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Rustic Missouri Farm Wedding

When Katie Saeger Events is behind the planning and design helm, pretty things are bound to unfold my dears. A kind of pretty that has a powerful love behind it, like this beautifully rooted and spiritual family farm fete. It’s a little bit of rustic, a little bit of romance, dotted with a sage-y mint and simple white blooms that pack a punch. The proof is in every lovely capture from Lisa Hessel Photography.

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Rustic

From the beautiful Bride…I met Joel almost 5 years ago, my first weekend in Columbia, Missouri after arriving to Mizzou for my undergrad. He was my older brother’s friend and in a friend group and campus ministry that I became very involved in. From the first time I met him, I was drawn to his outgoing personality and the ability he had to make everything more fun. He quickly became one of my best friends at Mizzou and after 2 years of being good friends (and some big realizations and a near death experience on a plane) we finally started dating. Once we started dating, it didn’t take us too long to realize we wanted to spend our lives together. Joel makes me laugh more than anyone, he entertains me to no end, and he is incredibly thoughtful, gentle, and caring of every person in his life. He also has this ability to befriend literally every type of person.

We got married May 3, 2014 in Hermann, MO on my family’s farm. I grew up in St. Louis, but my family has had this farm for many, many years. We grew up going frequently to hunt, fish, play games, and spend time together. “The Farm” has become a huge part of my life and I always dreamed of getting married there. It was incredible to have that become a reality, and we are so thankful to everyone who made that happen, especially my mom and our wedding planner, Katie Saeger. (And my dad for cutting the grass so beautifully!) The ceremony was on a hillside and Joel’s dad, Dave, officiated. It was personal and intimate, we wanted it to feel more like a time of worship than a wedding. My brother led everyone in some hymns and the whole ceremony felt so surreal. We had the reception in a big tent, with twinkling lights and a live band who just added so much to the overall ambiance of the night. It was an unbelievable day and words really don’t do justice to the amount of love and support we received from our family and friends. Truly, a day we will never forget!

From Katie Saeger EventsThe Farm was a dream location for the bride and her mother and we worked so closely together to make sure every little detail reflected their love for each other and their families for that weekend. The hills of wine country in Hermann, Missouri made for a really picturesque backdrop for the ceremony and reception with rolling hills as the backdrop as guests entered “the Farm” and a beautiful tent that awaited them after the ceremony. Amanda and Joel wanted a very inviting and warm feel to the day with some beautiful classic and rustic touches like the beautiful bud vases hand collected by our florist Hermann Florist and the soft lace and burlap runners accented with beautiful white and green florals. One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing Amanda and her Dad walk down the aisle towards Joel. Not having a first look was very important to Amanda and Joel, and watching them both as they saw each other for the first time walking down that aisle was such a beautiful and heartfelt moment for everyone watching. The beautiful photography by Lisa Hessel and the video from Chris Olson really captured how deep Amanda & Joel’s love is for each other, and the love that surrounds them with their family and friends.

How to make the signature drink:
2 Tbsp jam
2 Tbsp Bourbon
1 Tbsp Triple sec
Orange segments
Splash of club soda

Photography: Lisa Hessel Photography | Videographer: Chris Olson | Florist: Hermann Florist | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Bakery: All About Cakes | Invitations: Vellum | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: The Finishing Touch By Ginger | Band: Galaxy | Groomsmen's Attire: Tommy Hilfiger | Day Of Paper Goods: Livia Paul | Tent And Rentals: Belmont Rentals | Transportation: Hermann Trolley | Venue: Private Residence | Vintage Rentals And Chalk Signage: Plum Vintage | Wedding Planner + Designer: Katie Saeger Events

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Glamorous Pink Khorassan Ballroom Wedding

Some of the best moments are the unexpected, don’t you think? The un-planned, un-fussed-over, perfectly imperfect moments. Case in point? This sweet Groom had to change his proposal plan direction because his lovely Bride had plans to surprise him with an anniversary weekend away. Basically, they love each other to bits and are the cutest duo ever. And their wedding from Shelli Alred and MNC Photography is utter gorgeousness. Get your pretty self over to the gallery for more!

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From Mike Cassimatis MNC PhotographyHello and thank you for taking some time to look at Lauren and Matt’s beautiful summer wedding. I absolutely loved working with this couple. Even though it was 100+ degrees outside for this August wedding, everyone was in good sprits and looking their best. Lauren and Matt chose two classic St. Louis venues for their wedding, St. Abrose on “the hill” and the classic, Chase Park Plaza. One of my favorite moments of the day was when Lauren opened a package from Matt containing all of the cards and letters she had ever given him.

From the beautiful Bride…Matt and I met in February 2009 during our sophomore year at Mizzou. I spent much of that summer in Eastern Europe, unfortunately, without much communication but Matt and I were able to reconnect when I returned to the States and officially started dating August 22, 2009.

August 22 is a significant date for us. Not only because it is when we started dating but it is also the same date we got engaged 4 years later on August 22, 2013. Matts 25th birthday was at the end of July that year and, as a surprise, I planned a trip to New York City. Matts sister in law’s due date for his niece, Maeve, was a day after his birthday so I decided to plan the trip afterwards so we wouldn’t miss Maeve being born! As a result, I chose the weekend of our dating anniversary! I started planning the trip in February that year and Conspired with my step mom to tell Matt we’d be going on a trip to Florida with my family so that he’d ask off work well in advance. A couple weeks before the trip Matt took my dad out to lunch, unbeknownst to me, to ask for my hand in marriage. Matt said he’d like to propose with family around on our trip to Florida (YAY! but yikes!) This put my parents in quite the predicament as it would just be Matt and I in New York City and was supposed to be a surprise! They decided they couldn’t ruin my excitement for what I’d planned for so long and decided they’d just have to let Matt improvise (poor guy!). When we got to the airport, Matt went from really excited to competely nervous in one fall swoop when he found out we were going to NYC (which now makes sense in hindsight). On August 22, 2013 I planned reservations at buddakan restaurant and tickets to Jersey Boys on Broadway for our anniversary. Matt had a gift he was determined to give me at “the right moment” but was so disoriented by all my “surprise” plans that he decidedly/randomly gave it to me in the middle of Times Square (which was so random to me at the time to be opening a present in the middle of the street). The gift was a photo album of all of our “moments”: funny, family, college, etc. and the last page declared there was one more “moment” he wanted to share and I looked up and he was on one knee proposing! We were so excited and called our family and friends and then went to see, the show, Jersey Boys, which is worth mentioning because we picked a song from that show to be our first dance song: ‘you’re just too good to be true’ by the Four Seasons.

The wedding date was immediately set to be the Saturday of the next year: August, 23, 2014. My family is Italian so there was no question I wanted to be married anywhere other than St. Ambrose Catholic Church on the hill. I knew the chase park plaza was where I wanted to have the reception immediately When we visited The Khorassan ballroom; it took my breath away! So, needless to say, when it was set up the day of our wedding it brought tears to my eyes because it was so wonderful and beautiful. Our favorite part of the wedding was my dad’s sentimental speech and also the surprise he planned in arranging Mizzous fight song to be our wedding party’s reception entrance song and having Mizzous mascot, Truman the Tiger, to come out with us! We were shocked when we had Truman escorting us out and everyone at their tables waving black and gold Pom poms, cheering for us! My favorite details were the curtains that dramatically opened to welcome everyone into the reception, the bar that exclusive events brought in, the MOST beautiful flower arrangements I’ll ever lay eyes on-randy did such an amazing job, and the band because the dance floor was packed until the end. I’ll never forget the last song that played when the groomsmen and I sang ‘we are young’ by FUN on stage while our guests took the flowers from Our head table flower hedging and threw them onstage like a concert encore. I never wanted it to end. It was a night that will live in infamy and on replay in my mind forever.

Photography: Mike Cassimatis - MNC Photography | Cinematography: Jason Gibson Films | Event Design: Exclusive Events Inc. | Event Planning: Shelli Alred | Floral Design: Artistry Florists | Wedding Dress: Clarice's Bridal | Ceremony Venue: St. Ambrose Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Chase Park Plaza - Khorassan Ballroom | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Karan | Hair: Melanie Rauschenbach | Band: Galaxy | Groom's Attire: Savvi Formalwear | Graphic Design: Melissa Haley | Makeup: Danielle Style

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Vintage Rustic Wedding in the Ozarks

Somehow this wedding was able to combine all of my favorite design elements into one big, beautiful day while infusing it with a breath of fresh air, ensuring that it was both stunning and timeless. The vintage charm was complimented by rustic details and the entire wedding was veiled in the prettiest, most colorful palette I’ve seen in a while. The gallery from Climer Photography is one you absolutely won’t want to miss!

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From Climer PhotographyThis was a true old-fashioned, spring, garden wedding, right in the heart of Old Southern Hills subdivision in the Missouri Ozarks. The Australian Groom and Ozarkian Bride had lived on two separate continents for the better part of two years, and on the Groom’s last trip home, merely 30 days prior to the wedding, the two decided to tie the knot! With the help of the Bride’s family, with event and day of planner Rebekah Covay of Seamless Events (Chicago, IL), and day of coordinating from Stephanie Weiss of Ella Weiss (Springfield, MO), a flawless, Aussie-Ozarkian garden party, complete with a special feast with smoker, trailered in by the Mother of the Bride’s Cousin, from West Virginia, set the southern-vintage-chic backyard-BBQ.

Handpicked florals assembled by a local florist, Ron, from The Thicket, adorned vintage dressed tables with mismatched china thrifted and collected by the Bride, which complimented the hand painted table numbers from local St. Louis artist, Karen Bult, while trailing tree moss sprawled the vintage pieces, holding photographic memories and goodies alike. The bridal path was lined with specially crafted wood columns, selected, chopped and sized by the Groom, held candle luminaries for the romantic evening wedding, while honeysuckle and fresh flowers were in full bloom around the property.

A lone white swan circled the lake as the guests witnessed the Aussie Groom and Ozark’s bride say their intimate, heart-felt, hand written vows, as the Bride’s ordained father officiated the ceremony. On lookers sipped fruit infused water from mason jars and the small congregation of guests on the Bride’s parent’s lake front lawn dabbed teary eyes to the couple’s romantic ceremony. As the sun dipped below the tall trees and guests made their way past the vintage truck (found at a local tire shop), with it’s bed filled with several fruit infused waters and gifts for the couple, they made their way to the tent under the stars. The day was perfectly soundtracked with two separate bands serenading the party, local talents, Bella Donna and Triple Play, made the festivities playlist with original gypsy jazz and Beatle’s favorites, which set the tune for the clear big top party that lasted into the night and wee hours of the morning. At the event’s conclusion, guests left with beautifully assembled favors of mexican wedding cakes, made with love from the Bride’s family friend.

Photography: Amanda Climer Of Climer Photography | Wedding Dress: Ella Weiss | Nicole Miller | Engagement Ring: Bailey Biddle And Banks | Catering: Jaws BBQ | Bartenders: Brad & Clary Phelps | Bride's Hair: Milk.Honey Salon | Bride's Wedding Ring: I Wedding Band | Bridesmaid's Gifts: Kei Jewelry | Bridesmaid's Hair: Bliss Salon | Cake & Cupcakes: Tea Bar & Bites | Ceremony Band: Bella Donna | Custom Wedding Icon Coozies: Custom Ink | Dress Service: Ella Weiss | Floral Bouquet Design: Ron | The Thicket | Groom's Wedding Ring: Sam's | Groom, Groomsmen, And Dog Bandana: The Tie Bar | Hand Painted Table Numbers: Karen Bult Of STL | Invitations & Wedding Icon: Studio 255 | Kangaroo Cake Toppers: Thirifted | Makeup: Andie Reynolds | Manicures: Jennie's Nails | Old Southern Hills: Mack Residence | Planning, Wedding & Reception Plan + Design: Rebekah Covay Of Seamless Events | Reception Band: Triple Play | Reception Floral: The Thicket | Stumps For Ceremony & Reception Decor: Selected & Chopped By Groom | Tanning: South Beach Tanning Fantasy | Under The Stars Tent: All Event Rentals | Venue: Old Southern Hills Private Residence | Vintage M & R Marquee Lights: Vintage Marquee Lights | Vintage Reception Dinnerware: Thirfted By Bride | Vintage Truck: Mitchem Tire & Wheel

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