Elise and Dan have been all smiles each second of their colourful wedding ceremony deliberate by K.Hart Events with design and florals by An Affair To Remember. And it’s no shock why: their aim was to make the entire day really feel “as if it was exploding with our electrical, vibrant love for one another”. The consequence? A rainbow springtime palette bursting with pleasure from begin to end… as evidenced within the photographs by Ashley Pieper Photography under!
The Invitation Suite
Colourful wedding ceremony invites by Cheree Berry Paper & Design set the tone for the colourful wedding ceremony celebration to come back. Particulars included a deep inexperienced interior envelope, sizzling pink insert that includes the St. Louis skyline, and refined pops of blue, marigold yellow, and orange.
The Marriage ceremony Costume
Elise’s gown was the proper canvas for her technicolor creativeness, a second of class and ease amid otherworldly colours, breathtaking floral designs, and monumental structure. Her gown, designed by Marchesa Notte and named the Fernanda, was impressed by Spain, notably Seville, and of its magnificence and femininity. An Andalusian princess gown with floral embroideries, huge volumes balanced out by mild supplies.
Elise made the look her personal, adorned in particular, gold equipment channeling a timeless class; most particularly her beloved, late grandmother’s 18k Yellow Gold Eterna watch. Including yet one more distinctive contact, Elise wore eclectic jeweled beetle hair pins serving as a cheeky ode to the June Bugs that will get caught in her hair whereas enjoying within the New Hampshire meadow exterior of her grandparents’ home as a baby.
What an exquisite first look with their mother and father to witness!
They held their ceremony at Graham Memorial Chapel at Washington College in St. Louis, the place Dan had earned his Grasp’s diploma. They needed all of their florals, from the ceremony preparations to the bouquets, to match the magnificence of the stained-glass chapel.
Their focus was an inclusive, welcoming ceremony. They selected a poem by Tyler Knott Gregson known as “If Life Is A Query Mark,” for the primary studying—which represented the journey they took to seek out one another. Their second studying, an excerpt from “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho (a e book they learn collectively all through their relationship), to function a non secular second and a recognition of the completely different paths they’d taken to get the place they’re.
This e book additionally served as main inspiration behind their complete wedding ceremony theme: The principle character, Santiago, stumbles upon a lush oasis whereas touring within the harsh desert. There, he finds momentary peace and luxury whereas studying classes of affection and braveness. We actually needed our wedding ceremony to really feel like a dreamy, colourful oasis; a sanctuary for the entire unbelievable folks in our life to assemble and rejoice.
On the finish of the night time, friends every walked away with their very own copy of “The Alchemist”.
The Ceremony Music
Accompanied by The Diamond Empire Band string quartet performing hand chosen music. We selected “The Jurassic Park Theme” to be the groom’s processional. On its floor a wierd alternative, however an ideal embodiment of Dan and our “basic however eclectic” ethos. Elise was escorted by her father to “Chasing Automobiles”, one of many couple’s favourite faculty period songs. “Storybook Love” from the Princess Bride served because the backdrop to the unity candle lighting. Lastly, we needed to finish the ceremony with the basic, “Marriage ceremony March” from a Midsummer Night time’s Dream.
Elise and Dan have been then escorted away from the Chapel in a 1950’s Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
Colourful Marriage ceremony Flowers and Design
Elise dubbed her imaginative and prescient for the day “moody spring” as a nod to the class of the arrival of springtime. They landed on emerald inexperienced because the backdrop to a bursting array of daring florals together with heat, eclectic pops of shade and saturated oranges and neon pinks, and even placing blues and purples.
At The Dogwood within the Grove for his or her reception, they welcomed friends with a sweeping staircase adorned with each dimension, shade, and species of flowers they might collect—simply the luxurious oasis they’d imagined.
Butterflies served as one other lovely through-line on the reception, starting with a home made specimen field seating chart with a butterfly for every visitor to information them to their desk. Butterfly chargers welcomed them as they sat all the way down to dinner.
The Marriage ceremony Cake
Our vibrantly overgrown theme (and meal) concluded with our equally lovely and scrumptious wedding ceremony cake from “Made. by Lia” an virtually excellent homage to the staircase behind it. It was adorned with floral components and sugar butterflies, as if it was break up open and our moody spring theme was emanating from it. Even the flavour was significant, almond cake with raspberry filling, the identical flavors because the Swedish prinsesstårta which Daniel makes for Elise yearly for her birthday.
Movie by Ashley Pieper.
Pictures: Ashley Pieper Photography | Planning & Coordination: K.Hart Events | Ceremony Venue: Graham Memorial Chapel in St. Louis | Reception Venue: The Dogwood STL | Catering: The Social Affair | Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper & Design | Florals + Design: An Affair To Remember | Cake + Desserts: Made by Lia | Bridal Designer: Marchesa | Bridesmaids Clothes: Jenny Yoo | Males’s Formalwear: Stallone’s Formalwear | Officiant: Mark Larson | Ceremony & Reception Leisure: Diamond Empire Band | Hair + Make-up: Thirteen & Washington and Eye Do STL | Signage: STL Neons | Leases: Styled & Staged STL & Weinhardt Party Rentals | Transportation: Champagne Limos & Best Transportation