“…After searching around, I found a design called a rangoli- a South Indian design that is drawn on doorsteps of houses for good luck. The particular rangoli we found was made of hearts and I knew it was perfect! I sent it over to Kristen and she worked her magic! “ - Hannah
Everything about Maggie + Andrew's St. Louis wedding day was made of dreams. From the ethereal florals of rose and hydrangea in a spectrum of ivory, blush, champagne and creamy white to the rich gold accents and abundance of orchids - it was truly, as Maggie describes it, a storybook wedding.
Our wedding was a celebration of spring with elegant vintage accents. There was a lot of focus on the florals, then most other selections followed from there: dresses, suits, venue, stationery. Our wedding choices were a lot like our decor at home: soft colors, and inspiration drawn from nature and vintage pieces.
Ashley said it best when she described the transformation of Anderson Pavilion into an "urban oasis". The ceremony took place in a room of tall windows which filtered in the soft light onto the folds of the airy ceiling draping and floral ceremony arch. Velvety peonies, layers of roses, and an abundance of greenery brought the space alive. Ashley was stunning in her vintage inspired lace wedding dress standing with her bridesmaids in their burgundy mix and match dresses.
I am an avid watcher of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ and I like to think I am fashion forward so I wanted to find a unique dress. Therefore, I took my mum to New York, and while I did go to Kleinfeld, I eventually found my dress at Bridal Reflection. It was a Ysa Makino dress with detachable skirt and lots of embellishments. It certainly reflected my love for shiny sparkly things!
As our concept of the English tea garden evolved, I felt that I needed a more whimsical dress for the reception. So, last minute decision, I thought I’d be fun and go for a beautiful Hayley Paige dress I had not surprisingly seen on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’. I kept it as a surprise from my husband. So, I can definitely say he was not expecting that on the day!
Tell us about the subtle bee motif you incorporated throughout your wedding.
I love monograms and the idea of "branding" your wedding. I think having a logo or a key image incorporated into different elements really helps tie things together. I wanted my guests to know I had worked really hard to pull everything together and incorporating our "bee" into so many of the pieces of our wedding helped convey that nothing was there by chance. I picked the "bee" because I thought it was clever play on our married last name "Brun" and visually more interesting than just the letter "B". The irony is of course that I am deathly allergic to bees but I thought that made it even more personal!