Vintage-Inspired Missouri Lesbian Wedding
Jessica and Christina had a vintage-inspired wedding in St. Louis, Missouri. Their pastel shades of cream and blush were present from the blooming trees to their sweetheart table at their reception.
FROM THE BRIDE
Although it was risky to plan a wedding for April 2nd in St. Louis in an outdoor location, we knew that if the weather cooperated, the risk would be worth the reward! After a month of planning and thousands of hours of DIY projects, our special day finally arrived. We aimed for a rustic, organic and natural feel to every aspect of our wedding. Our color palette was full of colors found in nature: varieties of browns, greens, pinks and other pastels.
We selected SqWires Annex to host the reception because we loved the space’s grand windows, very high ceilings and exposed brick walls. The bridesmaids wore beautiful mint green strapless dresses, and Jessica’s dress was a one-shoulder lace gown. In between photos, everyone bundled up with blankets, jackets, and Jessica wore her Great Grandmother’s mink capelet (something old). Nothing could take the smiles off of our faces! We were thrilled to be able to have our ceremony outside as planned, so the record-breaking wind didn’t bother either of us one bit!
We had a string quartet accompanying our ceremony and our family and friends were kept warm by the blankets we provided. Our ceremony was very heartfelt and raw; there were tears shed by each bride, which Jessica was able to dry with her Grandmother’s handkerchief (something blue). We were greeted at our reception by family and friends, just as we stared our first dance to The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”.
We danced with our fathers at the same time to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” and we switched dace partners mid-song. Kristen Goodman and her band, Kristen and the Good Men, set the tone for a relaxing brunch reception with jazz standards and a mixture of our favorite modern songs. As most brides say, our day flew by, and much of it is still a blur in our minds! The photographs that were taken that day will help us piece together the events that we didn’t get to see. We will hold this day so close in or hearts for as long as we live. Every detail was more beautiful than the next. The things that seemed like bumps in the road that day will be the things we laugh about in the future (and are already laughing about now!).
Our photographer Jaimie Nicole Krause and her assistant, Caroline Schubert, did a fantastic job in making us both feel beautiful and comfortable. They also kept us on schedule for our big day and they’re just the best!
Venue: SqWires Annex
Photography: Jaimie Nicole Kraus
Dress: David’s Bridal; Clarice’s Bridal
Music: Landolfi Quartet
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
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