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Kerri wanted her wedding to have a modern vintage vibe, but with some flair. I’d say she nailed it. This purple and red extravaganza is classic, yet funky, traditional, yet personalized. The DIY details form the the scarves, to the centerpieces, the cake topper to the candy bar – each element is unique and adds so much personality to this wonderful affair. Throw in a hot pink jacket, tea-length dress and 2 pairs of wedding shoes in the mix, and prepare to be blown away.

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From the bride:

One might ask, how do you write a short story about the best day of your life? I’m still pondering…

My vision was clear – A modern vintage vibe with flair. My wedding dress was the source, a Coffee Tulle Tea Length dress by Justin Alexander. Our favorite colors, red and purple made the vision perfectly pop. A lover of all things crafty, DIY projects were seen throughout the day. I crocheted scarves for the entire wedding party, made yarn pom pom cake topper and centerpieces, created a candy table display for the sweet tooth, wrapped ribbon head table chairs, and cupcake liner garland to show off of cupcake table display.

My favorite part of the day was the first dances, one with my husband and one with my dad. My husband, Jack, is well known for his pink jacket. It’s been around since college and makes an appearance at all major events, our wedding was no different.  Right before our first dance, I surprised him with a matching pink jacket for his wife!

Neither of us wanted to leave the dance floor, our world felt perfectly in place. On the other side, my dad, Rory, and I have spent the past few years bonding on the swing dance floor. It was only fitting that our father-daughter dance would be a swing dance. What a blast we had showing off our moves to our friends and family!

For those future brides, my advice is to slow down, relax, breathe, let it go, and enjoy….

Ceremony Venue: All Saints Catholic Church / Reception Venue: Palladium Saint Louis / Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander / Bridal Hair: Manestream, A J.Estes Studio / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Traditions Bridal House / Groomsmen Attire: Men's WearHouse / Invitations & Stationery: OliveBerryPaper via Etsy / Band: Accolade / Flowers & Decor: Petals & Bells / Makeup Artist: Stellify Inc. / Cake Baker: Whipt Cream / Catering: Butler’s Pantry / Photographer: Kelly Pratt Photography / Videographer: Gayle Marion Video Creations / Transportation : JED Transportation


  1. That ring shot with the shoes is amazing!! Must have been difficult to get that shot, but so worth it!!

  2. The vibrancy is fabulous!