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Stunning July 4th Wedding at the Four Seasons

June 28th, 2016

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

While most of St. Louis was hanging out in Forest Park last July 4th, our team was at the Four Seasons downtown setting up for Nicole and Dan’s stunning wedding reception. Designed by Lacy Branch Events, this affair was not what you typically envision when you think of a 4th of July wedding. Lacy took the bride’s love of the color red and ran with it in the most fabulous way, including a custom red dance floor. She also incorporated the couple’s love of Art Deco architecture through details on the stationary and cake, along with nods to the Arch. The bright red was complemented by gold and silver tones, making the room rich and dramatic. We were so excited to see the photos captured by the wonderful team at Switzerfilm!

Nicole and Dan, thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing wedding day. Happy {almost} one year anniversary!

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Planning and Design: Lacy Branch Events | Photography/Videography: Switzerfilm | Florist: Belli Fiori | Reception Venue: Four Seasons | Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop | Music: CJ’s Disc Jockey Service | Lighting: Millennium Productions  |  Hair and Makeup: Emily Miller Hair and Makeup

Sea of Orchids: A Modern Wedding At Palladium

March 31st, 2016

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

Last month we were honored to be named Florist of the Year at the annual St. Louis Wedding Awards. We submitted three weddings to be judged by industry experts in other cities, and were so thrilled to bring home the title for the second time! Our previous post featuring Catherine and Will’s winter wedding at the Peabody was our first entry, and today’s feature was our second.

Sara and Brent were brought to us by Lacy Branch Events, and we knew immediately that this would be a fun one. Sara LOVES orchids, bold colors, and wanted an inviting reception that included elements of fire, water and earth. We worked with Lacy to design four different centerpieces for the mix of round and king’s tables, which utilized the most stunning fuchsia Phaelaenopsis Orchids, as well as Dendrobium Orchids, stock, snapdragons and bear grass. Each table also featured water, candles and river rocks to tie in Sara’s theme. The Palladium absolutely glowed as the sun went down and the candles were lit.

Sara’s mom, Betsy, wrote the loveliest description of the space in the letter she sent for our awards submission: “Orchids cascaded around polished rocks setting off the cake table in the front. Floral arrangements at varying heights welcomed guests to their dining tables. The large king’s tables with orchids appearing to be suspended in air as they rested on acrylic risers were illuminated in the soft glow of candles grounded in rocks set in water. The head table continued the theme with a low profile water, rock, and floral arrangement so the wedding party view was unobstructed… The fuchsia orchids were the perfect bold color to complement the earthy elements in the room.” We couldn’t have described it better! It truly was a magical atmosphere.

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Wedding Planning and Design: Lacy Branch Events  |  Florist: Belli Fiori  |  Photography: Untamed Heart Photography  |  Venue: Palladium St. Louis  |  Lighting: Millennium Productions 

 

A Sparkling Winter Wedding at the Peabody

February 12th, 2016

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

It’s hard to believe Catherine and Will’s wedding was almost a year ago! While they didn’t quite have a Valentine’s Day wedding (they tied the knot on February 28th), their day was so romantic that it seemed perfect to showcase this time of year. We had so much fun designing this day with Catherine and her mom Nancy, who also happens to be one of our favorite planners. We were thrilled to not only design all the stunning floral elements, but to also bring in our sister company, Table Ten, for the seating areas around the dance floor, chargers and linens. Catherine chose a palette of ivory and gold with lots of sparkle thrown in, and requested we incorporate soft blush tones with the floral. Such a classic choice for a romantic, black-tie winter wedding!

So much thought was put into every element of this wedding day, which really comes though in the stunning photos by MNC Photography. The day was truly a celebration of Catherine and Will as a couple, and reflected their personalities and love for each other. From the thoughtful and love-filled ceremony at Memorial Presbyterian to the stunning reception at The Peabody Opera House (and snow flurries in between!) everything came together in the most perfect way.

Our favorite element of the day (and there are SO many beautiful details) is hands-down the draping canopy of hydrangea, roses, tulips, stock, carnations, amaranths, seeded eucalyptus and greenery that ran the length of the 32-foot long head table. Our lead designer created much of this massive piece on-site to get the right effect. This piece, coupled with glittering candles and soft flowers on the guest tables, created a dramatic and elegant reception space for Catherine and Will to dance the night away with their guests.

Happy {almost} Anniversary Catherine and Will, and thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding!

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Photographer: MNC Photography |  Florist: Belli Fiori  |  Decor: Table Ten Event Design  |  Videographer: Lovebird Studios  |  Venue: Peabody Opera House  |  Ceremony: Memorial Presbyterian   |  Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop  |  Lighting: Exclusive Events  |  Band: Griffin and the Gargoyles

A Midsummer Night's Wedding at the Caramel Room

January 18th, 2016

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

The Caramel Room has been open a little over a year now, and has quickly become one of our favorite venues to work in. Not only is the space itself amazing (they have quite literally thought of every detail) but so is the staff! It also doesn’t hurt that site visits usually result in snagging some chocolate samples ; )  Allie and Bill’s wedding kicked off a season full of Caramel Room events for us, and we loved being a part of so many weddings in this beautiful space.

When Allie came to us about her August wedding we were immediately excited about her color pallet. She had a very specific vision and we had a lot of fun playing with the blue and orange tones. It’s a combination we don’t use often, but worked so well in the space and for the time of year.

The wedding day itself was a bit of a whirlwind since a room flip was required, so it’s fun to be able to look back at these stunning photos from Sarah Corbett Photography and really take in the space! We loved this chuppah and the way the flowers pop on the royal blue linens, but the best part might be seeing just how much fun Allie and Bill have together. They were so clearly in love and excited to be married; it radiates out of the photos! Thank you guys for letting us be a part of your day.

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Art Deco-Inspired Wedding at the Peabody

December 18th, 2015

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

This gorgeous wedding at the Peabody Opera House featured a stunning Freesia bouquet that our design team is still talking about months later. It was easily one of our favorites of the year! But the bouquet was just the beginning of this amazing wedding; Peabody’s beautiful, golden Art Deco architecture provided the perfect backdrop to Ali and Tim’s ceremony and reception.

Ali requested a dramatic aisle for the ceremony, so we created four large, lush arrangements to anchor the ends, and lined the aisle with tons of white rose petals and mixed-height pillar candles. The white hydrangea, pale pink roses and greenery from the ceremony were carried through into the reception with two large head table arrangements and a mix of lower arrangements on the guest tables. Art Deco details were brought into the reception décor through the table numbers, cake and stationary. Table 10 Event Design provided gold chargers and shimmering linens on the head and cake tables. We love that Ali kept the color pallet simple and really let the beauty of the building shine; the gold tones in the architecture and tablescapes made for a warm, glowing atmosphere throughout the night. It might have been March outside, but it was nothing but warmth and love inside!air track

Thank you to our friends Liz and Meredith at L Photographie for sharing their beautiful photos of this amazing wedding with us!

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Photographer: L Photographie

Florist: Belli Fiori

Venue: Peabody Opera House

Cake: The Cakery

Band: Mirage

Classic Spring Wedding: Blush and Navy

October 27th, 2015

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

Kristen and Derek’s wedding this past May was classically spring, from the blush and navy pallet to the rain the morning of the wedding. But a little rain never stopped an amazing wedding, as you can tell from these GORGEOUS photos from the ever-talented team at Switzerfilm. Every inch of this wedding was perfection; sequin bridesmaids dresses, dapper guys in navy suits, the most adorable bride, and amazing spring flowers, all set to the backdrop of the Old Cathedral and Crystal Ballroom.

The Crystal Ballroom is one of our favorite venues and we work in it often, so we are always looking for new ideas to make each of our weddings unique. For Kristen and Derek’s, we collaborated with Tiffany and Amanda at Events Luxe to design and have custom Lucite stands built for the tall centerpieces. These leant an airy quality to the room that was both modern and classic. The reception flowers mimicked the bouquets with hydrangea and roses, but with the addition of beautiful draping white Orchids for an added wow factor.

Kristen loves sparkle, so Tiffany and Amanda set out to create tablescapes with a mixed-metallic theme using touches of rose gold, silver and lots of draping crystals. Table 10 Event Design provided the amazing silver chargers, and we love the napkin treatment of the Kate Spade inspired bow detail, which can be found throughout the day.

Thanks again to Switzerfilm for capturing the day and sharing with us!

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Photographer: Switzerfilm

Florist: Belli Fiori

Wedding Planner: Events Luxe

Ceremony: Old Cathedral

Reception: Crystal Ballroom

Seasonal Blooms for Crisp Autumn

September 30th, 2015

Posted by Laura Katherine Smith

School has started, the weather is showing signs of changes, September is here… Our last breath of summer is this coming Labor Day weekend. www.ask . As much as some of us want to hold on to summer, the masses of us are quickly anticipating all that comes with fall; crisp air, rusted and rich colors, sweaters and pumpkin everything.air track tumbling

What all of us botanical lovers get excited about is the change in flower availability and all around palettes we get to play with! Good go to seasonal blooms are dahlias, garden roses (juliet’s our favorite), wax flower, succulents, cosmos (chocolate – yes please), astrantia, coxcom, and many more! Here is a round up of some of our most inspiring fall wedding florals and designs curated from Pinterest and inspired by Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Fall 2015:

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Check out some of our go-to Pinterest pages for seasonal inspiration and visual impact when working with brides and design clients:

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Picture Perfect Country Wedding

August 25th, 2015
 Posted by Laura Katherine Smith
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Just last month we had the pleasure of working with Lilly + Sadie on their perfect country wedding day and have been anxious to share the stunning photos by Love and Perry. And what better way to share a couple’s wedding bliss than for one of the bride’s to shine light in to how it all began…
“I met my wife Sadie in graduate school in the social work program at Washington University in St. Louis.  Little did I know when she walked into my first class that two years later we would be the first same sex couple to receive a marriage license in St. Louis!  We had been planning our wedding for over a year, but when Judge Rex Burlison ruled in favor of marriage equality for St. Louis, we decided it was important for us to be legally married in Missouri while we had the opportunity.  Although Sadie and I were, in the eyes of the law, a married couple, standing in front of our family and friends committing to one another was the most important celebration of our lives to date. So yes, we are two brides, we had two proposals and two weddings!” -Lilly
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Lilly proposed to Sadie as Chex Pannisse in Berkeley, California, and it just so happens that the restaurant from that evening created the color inspiration for their wedding; sage, persimmon and champagne! We worked closely with Lilly to ensure that all the details were just right for their day at Three Barn Farm in Clarksville, MO. As much as we could help, we talked through everything from florals to the specific eclectic collection of plates Catering St. Louis offers clients at this picturesque venue. Lilly also worked endlessly to create beautiful and personalized DIY wedding accoutrements; crystal glasses and tea cups to then turn into votive candles, windows for signage (sanded and painted), wood burning love initials in an oak letter box, and beyond.
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Not only did their experiences truly impact every decision for their wedding, but the dress search came from Lilly’s time spent last summer in the United Kingdom, where she fell in low with Catherine Deane. Thankfully, the designers’ dresses were available through BHLDN (who doesn’t just love everything they curate?!). Next came Sadie, what to wear?! Lilly shared with us “helping Sadie find the perfect wedding outfit was a priority for me as clothing for androgynous women can be a challenge.” And so they happened upon Bindle + Keep in Brooklyn and all worked out from there.
Flash forward to wedding day and these two looked stunning and utterly comfortable. I had the treat of driving from our studio in midtown St. Louis out to the country (appx 80-min drive) to set their wedding reception and help with the little floral details prior to ceremony start. As most wedding vendors know, working with clients is an exciting and fun process (especially when a bride wants an ombre color palette for her bouquet!). When it all culminates on their wedding day, if you’re lucky you feel a special connection, and want nothing more than happiness for the couple hope to make their day go as smooth as possible.
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Thankfully the weather behaved in their favor for their intimate ceremony set underneath a large oak tree with an arc of grass cut just large enough for all of their guests to share in this part of the day.
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On to the party! The guests joined Lilly + Sadie outside and in the barn for a delicious, personalized and fun evening celebrating a joyous marriage. Still can’t get over just how incredible and artistic their photos are!
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So many delectable desserts available for guests, satisyfing an array of sweet tooth cravings. We especially enjoyed their customized cake topper 🙂
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“One of our favorite moments of the night was getting whisked away by our photographers for some couples shots at dusk.  We finally enjoyed some quiet moments away from the crowd. Truly savoring the moment was so special, and we can’t thank our photographers, Love + Perry, enough for capturing our special day!” – Lilly
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The night concluded with the releasing of a paper lantern, a tradition at Three Barn Farm.
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VENDOR LOVE:
Photographer: Love and Perry
Florist: Belli Fiori
Invitations/Signage/Paper: Jocelyn Runice
Calligraphy: Beth Wong

Purple Prose: Amethyst, Violet, Iris, Orchid, and Lilac for K+R!

August 18th, 2015

Posted by Laura Katherine Smith

Purple has traditionally been known as the color of royalty, and what better way to celebrate a gem of a wedding in a regal venue in St. Louis like the Renaissance Crystal Ballroom. We had the pleasure of working with Kathryn and her family on creating the perfect day for her and Roko’s nuptials this summer. We started out focusing on champagnes and purple tones, quickly realizing we needed to identify the perfect summer hue and accents while keeping it classic and refined for their reception.

A few lovely meetings later we were all welcoming the idea of soft lilacs and iris tones, knowing these would help soften up the purple palette and make for an elegant evening. Table 10 Event Design provided the backdrop of purple washed walls throughout the ballroom to enhance its dramatic original white columns. St. Louis Wedding Consultants brought that extra touch of making the evening flow seamlessly and end perfectly!

And with the masterful doing of Kelly Park Photography, it all was captured beautifully!

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A Sunday Afternoon Young, Wild + Free Styled Shoot

July 27th, 2015

Posted by Laura Katherine Smith

A few weeks ago Heather Roth sent us a note asking if we would provide some awesome floral details for an upcoming styled shoot. Of course we said YES- absolutely, we just adore Heather and her incredible photography skills!! She sent along her ideas and inspiration of what she was looking for… she would be shooting her best friend from growing up, with her family in a really fun and different kind of shoot. Not your traditional matching outfits set in an ethereal scene, rather a sassy and current look set in the woods! We love every bit of this shoot (these kids are beyond ADORABLE), and can not resist sharing… Should also take time to check out Heather Roth Photography blog where she shares super helpful tips on managing your kiddos during a styled shoot as well as even more really great snaps from this Young, Wild and Free day.

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Photographer – Heather Roth Photography

Tent – B. E. Little you and me, Etsy

Black tank – Diane Von Furstenburg

Skirt – Chelsea & Violet

Shoes – Christian Louboutin

Necklace – Stella & dot

Bracelet – Cartier

Tux – Hemrajani, custom

Shoes – Farragamo

Animal top, tulle skirt with stars  – Zara kids

Black boots – Jelly beans

Feather headband – A tiny arrow, Etsy

Polka-dot top – Zara kids

Gold Boots – Dr. Martens

Feather Bloomers – Million Polkadots

Animal Felt Masks – Magical Attic, Etsy

Star top – Nununu baby

Camo pants – Marloe Jr.

Black kicks – Nike low dunks

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