In addition to the entire wedding being a fun event for their guests, Sara and Dustin had some great hook-ups for their photography, the paper goods and wedding website.
We are so lucky to have friends with unbelievable talent.
I have a degree in photography, so obviously having a great photographer was super important. My old Professor from university, Kevin Martini-Fuller, came from Elco, Nevada for the weekend. I also hired Danny Reise for the photojournalistic shots. And our friend and fellow college classmate, Katie Roberds, shared her amazing talent as well. (My advice would be to reserve more time than you would ever think would be necessary for photographs and if you are choosing one place to splurge, the photography would be it.)
John Vogl of the Bungaloo created and hand printed our save the date band posters and Tori Mathis of Paperkeet did all other papery wonderfulness (invites, signs, table names, escort cards, programs, etc.).
To keep guests up-to-date on the wedding plans, Dustin, who is a web designer, created a great little website for all the guests. A good chunk or our guests were coming from out of town or out of the country and we wanted a way for them to get a feel for our city and the people in the wedding before they even got here.
And, for all the readers wondering where all of their details came from and who their vendors were, here are the deets (with comments from the Bride):
Bridesmaid Dresses: JS Boutique, Nordstrom
Bride’s Dress: Custom Casablanca, Clarice’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen’s tux: Calvin Klein, Men’s Warehouse
Bride’s Shoes: Nine West and Rocket Dog (flats for dancing, of course!)
Rings: Summit Jewelers (highly recommended!!!)
Ceremony and Reception: Rialto Ballroom in the Centene Center for the Arts
Hotel for the Guests and Wedding Party: Moonrise Hotel
Rehearsal Dinner: Eclipse at the Moonrise Hotel
Photobooth: Photobooth STL
Shuttle Bus (for to and from the hotel to the venue): Best Transportation
**Stay tuned tomorrow for details on Sara’s dress, accessories and Trash the Dress session.**