April 6th Wedding

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So here is the thing about Missouri weather… you have no idea what it is until you literally walk outside and feel it for yourself. Within a week it has been as low as 40 degrees and as high as 90 degrees. We’ve switched from winter to summer a number of times already and it is only May. That said, I have several blogs in the works- I thought a nice throwback to a gorgeous December wedding would be nice, then thought maybe a more recent wedding that happened to have very warm weather would fit more appropriately. So back and forth I went until I came across this lovely gallery from a wedding we had on April 6th; the weather, the scenery, the theme, all came together to form this perfect sweet spot right in the middle. We were just starting to get blooms on the trees as the temperature hovered over the mid 60’s. With bright, full florals by Poppies Design Studio and soft lavender wedding colors, this day is just so easy to feature.

I remember meeting Jessica at her first bridal meeting, and being impressed at her level of detail. Everything was filled out, extra documents were prepared, every duck was in a row. (Of course, I’m sure she still felt the weight of this day on her shoulders!) I remember thinking right then and there that this would easily be the day it turned out to be. Everything- from the incredible dessert display to surprising Stephen with their dog as part of the wedding procession- was tasteful and well planned.

If you don’t have time to check out every picture…at least scroll to the end, and let me know if you’ve ever seen a more beautiful sunset!

Photographer: Aloha Kelly Photography

Caterer: Sugarfire Catering

Dessert: Sugarbelle Cakery

DJ & Uplighting: Millenium Productions

Hair and Makeup: Emily Miller Makeup and Hair LLC

Dress: Mia Grace Bridal

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Silver Oaks Chateau is neutral enough that there isn’t a color palette you may choose that looks “bad.” Given the building’s french elegance, however, purple tones always seem to look extra beautiful in the space!

December 15th Wedding

At Silver Oaks Chateau we are passionate about the little details. Whether it is the lighting in the bridal suite or the cleanliness of the restrooms, we try to cover it all. What a compliment it is when someone notices how clean the building is during a tour, or notes just how thought out the construction of the building itself really is. I like to think the experience our couples have originate from thinking through those details; without it their experiences just wouldn’t be the same.

Likewise, I appreciate the little elements of wedding planning that quickly add up to create a huge impact. This December wedding is an example! Timeless calligraphy by RSVPeas, striking floral arrangements by Roses and Mint, and Courtney Smith photography to capture all the little moments, nothing was missed!

We are frequently asked “Do I need to hire a wedding planner?” Of course there is no easy answer as every couple is different.. BUT I can say this: If you desire to have your day meticulously planned out.. and even color-coded (like I said, details!) then Allyssa Elaine Events did not miss a beat. Vendors, decor, timing, and other things you may not immediately think of while planning a wedding, were effortless. (It doesn’t hurt that bride and groom Katie and Chris were absolutely wonderful to work with!)

Catering: Hollyberry

Band: Vote for Pedro

Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop

Hair and Makeup: Danielle Style

Dress: White Traditions Bridal

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again- there is NOTHING missed by having a December wedding. Look at this lighting! The backdrop is still just as breathtaking.

September 15th Wedding

Does this weather have anyone else dreaming of warmer days? Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing like a winter wedding…though we hear we may have 50+ degree weather on Saturday? We’ll take it!

An Affair to Remember will be setting up on Saturday and after the beauty that was Ally and Nick’s September 15th wedding, I cannot wait!

Ally and Nick’s amazing wedding day and An Affair to Remember… WOW. Holy floral halo! You’ve seen them on Pinterest, ladies, but this one takes the cake. Speaking of cake… this couple chose to have a small cake centerpiece from Pint Sized Bakery at EVERY table. Pair that with adorable personalized doggy picture napkins made by On Three Designs, and you can see how this was a fun gallery to steal blog pictures from.

Beauty. Laughter. Class. Sentiment. Some incredible vendors came together to create the most picture perfect day…and for such a fun couple! (Oh, and just when you think the dogs Zoe and Tod have stolen the show… check out Nick’s expression when he sees Ally!)

Alright, I’m done. I think Hannah Shea’s photography will speak for itself.

June 3rd Wedding

It has officially cooled off here in St. Louis! You know what that means…. romantic fall colors, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cozy sweaters. Best of all? It means the holidays are right around the corner. Which brings me to the inspiration behind today’s blog post.

I’d like to start off by referencing Season 2 Episode 10 of The Office, a.k.a., the Christmas Party Episode. For those who are unaware, I’ll make it quick. In this episode quirky paper salesman Jim expresses his adoration for secretary Pam by buying her a simple blue teapot for their office holiday party. Not only has she had her eye on the kettle, but he has it filled with silly inside joke-themed memoriabilia from their friendship together. Anyone who knows the show knows that in this episode one of TV’s favorite couples is formed and so begins a beautiful love story. In short, Jim and Pam are absolutely made for each other.

Likewise, I present to you Chris and Victoria. Fun, caring, passionate people who are absolutely made for each other. Though this wedding was indeed in the summer, I trust you’ll still get the reference. Ashley Fisher creates yet another masterpiece by capturing the essence of this day.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry… you’ll be in awe at the fireworks display. You’ll feel the warmness of love radiating through the power of prayer. You’ll start up Netflix and wish you had some cake (Mizzou fans…this is your warning)

Ladies and Gentlemen…. June 3rd, 2018.

Sugarfire Catering

Complete DJ

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Are you grabbing the remote or a tissue? Both?

Are you grabbing the remote or a tissue? Both?

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Schnucks Florist  for the win!

Schnucks Florist for the win!

Can we talk about these bridesmaid dresses!?

Can we talk about these bridesmaid dresses!?

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