A few months ago the amazing Allissa from Style Altar’d and I got together to dream up a styled shoot. We hand a handful of fun ideas we wanted to run with. It was tough making a decision! Luckily, we didn’t even have to decide because Allissa’s pal Jonah gave us the perfect inspiration…he decided to propose to his lovely girlfiend, Bridget. Jonah wanted to make the proposal super special, unique, and to have it photographed. This guy knows how to treat his lady! Love it.
Allissa and I decided to see if Bridget would want to model for us in a retro ‘date night’ styled shoot. She was on board! Little did she know this retro date night was actually her surprise proposal!!! Ahhh!!
We setup the shoot at Shady Jack’s Saloon. We brought a mix of hard/soft decor making for a casual but romantic date night at this kitschy biker bar. So much fun!
My favorite part of this session….seeing Bridget’s reaction when he popped the question!! SO adorable! These two were all set to ride off into the sunset together!
Take a look at all the fun we had, and lots and lots of pretty….
Coordination + Styling: Style Altar’d
Florals: Style Altar’d
Venue: Shady Jack’s Saloon
Cookies: Sugarbelle Cakery
Pinwheels & Paper Goods: Pretty Together
These two had the most perfect day!! Although they no longer live in St. Louis, it was was the perfect location for their big day. For this semi-destination wedding Nicole and her family opted to rent a house in Lafayette Square vs renting a hotel room. The house had so much character and was the perfect backdrop for the ladies to get ready in!
They were married at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard. It was a beautiful ceremony! Then we headed to Forest Park, where we were greeted by their little dog! He is the cutest!! What a trio!
Once we got to their reception at Lumen later, we quickly realized it was to die for! Filled with sparkle, pops of gold, and the most gorgeous florals!! Best of all, the room was filled with so much happiness…everyones’ warm feelings were contagious! Congrats you guys!! We are so thankful we were able to capture your special day!
Ceremony: Trinity Lutheran Church
Videographer: Beni Lee Photography
Florist: RW Designs
Hair & Makeup: La Belle Mariee
Wedding Dress: Veils & Tails
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Veil: Blanca Veils
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alred Angelo
Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic
Groomsmen suits: Tommy Hilfiger
Invitations: Nicole Book (the bride!)