You can see these photos and more on Shelly Goodman’s (photographer) site here.
My favorite memory of planning with Jamie goes a little something like this:
I’m driving with my niece and Jamie calls. We have a short exchange over Bluetooth about some certain detail of the wedding (which now escapes me), she exhales loudly and proclaims that she always feels better after talking to me. She then asks how I’m doing, we chit chat, then as we’re ready to hang up she says “OK LOVE YOU BYE!” I tell her “I love you too bye!”, something we had been known to do during planning. My niece asks me “so is that your friend? Who is she?” I tell her she is my client and we only met for planning her wedding. The look on her face was priceless when she tried understanding why a client and not my BFF says “LOVE YOU BYE!” But that was just Jamie. That’s how we were with her, because we became so close and learned so much about her and Scott, about their families, and we were an easy sounding board for her when she was feeling stressed about any little thing. I am still grateful for that relationship.
Jamie’s wedding inspiration began with this board that we created, since Jamie wanted soft vintage colors but with modern elements like acrylic and iron, as well as natural elements like succulents and greenery.
Jamie’s dress was absolutely exquisite. More on it later, but for now, just, yum right?
Instead of the blues and greens we were using throughout, we put the bridesmaids in gray to keep them soft with their blue and green flowers. The guys wore black and wore silver ties, except for Scott who opted for a stripe.
The ceremony at Our Lady of the Pillar was beautiful and romantic!
The reception took place at the Soulard Preservation Hall which is a pretty raw space that we transformed into something soft and lovely. All flowers from The Crimson Petal were that perfect mix of natural and modern elements that we wanted. Why the mix of concepts? This is something we see a lot – the parents want traditional and the couple wants modern. So we used soft and easy colors, kept the church ceremony very traditional, and brought in elements of acrylic and glass to the reception and used non-traditional square tables to keep our bride and groom happy as well.
Jamie and Scott are both artistic. Jamie is an art buff, and Scott is a musician. We wanted those things to come together, so we really let that shine in the escort card display. We had Scott create a playlist, and they had a friend paint an abstract of them which was then converted into a digital file and used as a CD cover. Their songs were listed on the CD cover as well as the guest’s name and table number. We displayed them on acrylic boxes with candles and petals and sorted them alphabetically like you would find at a music store (hey, remember music stores??)
When Jamie called me about her dress, we knew we had to use the pattern in her cake from The Cakery. It was such an incredibly unique beading pattern and it really translated amazingly in edible form! She was completely blown away when she finally saw it.
We also were inspired by her dress to lay out the room. As mentioned before, we used square tables and angled them to have their corners facing front, which would leave a diamond in the center of the room for dancing. Over the dance floor we had glass orbs filled with candles suspended from the ceiling and surrounded by asymmetrical white drapery from Exclusive Events.
This photo sums up me and Jamie well. Look at these two nerds! This was when she finally looked up at her ceiling.
Thanks for letting us be part of your biggest day, Jamie! Love you, bye!
The Dream Team:
Event Design and Planning: Events Luxe
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of the Pillar
Reception Venue: Soulard Preservation Hall
Photographer (film): Shelly Goodman
Florist: The Crimson Petal
Cake: The Cakery
Lighting and Decor: Exclusive Events
Stationery: Papercut Invites
Reception Band: Galaxy Band
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Hair and Makeup: Lalo Salon, Angie Lorenz
Tables and Chairs: Premier Rentals