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Modern Lake Wedding in Missouri

I adore the simple, nautical details carried throughout today’s feature wedding! Captured by Brklyn View Photography, Christa and Sean were married on a perfect August day in front of their closest friends and family in a ceremony overlooking a gorgeous lake in Missouri. The couple’s showcased their modern design aesthetic with clean, simple blue details. They designed and crafted their invitations, table numbers and ceremony flower holders with the help of an Epson paper cutter. Christa wore a lovely modern gown paired with jewelry from Tiffany’s Frank Gehry collection. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner on the dock before heading out on the lake for a sunset cruise.

A few words from the bride:

Sean and I first met in architecture graduate school in NYC, but it wasn’t until a few years later that we got to know each other on a road trip with mutual school friends. We went on our first date shortly after and have been together ever since.

I grew up spending summers at my family’s vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The lake has earned a reputation among our friends for being a great vacation spot, so it seemed like a natural location to bring our family and friends from the Midwest and Brooklyn together.

The location became our inspiration. We designed and made our invitations, decorations and flowers to reflect the lake atmosphere and our modern design sensibility. We incorporated personal touches such as having my aunt perform our ceremony and serving our favorite pies made by the local pie lady. We selected The Lodge of Four Seasons as our lake venue. The Lodge provided a great atmosphere with the classic lodge design, the waterfront lawn where we had our ceremony, and the dockside terrace where we had dinner. We decided to forego the traditional DJ and dance party and hosted the reception on a cruise boat. The boat ride was a great end to a fabulous day and allowed everyone to have a little fun on the water.

Our photographer and friend Jainé of Brklyn View Photography did a fantastic job at capturing all of the details and atmosphere of our wedding day. Thank you Jainé!

Photographer: Brklyn View Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: The Lodge of Four Seasons // Bridal Gown Designer: Adele Wechsler // Bridal Gown Store: Designer Loft // Jewelry Designer: Tiffany & Co. Frank Gehry Collection // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: BHDLN // Groom’s Attire, Shoes: Hugo Boss // Pies: Pies by Michele // Makeup Artist: Spa Shiki // Hair Stylist: Spa Shiki // Band: Mark Atkins Lieberman (guitar player) //  Officiant: The Rev. Carol Meredith, Pastor, bride’s Aunt // Cruise: Celebration Cruises // All images by Brklyn View Photography

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Wedding Mixing Rock and Roll with Elegance in St. Louis

This wedding has the perfect mix of rock and roll and elegance! Captured by Carretto Studio Photography, Camilla and Jeff were married on a lovely April day in a church ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to a stunning botanical garden for an outdoor cocktail hour, reception and lots of dancing. A modern aesthetic perfectly blended the couple’s styles; Camilla’s classic elegance and Jeff’s rocker style. Showing his edge, Jeff wore a suit paired with Chuck Taylors. Camilla wore a gorgeous satin gown with a delicate crystal hair pin. Each bridesmaid wore a short, blue infinity dress tied in a unique way to suit her individual style. I love the statement sculpture in the reception room!

A few words from the bride:

Jeff and I first met in high school, and then reconnected years later through mutual friends. Our first official date was at the Missouri Botanical Garden to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit, so it was fitting that our wedding reception would be celebrated in this memorable spot with a Chihuly sculpture as our backdrop. Our wedding from start to finish was exactly what we had imagined – a beautiful spring day surrounded by friends and family with excellent food, drinks, and plenty of dancing. We had relatives and friends in town from as far away as Mozambique (the matron of honor) and Italy (my aunt and uncle) making the event that much more meaningful.

After our ceremony at the historical Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, we hopped on our bus and headed to Vin de Set in Lafayette Square for drinks, photos and fun before our reception. This was one of our favorite parts of the evening, where we were able to hang out with our bridal party and share some laughs.

We made a point of wanting to enlist local vendors and friends that we cared about for our wedding – this made the wedding more personal. For the printed materials, our groomsman’s printing company was our go to; our amazing cupcakes were prepared by Pint-Size Bakery (one of my all-time favorite spots for sweets); our photographers Beth and Andy, of Carretto Studio Photography, are friends of ours and are just all around awesome people; a close friend assisted with makeup and served as our “bridal party cheerleader”; and Jeff’s DJ company, Suit and Tie DJ, played our favorite tunes during the reception. We also turned to Etsy.com for our guest book poster, ceremony programs, name cards and “Mr. & Mrs.” chair signs. Our wedding coordinator through Catering St. Louis made sure every last detail was handled seamlessly.

At the end of the night we looked at each other and agreed this was the perfect way to begin our next adventure.

Photographer: Carretto Studio Photography
Ceremony Venue: Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden
Catering: Catering St. Louis
Bridal Gown Designer: Mikaella Bridal
Bridal Gown Store: The Ultimate Bride
Bridal Shoes: RSVP
Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Pinwheel Crystal Hairpin by J. Crew
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Twobirds Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Gilt.com
Bridesmaid jewelry: Juxtapose Jewelry
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Macy’s
Groom’s Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star
Cake Designer: Pint-Size Bakery
Floral Designer: Botanicals Design Studio
Hair Stylist: Meggan Decker of Pixies Hair Design
Invitation Designer: MCI Printing Inc.
DJ: Suit & Tie DJ, the groom’s DJ business
Officiant: Rev. Kathleen Wilder

All images by Carretto Studio Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Lovely Light Pink Spring Wedding in Kansas City

I adore the unique reception venue of today’s gorgeous wedding! Captured by Sharayamauck Photography, Jackie and Clint were married in a Catholic church on a lovely April day. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to a hip, urban event space in downtown Kansas City, Missouri for dinner and dancing. A delicate color palette of blush pink and soft gray was used throughout the florals, attire and decor. Jackie looks amazingly elegant in her one-shoulder gown, cage veil and soft up-do!

A few words from the bride:

We have come to the conclusion that we are a 2nd generation eHarmony couple. We met through 2 of our best friends who meet on eHarmony and have been inseparable since our 1st date! It all really started July 3rd while watching fireworks. We had met several times before, but this was the night Clint was going to make his move! It was starting to get dark and he knew that the fireworks were going to be starting soon. He decided he had time to use the restroom 1st, but while in the porta-potty, the fireworks started going off! Clint thought he was going to miss out on his chance to make a move so he hurried up and starting running across the lawn to where Jackie was. He stood beside her and started to get a little closer, then closer… Finally, their arms were touching. When she didn’t move, he knew he had a chance:)

For our wedding, we wanted it to reflect us. I am a bit of a DIY type person, so I did all the invitations and decorations. We wanted it to be elegant while still being warm and comfortable. And it had to have a little sparkle:) We just wanted everyone to have a great time!

Photographer: Sharayamauck Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Agnes Catholic Parish
Reception Venue: 2131 Event Space
Catering: Lidderdale Country Store
Rentals: Accent Rental
Bridal Gown Designer: White by Vera Wang
Bridal Gown Store: David’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Dillard’s
Bridal Veil/Headpiece: David’s Bridal
Jewelry Designer: Nardri from Nordstrom
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: White by Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dress Store: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Shoes: Nordstrom
Cake Designer: Cupcake Chemistry, The Cheesecake Factory
Floral Designer: Hy – Vee
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Parlor on The Country Club Plaza
Invitation Designer: bride
Photobooth Rental: Booth Crazy
Officiant: Fr. Jerry Arono-Ponce

All images by Sharayamauck Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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