• Instagram

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 






Picture Perfect Country Wedding

August 25th, 2015
 Posted by Laura Katherine Smith
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding115
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
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding160
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding157
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding182
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding193
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.
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding415
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding412
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding238
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.
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding27
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding21
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding41
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding24
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding23
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding39
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding102
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.
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding305
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding328
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding390
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding318
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding403
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding411
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!
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding446
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding15
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding8
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding16
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding419
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding437
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding435
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding453
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding481
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding477
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding483
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding434
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding482
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding445Lilly-Sadie-Wedding450
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding457
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding1
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding9
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding11
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding473
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding471
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding2
So many delectable desserts available for guests, satisyfing an array of sweet tooth cravings. We especially enjoyed their customized cake topper 🙂
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding607
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding609
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding606
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding608
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding494
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding698
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding528
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding534
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding734
“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
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding642
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding672
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding677
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding649
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding684
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding662
The night concluded with the releasing of a paper lantern, a tradition at Three Barn Farm.
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding749
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding750
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding753
Lilly-Sadie-Wedding759
VENDOR LOVE:
Photographer: Love and Perry
Florist: Belli Fiori
Invitations/Signage/Paper: Jocelyn Runice
Calligraphy: Beth Wong

Corals and Pinks for a Spring Wedding

June 1st, 2015

Posted by Laura Katherine Smith

What a gorgeous day for this stunning couple… Felise + Doug! The couple wed on April 25 of this year and Spring showers definitely did not scare them away from taking the opportunity for some beautiful outdoor shots in Forest Park after their first look at The Chase Park Plaza. How can you resist the park for your wedding portraits?! Mike Cassimatis of MNC Photography had the pleasure of shooting the bride + groom along with family and their wedding party…

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC PhotographyPC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have to share all the little details because they are simply stunning, and as wedding designers we get excited seeing it all come together, especially from the photographers perspective! How pretty, romantic and perfect!

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

MNC_photography_DFW_025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC PhotographyMNC_photography_DFW_023

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After their outdoor shoot, the couple and the wedding party headed over to  The Coronado for their ceremony. The Coronado is complimented by lovely details since the space is timeless and beautiful to begin with, we always enjoy working with the awesome staff there and they do a phenomenal job every step of the way.

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

MNC_photography_DFW_334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then on to the party!

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

MNC_photography_DFW_515

And then on to the party!

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

MNC_photography_DFW_539

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

MNC_photography_DFW_660PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

MNC_photography_DFW_749

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

PC: MNC Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: MNC Photography

 

Vendor Love…

Photographer: MNC Photography

Florist: Belli Fiori

Decor / Lighting: Table 10 Event Design

Venue: The Coronado

Band: The Charles Glenn Group

Cake: Sugaree 

Bride's Choice 2010
Bride's Choice 2011
Bride's Choice 2012
Bride's Choice 2013
Bride's Choice 2014
Bride's Choice 2015
Bride's Choice 2016
The Knot Best of Weddings 2010
The Knot Best of Weddings 2011
The Knot Best of Weddings 2012
The Knot Best of Weddings 2013
The Knot Best of Weddings 2014
The Knot Best of Weddings 2015
The Knot Best of Weddings 2016