Art Deco 1920s inspired Mansion Wedding in St Louis
This real wedding we have for you today is full of texture, rich color and art deco inspired details in historic St Louis. Bride Alley's show stopping Lazaro gown took centre stage and rightly so. We love how the retro couple chose a stunning mansion location as their ceremony backdrop...
From bride, Alley: "The thing that made our wedding special and unique to us was having the theme match our personalities in every way possible. Alex and I are both artists, so naturally planning this wedding became a work of art to us both. We wanted to have the wedding at a historic and romantic venue. The venues played a huge part into the feel of our big day and I think they suited us perfectly."
"I am a bit of an old soul and wanted to have a 1920s feel. So we strived to get that unique vintage feel that we were looking for. Aside from the venues, we had many little details making our wedding day unique to our personalities. We had hints of Art Deco decor, a huge cascading bouquet, a traditional blusher veil, endless amounts of old music and a sparkler send off into a 1930s Buick. But my personal favorite thing that I feel was just very us, was Alex’s gold dinner jacket. It was such a statement piece and not your traditional grooms attire. My wedding gown was a Lazaro. I kind of found it expectedly. It was the fifth dress store we had been to and I was starting to loose hope a little. Our visit to The Gown Gallery (where I ended up finding the one) was not planned. Me and my mom were out of town visiting my future mother-in-law for a girls weekend in Kansas City. Everywhere was booked up for a month out but we called and talked The Gown Gallery into letting us come in that morning. The owner, Sharon took care of us. She brought me tons of gowns looking like the ones I described to her that I was looking for. She finally brought me out one that she thought would look good on me but was not quite what I had described. The second I saw it on the hanger, I could hardly wait to get it on. As soon as I looked in the mirror I knew I had finally found the one and my mom and mother in laws reactions confirmed that for me. It was perfect and didn’t look a thing like what I had planned on finding. It was one of the greatest feelings ever. The most memorable part of the day was definitely walking down the aisle to my soon to be husband. I will absolutely never forget that feeling. I was so excited for this very moment for so long. I had relived it in my head over and over, but I was also very nervous. Scared I may trip, or mess up my lines, or forget when to do something at the right time. But the second I saw him I instantly felt calmer. I couldn’t help but just be in the moment and take it all in. I will never forget the smile on his face when I came down the aisle. Even though we have been together seven years, it was all butterflies."
Photographer: Mike Cassimatis | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab | Floral Designer: An Affair to Remember | Dress Designer: Lazaro | Venue: Magic Chef Mansion | Cake Designer: The Cakery Bakery | Hair & Make-up Artist: Belleza Salon | Veil & Bridesmaid Dresses: Mia Grace Bridal | Reception venue: Barnett on Washington | Music: Ralph Butler Band