I just love it when a spark of inspiration and a year of planning comes to life! I met Cathleen and Michael shortly after their engagement in St. Louis. Cathleen was a born and raised Southern girl who wanted to bring her roots (and most of her guests) to the Midwest! The bride and groom got married in July with a guest count of just over 200 and told everyone to …. MEET ME IN ST LOUI for their St. Louis wedding with a touch of Southern Flair 😉
When it came to designing we wanted to create something that was show stopping, jaw dropping and well a little bit of bling. Everything from the bridesmaids dresses, table linens, to the backdrop off the band stage, hints of sparkle was spread throughout the day. Dogwood Blossom stationery, had a mix of looks but everything was cohesive with the Old Hollywood Glam theme. One thing I loved was how important the ceremony was to the couple! They went all out with music and a heartfelt homily. When guests arrived to the reception, flapper girls assisted with escort cards, special quotes picked out by the bride and groom spread through the room, and a champagne tower just to start the evening. They sang and danced the night away with Chicago’s finest band, TCSquare with a second line and rally towels. These guys came to party…
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Cathleen’s details could go on for days! Mike Cassimatis Photography certainly had enough to photograph that’s for sure! The bride dazzled in not one but two dresses, a something borrowed/blue that had all our heads turning and a sweet gift from the groom.
The bride had the most adorable relationship with her parents. She wanted to head to the church in a Rolls Royce with mom and dad, love!
The couple had the most amazing wedding ceremony at St. Louis’s one and only Cathedral Basilica. Guests got to listen to the most enchanting music; string quartet, full choir, cantor and trumpet!
The bride had two sisters that previously got married and treated a boat ride in their hometown in Florida. It was important to keep the tradition going with a boat tour at Riverboat Cruises downtown St. Louis.
A touch of ld Hollywood glam to welcome guests into cocktail hour at the Peabody Opera House. Yes, that’s a flapper girl holding custom escort cards… fun!
A color palette of white, gold and blush with touches of natural greens They wanted to take a modern look of the roaring 20’s and make a serious impact! This jaw dropping look was designed to ahh…
A champagne tower for the win!
A designed stage for the band by Exclusive Events. We brought in the perfect band from Chicago, TCSquare for this St. Louis wedding!
A way to bring in their New Orleans flair was creating Cafe Beignet! After dinner we opened the cafe with a chef from Cafe Ventana onsite to make fresh beignets and a barista to make any latte you desire!
Let’s get sketched, a caricature station!
We passed out custom rally towels for guests to wave around for the second line!
Every detail was left untouched, guests left with a shot of love… the first drink the bride and groom shared together… oh and can’t forget about the late night snack to go!
Take the sparkler exit to another level… Vendors
Kristin Ashley Events, wedding planner
Mike Cassimatis, photography
Juniper Films, videography
Peabody Opera House, venue
Festive Couture, floral
Exclusive Events, decor
Aries Rental Company, Rentals
Nuage Design, Linens
Hair and Makeup: Danielle Styles & Beauty by Whitney
Beat Mix Music, TCSquare
Dogwood Blossom, Stationery
Oh So Vivant, Photo Booth
Rosewood Ensemble, Ceremony Music