Lily + Lars wedding {by kate & meredith}

Okay, so buckle up… this one is going to be kinda long… you know how it is when we get awesome people and pretty stuff to photograph (even if the weather is somewhat uncooperative!)  Presenting Lily and Lars triumphant return to the blog!  #LARLY

Let’s talk for a minute about this necklace… um, it’s amazing and huge (we all know how I feel about a strong statement necklace!) love.

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The ring on the left is Lily’s Grandmother’s… how unbelievable cool is Lily’s Grandma?!?
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Julie from Ten Four Paper is in the wedding AND made the beautiful stationary.
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HEL-LO Vera.  (This Vera Wang gown is stunning)
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the mirror is also a sentimental borrowed piece
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I think she likes her card & gift!
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So… it rained on this day.  A LOT.  It started while at the hotel so we suited Lily up just as a joke LOL
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THEN she receives a surprise wedding video from Lars where one year (to the day) before the wedding he as commenting on how perfect the weather was and hoping it would be just like that on their wedding day (this is Lily’s reaction) HA!
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Here are some snaps on the video Lars made… he took one selfie or short video clip every day for A YEAR as a count down to the wedding!  So creative and sweet.
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beaded deco bridesmaids dresses all in a row
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time to get into that gown!
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and a limbo break… it happens.
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this is Lily PRETENDING to have a bridezilla moment LOL (she is a good actress but never lost her cool for real!)
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And now we meet Lars!
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man details!
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The St. Louis Children’s Choir (of which Lily was a long time member) performed at the ceremony
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The Old Courthouse
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yay for fun streamers!
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both Lily and Lars have parents that are still married… so we did some fun photos with them!
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last couple photos before the rain returns….
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You would never know from the smiles, but we are getting drizzled on pretty steadily here…
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love these.
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A gorgeous cascading bouquet by Festive StL
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and now it’s pouring.  The expression of the bridesmaid in back pretty much sums it up, but Lily and Lars never got upset… we rolled with the punches!
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damp, but still happy!
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Just for fun…..part one.
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aaaand part two! LOL
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in the theatre at the Peabody Opera House
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so romantic.
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Let the party begin!
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Here goes some heartfelt speeches and toasts
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and the dancing begins…
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A few outdoor night time shots in a brief reprieve from the rain
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It is raining again here too.. but nothing stops these two!
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What can I say?!? Thank you for being awesome and sticking with me through the rain, and for letting be a part of, and capture your beautiful and unique wedding day!  with love, kate and meredith

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VENDOR LOVE
Hair : Maria Knight of Strands Salon, Mandy Dankoski of Platinum Hair Salon
Dress & Veil : Vera Wang, Vera Wang Chicago
Cake : The Cakery
Florist : Festive Couture
Ceremony Venue : St. Louis City Hall Rotunda
Reception Venue : Peabody Opera House
Cocktail Band : The Remains
Reception Band : Accolade
Ceremony Musicians : Landolfi String Quartet, St. Louis Children’s Choir, Grace Weber, Mark Boemler
Catering : Peabody Opera House
Transportation : BEST Transportation
Linens : Peabody Opera House, Weinhardt Party Rentals
Paper Goods : Ten Four Paper
Photo booth : Shutterbooth
Streamers : Extravagant Exits
Treats : Calzones by Sauce on the Side, Welcome Bags by Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate
Videography : Lovebird Studios


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