Annie + Brian | St. Francis Xavier College Church + Forest Park Visitor Center Wedding
Annie and Brian met their first year at The University of Dayton. They had Monday night chemistry lab together where they met and after countless weekly dinner dates, intramural volleyball games, and shared mass at the chapel, they were engaged in Annie’s Hometown of St. Louis at Art Hill in Forest Park making it the perfect place to celebrate their dream wedding.
On the day of their wedding, Annie opened the door to her family home rendering me speechless. She was magnificent. Dad was totally relaxed while Mom was the cutest alternating between laughing, beaming, and crying at the sight of her beautiful soon-to-be-wed daughter. The guys relaxed at the hotel and were all smiles and the perfect gentlemen.
Both of their faces when they saw each other were perfect – a look of complete joy and admiration for the other. Neither could stop smiling the whole rest of the day. They were married in the gorgeous St. Francis Xavier College Church and after the ceremony the wedding party brought their A game when we had them out in the cold (really cold) weather!
The party continued at the reception where the fabulous Alaynne Allen of Catering St. Louis had put together the most awe-evoking reception space with the most beautiful cake from Sarah’s Cake Shop in the center of the room. My friends at Bloomin’ Buckets did a magnificent job with the florals. Annie’s sister Emma made each of the table numbers by hand. It was perfect. The toasts had us all rolling and the Hog Trough Dance was a first for many of us and was an incredible addition to fabulous dance spectacular.
Annie and Brian – THANK YOU for letting me and Sherry be a part of this special day for you.
Ceremony – St. Francis Xavier College Church
Reception – Forest Park Visitor Center
Catering – Catering St. Louis
Cake – Sarah’s Cake Shop
Florals – Bloomin’ Buckets
Invitations – Minted
HMUA – Blissfully Beautiful Bride
DJ – CJ’s Disc Jockey
Gown Designer – Hayley Paige
Bridal Boutique – Hyde Park Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses – Brideside
Suits – The Black Tux
Jeweler – St. Matthew’s Jeweler
Second Shooter – Sherry Lane