June 12, 2018

Clare + Joe | City Cottage Wedding

Clare + Joe | City Cottage Wedding

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City Cottage Wedding

She contacted me some months after her brothers wedding we photographed and I still remembered her smile and laugh from that day.  She has a contagious energy and the most welcoming demeanor of anyone I have ever met.  I was all in.  They selected two of my favorite venues that were the perfect balance for them.  The gorgeous St. Francis Xavier College Church that leaves guests searching around admiring its beauty before the procession begins.  The ceremony was rich with tradition in the grand space but felt so intimate.

We took some time for photos before we broke for a pit stop at the Planter’s House just minute from the venue.  The wedding party sipped out of copper mugs and laughed and recounted hilarious stories of the night before.  The party relocated to the City Cottage which is perhaps the coziest venue.  The ornate woodwork extends the length of the bar and in the dining room the exposed brick walls fireplaces make you feel like you stepped back in time.  Out back on the patio, the wood oven crackled and warmed for late night pizzas and a piñata dangled full of small airplane bottles of booze that the party goers took full advantage of when Joe broke it open late night.

There are certain things that always catch my attention during a wedding day.  One being the sincerity of the speeches and the reaction of the couple.  You can tell a lot about a couple during the speeches as an indication of what the future holds.  They burst out laughing at themselves and at each other in the most heartwarming way.  Wishing you both a life rich with laughter full  – also a little prayer that you got a really great vacuum as a wedding gift.

xoxo,

Susie

Vendors:

Church – St. Francis Xavier College Church

Reception – City Cottage

Catering – Catering St. Louis

Flowers – Bloomin Buckets

Jewelry – Simon’s

Bridal Boutique – Town & Country Bridal

Gown – Martina Liana

HMUA – Blown Away Dry Bar

Suits – Express

Men’s Accessories – Tie Bar

Band – My Friend Mike

Invitations – Paper Source

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