These two are St. Louis to the core! They chose the historic World’s Fair Pavilion for their reception venue while getting married in an intimate church ceremony. It was the perfect balance of love for family and love for all things St. Louis and Cardinals and Blues! When they initially told me their wedding date and told me that they had secured the World’s Fair Pavilion for that date my jaw dropped knowing how incredibly gorgeous the park was oh that date the year before. You never know with St. Louis weather what to expect so it could have been 90 degrees or 20 on their wedding day. But wouldn’t ya know it – we had the most unlikely PERFECT 70 degree day in St. Louis on their wedding day.
The whole day was perfectly theirs. The girls hung out at her parents house and watched the Mizzou game while they took turns getting dolled up in the makeup chair. Alternating shouting at the TV and applying lipstick. My idea of the best balanced gals. On the mantle were three hand stitched baseballs with their names and wedding date in cardinal red. The guys meanwhile hung out at the hotel where they too rooted on Mizzou and each proudly wore their Cardinals socks under their suits before heading to the church. Jessica walked down the aisle with her dad to meet her groom. They said their vows to her grandfather making it an incredibly special moment for the family before leaving to Henry Purcell’s Trumpet Tune.
We hit up almost every one of their absolute favorite spots before heading to the World’s Fair Pavilion including Kiener Plaza, Busch Stadium, Scottrade Center, and Forest Park where the leaves were a sight to see and I don’t know that I will ever see them as perfectly red as they were on their day.. We were thrilled to have the team of Shadow + Light there for video and we had so much fun capturing Jessica and John’s day together. Will with Millennium Productions was a welcome face once we arrived at the World’s Fair Pavilion as we quickly realized things were about to get a lot more fun. The dancing was non-stop, there was a s’mores bar, and a sparkler exit to top it all off. Beyond thrilled that we were able to be a part of this special day!
Team of Vendors:
Church – Immanuel Lutheran – Olivette
Reception – World’s Fair Pavilion – St. Louis, MO
Florist – Wildflowers
Cake – Honest to Goodness Bakery
Invitations – InkSpot
DJ – Will @ Millennium Productions
Gown Designer – Eddy K Milano
Bridal Boutique – Clarice’s Bridal
Hair – Lyndsay L Salon
Makeup – Amanda Macia Makeup
Bridesmaid Dress Boutique – Brideside – Chicago, IL
Rings – Shane Co.
Suits – Savvi
Catering – Pasta House Co.