda says the company typically manager of St. Louis Trolley Company, says the
godmother to make it happen.
St. Louis Carriage Company offers elegant
carriages pulled by black, white, or dapple gray
Percherons. The company also has one Belgian
draft horse and recently added a Clydesdale to its
stable. Carriages are available in a variety of col-
ors and sizes. The carriage drivers dress in formal
wear and the horses’ manes may be braided with
ribbons to match your wedding colors.

Transportation vendors
advise couples not
to delay making
reservations. Limousines
and party buses are more
in demand at certain
times of the year, such as
during prom in the spring
and homecoming in the
fall. Booking nine
to twelve months in
advance isn’t too early.
According to Gina LaFrieda, manager of St.
Louis Carriage Company, couples choose to use
horse and carriage rides in a variety of ways
depending on their venues.
“Often we have the bride and her father arrive
at the ceremony in the carriage. After the ceremony
the newly married couple departs in the carriage
for a romantic ride through a park,” she says.
LaFrieda says couples also use the carriage ride
to travel from the ceremony to the reception if
they are close in proximity. Others use the carriage
as their “getaway ride” following the reception.
Horse-drawn carriages come in three sizes,
offering flexibility for newlyweds. The traditional
vis-à-vis carriage holds 4 to 6 people comfortably
so you may choose a romantic ride just you and
your hubby or have the maid of honor and best
man join you. Limo carriages are a traditional

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vehicles they use are actual trolley bodies put and drive them to various places to take photos wedding party. We’ve even had Jimmy John’s
on a bus chassis, not a bus made to look like a before dropping them off at the reception site. deliver to the trolley,” says Burnett.
trolley. They are heated and air conditioned, seat “We encourage them to bring refreshments Burnett says couples also use trolleys to
28 to 32 people, and are designed with either onboard to enjoy while they ride. Brides are transport the wedding party and guests from the
forward-facing seats or perimeter seating. busy all day and sometimes neglect to eat. They hotel to the wedding venues and back again. St.
Couples often choose to have the trolley may use their time on the trolley to have some Louis Trolley Company offers a late-night pick
pick up the wedding party at the ceremony site snacks, drink a toast, and socialize with the up service to take the wedding party or guests
from the reception back to the hotel or the
church parking lot to retrieve their vehicles.
Burnett does her best to accommodate all
requests, but booking early is recommended,
particularly during the peak months of April,
May, and June in the spring and September,
October, and November in the fall.
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Since 2008
WEDDING some snacks, drink a
toast, and socialize with
the wedding party.
We’ve even had Jimmy
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trolley, says Burnett.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Transportation vendors advise couples not to
delay making reservations. Limousines and
party buses are more in demand at certain times
of the year, such as during prom in the spring
and homecoming in the fall. Booking nine to 12
months in advance isn’t too early.
Vendors also caution against choosing your
transportation based solely on the price. Safety
and service level should be at the top of the list
of considerations. If the price seems too good to
be true, it probably is.
“We value our 24-7 dispatch, our qualified
and experienced drivers, and the level of detail
we put into making the itinerary. We are fully
certified by the Department of Transportation,
our chauffeurs have all the required licensing,

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and our vehicles are serviced regularly. Safety is
key,” says Lauren Hussey, sales manager for
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with your wedding party. Selecting a unique way
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Making it Legal
Though procuring a wedding license isn’t quite as complicated as the wedding
itself, it helps to know the rules. Here they are:
1 All applicants in Missouri and Illinois must ID: State ID/driver's license, proof of social JEFFERSON COUNTY
receive a license before the ceremony; Saint security number; if under 18, must be accom- Jefferson County Administration Center, Room 126,
Louis Bride recommends a minimum of 24 panied by custodial parent/legal guardian Maple Street (Hillsboro)
hours. Blood tests are not required in with guardianship papers ($1.00 fee), must Hours: 8a.m.-5p.m. Mon.-Fri.
either state. present certified copy of birth certificate ID: driver's license
Phone: 314-615-7180 Phone: 636-797-5415
2 A Missouri license is valid for thirty days
Fee: $45 (cash only) Fee: $51 (cash only)
from its effective date; an Illinois license for
sixty days. ST. CLAIR COUNTY
FRANKLIN COUNTY
3 Both bride and groom must apply in per- Government Center Illinois, County Clerk's Office
son. In Missouri, you may apply for a license 400 E. Locust, Room 102 (Union) 10 Public Square (Belleville)
at any office provided the wedding is to take Hours: 8a.m.- 4:30p.m. Mon.-Fri. Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30a.m.-
place within the state. In Illinois, you must ID: proof of social security number 12:00p.m. Sat.
apply for and receive a license from the coun- Phone: 636-583-6367 ID: two valid forms of ID (i.e. driver's license,
ty in which the ceremony will take place. Fee: $46 (cash only) social security card)
Phone: 618-277-6600 x2388
CITY OF ST. LOUIS ST. CHARLES COUNTY Fee: $32 (cash, money order or local check)
City Hall, 1200 Market Street, Room 127 St. Charles County Admin. Building
Hours: 8a.m.-5p.m. Mon.-Fri. 201 N. 2nd Street, Room 338 MADISON COUNTY
©MILA PHOTOS/SHUTTERSTOCK

ID: State ID/driver's license, proof of social Hours: 8a.m.-5p.m. Mon.-Fri. Illinois, Administration Building
security number if absent from license ID: driver's license, proof of social security 157 N. Main Street, Suite 109 (Edwardsville)
Phone: 314-622-3257 number if absent from license; if 15-17, must be Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Fee: $48 (cash only) accompanied by custodial parent ($1.00 fee), ID: State ID, driver's license
18 and under must present certificate of birth Phone: 618-692-6290
ST. LOUIS COUNTY as well Fee: $30 (cash only) ♥
St. Louis County Government Center Phone: 636-949-7505
41 S. Central Avenue (4th floor), Clayton Fee: $48 (cash only)
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m.; Tues.
and Thu. 8a.m.-6p.m.

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94 of our favorite reception venues

Whether your party is upscale and elegant or informal and fun, you’ll find the
perfect venue in our comprehensive list below.

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Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, 636-940-4300 Y 1450 640 Y Y N N N Y
One Ameristar Boulevard, St. Charles, 63301 www.ameristar.com

Barnett on Washington, 844-GO-BARNETT, (Ad on page 53) Y 365 200 Y Y Y call N N


3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 www.barnettonwashington.com

The Biergarten Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Mo., 314-765-2626 Y 1,000+ 400 Y Y N Y Y N


1200 Lynch, 63118 www.budweisertours.com

Bogey Hills Country Club, 636-946-6250, (Ad on page 47) Y 250 300 Y N N N N N
1120 Country Club Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303 www.bogeyhillscc.com

The Caramel Room, 314-615-2480, (Ad on page 81) Y 500 325 Y Y N N N N

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1600 North Broadway, 63102 www.caramelroom.com

Cardinals Special Events, 314-345-9630, (Ad on page 109) Y 2000 1200 Y Y N Y N N


700 Clark Street, 63102 www.cardinals.com/events

Cedar Creek, 573-237-3672, (Ad on page 105) Y 1000 600 Y Y Y N Y Y


1401 Olive Road, New Haven, MO 63068 www.visitcedarcreek.com

Cedar Lake Cellars, 636-745-9500, (Ad on page 21) Y 500 250 Y Y N Y N N


11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City, MO 63390 www.cedarlakecellars.com

Chandler Hill Vineyards, 636-798-2675 Y 350 275 Y Y N Y N N


596 Defiance Road, Defiance, MO 63341 www.chandlerhillvineyards.com

Charles F. Knight Center, Washington University St. Louis 314-933-9400, (Ad on page 65) Y 300 200 Y Y N call call Y
One Brookings Drive, 63130 www.olin.wustl.edu/knightcenter

Chase Park Plaza, 314-633-3000 Y 3000 1300 Y Y N Y N Y


212 Kingshighway, 63108 www.chaseparkplaza.com

The Cheshire, 314-932-7857, (Ad on page 194) Y 225 170 Y Y N N N Y


7036 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117 www.cheshirestl.com

City Cottage on Chouteau, 314-961-7588, (Ad on page 29) N 150 110 Y Y N N N N


(Catering St. Louis) 3800 Chouteau, 63110 www.cateringstlouis.com

The Coronado Ballroom, 314-881-4346 (Ad on page 19) Y 600 350 N Y N Y N N


3701 Lindell Blvd., 63108 www.thecoronado.com

Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport, 314-291-6700 Y 400 350 N Y call Y N Y


11228 Lone Eagle Drive, Bridgeton, 63044 www.cphotelstlouis.com

Delmar Hall, 314-726-6161 Y 750 327 Y N Y N n/a N


6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 www.delmarhall.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville/St. Louis, 618-345-2800 Y 800 450 Y Y N call N Y


1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, 62234 www.doubletreecollinsville.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center St. Louis, 636-532-5000, (Ad on page 201) Y 800 450 Y Y N N N Y
16625 Swingley Ridge Road, Chesterfield, 63017 www.doubletreechesterfield.com

DoubleTree Westport Hotel, 314-212-2110 Y 1000 450 Y Y N N N Y


1973 Craigshire, 63146 www.doubletreewestport.com

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Forest Park Visitor’s Center, 314-961-7588 ext. 221, (Ad on page 29) N 350 230 Y Y N Y N N
(Catering St. Louis) 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park, 63112 www.cateringstlouis.com

Foundry Art Centre, 636-255-0270 Y 400 350 N N Y N n/a N


520 North Main Center, Saint Charles, MO 63301 www.foundryartcentre.org

Four Points by Sheraton, 618-622-9500 Y 1,000 500 Y Y N Y N Y


319 Fountains Pkwy., Fairview Heights, IL, 62208 www.fourpointstlouis.com

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, 314-881-2031 Y 500 380 Y Y N Y Y Y


999 North Second Street, 63102 www.fourseasons.com/stlouis/weddings

The Franklin Room, 314-664-7706, (Ad on page 113) Y 300 300 N Y N N N N


816 Allen Avenue, 63104 www.thefranklinroom.net

Grafton Winery the Vineyards, 618-786-3001 Y 500 350 Y N N call Y N


21028 Eckert Orchard Road, Grafton, IL 62037 www.thegraftonwinery.com

Grand Ballroom STL, 314-231-4808, (Ad on page 192) Y 700 400 N Y Y Y call N
1014 Locust Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101 www.mybleuevents.com

Grbic Private Event Space, 314-772-3100 Y 360 360 N Y N N N N


4071 Keokuk St., St. Louis, MO 63116 www.grbicrestaurant.com

Hermann Hill, 314-427-6771 Y 300 300 Y Y N N N Y


165 Highway 100 East, Hermann, MO 65041 www.hermannmoweddings.com

Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel, 314-426-5500 Y 1000 400 N Y ask Y N Y


10330 Natural Bridge Road, 63134 www.stlouisairport.hilton.com

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, 314-421-1776, (Ad on page 200) Y 900 650 N Y N Y N Y
1 South Broadway, 63102 www.hiltonstlouis.com ST. LOUIS AT THE BALLPARK
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, 314-993-1100, (Ad on page 199) Y 1000 500 Y Y N N N Y
1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd, 63131 www.stlouisfrontenac.hilton.com

Holiday Inn South County Center, 314-892-3600, (Ad on page 133) Y 500 325 N Y N N N Y
6921 South Lindbergh Boulevard, 63125 www.holidayinn.com
ST. LOUIS AT THE BALLPARK
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 314-342-4655 (Ad on page 45) Y 3500 2000 N Y N call N Y
4th & Chestnut, 63102 www.stlouisarch.hyatt.com

Joule, 314-881-4300, (Ad on page 19) Y 270 140 Y Y N Y N N


1419 Carroll St., St. Louis, MO 63104 www.palladium-stl.com/joule

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Kuhs Farm, 314-226-0709, (Ad on page 27) Y 10,000 900 Y N Y N N N
13061 Spanish Pond Rd., Spanish Lake 63138 www.kuhsfarm.com

LaChance Vineyards, 636-586-2777 Y 300 300 Y Y N N N N


12237 Peter Moore Lane, DeSoto, MO 63020 www.lachancevineyards.com

La Perla St. Louis, 314-488-0607, (Ad on page 129) Y 250 175 N N Y N N N


312 N. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 www.laperlastlouis.com

Laumeier Sculpture Park, 314-615-5278 Y call 250 Y Y call Y N N


12580 Rott Road, 63127 www.laumeier.org

Lemp Mansion Restaurant, 314-664-8024, (Ad on page 220) Y 260 260 Y Y Y Y N Y


3322 Demenil Place, St. Louis, 63118 www.lempmansion.com

Lodge at Grant’s Trail, 314-638-3340, (Ad on page 42) Y 125 80 Y Y N N N Y


4398 Hoffmeister, 63125 www.lodgeatgrantstrail.com

Longview Farm House, 314-587-2814, (Ad on page 210) Y 100 100 Y N Y Y N N


13525 Clayton Rd., Town and Country, MO 63141

Lumen Private Event Space, 314-615-2480, (Ad on page 163) Y 600 300 N Y N N N N
2201 Locust, 63103 www.lumenstl.com

Magnolia Hotel – a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 314-387-1385, (Ad on page 71) Y 500 300 Y Y N N N Y
421 N. 8th Street, 63101 www.magnoliahotels.com

The Mahler Ballroom, 314-361-4411, (Ad on page 9) Y 250 200 Y Y Y Y Y N


4915 Washington Avenue, 63108 www.mahlerballroom.com

Main Street Abbey, 618-612-7206 Y 300 220 Y N Y N N N


340 S. Main St., Columbia, IL 62236 www.mainstreetabbey.com

Marriott St. Louis Grand-Crystal Ballroom, 314-418-5820, (Ad on page 107) Y 400 270 N Y N call N Y
800 Washington Avenue, Downtown www.marriottstlouisgrand.com

Marriott St. Louis Grand-Statler Ballroom, 314-418-5820, (Ad on page 107) Y 300 180 N Y N call N Y
800 Washington Avenue, Downtown www.marriottstlouisgrand.com

Missouri Athletic Club, 314-539-4470, (Ad on page 153) Y 700 500 N Y N Y N Y


405 Washington Avenue, 63102 www.mac-stl.org

Missouri Botanical Garden, 314-577-0200, (Ad on page 29) Y 350 200 Y Y N Y Y N


(Catering St. Louis 961-7588 x221) 4344 Shaw Blvd., 63110 www.cateringstlouis.com

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Missouri History Museum, 314-746-4599 Y 1500 300 Y Y N Y Y N
5656 Lindell, 63112 www.mohist.org

Moonrise Hotel, 314-721-1111, (Ad on page 131) Y 200 80 Y Y N Y Y Y


6177 Delmar Blvd., 63112 www.moonrisehotel.com

Moulin Events, 314-241-4949, (Ad on page 191) Y 750 325 Y N N Y N N


2017 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 www.moulinevents.com

Old Hickory Golf Club, 636-477-8960, (Ad on page 31) Y 1000 550 Y Y N N N N
1 Dye Club Dr., St. Peters, MO 63304 www.oldhickorygc.com

Old Post Office (Desco Group), 314-436-0101 Y 500 250 N Y N Y N N


815 Olive Street, Suite 19, 63101 www.oldpostofficestl.com

Oliva on the Hill, 314-961-7588 x221 (Ad on page 29) Y 150 100 Y Y N Y N N
4915 Daggett, 63110 www.cateringstlouis.com

Orlando’s Event & Conference Centers, 314-638-6660, (Ad on page 42) Y 1000 900 N Y N N N N
4300 Hoffmeister, 63125 www.orlandogardens.com

Orlando’s Event & Conference Centers, 314-453-9000 (Ad on page 42) Y 900 600 N Y N N N N
2050 Dorsett Village Plaza, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 www.orlandogardens.com

Patty Long Catering’s 9th Street Loft, 314-621-9598 Y 100 60 N Y N Y N N


1808 S. 9th St., Soulard, 63104 www.pattylongcatering.com

Palladium Saint Louis, 314-799-8886, (Ad on page 19) Y 700 400 Y Y N Y N N


1400 Park Place, 63104 www.palladium-stl.com

Patty Long Catering’s Beyond Broadway, 314-621-9598 Y 499 350 Y Y N Y N N


112 Sidney, Soulard, 63104 www.pattylongcatering.com

Patty Long Catering’s 9th Street Abbey, 314-621-9598 Y 350 210 Y Y N Y N N


1808 S. 9th St., Soulard, 63104 www.pattylongcatering.com

The Piper Palm House, 314-771-4410, (Ad on page 19) Y 275 150 Y Y N Y N N
(Butler’s Pantry Catering) 4256 Magnolia, 63110 www.butlerspantry.com

The Promenade by Westin, 314-552-5712, (Ad on page 35) Y 500 275 N Y N N N Y


811 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 www.westin.com/thepromenade

Randall Gallery, 314-231-4808 (Ad on page 192) Y 700 300 N Y Y Y call N


999 N. 13th Street, St. Louis, MO 63106 www.randallgallery.com

Celebrate life’s aspirations as bride and groom and families unite.


Our wedding planners are certified in creating weddings, from budget to menu to decor, and can
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The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis, 314-863-6300, (Ad on page 23) Y 1000 800 N Y N call call Y
100 Carondelet Plaza, 63105 www.ritzcarlton.com

River City Event Center and Casino, 314-881-7800 (Ad on page 41) Y 1400 800 N Y N call N Y
777 River City Casino Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125 www.rivercity.com

Saint Louis Art Museum – Events by Panorama, 314-655-5387 (Ad on page 17) N 400 300 N Y N Y N N
One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110 www.slam.org/dining/social.html

Saint Louis Science Center - James S. McDonnell Planetarium, 314-533-8179 Y 1000 600 Y Y N Y N N
5050 Oakland Avenue, 63110 www.slsc.org/book-an-event

Saint Louis Zoo, 314-646-4855, (Ad on page 85) Y unltd. 500 Y Y N Y Y N


One Government Drive, Forest Park www.stlzoo.org

The Schlafly Tap Room, 314-241-2337 N 200 120 N Y N Y Y N


2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 www.schlafly.com/events/private-parties

The Sheldon Concert Hall & Ballroom, 314-533-9900, (Ad on page 123) Y 700 500 N Y Y call N N
3648 Washington Blvd., 63108 www.sheldoncancerthall.org

Sheraton Clayton Plaza, 314-863-0400, (Ad on page 151) Y 500 500 Y Y N N Y Y


7730 Bonhomme Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105 www.sheratonclayton.com

Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, 314-878-1500, (Ad on page 203) Y 1000 500 Y Y N N N Y
191 Westport Plaza, 63146 www.sheratonwestport.com

Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel, 314-878-1500, (Ad on page 203) Y 500 250 Y Y N N N Y
900 Westport Plaza, 63146 www.sheratonwestport.com

Silver Oaks Chateau, 314-238-6567, (Ad on page 37) Y 300 300 Y Y call N N N
1168 State Hwy 100, Wildwood, MO 63069 www.silveroakschateau.com

Slate Private Event Space, 314-899-0430, (Ad on page 149) Y 225 200 Y Y N Y ask N
1015 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 www.baileysrestaurants.com

Soulard Preservation Hall, 314-961-7588 Y 250 150 N Y N Y N N


1921 South 9th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

SqWires Annex, 314-865-3522 (Ad on page 181) Y 200 150 Y Y N Y N N


1415 South 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104 www.sqwires.com

St. Louis Airport Marriott, 314-253-5199, (Ad on page 202) Y 1,000 1,100 Y Y N N N Y
10700 Pear Tree Drive, St. Louis, MO 63134 www.marriottstlairport.com

Inclusive Packages
provide the trust and
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The Sheratons at Westport have multiple options for
your wedding that are included in the per person cost:
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Champagne Toast for all Guests
Complimentary Airport Shuttle
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St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 314-621-5262 (Ad on page 189) Y 500 500 N Y call N N Y
1820 Market Street, 63103 www.stlunionstationhotel.com

Starlight Roof at the Chase, 314-367-1700 Y 600 340 Y Y N call N Y


212 North Kingshighway, 63108 www.chaseparkplaza.com

Stone House of St. Charles, 636-317-1222, (Ad on page 57) Y call 500 Y N Y N N N
4401 McClay Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304 www.stonehouseofstcharles.com

Sugar Creek Winery and Vineyards, 636-987-2400 Y 300 250 Y Y N N N N


125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance, MO 63341 www.sugarcreekwines.com

Sunset Bluffs, 314-660-2210, (Ad on page 137) Y 300 300 Y N Y N N Y


1775 Bieker Road, Washington, MO 63090 www.sunsetbluffs.com

Sunset Country Club, 314-843-1100, (Ad on page 141) Y 500 300 Y Y N ask N N
9555 South Geyer Road, 63127 www.sunsetcountryclub.org

Third Degree Glass Factory, 314-367-4527, (Ad on page 195) Y 500 225 Y N Y N N N
5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 www.thirddegreeglassfactory.com

Three Barn Farm, 314-961-7588 x221 (Ad on page 29) Y 200 call Y Y N Y N N
20955 Highway W, Clarksville, MO 63336 www.cateringstlouis.com

University of Missouri St. Louis, 314-516-5559 Y 260 250 N Y N N N N


1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121 www.umsl.edu/~eventservices

The Venue at Maison du Lac (Ces & Judy’s Catering), 314-991-6700, (Ad on page 7) Y 300+ 300+ Y Y N Y N N
2603 Wild Plum Valley Road, Catawissa, MO 63069 www.thevenuestl.com

Villa Antonio Winery, 636-475-5008 Y 300 300 Y Y N N N N


3662 Linhurst Road, Hillsboro, MO 63050 www.villaantoniowinery.com

The Weingarten, 618-257-9463 (Ad on page 125) Y 400 200 Y N N Y N N


1780 E. State Route 15, Belleville, IL 62221 www.theweingarten.com

The Westin St. Louis, 314-621-2000, (Ad on page 35) Y 500 275 N Y N N N Y
811 Spruce St., 63102 www.westin.com/stlouiswedding

The Wildwood Hotel, 636-733-9100, (Ad on page 48) Y 200 250 N Y N N Y Y


2801 Fountain Place, Wildwood, MO 63040 www.thewildwoodhotel.com

Willow Private Event Space, 314-899-0430, (Ad on page 149) Y 350 325 Y Y N Y ask N
321 North 10th Street, 63101 www.weddingsinwillow.com

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Barnett on Washington, 800-844-GO-BARNETT, (Ad on page 53) Y 180 Y Y N Y N N
3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 www.barnettonwashington.com

Busch Stadium, 314-345-9630, (Ad on page 109) Y 1000 Y Y Y Y N N


700 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 www.cardinals.com/events

The Old Peace Chapel at Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center, 636-949-7535 N 100 N Y N Y N N
1868 Interstate F, Defiance, MO 63341 www.danielboonehome.com

Historic Sappington House & Barn Restaurant, 314-822-8171 Y 350 Y N Y Y Y Y


1015 S. Sappington, St. Louis, MO 63126 www.sappingtonhouse.org

Jewel Box in Forest Park, 314-531-0080 Y 250 N Y N Y N N


Intersection of Wells Dr. & McKinley Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 www.stlouis-mo.gov

Laumier Sculpture Park, 314-615-5278 Y 500 Y Y N Y N Y


12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127 www.Laumeier.org

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, Inc., 314-664-8024, (Ad on page 220) Y 260 Y Y N Y Y N
3322 DeMenil Place, St. Louis, MO 63118 www.LempMansion.com

Marry Me Cottage LLC, 636-734-6077 N 40 Y Y Y Y N N


9036 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon, MO 663366 www.marrymecottage.com

Moonrise Hotel, 314-721-1111, (Ad on page 131) Y 125 Y Y N Y N N


6177 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 www.moonrisehotel.com

Old Courthouse, 314-655-1600 Y 120 N Y N Y Y n/a


11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/permits

The Old Post Office, 314-436-0101 Y 250 N Y N Y Y N


815 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 www.events.oldpostofficestl.com

Old Post Office Plaza at Magnolia Hotel, 314-436-9000, (Ad on page 71) Y 250 Y Y N Y N Y
421 North 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 www.magnoliahotels.com

Patty Long Catering’s 9th Street Abbey, 314-621-9598 Y 210 Y Y N Y N N


1808 South 9th Street, Historic Soulard, MO 63104 www. pattylongcatering.com

Patty Long Catering's 9th Street Garden Patio, 314-621-9598 N 80 Y N N Y N N


1808 South 9th Street, Historic Soulard, MO 63104 www. pattylongcatering.com

St. Louis County Parks, 314-615-8820 varies varies Y N N Y varies N


Multiple Locations www.stccparks.org

St. Louis Wedding Chapel, 314-472-5017, (Ad on page 207) N 30 N Y Y Y ask N


9620 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63125 www.stlouisweddingchapel.com

Stone House of St. Charles, 636-317-1222, (Ad on page 57) Y 500 Y Y N Y N Y


4401 McClay Road, St. Charles, MO 63304 www.stonehouseofstcharles.com

The Venue at Maison du Lac, 314-991-6700, (Ad on page 7) Y 300 Y Y Y Y N N


2603 Wild Plum Valley Road, Catawissa, MO 63069 www.bit.ly/thevenueatmdl

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ESSENTIAL GUIDE
A list of local businesses to make planning your wedding in the St. Louis metropolitan area easier

CONTENTS

©ABBIE TAKES PICTURES, SEE PAGE 98 FOR


Accommodations 209 Florists 213 Photobooths 215

MARISSA AND BRYAN'S REAL WEDDING


Bachelorette Parties 209 Formalwear 213 Photographers 215
Beauty and Health 210 Gifts 213 Planners and Consultants 215
Bridal Gowns & Salons 210 Honeymoons 213 Reception Sites 215
Bridal Shows 211 Invitations/Stationers 213 Registry 215
Cakes & Confections 211 Jewelry 213 Rehearsal Dinner Sites 215
Caterers 211 Lighting & Décor 213 Rentals 216
Ceremony Sites 212 Mother of the Bride 214 Special Touches 216
Decor 212 Music & Entertainment 214 Transportation 216
Destination Weddings 212 Officiants 214 Videographers 216
Favors 212 Online Planning 214

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Convenient Location
in Charming
ACCOMMODATIONS MAGNOLIA ST. LOUIS –
A TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO HOTEL Downtown Clayton
AMERISTAR CASINO RESORT SPA 421 North 8th Street
One Ameristar Blvd. – St. Charles 314-436-9000
636-940-4300 www.magnoliahotels.com
www.ameristar.com
MARRIOTT ST. LOUIS GRAND
CHASE PARK PLAZA 800 Washington Avenue
212 N. Kingshighway 314-418-5820
314-633-3000 www.marriottstlouisgrand.com
www.chaseparkplaza.com
MOONRISE HOTEL
THE CHESHIRE SAINT LOUIS 6177 Delmar Boulevard
6300 Clayton Road 314-721-1111
314-647-7300 www.moonrisehotel.com
www.cheshirestl.com
THE RITZ-CARLTON, ST. LOUIS
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL - 100 Carondelet Plaza
ST. LOUIS AIRPORT 314-863-6300
11228 Lone Eagle Drive www.ritzcarlton.com
314-291-6700
www.cphotelstlouis.com RIVER CITY CASINO & HOTEL
777 River City Casino Blvd
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON 314-388-7777
16625 Swingley Ridge Road - Chesterfield www.rivercity.com
636-532-5000
www.doubletree3.hilton.com SEVEN GABLES INN
26 N. Meramec
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON 314-863-8400
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive - Collinsville www.sevengablesinn.com
618-345-2800
www.doubletreecollinsville.com SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA
7730 Bonhomme Avenue
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON 314-863-0400
1973 Craigshire Road - Westport www.sheratonclayton.com
314-434-0100
www.doubletreewestport.com SHERATON WESTPORT PLAZA
& LAKESIDE CHALET
DRURY HOTELS 900 Westport Plaza
800-436-1126 314-878-1500
groups@druryhotels.com www.sheratonwestport.com

HILTON ST. LOUIS AIRPORT HOTEL ST. LOUIS UNION STATION HOTEL
10330 Natural Bride Road 1820 Market Street
314-426-5500 314-621-5262
www.hiltonstlouisairport.com www.stlunionstationhotel.com

HILTON ST. LOUIS AT THE BALLPARK WESTIN ST. LOUIS


One South Broadway 811 Spruce Street
314-421-1776 314-621-2000
www.hiltonstlouis.com www.westin.com/st.louis

HILTON ST. LOUIS FRONTENAC THE WILDWOOD HOTEL


1335 S. Lindbergh Boulevard 2801 Fountain Place, Wildwood
314-993-1100 636-733-9100
www.stlouisfrontenac.hilton.com www.thewildwoodhotel.com
©ABBIE TAKES PICTURES, SEE PAGE 98 FOR

HOLIDAY INN SOUTH


BACHELORETTE PARTIES
MARISSA AND BRYAN'S REAL WEDDING

COUNTY CENTER
6921 South Lindbergh Blvd
314-892-3600 360 ULTIMATE ROOFTOP BAR
www.holidayinn.com 1 South Broadway
314-241-8439
HYATT REGENCY ST. LOUIS www.360-stl.com
AT THE ARCH
315 Chestnut Street AMERISTAR CASINO RESORT SPA
314-655-1234 One Ameristar Blvd. – St. Charles 7730 Bonhomme Ave – Clayton
www.stlouisarch.hyatt.com 636-940-4300 314.863.0400
www.ameristar.com
SheratonClaytonHotel.com
LODGE AT GRANT’S TRAIL
4398 Hoffmeister Avenue BUDWEISWER BEERMASTER TOUR
314-638-3340 1200 Lynch Street
www.lodgeatgrantstrail.com www.budweisertours.com

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GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY
11411 Olive Blvd
314-432-3535
www.gcfb.net

METROLINK LIGHT RAIL & METROBUS


www.metrostlouis.org

THE RACK HOUSE KITCHEN WINE WHISKEY


5065 State Hwy N, Cottleville, MO
314-605-2147
www.therackhousekww.com

RIVERCITY HOTEL & CASINO


777 River City Casino Boulevard
314-881-7800
www.rivercity.com

SCHLAFLY BREWERY TOURS


7260 Southwest Avenue - Maplewood
314-241-BEER ext. 2
www.schlafly.com

TIN ROOF ST. LOUIS


1000 Clark Avenue
314-240-5400
www.tinroofstlouis.com

BEAUTY & HEALTH


THE CLIPPER MOBILE SALON
314-265-6233
www.TheClipperMobileSalon.com

EMILY MILLER MAKEUP & HAIR LLC


314-780-8247
www.emily-miller.com

THE LASH LOUNGE


1728A Clarkson Road
Dierbergs Market Place
314-858-5520
www.thelashlounge.com/chesterfield

THE MANE ATTRACTION


1501 Vandalia (Hwy 159)-Collinsville
618-344-3778
www.maneattractionhairstudio.com

ST. LOUIS BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP


www.stlouisbridalhairandmakeup.com

BRIDAL GOWNS & SALONS


BELLA BRIDESMAIDS
13428 Clayton Road
314-205-1191
www.bellabridesmaids.com

BRIDAL PARLOUR
3630 Green Mount Crossing Dr, Shiloh, IL
618-622-0880
www.bridalparlour.net

CLARICE'S BRIDAL
5417 South Lindbergh
314-351-2499
www.claricesbridal.com

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TOWN & COUNTRY BRIDAL CATERERS PAPPY’S SMOKEHOUSE
AND FORMALWEAR Also see REHEARSAL DINNER on page 215 and 3106 Olive Street
2730 N. Ballas Road the RECEPTION SITES grid on page 198. Please 314-535-4340
314-863-7200 note that many of the restaurants listed here may www.pappyssmokehouse.com
www.townandcountrybride.com also be able to help you with small, intimate
wedding receptions. THE PASTA HOUSE
THE ULTIMATE BRIDE COMPANY CATERING
1115 S. Big Bend Blvd. 23 CITY BLOCKS CATERING 2200 59th Street
314-961-9997 1600 North Broadway 314-644-1400
www.theultimatebride.com 314-615-2480 www.thepastahouse.com
www.23cityblocks.com
PATTY LONG CATERING
BRIDAL SHOWS 612 NORTH EVENTS AND CATERING 1808 South Ninth Street
612 North 2nd Street 314-621-9598
OFF WHITE BRIDAL EVENT 314-889-0612 www.pattylongcatering.com
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1-4pm www.612north.com
Wild Carrot THE SOCIAL AFFAIR
www.OffWhiteSTL.com ADAM'S SMOKEHOUSE 2232 Thurman Avenue
2819 Watson Road 314-735-5527
WEDDING CONNECTION 314-875-9890 www.thesocialaffairstl.com
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 1-4:30pm www.adamssmokehouse.com
Chase Park Plaza
314-588-8313 for reservations BAILEYS' CATERING
BrideSTL.com 314-899-0430
www.baileysrestaurants.com

CAKES & CONFECTIONS BLEU EVENTS


Also see SPECIAL TOUCHES 999 North 13th Street
314-231-4808
THE CAKERY www.mybleuevents.com/St-Louis/
1420 Tamm Avenue
314-647-6000 BOGART'S SMOKE HOUSE
www.thecakerybakery.net 1627 South 9th Street
314-603-2003
COLD STONE CREAMERY www.bogartssmokehouse.com
3228 Green Mount Crossing Drive, Shiloh, IL
#7 Ronnie’s Plaza, St. Louis BUTLER’S PANTRY
618-567-6000 1414 Park Avenue
www.coldstone-rockymountaincatering.com 314-664-7680
www.butlerspantry.com
THE CUP
28 Maryland Plaza, Central West End
CATERING ST. LOUIS
314-367-6111
2141 59th Street
1057 Century Drive, Edwardsville, IL
314-961-7588 x221
©L PHOTOGRAPHIE

618-656-2287
www.cateringstlouis.com
www.cravethecup.com
CES & JUDY'S CATERING
DE LA CREME CREATIVE STUDIO
314-991-6700
1709 Washington Avenue, #402
www.cesandjudys.com
314-825-0283 Foremost Caterers
www.delacremestudio.com
HOLLYBERRY CATERING
10037 Manchester Road
ENCORE BAKING COMPANY
314-835-9977
2730 Sutton Boulevard SA I N T LO U I S B R I D E
www.hollyberrycatering.com
314-832-4303
www.encorebaking.com
IMO’S PIZZA
Quick Tip:
www.Imospizza.com
SARAH’S CAKE SHOP
10 Clarkson Wilson Centre, Chesterfield
MAMAS ON THE HILL
HIRING A CATERER
636-728-1140
2132 Edwards Many caterers are often booked
www.sarahscakeshopstl.com
314-776-3100 twelve months in advance. Try to
www.mamasonthehill.com
THE SWEET DIVINE book yours once you've
1801 South 9th Street
ORLANDO’S CATERING pinpointed a date. Remember,
314-669-9339
4300 Hoffmeister
www.thesweetdivine.com some reception sites may have
2050 Dorsett Village Plaza
314-638-6660 a preferred vendor list for you
WEDDING WONDERLAND
www.orlandogardens.com to choose your caterer from.
449 Dunn Road
314-837-5015
www.wwcakeshop.com

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CEREMONY SITES
See CEREMONY SITES listings on page 206.

DÉCOR
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
314-899-9321
www.AATRstl.com

PARTIES & PROPS EVENT PRODUCTION GROUP


2629 Rock Hill Industrial Ct.
314-963-0880
www.partiesandprops.com

TABLE TEN EVENT DESIGNS


2705 LaSalle Street
314-776-2200
www.tableteneventdesign.com

WARSON WOODS ANTIQUE GALLERY


10091 Manchester Road
314-909-0123
www.MissouriAntiqueMalls.com

DESTINATION WEDDINGS
BLISSFUL HONEYMOON
& DESTINATION WEDDINGS
314-540-2227
www.BlissfulHoneymoons.com

FRENCH COLONIAL
STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI
66 S Main Street
800-373-7007
www.visitstegen.com

nly Traube Tent can deliver a temporary TRAVEL HAUS OF ST. LOUIS

venue that makes a permanent impression. 11229 Concord Village Ave


314-842-6000
www.travelhausstlouis.com

WASHINGTON MISSOURI
636-239-2715
www.visitwashmo.com

FAVORS
See CAKES & CONFECTIONS,
GIFTS AND STATIONERS

THE CUP
28 Maryland Plaza, Central West End
314-367-6111
1057 Century Drive, Edwardsville, IL
618-656-2287
www.cravethecup.com

GIFTS
636-458-2439
www.giftsstlouis.com

GOODIES FOR GUESTS


314-422-0974
www.goodiesforguests.com

800.352.TENT HOLLYBERRY CATERING


10037 Manchester Road
www.traubetent.com 314-835-9977
www.hollyberrycatering.com

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FLORISTS THE SERVICE BUREAU
9973 Clayton Road
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER 314-991-1104
314-899-9321 www.stlservicebureau.org
www.AATRstl.com

ARDELL BURCHARD FRESH ART JEWELRY


314-721-5080 Also see GIFTS
www.freshartstl.com
DIAMONDS DIRECT
ARTISTRY 11619 Olive Street Boulevard
2734 LaSalle Street 314-942-3777

©MEYEROTT PHOTOGRAPY AND CINEMA


314-772-1301 www.diamondsdirect.com
www.artistryflorist.com
ELLEARD HEFFERN
BELLI FIORI—FLORAL DESIGN STUDIO 101 S. Hanley Road, Suite 110
2705 LaSalle Street 314-863-8820
314-776-2200 www.heffern.com
www.bellifioristl.com
THE SILVER LADY
FLAMENCO FLOWERS & SWEETS 4736 McPherson Avenue
314-725-8080 314-367-7587
www.flamencoflowers.com 6364 Delmar Blvd.
314-727-0704
THE FLOWER SHOP AT THE CHASE 7318 Manchester Road
Alex Waldbart Florist
212 Kingshighway Boulevard 314-720-9315
314-772-1301 www.thesilver-lady.com
www.artistryflorist.com
GIFTS—ATTENDANT GIFTS, TIMEKEEPERS
KEN MIESNER’S FLOWERS
FAVORS, HOSPITALITY BAGS 17 N. Meramec, Clayton
9723 Clayton Road AND ACCESSORIES 314-721-4548
314-567-6650 Also see BRIDAL REGISTRY, FLORISTS, www.timekeepersclayton.com
www.miesnersflowers.com JEWELERS and STATIONERS 11118 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
314-991-0994
SCHNUCKS FLORIST & GIFTS ENCHANTING EMBELLISHMENTS www.timekeepersstl.com
9220 Shortline Drive 4732 McPherson
314-997-2444 314-361-5300
www.schnucksfloral.com www.enchantingembellishments.net LIGHTING & DÉCOR
THORN STUDIO GIFTS ALOBAR’S INC
3301 Meramec Street 636-458-2439 716 Hanley Industrial Court
314-808-0706 www.giftsstlouis.com 314-781-7600
www.thornstudio.net www.alobars.com
PINK MAGNOLIA
FORMALWEAR 9810 Clayton Rd COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS
Also see BRIDAL GOWNS & SALONS 314-997-6161 WE DO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO,
www.pinkmagnoliashop.com PHOTO BOOTH & LIGHTING
SAVVI FORMALWEAR 314-991-5656
Alton Square Mall, 618-465-1110 WARSON WOODS ANTIQUE GALLERY www.CompleteStLouis.com
Chesterfield Mall, 636-532-1800 10091 Manchester Road
Columbia Mall, 573-445-6602 314-909-0123 EXCLUSIVE EVENTS
Mid Rivers Mall, 636-970-2281 www.MissouriAntiqueMalls.com 13633 Lakefront Drive
St. Clair Square, 618-632-8415 314-995-7282
Saint Louis Galleria, 314-727-0088 www.exclusiveeventsinc.com
South County Center, 314-894-2991 HONEYMOONS
University City Loop, 314-725-2150 MILLENNIUM PRODUCTIONS
West County Center, 314-821-0070 TRAVEL HAUS OF ST. LOUIS 1334 Strassner Drive
White Oak Mall, 217-787-8150 11229 Concord Village Ave 314-918-9335
www.savviwedding.com 314-842-6000 www.millenniumproductions.com
www.travelhausstlouis.com
STALLONE’S FORMAL WEAR TABLE TEN DESIGNS
See locations below. 2705 LaSalle Street
Chesterfield, 636-519-7111 INVITATIONS/STATIONERS 314-776-2200
Ladue, 314-997-8900 www.tableteneventdesign.com
Maryland Heights, 314-576-5900 M. HALEY DESIGN
South County, 314-729-0004 636-352-2102
O’Fallon, 636-272-4799 www.mhaleydesign.com
www.stallonesformalwear.com
PAPER PATCH
12009 Manchester Road
314-821-6561
www.paperpatchinvitesyou.com

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE/
SPECIAL OCCASION
Also see BRIDAL GOWNS

CLARICE'S BRIDAL
5417 South Lindbergh
314-351-2499
www.claricesbridal.com

NEIMAN MARCUS
Plaza Frontenac
314-567-9811
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Plaza Frontenac
314-567-9200

TOWN & COUNTRY BRIDAL


AND FORMALWEAR
2730 N. Ballas Road
314-863-7200
www.townandcountrybride.com

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT


ABE AGENCY
AMERICAN BANDS ENTERTAINMENT
636-265-0500
www.abeagency.com

ALLEGRO ENTERTAINMENT
314 863 8820 HEFFERN.COM 101 S HANLEY BLDG LOBBY CLAYTON 505 West Clark Street
636-493-6004
www.allegrostl.com

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS


WE DO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO,
PHOTO BOOTH & LIGHTING
314-991-5656
www.CompleteStLouis.com
4.625” x 4.875” MILLENNIUM PRODUCTIONS
1334 Strassner Drive
314-918-9335
www.millenniumproductions.com

THE ROSEWOOD ENSEMBLE


314-609-0702
www.rosewood-ensemble.com

THE SPECTRUM BAND


314-306-4313
www.spectrumband.net

TKO DJ’S
314.647.3000
www.tko-djs.com

OFFICIANTS
REV. SARK ELKING
314-472-5017
www.stlouisweddingofficiant.com

RUTH ELLEN HASSER


314-322-0906
www.ruthellenhasser.com

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ONLINE PLANNING SHADOW AND LIGHT
314-266-9431
ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS www.shadowandlightstl.com
ST. LOUIS & METRO EAST, IL
@ABCStLouisMO WHITE KLUMP PHOTOGRAPHY
314-471-8027
HISTORIC ST. CHARLES www.whiteklumpphotography.com
636-946-7776
www.historicstcharles.com
PLANNERS & CONSULTANTS
SAINT LOUIS BRIDE MAGAZINE
www.bridestl.com ALTAR'D EVENTS
11 South Newstead Avenue
WASHINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 314-261-4211
636-239-2715 www.altardevents.com
www.visitwashmo.com
BEFORE I DO
314-640-2123

©ABBIE TAKES PICTURES


PHOTOBOOTHS www.beforeidostl.com

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS COSMOPOLITAN EVENTS


WE DO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, 314-249-9107
PHOTO BOOTH & LIGHTING www.cosmopolitanevents.com
314-991-5656
www.CompleteStLouis.com DIVINE EVENTS
314-669-5933
FISH EYE FUN www.mydivineevents.com
314-621-8638
FLOURISH EVENTS & CONCIERGE
www.fisheyefun.com REHEARSAL DINNERS,
314-803-8134
www.flourishstl.com
SHOWERS & BRUNCHES
KP PHOTO BOOTH
Also see RECEPTION SITE GRID on Page 198 and
314-324-3385
CATERERS beginning on page 211.
www.kpphotobooth.com SIMCHA’S EVENTS
314-458-5463
612 NORTH EVENT SPACE
MILLENNIUM PRODUCTIONS www.simchasevents.com
612 North 2nd Street
1334 Strassner Drive, Brentwood
314-899-0612
314-918-9335 STARRY NIGHT EVENTS
www.612north.com
www.millenniumproductions.com 70 Coppergate Court, St. Peters
636-633-5925
BALLPARK VILLAGE
TAPSNAP www.starrynighteventsstl.com
601 Clark Street
314-932-2700
314-241-5595
618-708-3200
www.stlballparkvillage.com
www.tapsnap1151.com RECEPTION SITES
See RECEPTION SITE LISTINGS
THE BARN
on Page 202.
1015 S. Sappington Road
PHOTOGRAPHERS 314-966-8387
www.crestwoodbarn.com
ABBIE TAKES PICTURES REGISTRY
314-616-2794 BARNETT ON WASHINGTON
www.AbbieTakesPictures.com CRATE AND BARREL
3207 Washington Avenue
1 The Boulevard
844-GO-BARNETT
COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS 314-725-6380
www.barnettonwashington.com
WE DO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, www.crateandbarrel.com
PHOTO BOOTH & LIGHTING BOGART'S SMOKE HOUSE
314-991-5656 MACY’S
1627 South 9th Street
www.CompleteStLouis.com Store locations below.
314-603-2003
1-800-835-9716
www.bogartssmokehouse.com
KELLY PARK PHOTOGRAPHY Chesterfield, 636-532-3800
314-570-7413 St. Louis Galleria, 314-726-1810 CARDINALS NATION
www.kellyparkphotography.com MidRivers, 636-278-6660 601 Clark Street - Ballpark Village
South County, 314-892-0110 314-345-9880
LAFLEUR BOUDOIR St. Clair Square, 618-624-2000 www.cardinalsnation.com
314-270-2699 West County Center, 314-966-0017
www.LaFleurBoudoir.com www.macys.com/locator CARDINALS SPECIAL EVENTS
700 Clark Street - Busch Stadium
L PHOTOGRAPHIE SALLIE HOME 314-345-9630
449 North Euclid #200 9821 Clayton Road www.cardinals.com/events
314-449-8124 314-567-7883
www.lphotographie.com www.salliehome.com CHARLIE GITTO’S “ON THE HILL”
5226 Shaw Avenue
MEMORIES ARE FOREVER 314-772-8898
314-878-5657 www.charliegittos.com
www.memoriesareforever.com

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THE CHESHIRE OLIVA ON THE HILL MILLENNIUM PRODUCTIONS
6300 Clayton Road 4915 Daggett Street 1334 Strassner Drive
314-647-7300 314-961-7588 314-918-9335
www.cheshirestl.com www.cateringstlouis.com www.millennium-productions.com

CITY COTTAGE ON CHOUTEAU PAPPY'S SMOKEHOUSE PARTIES & PROPS EVENT PRODUCTION GROUP
3800 Chouteau Avenue 3106 Olive Street 2629 Rock Hill Industrial Ct.
314-961-7588 314-535-4340 www.partiesandprops.com
www.cateringstlouis.com www.pappyssmokehouse.com
TABLE TEN DESIGNS
CYRANO’S CAFÉ THE RACK HOUSE KITCHEN WINE WHISKEY 2705 LaSalle Street
603 E. Lockwood Ave. 5065 State Hwy N, Cottleville, MO 314-776-2200
314-963-3434 314-605-2147 www.tableteneventdesign.com
www.cyranos.com www.therackhousekww.com
TRAUBE TENTS & STRUCTURES
GAMLIN WHISKEY HOUSE
SEN THAI 800-352-TENT
236 N. Euclid Avenue
1000 Washington Ave www.traubetent.com
314-875-9500
314-436-3456
www.gamlinwhiskeyhouse.com
www.senthaibistro.com
GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY
SPECIAL TOUCHES
SEVEN GABLES INN
11411 Olive Blvd
26 North Meramec Ave. ALOBAR’S INC.
314-432-3535
314-863-8400 716 Hanley Industrial Court
www.gcfb.net
www.sevengablesinn.com 314-781-7600
GUIDO’S www.alobars.com
5046 Shaw Ave - The Hill SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA
314-771-4900 7730 Bonhomme Avenue IMO’S PIZZA
www.guidosstl.com 314-863-0400 Imospizza.com
www.sheratonclayton.com
LEMP MANSION
3322 Demenil Place
SQUARE ONE BREWERY TRANSPORTATION
314-664-8024
1727 Park Avenue
www.lempmansion.com
314-231-2537 ALL ABOUT YOU LIMOS
THE LODGE AT GRANT’S TRAIL www.squareonebrewery.com 314-631-0747 or 618-281-2200
BY ORLANDOS www.aaylimos.com
4398 Hoffmeister SQWIRES
1415 South 18th Street BEST TRANSPORTATION
314-638-3340
314-865-3522 8531 Page Avenue, Suite 160
www.lodgeatgrantstrail.com
www.sqwires.com 314-989-1500
LONGVIEW FARMHOUSE www.besttransportation.com
13525 Clayton Road SUB ZERO VODKA BAR
314-587-2814 308 N. Euclid Avenue SAINT LOUIS CARRIAGE & TROLLEY TOURS
314-367-1200 St. Louis Carriage
LUCAS PARK GRILLE & MARKET www.subzerovodkabar.com 314-621-3334
1234 Washington Avenue St. Louis Trolley
314-241-7770 TIN ROOF ST. LOUIS 314-241-1400
www.lucasparkgrille.com 1000 Clark Avenue www.stlouiscarriagecompany.com
314-240-5400
MAMA’S ON THE HILL www.tinroofstlouis.com
2132 Edwards VIDEOGRAPHERS
314-776-3100 WINSLOW'S HOME
www.mamasonthehill.com 7213 Delmar Boulevard COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS
314-725-7559 WE DO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO,
MARY ANN'S TEA ROOM www.winslowshome.com PHOTO BOOTH & LIGHTING
4732 McPherson Avenue 314-991-5656
314-361-5303 www.CompleteStLouis.com
www.maryannstearoom.com RENTALS
MILLENNIUM VIDEO
MOULIN EVENTS ALOBAR’S INC 1334 Strassner Drive, Brentwood
2017 Chouteau Avenue 716 Hanley Industrial Court 314-918-9335
314-241-4949 314-781-7600 www.millenniumproductions.com
www.moulinevents.com www.alobars.com
WESTVIEW MEDIA
OLD HICKORY GOLF CLUB EXCLUSIVE EVENTS 149 N. Meramec, Clayton
1 Dye Club Drive, St. Peters 13633 Lakefront Drive 314-726-6222
636-477-8960 314-995-7282 www.westviewmedia.com
www.oldhickorygc.com www.exclusiveeventsinc.com

GRAND RENTAL STATION


570 Rudder Rd., Fenton
636-343-PARTY (7278)
www.grandrental-stl.com

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The Silver Lady
Celebrating 33 Years of Original & Inspired Jewelry
Something Old, Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue
In the Loop, Maplewood & The Central West End
— A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION — Shopthesilverlady.com

Stallone’s
Formal Wear
Best Fit, Service, Style and PRICE.
Visit our store and you will be
convinced there is a difference in
where you purchase or rent your
formal wear. Worldwide Service for
Out-of-Town Wedding Party.

Chesterfield | 173 Hilltown Village


Whatever Style or theme, 636-519-7111
we’ll make your special day a Ladue | 9644 Clayton Rd
WEDDING to Remember. 314-997-8900
St. Louis Trolley & Carriage co. Maryland Hts | 87 Progress Parkway
has a large selection of wedding 314-576-5900
carriages sizes, styles and colors O’Fallon | 2439 Hwy K
and 10 trolleys to choose from. 636-272-4799
South County | 5714 S. Lindbergh
314.621.3334 • 314-241-1400 314-729-0004
www.stlouiscarriagecompany.com www.stallonesformalwear.com
Entirely Fitting Since 1899

Bella Bridesmaids, St. Louis


13428 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
314.205.1191 p
stlouis@bellabridesmaids.com
www.bellabridesmaids.com

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Rehearsals,
Brunches
Timekeepers
Specializing in the Repair, Restoration, Purchase & Sales Of Timepieces, Music
Boxes & Jewelry, as well as custom Jewelry Designing & Hand Engraving. We
provide unique Estate Jewelry & Timepieces for your Bridesmaids &
Groomsmen, as well as that Special Something for your Special Someone.
& Showers
A Special Advertising Section
The Estate Jewelry Experts
17N. Meramec - Clayton 9495 Olive, Ste. C - Olivette
Visit www.bridestl.com for more information
(314) 721-4548 (314) 991-0994
www.Timekeepersclayton.com www.TimekeepersSTL.com

Sheraton Clayton
Plaza
The Sheraton Clayton Plaza prides
in creating exquisite fare for the
most significant event in couples’
lives, their wedding day. We cordially
invite you to present your esteemed
guests the meal that matches and
celebrates your love. Our staff treats
every celebration with delight and
attention that you expect for this
Warson Woods Antique Gallery extraordinary moment in your love
story.
Shop for everything to make your reception décor unique or find the perfect
items to make your new home together special. Warson Woods Antique Gallery 7730 Bonhomme Avenue,
has offerings from 150 dealers including fine antiques, vintage, European & St. Louis, MO 63105
American furniture, dishware and accessories. Open daily 10am-6pm. 314-863-0400
SheratonClayton.com
10091 Manchester Road • 314-909-0123 • warsonwoodsantiques.com

Saint Louis Zoo


Located in the heart of beautiful
Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo
offers the most unique venues
Pink Magnolia available for your intimate
gathering or ornate reception.
Whether you envision your special
The Perfect Jewelry for your day in a lush landscape or near
Perfect Day! a beautiful lake, the Zoo’s expert
event planners will ensure every
9810 Clayton Rd detail is executed to perfection.
St. Louis, MO 63124 Your event will be impeccably
314-997-6161 catered, with gourmet entrees
pinkmagnoliashop.com prepared by our culinary experts.
We would love to work with you to
make your dream event a reality.

314-646-4855
stlzoo.org/weddings

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Hilton St. Louis
Frontenac Guido’s
True to the French influence of the Located in the heart of The Hill,
suburb it calls home, the Hilton Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas offers a
St. Louis Frontenac is a destination banquet room for your private event.
synonymous with elegance and Our banquet room can accommodate
comfort where professional staff up to 50 guests. We offer a romantic
awaits dedicated to making every setting, including hardwood floors
event memorable. and a beautiful fireplace. With such a
diverse menu, Guido’s is sure to have a
The Ambassadeur & Clayton package to please everyone.
Ballrooms will accommodate groups Open 7 days a week
from 25-600 guests and our 263
beautifully appointed guest rooms
offer comfort and style in one of Saint guidosstl.com
Louis’ most prestigious communities. 5046 Shaw
314-771-4900
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
314.993.1100
www.stlouisfrontenac.hilton.com

Tin Roof St. Louis The Lodge at Grant’s Trail


Located in South County, this unique bed and breakfast is prefect for
Book your Rehearsal Dinner at Tin Roof! Wedding Receptions, Ceremonies and Rehearsal Dinners.
Bring a taste of Nashville to your dinner with our Southern-Inspired Menu! The great room boasts a cozy three-story fireplace and a giant wall of windows.
Groups from 15-150 Seating up to 125 guests, the great room is perfect for small, intimate events.
Ask about our Rooftop Patio! The Lodge is also perfect for guests who require overnight accommodations.
Contact Brooke at Brooke@tinroofbars.com There are 8 different themed guest rooms.
Tin Roof St. Louis 4398 Hoffmeister Avenue • For Reservations call 314.638.3340
1000 Clark Street • 314.240.5400 www.LodgeAtGrantsTrail.com

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Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar
Bogey Hills Country Club - At Ballpark Village -
Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to celebrate your special
The historical Bogey Hills Country Club offers a gorgeous new venue for your occasion. Our experienced staff is standing by to help you plan your rehearsal dinner,
rehearsal dinner. We have a spectacular backdrop of our renowned 18-Hole engagement party, shower or reception. From local favorites to innovative creations,
Golf Course with our beautiful waterfall that is uplit every evening. Your guests the dining experience is matched only by the world championship service.
will enjoy the view while they dine from our Executive Chef ’s exquisite menus Private rooms, including the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, are available to
with cocktails on your private deck. We look forward to being a part of your big add a touch of exclusivity and enhance your overall experience.
weekend... Please contact us for a tour. Contact us to make a reservation or to book an event.
1120 Country Club Road St. Charles, Missouri 63303 • www.Bogeyhillscc.com
Contact Shannon Endres 636-946-6250 ext. 202, sendres@bogeyhillscc.com 601 Clark Street | St. Louis, MO 63102 | 314.345.9880
website: cardinalsnation.com email: specialevents@cardinals.com

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Rehearsals,
Brunches
& Showers A Special Advertising Section
Mama’s on the Hill
“On the hill”
let Mamas host your SPeCiAl event from the shower, rehearsal, or even
reception! Mamas banquet facility can accommodate up to 100 guests providing
them with a private bar, restroom, and entrance. Mamas will also cater a
Visit www.bridestl.com for more information destination location for any size group. looking for something unique, let us do a
CUlinARY ClASS or Wine DinneR for your event. Always something fun,
fresh and exciting happening at Mamas!
2132 Edwards “On The Hill” • 314-776-3100 • www.mamasonthehill.com

Joule
Joule (Jewel) is an exquisite multipurpose event space for intimate gatherings
and celebrations. Formerly the electric hall for the City Hospital campus,
the venue has been restored to its original raw appearance; modern-industrial
design, sleek décor, exposed brick and two-story windows overlooking
St. Louis’ historic Lafayette Square neighborhood create a magnificent
setting for your rehearsal dinner!
1419 Carroll Street, St. Louis 63104 • 314-881-4300 • Palladium-STL.com/Joule/

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch Sen Thai Asian Bistro
Hyatt is an ideal venue for all your wedding related events. Book your wedding What better way to kick off your wedding weekend than an amazing dinner for
reception with us and take 10% off your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or brunch. Let your guests at one of the best restaurant in Downtown St.Louis? Sen Thai Asian
us host your personalized bridal shower to kick off your wedding festivities. Entertain Bistro offers a wide range of Asian inspired food that you can ensure there will be
your closest friends and family in one of our private event spaces for your rehearsal a good selection to satisfy all of your guests. Our private area can accommodate
dinner. The perfect ending to the perfect weekend is brunch at Hyatt. We’ll help you up to 30 guests which is perfect for an intimate rehearsal dinner or shower.
customize menus for each event so you can concentrate on preparing for your big day. 1000 Washington Ave., St.Louis, MO 63101
Contact our Events Department at 314.342.4655. 314-436-3456 • www.senthaibistro.com
315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 • hyattregencystlouis.com

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Charlie Gitto’s
St. Louis’ Favorite Italian Dining Experience
and the perfect setting for your
rehearsal dinner.

Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill


5226 Shaw Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.772.8898

Charlie Gitto’s at Hollywood Casino

Pappy’s Smokehouse 777 Casino Center Drive,


Maryland Height, MO 63043
314.770.7663
You love that award-winning Memphis Style BBQ at Pappy’s, so imagine how
your guests will feel! Pappy’s Smokehouse is perfect for your rehearsal dinner,
reception, shower or brunch. Choose from our private event space seating 20-64 Charlie Gitto’s From the Hill
or have us cater at your home or metro-area venue. 15525 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO
3106 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 • 314-607-2446 (636)536-2199
www.pappyssmokehouse.com
www.charliegittos.com

Moonrise Hotel
With a diverse array of activities and venues, Ballpark Village offers incredible The Moonrise hotel offers a variety of distinctive event spaces perfect for intimate
flexibility for your engagement, rehearsal, or wedding, accommodating any group weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, brunches and guestroom accommodations.
size or budget. Have an event unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at the Contact Moonrise Hotel’s wedding specialists
region’s premiere entertainment destination! 314-685-3418 or sales@moonrisehotel.com
601 Clark Avenue, Downtown St. Louis • 314.241.5595
www.StlBallParkVillage.com

Square One Brewery & Distillery 612North Event Space + Catering


Our upstairs event space in Historic Lafayette Square is the perfect spot for 612North is located in the historic Laclede’s Landing Cutlery Building,
intimate bridal showers, bachelor or bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners. encompassing three spaces each unique in their own styles. Modern meets history
With seating up to 48 people or cocktails & appetizers for up to 60 people, we here. Located next to the iconic St. Louis Arch, 612North delivers an unrivaled
can help you throw your party your way! We have flexible menu and cocktail paramount dining experience with a mouthwatering menu only made from
options for you to choose from. Contact Stephanie at 314-231-2537 the finest quality ingredients. Our team is committed to helping you create the
or catering@squareonebrewery.com for more information! perfect backdrop for your celebration.
Square One Brewery & Distillery 612 North 2nd Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102 • 314-899-0612
1727 Park Avenue Contact: events@612north.com • www.612north.com

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Cardinals Special Events
At Cardinals Special Events, we know that practice makes perfect!
So, when planning your rehearsal dinner, let us help turn your experience
into a unforgettable affair for you and your guests.
Our field and 17 distinct venues offer a variety of unique spaces where you
can enjoy elegant dining, gourmet foods and panoramic views like no other
in St. Louis.
Undeniably St. Louis. Absolutely unforgettable.
Reserve your date today.
Visit Cardinals.com/events | 314-345-9630

Create the wedding experience


of your dreams starting with a
personalized consultation.

Robin Albach
Director of Catering
Robin.Albach@ritzcarlton.com
314-863-6300 Old Hickory Golf Club
Ritzcarlton.com/stlouis
Old Hickory Golf Club is the perfect setting for your Rehearsal Dinner. Whether
you are looking for an upscale environment or relaxing evening our private rooms
will make it a memorable occasion for you and your guests. We offer a wide variety
of menus to personalize your event and our rooms provide you with breathtaking
views of our award winning golf course.

Old Hickory Golf Club


636-477-8960
#1 Dye Club Dr., St. Peters, MO 63304
www.oldhickorygc.com

Farotto’s
On and off site catering available.
We have four private areas on site
for groups of 10-150. We offer
many differnt levels of pricing
on our packages.
We are the preferred caterer at
over 10 venues.
Visit our website for more
photos and our menu.
You can submit a catering
proposal request on our
website or give us a call. The Weingarten
Located just 20 minutes outside of St. Louis, providing memorable experiences
9525 Manchester Road,
is a value The Weingarten puts at the forefront. Let The Weingarten event team
St. Louis, MO 63119
provide 5-star customer service, while you enjoy the serene backdrop of our
Contact catering@farottos.com
country farmstead. The indoor Party Barn can host events from 20-100, but if the
314-962-0048
outdoor setting is preferred, our Garden Tent can play host to your event. Your
www.farottos.com
guests can enjoy drinks on our private patio-space, included with your rental, and
choose from menus offering hors d’oeuvres to a full seated dinner.
1780 E St. Rt 15, Belleville, IL 62221 • 618-257-9463
theweingarten.com • events@theweingarten.com

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Phil & Mallory


June 9, 2018
The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s
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