The concept: have a wedding unlike anyone's...but really... unlike anyone's. A wedding where people let loose, relax, and feel the freedom to be silly: the anti-stuffy. A wedding where they could incorporate personal passions and ideas that ring true; all ideas were welcome at the table: unconventional was good. Take all of that goodness and add it to the things they've learned about themselves along the way and Angie & Corey ended up with a wondrous, original and striking wedding. The location was a hip nightclub outside of St. Louis: Ameristar & Home Nightclub (they've only held one other wedding here. Book them.) Guests sat in plush sofas during the ceremony. The dance floor was open as soon as Angie & Corey were introduced. The programs made by Angela at Swatchbook Weddings had a crossword puzzle on the back--something Angie would have loved to have had at other weddings she's been to. :) Corey loves home improvement so they had a Lowe's groom's cake. Angie loves sweets so... four incredible layers of delectable cake that everyone enjoyed. And the dancing? Serious. Food? Unlike any wedding cuisine I've seen. It turned out just as they had hoped: 100% them. And finally: this was one of my Bee Green Weddings which means Angie & Corey had at least five eco-elements at their wedding. Wow, how did they do it all? Major high five.
Just as they hoped, Angie & Corey's wedding was totally unique. For starters, it was held in a nightclub. So very cool. But before I get ahead of myself, here is their Getting To Know You Session before the big day. I love the wide open space in the Midwest, and farmland...it makes me wide-eyed and giddy.
Big squeeze to you two & cheers to your laughter and love.
For their wedding, Lilly & John wanted to throw a chic cocktail party with great food and vodka. The Penthouse at The San Francisco Fairmont and its incredible design felt like the ultimate New York-style apartment, just as they wished it would. (I felt like I was on location with Sex & the City.) The ceremony was on the terrace in a warm San Francisco evening (such luck!) overlooking the cityscape. Inside, Lilly & John wanted the Penthouse to feel like home so gorgeous peonies filled every vase, mantel and side table; dozens of framed family photos were sprinkled through the space. Guests mingled, lounged, played billiards, toasted love and chatted about the space's rich history & amusing Presidential anecdotes (Clinton found a secret door in the library??). Lilly & John glowed. It was unique, meaningful and so true to them. Cheers to Lilly & John & for making it your own!
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