When it comes to fashion for the modern bride, the only rule is that there are none. From stripes to sparkles and everything in between, we’re always giddy to see a bride step outside the white and ivory box. So the second we got our hands on this sweet St. Louis elopement — with a bride who rocked a glittering Badgley Mischka from Rent the Runway — we knew it’d be filled with style moments to the max. Megan Thiele Studios was there to document all the “I do” goodness, and the full gallery? It’s the only place to be.
From Megan Thiele Studios…On a romantic Wednesday in early June, in historic Forest Park in St. Louis, Olivia and Baris were married in front of 13 of their closest friends and family. They met at Washington University, and decided to take a non-traditional yet glamorous approach to their wedding. Olivia sparkled in a gold Badgley Mischka gown, holding a bouquet of white peonies, while walking the path to meet her groom right before the ceremony; you could see her classic red lips smiling a mile away. They said their vows in a short ceremony next to a reflecting pool in front of the Jewel Box, a 75-year-old Art Deco greenhouse, accompanied by a few sprinkles, a couple of ducks, and a bunny in the shrubs nearby. Once their union was made official, all 15 persons had a photo taken to commemorate the event, they shared a toast, and the bride and groom set off to take photos with their two dogs, Argon and Shirley. The day ended with a warm summer shower and radiant smiles; a lovely story to share with generations to come.
Photography: Megan Thiele Studios | Floral Design: Walter Knoll Florist | Ceremony Location: The Jewel Box, Forest Park, St. Louis | Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway | Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane via Rent the Runway | Shoes: Aldo | Groom’s Suit: Kenneth Cole