Erica and Chase were next door neighbors before they started dating and eventually got engaged. Their wedding at the Marriott Grand St. Louis was simple, yet elegant, featuring white flowers, greenery and tons of candles. With family from many different religious backgrounds and cultures, they opted for a non-denominational ceremony followed immediately by their cocktail hour and reception.
From the beginning, they wanted a wedding that felt personal and that prioritized the aspects that were most important to them as a couple. For example, they had a close friend officiate their wedding and cut things like the bouquet/garter toss, instead opting to have Erica hand her bouquet off to her mother, who didn’t have a formal wedding ceremony of her own.
Erica got crafty and did much of the decor herself. She made their table numbers, bought centerpieces from Facebook marketplace, candles from IKEA, and worked through Vistaprint for their invites.
Whole Street Productions was there to help them capture every special detail.
“One of my favorite parts of rewatching our video is getting to see all of the cute moments between Chase and I on that day that weren’t captured in photos. It was nice hearing our vows. I loved seeing everyone’s reactions during the ceremony and dance moves during the reception! It was very special for the family members that couldn’t make it to the wedding be able to watch the video.” – Erica Young, Whole Street Productions Bride
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
Food and drink: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
Wedding Dress: Mia Grace Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Florals: Petal Pushers STL
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Whitney
Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop
Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Bank
Grooms Attire: custom suit at Jim Herron LTD
Music by Kevin Smith DJ
Decor rental-An Affair to Remember