I just amazes me sometimes how a wedding day can be so perfect.  Wedding planners spend most of the year hoping and praying that the rain will stay away for their outdoor weddings… this October 15th wedding is no exception!

Rachel and Jermal met at the Zoo (they both very active in philanthropic work).  Jermal was on the board of the Young Zoo Friends and a mutual friend introduced the two at the annual Zootini.  So it was no surprise that they wanted to get married near by and it just so happens to be one of the most beautiful locations in St. Louis, Forest Park.  Rachel and Jermal wanted to have an outdoor ceremony, followed by an extended cocktail reception and later a dinner reception at Copia for close friends and family.  We lined The Statue with 250 chairs over looking all of Forest Park- every moment was breathtaking.

Rachel and Jermal celebrated with friends and family drinking champagne and nibbling on cake pops. This charming couple is loved by so many, and it was not an easy decision to go against having a large wedding party yet to have one best man and one maid of honor.  However, they honored 26 of their closest friends/family with boutonnieres and a large group picture.  I LOVED this idea…everyone seemed to as well!


















Wedding Coordinator: Kristin Ashley Events 

Ceremony & Reception: Forest Park, The Statue

Dinner Reception: Copia

Photographer: Lance Omar Thurman Photography

Flowers: The Silver Garden

Ceremony Music: Rosewood Ensamble 

Reception Music: TKO

Rentals: Signature Rentals

Cake/Cake Pops: The Cakery

Cocktail Reception Catering: Dominique Catering

Paper Goods: Cheree Berry