As May warmed the St. Louis air, Gina and Jake’s love story began. Their heartwarming union unfolded in an ornate Catholic church. It was followed by an electric celebration with dazzling details and vibrant pops of color. Under the design expertise of Hillary Williams, from Hillary J Events, the wedding reception at The Coronado St. Louis exceeded expectations. From preparations at Gold Door Loft Airbnb, to a jaw-dropping room reveal, each moment embodied the couple’s joyful journey.
Getting Ready at Gold Door Loft
Nestled in the heart of Soulard, the Gold Door Loft Airbnb provided the perfect backdrop for Gina and her closest friends to get ready for the day. Gina slipped into her attire amidst laughter. She was surrounded by her girls donned in beautiful blue-and-white custom pajamas. Excitement buzzed in the air. The clinking of bright, fun, colorful mimosa glasses represented the start of a sweet celebration.
Groom’s Preparation at The Westin St. Louis
Meanwhile, Jake and his groomsmen got ready at The Westin St. Louis, laying the foundation for a day of anticipation and camaraderie.
First Look and Photo Sessions
One of the most heartwarming moments unfolded as Gina shared a heartfelt first look with her father. As they hugged, the room was charged with emotion–a father’s pride and a daughter’s joy on display.
Opting for a first look with her Dad, but skipping one with Jake, Gina and Jake’s photo sessions were carefully orchestrated in a picturesque park to ensure they remained separate prior to the ceremony. Undeniably, this unique approach added to an element of surprise and anticipation. It set the stage for a memorable ceremony.
Catholic Ceremony at SFX College Church in St. Louis
Not long after, Gina and Jake exchanged vows in a moving Catholic ceremony at SFX College Church in St. Louis. Meanwhile, the summer rain and sun played a whimsical game of hide-and-seek. Surrounded by supportive friends and loved ones, their love radiated even brighter. You know you have the best of friends when they hold mini hand-held fans for you on a hot, humid Missouri summer day.
The Coronado, A Breathtaking Venue
Meanwhile, the festivities continued at The Coronado St. Louis. Undeniably, the timeless charm of the venue blended seamlessly with The Red Jacket Band’s energy. In essence, it brought the celebration to life. Hillary’s meticulous design elevated the wedding reception. She transformed it into a symphony of bright, pastel florals with intricate details. Each table boasted a unique version of the color palette weaving cooler with warmer hues. Whereas, the head table stood as an elegant testament, adorned with custom linens and intricate decor.
Late Night Delights, A Party To Remember
Later, as the night progressed, guests were treated to a delightful surprise. It perfectly encapsulated the couple’s fun spirit. Gina and Jake’s love for french fries was celebrated with a late-night summer snack. Amid laughter and joy, the celebration continued as the aroma of crispy fries filled the air.
Finally, as the evening drew to a close, Gina changed into a fun and spirited party dress. This created a show-stopping moment. After, she indulged in the delectable french fries with her groom. Unquestionably, the room was alive with the vibrant energy of the newlyweds and their loved ones.
Gina and Jake’s wedding day was a symphony of love, color, and unforgettable moments. From the intimate getting-ready moments at the Soulard Gold Door Loft Airbnb, to the grand celebration at The Coronado St. Louis, every detail was meticulously curated to create a day that surpassed all expectations.
Unquestionably, with Hillary Williams of Hillary J Events at the helm, the fusion of stunning details and bold colors ensured that this summer wedding would be etched into the memories of all who attended. Essentially, just as the rain and sun danced in harmony, so did Gina and Jake, embarking on a journey of love, joy, and countless cherished memories.
St. Louis Wedding Vendor Team
Planner & Designer: Hillary J Events Wedding Venue: St. Francis Xavier (College) Church Reception Venue: The Coronado Photographer (Learn more about me): Emily Broadbent Photography Florist: The Special Event Florist Stationery: Le Clé Studio HMUA Bridal Party: Fluer Bridal Styling HMUA Bride: Savanah Summer Entertainment: The Red Jacket Band Catering: Butler’s Pantry Catering Rentals: Décorum Events STL Linens: BBJ La Tavola Formalwear: Mimis Bridal Town And Country The Black Tux Loeffler Randall