If there’s one word that could sum up Emma and Travis’ wedding, I’d have to say it would be “fun”. From the bright bold color palette, the amazing details of her dress custom made dress, and the reception venue, all the little pieces came together to create a day that was whimsical, entertaining, and heartfelt.
Who, What, Where~~Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood. Reception: The City Museum. Photographer: J. Pollack Photography. Flowers: The Special Event Florist-Tina Barrera. Catering: Holly Berry Baking Company. Cake: The Cakery. Stationary: Lani Blue Stationary. Dress: VWINDON, Chicago.
Emma had her dress custom made by a boutique in Chicago, called VWINDON. She emphasized that she loved her dress, and her experience of having it made. She said she was a bit skeptical at first. The boutique only had 15 simple dresses. However what she didn’t realize is that you choose your silhouette, then they measure and create a gown just for you, and you can add all the little details to make it your own. She said her final dress looked like her, “classic with a twist”.
Emma attends the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, and loves the stained glass. She said she knew when she saw it years ago that she wanted to get married there. Travis ended up proposing to Emma at the church in the exact spot where they took their wedding vows. Emma’s father passed away when she was young, so her mother walked her down the aisle. She said it was one of her favorite moments of the wedding because her mom loves Travis, but bittersweet because her father couldn’t be there.
The men wore black with orange ties, and the women also wore black with beautiful bright bouquets. They chose a bright, energetic color palette for flowers, and decor. Emma says she loves the energy of pinks, oranges, and reds, they’re warm and not too serious, and the bouquets really popped against the girls black dresses.
To add another element of fun their reception was held at the St. Louis, City Museum, which is like a play ground for adults. Both Emma and Travis had a lot of family coming in from out of town, so they wanted the event to be unique and entertaining for their guests.
During the ceremony Emma carried her grandmothers handkerchief, but other than that the only other tradition was a circle serenade from her sorority sisters.
The couples other favorite part of their evening? Busting a move on the dance floor with all their friends and family.
A big thank you to Emma and Travis for sharing all the details of their day, and to J. Pollack Photography for all the lovely images!