Are you familiar with Missouri wine country? If you’re not, you should do a bit of research. The Show Me state may not be the most exciting state in the U.S., but it does manage to have a quaint and awesome community of grape growers and wineries. So much so, that if I didn’t tell you this next wedding took place at a Missouri winery, you probably would have had zero idea such awesomeness exists in the Midwest. So, you’re in for a surprise. And, for a wedding full of detail and loads of heart. One of my favorite kinds of weddings.
From the Bride:
Casey wanted to have a small destination wedding…I wanted a hometown wedding with my humongo family in attendance. Hmm…we were already at odds! Luckily, we both agreed on a beautiful vineyard in Missouri wine country to serve as the backdrop to our big day (45 minutes out of St. Louis is technically a destination, right?). After that, wedding planning was smooth sailing since we both had visions of a day that was pretty, personal, and not overly-complicated (or overly-priced).
Having a graphic designer for a fiancé was one of the best parts of the whole process. We designed all of our paper products together: save-the-dates, invitations, programs, and menus. He made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it, which made the whole day feel extra personal. I’m not a natural in the whole do-it-yourself scene, but I was able to put my mark on the event by making the burlap table runners, the place cards, and the flagged cake topper. I even convinced myself that this was a great time to purchase and learn how to use a sewing machine, but alas, it broke 5 minutes after I turned it on! With a second (and much more rickety) machine, I somehow managed to sew myself 100 little pockets to hold the menus. Topping it all off with a bunch of Etsy finds and the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen, we had pretty much created our vision.
Overall, we could not have been happier with the way the day turned out. The weather and scenery were beautiful. Our vendors felt more like old friends. Our two families hit it off with one another. And, we got married.