Mar 20From Hallways to Aisles: East Coast Classic
As any other girl might admit, I have an addiction to Sex and the City. I never get sick of watching it and when there’s a marathon on, you can count I’ll be on the couch a while. Do you remember this episode when the girls go to the Hamptons for Bobby and Bitzy’s wedding? I can only dream of hopping on the Jitney and stepping off into lush gardens and sparkling pools….where everything is bathed in the cool colors of luxury.
This week, I’m inspired by: the Atlantic, classic interior design, trimmed gardens, sprawling mansions, Tommy Hilfiger, New England architecture, lavish pools, clean linen, sea breezes, nautical stripes
Light and airy pink bridesmaids dresses keep with the cool colors while pairing nicely with a beach backdrop. For a more dramatic effect, add hanging chandeliers and elegant draping to your reception area. Peonies and anemones work wonderful for bouquets, but don’t forget to add some lambs ear to create some soft texture!
Since a wedding in the Hamptons usually means extravagance, keep it toned down and preppy with this mermaid style Vera Wang. I love the look Reese Witherspoon had at the Oscars a couple years ago – this pulled back, pumped-up pony is super chic and playful. And what’s more American classic than the original Tiffany setting?
Living: Living room from A Life’s Design (via) / High Ceilings via Pinterest / Summer Retreat from Habitually Chic / Foyer photographed by Jane Beiles (via)
Wedding: Tablescape photographed by Christian Oth Studios / Bridesmaids from Style Me Pretty (via) / Nautical Table Setting from Style Me Pretty (via) / Clear Tent from The Bridal Detective (via)
Beauty: Vera Wang Gown from Junebug Weddings / Reese Witherspoon from ArtLoveFashion / Tiffany Setting from Tiffany
Mar 18Andrea + Chad
They say a little rain is good luck on your wedding day, so how much luck does torrential downpours equal? Over Labor Day weekend, the city saw remnants of Hurricane Isaac roll through town, and along with it a sweep of bad storms. During their rehearsal on Friday evening a monsoon raged outside, but Andrea and Chad were relaxed and hopeful a break in the weather would come for them to sneak a few outdoor pictures in. They were anxious to show off the city they so love to their family and friends who had traveled far to share their special day with them, and luckily Mother Nature was on their side and gave them just that.
Every wedding tells a story, and their uniqueness was the talented and musical group of friends they surrounded themselves with. Many of their friends became their wedding day vendors, and the outpouring of love was tremendous.
Let’s start with our couple’s first look, followed by a special moment of the couple sharing their love for music:
Cheery bouquets kept the mood bright on this rainy day, and although it drizzled a little during pictures, luckily the rain stayed away for the most part for some formals outside.
Not only does the City Museum offer unique event spaces, but it also boasts several photo opportunities for couples.
And lastly, remember how we mentioned those very talented friends as vendors? Check out this amazing cake designed by their close friend…
Thank you to an amazing team of vendors:
Ceremony Venue: St. Louis City Museum
Reception Venue: St. Louis City Museum
Catering: Orlando’s Catering
Hair: Bonnie Boze – St. Louis Bridal Hair and Makeup
Photographer: Katharine Roberds Photography
Cake: Bride’s personal friend, Claire Robberson
DJ: Couple’s personal friend, Kevin Kelly
Coordination: Simply & Forever
Mar 13From Hallways to Aisles: Bohemian
One thing you need to know about me is I want to travel the world. Emerge myself in other cultures, discover new traditions and learn so much more than books could ever teach me. And as spring and summer inch closer, I can’t help but dream of traveling to Morocco. Their bright, bold colors inject happiness into every room and there’s just something about those hanging lanterns that make everything seem so magical.
Inspired by: bold colors, pretty patterns, Marrakech, hanging lanterns, glitter and lace, fresh flowers, Moroccan leather poufs, ornate architecture, exotic and traditional design
I love the idea of a cocktail area filled with multi-colored Moroccan leather poufs and pretty, printed pillows. Hanging lanterns give a warm glow to the night while bright colored linens spruce up a table. Don’t forget to keep the design eclectic by adding unique decor items like animal figurines, elaborate vases and tons of candles!
Every bohemian bride has to complete their look with a crown of flowers and I just love a loose, fishtail braid for a romantic, boho-chic look. This Burnished Organza BHLDN gown has the perfect combination of sequins and silk lace while a braided gold ring out-does itself with simple beauty.
Mar 11Tina + Noah
Although St. Louis’ weather can be unpredictable, one thing remained last summer – a scorching, unforgiving heat that swept the city. Although the heat soared on Tina and Noah’s wedding day, they were relaxed and endured it for their quick outdoor ceremony. Guests did have a reprieve at their indoor reception, that boasted the perfect amount of details.
If you follow our blog, you know we’re big fans of shoes and Tina’s did not disappoint….
Here is our darling bride walking towards her dashing groom for their first look:
And a sweet moment captured between the couple:
Programs that doubled as fans kept guests cool during their ceremony…
…and our bride and groom endured the heat with grace for additional outdoor pictures
Their small, intimate ceremony and reception were romantic with hints of natural details and decor.
And as the sun set, the couple broke away for this cute picture directly outside their reception, on the Boulevard in Brentwood
Thank you to an amazing team of vendors:
Ceremony Venue: World’s Fair Pavilion
Reception Venue: Maggiano’s
Ceremony Rentals: Aries Co.
Photographer: Julia Noack Photography
Florist: Becky Huffman Flowers
Ceremony Musician: Kirk Hanser
Paper Goods: Ten Four Paper
Coordination and Design: Simply & Forever
Mar 6From Hallways to Aisles: Modern
Please give a warm welcome to Amanda who is joining us as a contributor on the blog today! Amanda is one of our amazing event and design assistants and she’ll be a regular on the blog to share some design posts with us all! ~Katie
One of the many reasons I love to help out with weddings is to see the unique style that each couple brings to their special day. A person’s style says so much about who they are. Combine those details with the endless possibilities you can do with a wedding, and the end result is both beautiful and exciting! A lot of times, we as planners take a look into the home of the couple to find out what style best reflects them. So, here in our new series of posts, we’re taking various home and decor styles and transforming them into a unique wedding theme. First up? Modern!
This week, we’re inspired by: crisp neutrals, clean light, graphic art, pops of color, natural textiles, minimalism, geometric elements, and structured design
In addition to translating a couple’s decorating style, the style can also be translated to your attire and even your jewelry! A structured dress makes guests take a second look – besides, how amazing is this Marchesa peplum dress!? A tungsten carbide wedding band for the groom is a bold option, while an emerald setting completes a bridal set by conveying the geometric structure and reflecting light.