Adrienne and Tom :: Married at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis

Adrienne and Tom planned a wedding full of some of my very favorite things…. a romantic candle-lit reception, lots of pretty gold details, the cutest doting daddy, and a perfect autumn day.

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Vendors who made this day oh-so-lovely:
Event Planning and Coordination :: Dishy Events | Ceremony :: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis | Reception :: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis | Floral Design :: Belli Fiori | Hair and Make-up :: Emily Miller | Reception Band :: Griffin and the Gargoyles

Emily and Jamie :: Lafayette Square Engagement

Emily and Jamie. Gosh. These two. I had so much fun walking around the park with them, laughing, and talking about yoga (Emily is a yoga instructor. Not sure I even needed to mention that because when you see her guns, you will know. I updated my yoga membership immediately after this session.) These two are total naturals in front of the camera and I’m so looking forward to their wedding next spring!

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Shayna and Dan :: Married at the World’s Fair Pavilion at Forest Park

Shayna and Dan were married on a lovely late summer weekend at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park, one of the most iconic venues in all of St. Louis. When Shayna told me she’d be making hundreds or thousands of paper flowers for her reception centerpieces, I just couldn’t wait to see her vision become a reality. I mean, I have trouble stuffing a few pieces of tissue paper into a gift bag, so I could only imagine how much time and precision were needed to craft such ornate pieces. I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but seriously. Check out those centerpieces. Amazing

And Shayna?  She’s pretty amazing, too.  Such effortless elegance.
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Well if that isn’t the best first look I ever did see…
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Ok now take note. These flowers were each made by hand by Shayna. They are maybe the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen a bride make.
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Loved this little seating nook. The ladies from Events Luxe really made the pavilion into a unique space that was both stylish and functional. And totally stylish. Did I mention how stylish it was?
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Vendors who made this day lovely:
Event design and coordination :: Events Luxe  |  Venue  ::  The World’s Fair Pavilion at Forest Park | Florals :: The Crimson Petal  |  Photography :: Lisa Hessel  |  Centerpieces  :: handmade by the bride  |  DJ :: Millenium Productions