February 29, 2016
A close family friend generously offered to host Allie and John’s nuptials and garden soiree. Set at the sprawling Ladue estate, the whole day was one that radiated intimacy and a spirit of closeness.
To document the day, pictures were taken all through the property by the talented Jessa Anderson, another close friend of Allie’s who traveled to St. Louis from Michigan to be there. The ceremony was held in the sunken garden where Allie and John’s closest family and friends watched them exchange vows. To combat the July heat, guests were supplied with hand fans that echoed the design of the stationery the bride created herself. The cozy tent reception, which was situated on the other side of the manor, a short walk from the garden, overlooked the estate’s pond. The tent was bathed in the natural light of the July evening paired with the illuminated candles in beautiful gold votives. Guests enjoyed food that was handpicked by Allie and Jon and prepared by the house chef, Julie Colton. Allie and John’s involvement leading up to their wedding day speaks to the personal feel that was undeniable throughout the day.
Coordination: Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events
Photography: Jessa Anderson // http://www.jessaandersonphotography.com
Hair & Makeup: Blown Away Blow Dry Bar // http://blownawaystl.com
Florals: Les Bouquets // http://www.lesbouquets.com
Rentals: Premier Party Rentals // http://www.premierpartyrentals.com