They walked, her hand in his, to the top of a hill in Lafayette Park. The train on Becca's blush dress trailed behind her. The leaves were already hinting that it was autumn as they began to dance under the trees.
Becca and Matt wanted their entire wedding day to be a celebration with their closest friends and family. Her mother, sister, and best friend helped her into her dress. And then she was walking down the stairs to see the rest of her bridesmaids and out the front door to her dad.
She had walked out those french doors so many times before. Only this time it was the day of her wedding and her dad was waiting half way down the sidewalk. He turned around and there were tears in his eyes. He hugged her tight and she leaned her head on his. It's one of my favorite things to watch parents love their children.
She and her bridesmaids rode one of the darling St Louis trolleys to the ceremony. Then she was walking through a different set of doors and Matt was standing at the end of the aisle. They said their vows and there was so much joy. I loved spending time with Becca and Matt and photographing who they really were: kind, thoughtful, and genuinely happy.
They decided on a buffet-and-cocktail style reception with food served all night. That looked like the most delicious hors d'oeuvres, toasted ravioli, desserts scattered throughout the venue, pizza, and gelato to celebrate Matt's Italian heritage. It was a celebration all day long!
St Louis Fine Art Film Wedding
Published - Style Me Pretty Photography - Jordan Brittley Videography - Pounds MediaFloral Designer - Bloomin’ Buckets Hair - Stephanie ReckertMakeup - Makeup Artistry by A&C Dress, veil, hair halo, earrings - BHLDNNecklace - Nadri Antique Watch - Becca’s Grandmother Shoes - Badgley MischkaBecca’s Engagement Ring - custom designed by Michael HerrBridesmaid Dresses - Jim HjelmInvitations - MintedCeremony Venue - St. Ambrose Catholic Church on the HillReception Venue - City Cottage on ChouteauCaterer - Catering St. LouisCake - The CakeryDJ - Live Band, Acoustics AnonymousLighting - Prosound DJ & Lighting RentalString Quartet - Landolfi QuartetTrolley for wedding party - St. Louis TrolleyPies - Pie Oh My!Gelato - Gelato Di RisoWedding Reception Paperie - DH Fitzgerald Day of Ceremony Coordinator - Melissa Boudinet-Kelley