February 13th, 2018
By Kimberly Wallner
One of the things I love most about the St. Louis wedding industry is the wide variety of venues our city has to offer. I started my career in a smaller market where there were only a handful of unique venues for my clients to choose from, and I don’t think St. Louis couples realize how lucky they are to have everything from historic parks to grand ballrooms when selecting the backdrop for their day! Today’s feature couple chose two classic venues for their May wedding: St. Francis Xavier College Church and the Missouri Athletic Club.
Kathleen & Connor’s wedding day was formal, yet also reflected their fun personalities and who they are as a couple. Kathleen’s family is Jewish and Connor’s is Catholic, so they decided to have two ceremonies to honor both sets of traditions. If that isn’t sweet enough, they also read each other private vows during their first look!
We collaborated with the wonderful Kristin of Kristin Ashley Events to design floral elements to complement the romantic feel of the day. Soft pink, peach and white tones tied the flowers together from the lush pew décor at St. Francis Xavier, to the chuppah tiebacks at the Missouri Athletic Club and finally into the ballroom reception. Kristin’s room design incorporated square and round tables, beautiful linens and a mix of gold Chivari and King Louie chairs, which added unexpected interest to the formal space. We designed a mix of tall and low centerpieces to compliment the mix of tables, and of course lots and lots of candles. The whole room glittered under the beautiful MAC chandeliers and set the perfect tone for the reception, which included a cigar roller and donut wall!
Grab a glass of wine and some Valentines chocolates and enjoy the beautiful photos by Liz and Meredith of L Photographie! You can also check out Kathleen & Connor’s sweet wedding video on the Poetic Productions site if you’re in the mood to get a little teary-eyed 😉
Vendor Love:: Planning and Design: Kristin Ashley Events | Photos: L Photographie | Florist: Belli Fiori | Catholic Ceremony: St. Francis Xavier | Jewish Ceremony and Reception: Missouri Athletic Club | Lighting and Décor: Exclusive Events | Stationary: M Haley Design | Band: For a Good Time Call | Video: Poetic Productions | Hair and Makeup: Daniellestyle | Other rentals: Aries Co | Donuts: Strange Donuts
March 8th, 2017
Posted by Kimberly Wallner
The best part of our job, hands down, is bringing our clients’ visions to life. Couples come to us with all sorts of ideas, and it’s our job to take those ideas and inspiration photos and turn them into reality. In the case of Sarah and Dennis’ wedding, it started with an acrylic chuppah Sarah saw as a wedding guest, and lead to her vision of a romantic, modern affair.
The difficult part was that no one in St. Louis owned an acrylic chuppah, which meant having one custom built. We have had acrylic pieces made for events in the past, but never anything as large or involved as this. We presented the idea to our “acrylic guy” along with sketches and examples we had seen from companies in other cities, and luckily his team was ready for the challenge! After consulting a structural engineer and adjusting the initial idea, they were able to bring the design to life.
On wedding day Lisa and I were a ball of stress, as we generally are when we do something new, but seeing everything come together was better than any of us could have imagined. For a see-through structure, the chuppah had a commanding presence in the ballroom, and it was so fun to see how excited Sarah was to see her vision come to life! The ceremony and reception were a beautiful combination of modern and classic elements, with soft pink tones, classic floral and modern acrylic elements. It was a beautiful day for a wonderful couple and we were so thrilled to be a part of it!
Vendor Love: Planning: Simcha’s Events | Photography: L Photographie | Venue: Four Seasons St. Louis | Band: Griffin and the Gargoyles | Chuppah Stage: Table 10 Event Design
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!
Photographer: L Photographie
Florist: Belli Fiori
Venue: Peabody Opera House
Cake: The Cakery
August 22nd, 2014
Posted by Lisa Molitor
I loved this couple since the moment we Skyped for our consultation. Amy and Drew live in Texas and this was a great way to meet Amy “in person” to talk about flowers. From the beginning, we really hit it off and had many a conversation that lasted forever because we were gabbing about all of her wedding planning. Her mom, Debbie, was just as amazing. We got to work together trying to figure out which linens Amy would like for the reception. Finally, meeting Drew at a linen meeting (I’m sure he was thrilled to be there!), I could see that they made a lovely couple. I didn’t want the wedding day to come because then working with them would be over…they would be out of my life forever (*sigh*). Thank goodness for Facebook.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from Amy & Drew’s wedding. Special thanks to another of my favorite people…Liz Sloan from L Photographie for taking some lovely photos as always and so glad that you referred me!
Photography: L Photographie
Ceremony: Shrine of St Joseph
Floral: Belli Fiori
Linens: Belli Fiori
Cake: The Cakery Bakery
Favor: Gooey Louie
August 23rd, 2013
Posted by Lisa Molitor
When Kim asked me to do her wedding flowers, I felt quite honored. I had worked with her when we both sat on the board for Wish Upon a Wedding. She wasn’t around for very long, because she and her boyfriend ended up moving to San Francisco. When they got engaged, they decided they really wanted to get married here in St Louis. The planning started and her Great Gatsby inspired wedding was planned. How trendy…Great Gatsby even before it became popular. I added pearls to Kim’s bouquet to enhance the Gatsby feel without her knowing… She loved it!!!!
Kim and John ended up getting married at Trinity Lutheran in Soulard, which is where I got married. I couldn’t say enough good things about Pastor Marth and the staff, so they checked it out and there you go. Their ceremony location was Soulard Preservation Hall, a quick walk from the church, so guests walked between venues. What a beautiful day for a beautiful couple!
The awesome vendors that were a part of Kim and John’s day: Event Planning: Dishy Events | Photographie: L Photographie | Ceremony Venue: Trinity Lutheran | Makeup: Tami Scott Studio | Reception Venue: Soulard Preservation Hall | Rental: Aries Co | Linens: Connie Duglin | Cake: Whipt Cream | Processional Music: Funky Butt Brass Band