Marriott Grand St. Louis Wedding | Maria + Nick | Emily Broadbent Photo

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July 14, 2021

Marriott Grand St. Louis Wedding | Maria + Nick

Maria and Nick’s Marriott Grand St. Louis wedding was a day full of sweet moments (and a few touch and go – weather problems, right!). These two sweethearts clearly are so in love, and I can’t wait for you to get to to know them!

High School Sweethearts

Maria and Nick are high school sweethearts. While they started dating their sophomore year of high school, they actually met when they were in first grade! In another throwback to their early days, they were married in St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, the church they both attended in grade school.

Family Heirlooms

Before Maria’s grandmother passed away, she told Maria she just wanted her to have a beautiful dress on her wedding day. It was fitting that Maria wore an Italian-made dress, just like her Italian heritage! In a sweet touch of family, both Maria and Nick wore family heirlooms on their wedding day. The ring Maria wore on her right hand is her great grandmother’s ring, and the necklace she wore is her grandmothers. Nick’s watch, cuff links and wedding band are his grandfathers. Having that piece of your family’s history with you on your wedding day is the perfect touch of “something borrowed.”

Getting Ready

The night before her big day, Maria spent the night at the hotel. She and her party also got ready there, allowing for a stress-free morning. Several tokens were given before the wedding, with the bride groom, and parents all opening special gifts. Maria chose not to do a first look with Nick, but she did have one with her father in a touching moment. In fact, the entire wedding party, minus the groom, rode to the ceremony location by bus!

Rain, As Usual

As soon as the ceremony was over, and we headed downtown for pictures, we drove straight into a torrential downpour/thunderstorm. Thankfully, it didn’t last long – the sun came out and we ended up with gorgeous pictures! Wedding day miracle!

Elegant Marriott Grand St. Louis Wedding Reception

Maria and Nick’s Marriott Grand St. Louis wedding reception was an elegant affair, planned by Sabrina Torti of Proposing Dreams. Decorated in white, with soft florals by Tina Barrera of The Special Event Florist and cake by Cake House Design, every aspect of the décor meshed cohesively with the distinctive soft green and white of the ballroom. The whole day was captured by Millennium Productions. The vendor team for this wedding was a dream!

Maria and Nick are enjoying their honeymoon in Antigua as we speak – and aren’t they lucky! Thank you for allowing me to capture your big day!

The bride's white gold ring set is set atop the groom's yellow gold wedding band, all on a background of the wedding veil.
The bride's white Badgley Mischka wedding shoes. 2nd picture: the wedding invitation suite is displayed on the wedding veil
The bride's white gold ring set is set in a light turquoise monogrammed ring box.
The bride's white gold ring set is set atop the groom's yellow gold wedding band, displayed on the wedding invitation suite. 2nd picture: The bride's white gold ring set is set in a light turquoise monogrammed ring box, Badgley Mischka wedding shoes are displayed on the wedding invitation suite, on top of the wedding veil
The bride's white Badgley Mischka wedding shoes are displayed with a white beaded and monogrammed clutch.
The bride's white wedding gown is displayed on a custom hangar in front of a window.
The bride's white Badgley Mischka wedding shoes.
The bride's white wedding gown is displayed on a custom hanger. 2nd picture: the bride, dressed in a white monogrammed button-down, opens a gift from her groom.
The bride poses in her gown in front of a window.
The bride's white wedding gown is displayed on a custom hangar in front of a window.
The bride poses in her gown in front of a window.
The bride poses in her gown in front of a window.
The groom's watch, ring, and cuff links are pictured.
The groom poses while getting ready.
The groom reads a note from his bride.
The groom poses while getting ready.
The wedding venue, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church
The wedding venue, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church
The bride walks down the aisle escorted by her father.
The groom gets emotional when he sees his bride.
The wedding ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church
The wedding ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church
The wedding ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church
The wedding ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church
The wedding ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church. 2nd picture: the bride and groom kiss as husband and wife.
The bride and groom are all smiles as they leave their ceremony.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait. 2nd picture: The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait. . 2nd picture: The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait. 2nd: The bride poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The bride poses for a portrait. 2nd picture: The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait. 2nd picture: The bride poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
2nd picture: The groom poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The wedding party poses for a portrait.
The groom poses for a portrait. 2nd picture: The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
The bride and groom enjoy their first dance at their Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception.
The bride and groom enjoy their first dance at their Marriott St. Louis Grand wedding reception. 2nd picture: the bride dances with her father.
The bride and groom pose for a portrait.

Vendor Love

Wedding Planner: Proposing Dreams | Ceremony Venue: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church | Reception Venue/Catering: Marriott St. Louis Grand | Florist: The Special Event Florist | Cake/Desserts: Cake House Design | Cinematography: Millennium Productions | DJ: DJ Shark Attack | Ceremony Music: Angela Rocchio | Hair: Victoria Ka’awa-Opiana/Govero Salons Des Peres | Makeup: Raelynn Cantrall/Govero Salons Des Peres | Dress Designer: Dreams by Eddy K | Bridal Shop: Clarice’s Bridal | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Attire: Sorella Vita via The Ultimate Bride | Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedos from Savvi Formalwear | Transportation: BEST Transportation

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