This wedding right here? It’s awesome and then some. The kind of awesome that comes with drop-dead gorgeous traditional details, seriously sweet purple + peach hues and a ballroom reception perfectly styled for celebrating. Oh, and on top of all of that lovely is a bride and groom who are the epitome of adorable with their super cute story. See it all captured by Love Tree Studios right here.
Purples, peaches and grays set the tone for this simply elegant wedding on June 22, 2013. Friends and family traveled to the heart of Missouri to the surround Katie as she walked down the aisle in her stunning Watters dress, complete with hidden pockets, to wed Andrew in the local Methodist church. The flowers and bouquets were a stunning array of pinks, purples and peaches and were all uniquely designed by Ruth at My Secret Garden. Katie carried photographs of her grandparents in her bouquet in order to keep them close in her memory as she walked towards Andrew to say ‘I do’ and place his grandfather’s wedding band on his finger. The band had previsously been engraved with Andrew’s grandparent’s wedding date, and Katie had it also engraved with their wedding date to continue the tradition. The celebration continued in the ballroom of the historic Tiger Hotel where quests were greeted with exquisite tables-capes and scrumptious cupcakes as they celebrated with the newly wed couple.
From the Bride… Andrew and I met while attending Mizzou. I was in my second year of law school and was a teaching assistant for an undergraduate Business Law course in which Andrew was enrolled. About a year and a half after the class was over, I received a Facebook friend request and a sweet message from a very attractive guy. His message stated that he wasn’t sure if I remembered him, but that I had left an impression on him and was curious if I would like to get together. I said yes and we met for dinner a week later at his favorite restaurant, which is also where we had our rehearsal dinner. We hit it off immediately, neither of us wanted the date to end and we have been together since that day.
It was just another Monday, or so I thought. June 4, 2012, I received an email at work from Andrew stating that he had a surprise for me when I got home from work. I really didn’t think anything of it because he always has little surprises. I was making dinner when he got home and he told me told me to reach into his suit pocket. In his pocket he had two tickets to a Royals game - he was trying to get me to think he was proposing – sneaky! Because he frequently pulls my leg, I thought nothing of it and our night went on usual, except, he was acting incredibly nervous. Because it was a beautiful night out we decided to sit out on the patio. After a few awkward minutes, he was more nervous than on our first date! He got down on one knee and proposed. A few minutes later, he pulled out the most beautiful ring that he had designed with stones from his grandma’s ring.
Inspiration, color, shape, and design for our wedding came from a flower arrangement I pinned on Pinterest.
I used the flower arrangement/bouquet I had seen on Pinterest for color and overall theme. I wanted all the flower arrangements to have a round shape. As for flowers, Ruth Lahue at Secret Garden picked all the flowers.
My dress was by far my favorite “detail” if you can call it that, it had pockets! I also loved the pictures of my grandparents, who were unable to make it to the wedding, secured in my bouquet.
What stands out to me is how incredibly blessed and at peace I felt. Starting on Wednesday night our family and friends started pouring in from all over. Andrew and I were overwhelmed by all of the support and love we felt from family and friends. I think that is something that neither of us will ever forget.
The Tiger Hotel offered an unmatched all in one package. The food was to die for, the bridal sweet overlooked the University of Missouri, they had a great wedding coordinator, an incredible bakery attached and amazing renovated rooms for guests to stay.
Photography: Love Tree Studios | Floral Design: My Secret Garden | Wedding Gown: Watters | Stationery: William Arthur | Ceremony Venue: Missouri United Methodist Chuch | Reception Venue: The Tiger Hotel | Rings: Tivol | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Love Lane - Ivy | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Groom's Attire: Joseph A. Banks | Attire: Saks Fifth Avenue | Beauty: The Clip Joint | Complete Music: Alex Hurst | Transportation: White Knight | Velvet Cupcake: Samantha Cook | Wedding Coordination: Michael Nolte