All Occasions Banquet

Lauren + Alex

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November weddings are always so sweet and the weather is perfect. November 10th Lauren and Alex said “ I do”. When meeting Lauren and Alex about a year ago I knew we would click very well we talked for over an hour about wedding details and just getting to know one another. When capturing their engagement images we had so much from meeting their pup Alfred to capturing pictures in Forest Park. Alex and Lauren’s day started with the girls getting ready and Alex’s parents home. The girls singed to good music, took selfies with a polaroid camera and talked about the day ahead. Once the girl’s were ready the ceremony was next. The ceremony was held at First United Methodist church in Saint Charles. The ceremony was beautiful! After the ceremony their pup Alfred showed up for some pictures. Lauren was ecstatic to see her fur baby. Once the ceremony was finished we all jumped onto a party bus to head into Saint Louis for pictures. Alex and Lauren had about a four hour gap from their ceremony to reception allowing time for pictures and different locations. The first stop was at Lafayette Square. We captured the wedding party and bride and groom portraits. The next stop would be everyone’s favorite. The graffiti wall downtown was a must for their wedding day. They popped champagne and celebrated the newlyweds. After the Graffiti wall we stopped by the Arch to snap a few in their hometown. There was still time leaving for the reception allowing everyone to stop at Big A’s on the riverfront. Everyone stopped to take a shot at a local favorite bar. After Alex and Lauren wanted to make one more stop by their first date. Alex and Lauren shared their first date at Erio’s restaurant to take a few pictures. After was the reception, the reception was held at All Occasions banquet in Saint Charles. Everyone one danced the night away celebrating Alex and Lauren. Congrats to Lauren and Alex we are wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Winter wedding Mike + Brandy

Congrats to the new MR. and MRS ! This wedding was seriously amazing for the kick off of 2018 wedding's! Brandy and Mike are best friends at heart and have such big hearts. The two are so in love and make everyone smile. They started their love story in high school and soon enough became a couple. After years of dating Mike popped the question and Brandy of course said "YES". The two were engaged for a little over a year and had a blast planning their wedding!

The ceremony was held at New Town chapel in New Town Saint Charles, Mo. If you have not been to this chapel it is simply breathtaking! From beautiful clean white walls to a long aisle its the perfect chapel in the area. Before they said the "I do's" they read each other's love notes to each other behind a door. There was not a dry eye in sight. The two are simply perfect. After the ceremony we stayed in New Town to capture some images with the wedding party and the bride and groom. Brandy was obsessed with the buttons on her dress, the buttons started from the bottom back of dress to the end of the train the dress was simply stunning. The day was a little cold but this did not stop us from taking pictures outside we made it fun from walking and jumping on and off the heated party bus. After pictures at New Town everyone hoped on The Road Pony party bus to head over to Ameristar Casino in Saint Charles, MO to take a few indoor. From everyone walking inside and all the people walking past Brandy and Mike congratulating the two this simply felt like a fairytale for the two. The one picture we made sure to capture was the iconic sign at the beginning of the casino. We made sure no traffic was coming and we all stood under the sign to capture the cutest picture of the bride and groom kissing under the sign needless to say they loved the image!

Following the pictures was of course party time the reception! The reception was held at All Occasions banquet in Saint Charles, MO. The beautiful venue was well lit with lighting and a beautiful area for friends and family to be together. The wedding party entered by dancing and spinning and tons of laughter. Following the entrance was the first dance which was Ed Sheeran. The two laughed, spun around and danced close as they danced for the first time as husband and wife. After the dance was the speeches and these speeches were ones to go down in the books! The maid of honor's speech was first and seriously she blew it out of the water on this. The maid of honor started by talking about Brandy and her  friendship than turned to the dj to turn on the music. She put on sunglasses and started rapping about Brandy and Mike's love story. The speech had everyone laughing and cheering. Following the speeches there was tons of dancing. A group dance of Brandy and her sorority. It felt like everyone was on the dance floor for this wedding tons of dancing and cheering. The day was perfect!  Congratulations to Brandy and Mike!