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A Love-Filled Winter Wedding at Moulin

November 28th, 2018

By Kimberly Wallner

Today’s feature wedding was a true family affair! Easlyn & Spencer are part of our event crew (and Easlyn also happens to be Lisa’s step-daughter) so their wedding was extra special for our team to design. Easlyn spent the year leading up to her wedding working as our Inventory Manager at the shop, so we all had A LOT of time to plan out the details of her winter wedding. I’m sure she was sick of all our opinions, questions and general nosiness (looking at you, Becky 😉 ) by the end of it all!

When it came time to select a venue, Easlyn & Spencer chose Moulin Events for it’s rustic charm and flexibility. Since they didn’t want a traditional sit-down dinner, Moulin provided the perfect setting to move the party through multiple spaces. Since the ceremony and reception were taking place in three separate areas of the venue, it gave us the chance to create three uniquely designed spaces.

The evening began with a beautiful ceremony in the Chouteau Room, which we decorated in soft blush tones, rustic lanterns and a mix of chair styles. Sandra went all out designing the ceremony arch, which was covered in literally hundreds of roses. The lush archway was the perfect backdrop for Easlyn & Spencer to say their heartfelt vows.

Following the ceremony guests moved downstairs for dinner stations (we are still talking about the lobster mac and cheese), cocktails and games. In this space we focused on deeper burgundy tones, romantic candlelight and lots of beautiful floral accents.

After dinner guests were invited back upstairs to the Jefferson Ballroom for dancing and dessert. Lisa designed this room with a mix of lounge seating, farm tables paired with elegant chairs and beautiful linens, pulling in more navy tones while also incorporating burgundy and blush accents. Floral hoops hung over both the dessert table and the beautiful sweetheart table, adding an unexpected element to the space. The room was the perfect mix of elegant and rustic elements, and seeing Easlyn & Spencer’s reaction was so much fun since we had all been a part of the planning from the beginning… there may have been tears involved…more than once!

Special thanks to L Photographie for all these gorgeous photos, to Simcha of Simcha’s Events for making sure everything ran smoothly, to Chris Johnson of CJ’s Disc Jockey Service for the amazing indoor sparklers, keeping us entertained all day and all the million other little things, and to Anne from Moulin for putting up with us ALL week!!! We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

Vendor Love: Venue: Moulin Events | Photos: L Photographie | Event Design: Belli Fiori | Planning: Simcha’s Events | Entertainment and Sparklers: CJ’s Disc Jockey Services | Cake: Sugaree | Desserts: Sarah’s Cake Shop  | Transportation: St. Louis Trolley Company | Linens: Nuage Designs and BBJ Linens | Paper Goods: Kimberly Wallner/Cards and Pockets | Other Rentals: Premier Party Rentals and The Aries Company

A Fresh Summer Wedding at The Coronado

March 6th, 2018

By Kimberly Wallner

I love today’s feature wedding! Constanza came to us with a unique vision for her summer wedding to Bradley. She was envisioning a classic, slightly preppy design, incorporating black and white stripes and lots of greenery instead of flowers. Greenery is a huge wedding trend right now, but you usually see it in garlands and organic arrangements, which was not at all the look Constanza was going for. The look of the Coronado reception was to be clean and classic, so as opposed to traditional tall floral centerpieces we opted for greenery arrangements of boxwood and salal. These tall pieces were paired with smaller boxwood arrangements and candlesticks on the rest of the tables. As guests entered the Coronado ballroom they were greeted with two large urns of greenery set atop our white columns. As a last moment addition, we enhanced the architectural detail of the columns with black stripes to mimic the table runners, which turned out to be the perfect addition. I loved the way they flanked the entrance to the dining area.

I remember standing back with the Coronado manager, Rob, and realizing that the overall feeling of the room evoked the derby scene from “My Fair Lady”. I wish I could say we planned it that way 😉 The space was clean, fresh and perfect for a summer wedding. It was so refreshing to see such a unique look in a venue that is usually decked out in ivory and blush tones, and just goes to show that even the most classic space can be transformed in unexpected ways. Constanza and Bradley, thank you for letting us bring your vision to life, and thank you to White-Klump Photography for the beautiful photos!

Vendor Love:

Photography: White-Klump Photography | Ceremony Venue: Shrine of St. Joseph | Reception Venue: The Coronado | DJ and Lighting: CJ’s Disc Jockey Service | Catering: Butler’s Pantry | Transportation: Best Transportation

Pastel Perfection: Robyn & Caleb’s Springtime Wedding

April 20th, 2017

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

Spring in St. Louis is my favorite time of year. Blue skies, newly green trees, playoff hockey… what’s not to love?! Its no wonder spring is one of the most popular wedding seasons! Today’s feature is classically spring, from the pale pink peonies in the bride’s bouquet to the soft pastel palette of the reception, which took place at one of our favorite venues.

Robyn and Caleb came to us through our friend Lacy of Lacy Branch Events for their May wedding at St. Francis Xavier and the Caramel Room. Their reception venue selection was the perfect fit, with the dark wood tones and crystal chandeliers of the ballroom providing the perfect backdrop for this sparkling, romantic reception!

Lacy designed the room to incorporate long and round tables, which is our favorite way to add interest to a floor plan and incorporate a variety of table designs. She also selected the perfect shimmery linens to set the tone in the space.

On the round tables we alternated low floral arrangements accented by glass taper candlesticks (which were a new addition to our rental offerings last year) and a classic rounded arrangement in our silver mercury compote. The long tables all incorporated mirrored runners, which added an interesting dimension and extra sparkle to the room. For the long perimeter tables we custom-built standing frames and “floated” strands of pale pink orchids for an unexpected look. The tables flanking the dance floor were lush with floral hedges, floating candles and small floral compotes. Everything came together beautifully and provided the perfect setting for Robyn and Caleb to dance the night away with their guests! Thank you to Lacy for bringing us onto the team, and to Switzerfilm for capturing the day!

Vendor Love: Event Design & Planning: Lacy Branch Events | Photo & Video: Switzerfilm | Florist: Belli Fiori | Ceremony: St. Francis Xavier | Ceremony Music: Landolfi String Quartet | Reception Venue: The Caramel Room at Bissingers | Reception Music: CJ’s Disc Jockey Service | Lighting: Millennium Productions | Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop | Photobooth: Fish Eye Fun | Paper Goods: Two Blue Doors | Transportation: Best Transportation 






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

Featured Wedding – Lauren and Bennett

March 21st, 2014

Posted by Lisa Molitor

September has become such a popular month in the “Lou” and it can definitely be attributed to the amazing weather.  It was not a surprise that the wedding day for Lauren and Ben was truly spectacular. I had worked with the bride’s sister on previous projects so I was honored they asked me to work with them on Lauren and Ben’s wedding.  We did a lot of preliminary planning between her mom and her sister because Lauren was living in Australia at the time.  When they moved back to the States, we were finally able to meet in person a few months before the wedding and work out all of the final details. The colors were soft blush with accents of gold except for a little pop of color in the bridal bouquet.  Lauren and Ben’s ceremony and reception were held at the St Louis Zoo and it was a perfect day for a wedding!

Vendor Love:

Photography:  Heather Roth Photography  |  Day of Coordination:  Proposing Dreams  |  Venue:  St Louis Zoo  |  Lighting and Decor:  Exclusive Events  |   Stationary:  Courtney Winet Designs  |  Cake:  Sugaree  |  Videography:  Love Bird Studios  |  DJ:  CJ’s Disc Jockey Service

A Fresh, Spring Wedding

August 23rd, 2013

Posted by Lisa Molitor

Blair and her mom came to see me with their wedding designer, Lacy Branch of Lacy Branch Events. Lacy and I had already had a meeting prior to them coming in and we were super excited about what we were going to show them. Lacy had these beautiful Navy Sequin Linens made that we paired with shades of pink flowers and grey containers. Blair and her mom, Lynda, were so excited when we showed them what we had in mind for the reception. They just loved everything when they saw it at the studio.  Little did that prepare them for what it was going to look like in the Grand Hall of the Peabody Opera House!

I am so happy that I was able to be a part of their day.  It was a gorgeous day filled with happiness and love… What more do you need for a wedding?

Vendor Love:

Wedding Design and Planning:  Lacy Branch Events  |  Photography / Videography:  Switzerfilm  |  Stationary:  Two Blue Doors  |  Reception Entertainment:  CJ’s Disc Jockey Service  |  Lighting and Prop Decor:  Parties & Props  |  Chair Rental:  Millennium Productions  |  Cake:  Sarah’s Cake Shop  |  Photobooth:  FishEye Fun  |  Ceremony Location:  Shrine of St Joseph  |  Ceremony Musicians:  Rosewood Ensemble  |  Reception Location:  Peabody Opera House  |  Transportation:  Best Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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