Today’s post shares the love story & elegant wedding of Jenn & Clark. Settle in for a photo packed post, as the images from Clary Pfeiffer Photography are just gorgeous.
Back story: I met Jenn & Clark through my best friend Courtney. They live in NYC & have known each other since they were “roommates” when Jenn interned in DC. They are extremely motivated, smart, and thoughtful people. (Wait until you see Jenn’s personal place cards.) They love to have a good time, and from what I saw, they challenge each other personally & professionally. Jenn is a laid back gal & Clark is the most polite guy I’ve ever met. Working with them and their families was an honor! Wedding day was the summer solstice this past June and with friends & family in town from all over the country, this couple needed all the help they could get with letting the party last all night. (Rumor has it some guests were having fun until the wee hours of Sunday morning.) This wedding was the first that I planned and coordinated under my new business, so it’s even more special to me. I also got to work with rock star vendors, so that was icing on the cake.
The couple stayed at the Moonrise Hotel in the U-City Loop and everything was perfect. The staff there are super accommodating & didn’t get too upset with me when I “accidentally” parked (for several hours) in the valet spot. They made sure transportation was arranged for the NYC couple, as they knew to trust me when I told them cabs weren’t as easy to come by in STL as the Big Apple.
Jenn’s mom helping her get dressed:
One of my favorite moments of the day was when Jenn’s dad saw her. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room, because the moment was so sweet. (And yes, I’m crying again.)
Now it was time for the groom to see his bride. This is one of my favorite moments in a wedding day to coordinate. So much excitement, so much suspense, and then the smiles say it all:
Now it was on to the ceremony at the Missouri History Museum. Jenn chose a basic color scheme with mint, various greens, whites and ivory, along with pops of gold (my personal favorite.)
There were personalized bar signs:
And she hand wrote notes to every single guest (yes, all 150) on their escort cards. I overheard several guests throughout the evening comment on how nice that was & how special they felt:
The bride’s reaction to seeing the stunning dinner setting:
Gorgeous hydrangeas and baby’s breath centerpieces by The Flowers Girls:
Paper pretties from Paperkeet:
They couple danced under Italian inspired lights by Exclusive Events with jams from Night Magic Entertainment:
Delicious treats with succulent adorned plates to match the bridal bouquet from Butler’s Pantry:
Simply stated cake from The Cakery Bakery:
The night ended with STL classics: Imo’s pizza & toasted ravs…guests loved it! I also got a lift home from Butler’s Pantry’s crew after losing my car keys. It was the perfect reality check, because even though the night ended rocky, I couldn’t stop smiling after a successful first wedding for Eminence Events!
More of my favorite pictures:
Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography
Hotel: Moonrise Hotel
Make-up: Beauty By Broxie
Hair: Leila Al-Bori at the Chase Park Plaza
Venue: Missouri History Museum
Florals: The Flower Girls
Paper Goods: Paperkeet
Lighting and Draping: Exclusive Events
Caterer: Butler’s Pantry
Cake: The Cakery Bakery
Desserts: Gooey Louie
Transportation: Best Transportation
DJ: Night Magic Entertainment
Jenn & Clark: Thank you for allowing Eminence Events to help plan & coordinate your special day. Continue to Let Sparks Fly all the days of your fairytale lov