Garden weddings are at the top of our love list. They just have this effortless elegance about them. I think it’s something in the open air festivities that easily lends itself to magic and this Quail Lodge wedding crafted by Carol Pope and Marry Me Flowers is certainly part of that bandwagon. It’s awash in pretty pastels and rustic sensibilities captured by Lisa Dolan. Click here for so much more.

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From Lisa Dolan PhotographyRita and Kevin got married outside of St. Louis at the prettiest park, with a reception following at the Rustic Quail Ridge Lodge.

Rita and Kevin are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Their wedding was simple and elegant and filled with the most thoughtful details. They brought in tons of natural elements to create a beautiful and rustic wedding.

Rita and Kevin chose hues of purple and lavender to accent the pretty summer scenery at Quail Ridge Park. The flowers were a mix of purple roses, hydrangeas, and succulents with a few pops of fresh lavender created by Merry Me Flowers. The groom wore a boutonniere made of sprigs of fresh lavender. The bridesmaids dresses were a light lavender color which really made the bouquets stand out. One of the most special touches from Rita and Kevin’s wedding were the lockets on Rita’s bouquet and Kevin’s boutonniere. Rita’s locket contained a photo of her father who had passed away, and Kevin’s had a photo of his mother who had passed away. It was such a lovely way to remember their parents, and to celebrate them on their wedding day.

The dessert bar was crafted by SweetArt, and was a mix of cookies and cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. The cupcakes included chocolate, vanilla, and a special lavender cupcake all made by SweetArt.

The tables were decorated with simple white tablecloths, and a burlap runner. The centerpieces were mercury glass mason jars filled with the same flowers that were in the bridesmaids bouquets, and more fresh lavender.

Following the ceremony the guests blew bubbles as a sweet send off for the couple. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate the day!

Photography: Lisa Dolan | Coordination: Carol Pope | Flowers: Marry Me Flowers | DJ: Matt At Full House Productions | Venue: Quail Ridge Lodge | Cupcake And Dessert Bar: SweetArt

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