Now this, my dears, is a classic wedding infused with just the right amount of fun and whimsy. From the classic black and white color palette and bouquets finished with monogrammed ribbons to the fun Mr. and Mrs. balloons and the traditional country club setting, this day is total perfection. And thanks to Untamed Heart Photography, you can soak up all the pretty in The Vault!
From the Bride…Nick and I met in college, but we did not begin dating until after he had graduated. After 7 years of dating, we made our annual 4th of July trip to our family cabin in Northern Minnesota. I had always hoped that Nick would propose there, since it is so special to me, but as the week went on and our friends arrived, I began to think it wasn’t time. Well Nick proved me wrong and surprised me one morning on the beach. We were then able to spend the remainder of the weekend celebrating with friends and family!
We knew we wanted a classic and timeless wedding; but our main goal was to make sure our guests, who were traveling from all over, would have an amazing time. I grew up in Richmond, VA and wanted to take some southern accepts and merge them with my new home of St. Louis! We had monogrammed ribbons on the bouquets and magnolia leaves through out the reception, and St. Louis staples in the welcome bags with the famous arch on the welcome note. We kept with a color scheme of black and white, with pops of gold and white flowers with lots of greenery. With the help of amazing vendors, everything just seemed to fall into place, creating the wedding of our dreams. I do have to add that I really lucked out with the most amazing partner because he helped plan almost everything for our big day! It would not have been possible without him.
Throughout the day I was able to spend special moments with my parents, sister, new family, bridesmaids and attendants. All moments I will cherish and all people who have played a huge part in my life. But my first look with Nick was one of my favorites of the day. We were able to take that time to really let it sink in that we were getting married. I will never forget his face when he turned around and the laughs we shared in the moments to follow (Nick always knows how to make me laugh and we are so lucky we found Michelle to capture it all!)
It’s hard planning a wedding, but it really is all worth the stress and tears. I received some advice that I really took to heart in the final month leading into the wedding. “Keep your eye on the prize; marrying your best friend.” This reminded me that it was all going to work out, and it did! From the cake and flowers, to heart warming speeches, to spending the night dancing away with all of our favorite people. It really was the best day ever.
Photography: Untamed Heart Photography | Floral Design: Flowers to the People | Wedding Dress: Mikealla | Cake: Honest To Goodness Bakery | Invitations: RSVP | Stationery: Honey Mint Papery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Band: Galaxy Band and DJ Combo | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew | Venue: Algonquin Golf Club | Balloons: Kate Spade | Bridal Boutique: Altar Bridal | Hair +Makeup: Salon De Christie-Kelly