My first wedding of 2013 fell on the most perfect spring day imaginable… the flowering trees were in full bloom and the temperatures were lovely. Since Gen & Scott happened to schedule their engagement session on the most perfect FALL day imaginable… I couldn’t help but compliment her amazing timing! The day started out with the girls getting ready at Gen’s parents house and Scott and his guys getting dressed at the Hilton downtown. The atmosphere at the girls house was relaxed and fun, with lots of laughter and goofing around (my favorite thing was that the family dog was chilling on the couch in a bowtie when I got there! :). To avoid risking being seen in her dress, we all headed over to the church, the Shrine of St. Joseph, for Gen to put her dress on there right before the ceremony. It was a full room with both moms, Gen’s grandmother, and all her girls there to help her get ready. She made a gorgeous bride… D’Shannon Llewellyn and Jane Frederick did a wonderful job on hair and makeup. Gen was picture of elegance, and Scott’s face as she walked up the aisle and he saw her for the first time was absolutely priceless!
Following the ceremony we made a quick stop by the Arch for a few pictures and then went to Tower Grove Park, where we spent the rest of our time LOVING the beautiful flowering trees. What a perfect backdrop for such a romantic occasion! Then we headed over to Kemoll’s, The Top of the Met, probably the reception venue with the very best view in town! The room looked AMAZING. In addition to the gorgeous bouquets, Bloomin’ Buckets did a phenomenal job on the floral centerpieces. The linens by Sitting Pretty, the stationary by Paper Patch, and the deliciously pretty cake by Lubely’s and candy and snack bar… everything was just perfect! And following the lovely toasts and delicious dinner, the dance floor was packed all night thanks to the great music by the Everyday People Band. You really couldn’t have asked for a better team of vendors, and I was amazed at how Gen and her mom brought everything together. The day was gorgeous, and of course the most beautiful thing about it to me was the obvious joy and love shared between Gen & Scott and all their family and friends who came together to celebrate with them! Thank you for asking me to be a part of such a wonderful occasion. Congratulations again to the newlyweds!