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home

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invitations + gifts

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planning

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venues

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directory of wedding pros

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Booking Music Selecting a Wedding Planner Top Tips for Creating a Registry Staying Well-Rested while Planning Selecting Transportation


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WO RK S H E E T: Refining Your Wedding Vision Vendors' Choice Award Winners CH ECKLI ST: Planning Timeline Myths on Day of Coordinators

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Not sure where to start with wedding planning? Let's start by choosing your priorities so you can focus on creating your to-do list and booking the vendors you need to create your perfect wedding!

RC L E YO U R P RI O RITIES G rab your pretty pen •• CC IRO S S O U T W H AT YOU DON 'T WAN T

WEDDING SIZE Large Party

Midsize Party

Small Gathering

SEASON Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

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Eco-Friendly

Military

Bohemian

Elegant

Minimalist

Simple

Budget

Fantasy

Modern

Shabby Chic

Casual

Feminine

Nautical

Southern

Classic

Formal

Offbeat

Themed

Coastal

Glamorous

Organic

Traditional

Country

Hippie

Preppy

Tropical

Cultural

Holiday

Religious

Vintage Whimsical

Destination

Indie

Retro

DIY

Industrial

Rock & Roll

Eclectic

Luxury

Romantic

Art Gallery

Country Club

Lakeside

Resort

Backyard

Desert

Library

Restaurant

Ballroom

Estate

Lodge

Rooftop

Barn

Event Venue

Loft

Tent

TYPE OF VENUE

Beach

Farm

Mansion

Villa

Bed & Breakfast

Garden

Mountain

Vineyard

Boat

Golf Course

Museum

Warehouse

Brewery

Greenhouse

Park

Waterfront

Castle

Historial Location

Plantation

Woodland

Church

Hotel

Private Residence

Yacht Club

City Hall

Island

Ranch

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WEDDING PARTY Bridesmaids

Flower Girl

Miniature Groom

Groomsmen

Ring Bearer

Junior Bridesmaid

Maid/Matron of Honor

Guest Book Attendant

Junior Groomsmen

Best Man

Candlelighters

Personal Attendant

Ushers

Miniature Bride

VENDORS & SERVICES Baker

Musicians

Photographer

Florist

Wedding Planner

Videographer

Hair Services

Caterer

Makeup Services

Day-Of Coordinator

PRE/POST WEDDING EVENTS Rehearsal Dinner

Day-After Brunch

CEREMONY Live Musicians

Vocalist

Self-Written Vows

Playlist

Unity Ceremony

Special Readings

Special Songs

Religious

Receiving Line

Wedding Party Intro at Reception

Standard Vows

ACTIVITIES First Dance Dances with Parents

Garter Toss Bouquet Toss

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Toasts/Speeches Cake Cutting Grand Exit


FOOD Appetizers

Buffet

Wedding Cake

Seated Meal

Late-Night Snack

Groom's Cake

Food Stations

Dessert Bar

Cupcakes

BEVERAGES Cocktail Hour

Beer & Wine

Champagne Toast

Open Bar

Non alcoholic Beverages

Signature Drink

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT DJ

Playlist

Karaoke

Live Band

Photo Booth

Games

FLORALS Bridal Bouquet

Altar Arrangements

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Reception Centerpieces

Boutonnieres

Toss Bouquet

Family Corsages/Boutonnieres

Flower Crown

FAVORS DIY

Purchased

Plants

Edible

Charitable Donations

Personalized

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SEATING ARRANGEMENT Assigned Tables

Assigned Seats

Guest's Choice

RECEPTION TABLES Dinner Tables

Table Linens

Cocktail Tables

Chair Covers

Chairs

Table Runners

Candles

RENTALS Lighting

Dance Floor

Tent

Lounge Furniture

Decor

STATIONERY Save-the-Dates

Signage

Place Cards

Invitations

Seating Chart

Menus

Envelope Calligraphy

Escort Cards

Thank You Cards

Table Numbers

TRANSPORTATION Limo

Bus

Getaway Car

ACCOMMODATIONS Before the Wedding

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Notes

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Offering their famous Day and Night Bar Hop Cruises, Water Taxi, a water shuttle to Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill, Charter Service and the Aqua Shuttle, Playin Hooky is the premier go to service at the lake. They have 36 and 49 passenger Coast Guard inspected boats providing safe and economical transportation and entertainment on the lake. Reservations for most of their services can be made right on their website. Cruises sell out early so make your reservations today for a weekend you’ll never forget!


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Booking the music Dori Ottolini for your big day By: Owner of Allegro Entertainment Allegro Entertainment is a professional agency that specializes in managing and promoting live music and DJ services. We represent talent in a variety of genres and sizes, ranging from solo artists up to 8 piece bands. With a core focus on customer service and satisfaction, the ultimate goal is to bring your wedding day vision to life, through music! We’ve been proudly female owned since 2014. HOW MUCH DOES A BAND COST?

Price is typically based on popularity, duration of time, and the number of members in a group. On average, most professional wedding bands in St. Louis range from $2,200 - $3,800, which should also include lighting and sound equipment, for a standard 5 hour reception. BAND VS. DJ

We’ve had several clients ask “Which is the better option?” The truth is, you will have to make that conclusion on your own. There are pro’s to both Bands and DJ’s, so it boils down to what your personal preference is. For instance, a band will bring a higher level of energy by creating more of a “concert/performance” type atmosphere, but a DJ is capable of playing your favorite songs, by the original artists, as they were recorded. CHOOSING THE RIGHT MUSIC

Whether you choose a Band or a DJ, when it comes to creating an epic party, a variety of popular music is a must have! People want to dance to songs they know and love. If putting a unique twist on your wedding day is important to you, make sure it’s reflected through your decor, and not your music. In short, indie artists and hard core rock might be fun to listen to in the car, but it’s not going to pack a dance floor. WE’RE HERE TO HELP

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The Vendors' Choice Awards is an annual industry celebration where voting is by their peers, local wedding industry professionals, to determine some of the year's best performances in the wedding industry. We applaud everyone that was nominated and won, and are honored to work with such talented companies.

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BRIDAL ATTIRE Mia Grace Bridal

RECEPTION LOCATION The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

FORMALWEAR Savvi Formalwear

EVENT DECOR & RENTAL An Affair to Remember

BRIDAL BEAUTY Belleza Salon

DISC JOCKEY Millennium Productions

CAKES & DESSERTS Kaked by Katie

FAVORS POPtions! Popcorn

OFF-PREMISE CATERING Sugarfire Events

FLORAL DESIGN Roses & Mint

CEREMONY LOCATION Silver Oaks Chateau

HONEYMOON & TRAVEL Travel Haus of St. Louis


INVITATIONS & STATIONERY M. Haley Design

VIDEOGRAPHY Switzerfilm

LIVE MUSIC Griffin & The Gargoyles

WEDDING OFFICIANT Amanda Chasnoff, STL Wedding Celebrant

PHOTOGRAPHY Elizabeth Lloyd Photography WEDDING PLANNER/COORDINATOR Signed Sealed Delivered Events TRANSPORTATION Best Transportation PHOTO BOOTH Fish Eye Fun UNIQUE SERVICES The Wandering Sidecar Bar Co.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Laura Bunch Wild Carrot

MENTOR & INDUSTRY EXPERT Amanda Bradham-Little 23 City Blocks

ROCK STAR OF THE YEAR Ashlee Erlinger

Signed Sealed Delivered Events

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on Day of Coordinators

MYTHS

By: Natalie Collora, Natalies Brides

Most people have heard of “day-of-coordinators”, but the name can be very misleading. In fact, we don’t think a “day-of” coordinator even exists. It’s impossible for someone to get to know you, interpret your months of planning and be the point person on your wedding day if they are just doing “day-of”. So today we are here to debunk those common myths you may have been told about “day-of-coordinators”.

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Myth #1

| THE DAY OF COORDINATOR STARTS ON WEDDING DAY

In order for a wedding day to run smoothly, a coordinator cannot just start the day of. In reality, most coordinators start four to six weeks before your wedding day. This allows time to connect with you, understand the details of what you’ve already planned, develop a detailed timeline and ensure all logistics are coordinated. We know those final thirty days are when stress is at its highest point, so it’s critical that the coordinator starts well before the wedding day to

Myth #2

take those detailed items off your plate.

| MY FRIEND CAN DO IT

We get it, we all have that one friend who is organized beyond belief. They probably color coordinate their closet, are never late for anything and enjoy making “to-do” lists. Nothing against your friend, but you should definitely just keep them as a friend. There’s a reason professionals are available today they are contractually obligated to be there for you. Hiring a friend will strain your relationship in some way – what if they disappear two weeks before your wedding or what if you aren’t happy with the result? It’s not worth ruining a relationship, plus if they are your friend, shouldn’t they be enjoying your wedding too?

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Myth #3

| MY VENUE COORDINATOR CAN HANDLE IT

Venue Coordinators are great, but they work for the venue.

A wedding

coordinator is by your side all day and night. Vendor Coordinator responsibilities include working with you on room layout, formalizing your catering needs and ensuring the space is set-up. However, they won’t be there to make sure your timeline for the day is adhered to, if you remembered to bring your bouquet to pictures or how to fix your dress if it rips. Your wedding coordinator is selected

Myth #4

and hired by you; so they are there strictly for you.

| THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT

You spend all this time planning your wedding and the last thing you want to be stressing about is if your cake showed up or if you have enough time to get ready because you were too busy setting up for the reception. Hiring a coordinator may be the best money you spend on your wedding day. From managing the timeline, accounting for the vendors and ensuring you truly get to celebrate the day with your friends and family. There’s no better feeling than being able to enjoy the day you say “I do.”

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12+ Months

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Choose a date (or a couple so you can be flexible) Determine your budget Decide on your wedding style Choose your wedding party & propose to them Start compiling a guest list to get an approximate guest count Setup a wedding email address to direct all wedding related offers, plans and accounts to one location Visit ceremony and reception venues Start researching wedding pros Hire a wedding planner Get your ring insured Get engagement photos taken

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Reserve your ceremony and reception venues Create a wedding website at perfectweddingguide.com Order your Save the Dates Book officiant Purchase wedding dress, veil & undergarments

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8-9 Months

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Hire photographer, videographer, caterer, DJ/band, and florist Create your gift registries Choose bridal party attire & accessories Begin planning honeymoon Refine guest list Start shopping for wedding invitations Block hotel rooms for out of town guests Mail save the dates

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Gather ideas for wedding day hair & makeup styles Meet with officiant to discuss ceremony plans Reserve rentals such as chairs, linens, lighting, decor, etc. Schedule cake tasting and choose style Hire ceremony musicians Book transportation to and from venues Purchase wedding bands Order wedding invitations

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O O O O O O O O O O

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4-5 Months

Choose flowers for wedding party and centerpieces Schedule dress fittings Book honeymoon flights and hotels Book room for wedding night Order wedding cake Plan welcome baskets for out-of-town guests Prepare play/do not play lists for DJ/band Finalize wedding guest list Assemble rehearsal dinner guest list Book rehearsal dinner venue

3 Months

Finalize honeymoon plans and make sure all documents are in order Get trial makeup & hair style with veil Finalize readers and readings Purchase all the accessories like toasting glasses, serving pieces, guestbook, flower basket & ring bearer pillow O Finalize reception menu O Order wedding favors

2 Months

O Mail wedding invitations 6-8 weeks prior to wedding. RSVP’s should be due 4 weeks prior to wedding. O Write wedding vows O Finalize ceremony with officiant O Order menus, wedding programs and any other day of stationery O Finalize playlists with musicians O Finalize fittings for wedding party and parents O Book spa treatments for you and bridal party

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O Create wedding day timeline and send to your vendors, officiant and wedding party O Write out honeymoon itinerary for family at home O Decide on “Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue” O Purchase gifts for wedding party

1 Month

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Call Vendors to confirm date, time and location Give photography/videographer image and video requests Confirm honeymoon reservations Pick up wedding rings Pick up marriage license Final dress fitting with shoes and undergarments Write thank you notes for gifts received Follow up with guests who have not RSVP’d Break in wedding shoes

O O O O O

Give final count to caterer Create seating chart & order escort/placecards Update registries Get final haircut and color Delegate wedding day duties like gift table, guestbook, etc.

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Make final payments and prepare envelopes for cash tips for vendors Get spa/beauty treatments for you and the bridal party Give marriage license to officiant Lay out wedding clothes Pack for wedding night/honeymoon Deliver welcome baskets

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After the Wedding

To Do List

10 THIN GS YOU’LL WANT TO DO AFTER THE VOWS

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S e nd t hank yo u no t es f o r weddi ng gif ts . Break it down & just do 10 per night. D o n ’ t f o rge t t o send t hank yous t o peo ple who h elped wi t h yo u r wed din g celebrat io n s.


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If yo u are c h angin g t o yo u r mar r i ed name, make a list o f all pl aces t hat wi l l need t o be c hanged. Th en do i t al l at once and mar k o f f yo ur l i st as yo u g o .

Ge t you r dress pro f essio nall y cl eaned. S t ore in a c o o l, dr y place.

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If yo u rec eived du pl i cat e o r unwant ed gif t s, re t u r n t o st o res as so o n as po ssi bl e.

C hec k yo ur t ax sit uat io n as a mar r i ed co uple. Yo u ma y n eed t o c hang e yo u r t a x deduct io n s fro m yo u r em pl oyer.

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F igure out your healt h insurance plans and discuss your needs/c hanges f or lif e insurance.

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Lea ve helpful reviews about t he vendors who helped t o make your da y amazing. GO TO: per f ectweddingguide.com/vendor-reviews

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Discuss your f inances. Should you ha ve a joint bank account? How/Who will pa y t he bills? What are your personal & joint pr ior ities f or sa vings?


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F inalize your wedding album and video. If your pho t ography pac kage did no t include an album, t ake t he time t o creat e one yourself. In t he future, you ’ll appreciat e a physical album and no t just a f older of images on your hard dr ive.

F ind a new passion project. N ow t hat t he big da y is over, t hink of all t he time you ’ll ha ve! Lear n a new hobby, volunt eer wit h a non-prof it, ge t out and en joy time as new l yweds.

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Inspiration to plan your perfect wedding Head Over Heels Wedding Blog is your daily source for planning ideas, tips and trends from the experts at Perfect Wedding Guide. Plus, you’ll find real wedding inspiration, DIY resources and fabulous giveaways to make your big day complete.

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7 Tips

to Stay Well Rested the Week of Your Wedding By: Elizabeth Hennigan

There is no season like wedding season. It’s charming, hectic, exhilarating, stressful—all of the above. Something they don’t you, however, is just how exhausting wedding season can be—physically, mentally, and definitely, emotionally. Can I get an, “Amen!?” At times, being a bride is as dreamy as it seems. But most of the time, it’s demanding. Everyone needs your attention, your decisions, and your time now.

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Engagement season is inevitably going to be busy. But I’d encourage you, bride-to-bride, do your best to cut back on the chaos at least a week before your big day. A good night’s rest is probably the furthest thing from your mind right now. In fact, you probably have “I can sleep after ‘I do’” embroidered on a tote bag at this point. But here’s why that might not be a great idea: Losing sleep will only increase your stress (and God only knows, it is not the time for your future in-laws to see you in that place). Lack of sleep can cause loss of alertness, impaired memory, relationship stress, and possibly an effect on your appearance. That’s right, your determination to pull wedding all-nighters might be the reason you’re snapping at your soon-to-be-spouse, forgetting to call the florist, and your makeup artist is pulling out the big guns to cover those dark under-eye circles. Yikes!

If logging less than seven hours a night is part of your wedding planning checklist, go ahead and cross it out and work these seven things into your routine instead:

1. Give Yourself a Bedtime Bedtimes aren’t just for children. In fact, our bodies are hardwired to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, all thanks to our body’s internal clock—the circadian rhythm. At least three weeks before your wedding day, get on a sleep schedule and stick to it. Yes, even on the weekends.

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2. Delegate!

Let me let you in on a secret I’ve had to learn the hard way: people want to help you!

Yes, I know it feels like you have to do everything, but it is okay to give the task to someone else. That’s what moms, wedding planners, and Maids of Honor are for! For the sake of your insanity, let someone else deal with it.

3. Opt to Unplug

4. Put it to Paper

stalking your cousin’s, best friend’s

suffer from anxiety that disrupts

wedding on social media is only

their sleep? I am pretty positive

going to put you in a downward

my anxiety has skyrocketed since

spiral. Put your phone (and laptop)

I started planning my wedding.

down at least 30 minutes before bed

Maybe you can relate.

Answering late night emails and

each night. Not only is it bad for your mental state, the blue-light from your technology’s screen is keeping your brain awake. Try reading a book instead.

Did you know seven out of 10 adults

If racing thoughts are keeping you tossing and turning for more than 20 minutes after hitting the hay, grab a pen and paper and write them down. If that doesn’t help, call in your confidant to get those anxious thoughts out of your head.

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5. Say Yes to Saying No In the week leading up to your big day, it is okay to say no if you become too stressed or busy to deal with whatever comes out of left field. Like I said, delegate. This goes for your honeymoon too. Don’t be afraid to say no to excursions or sightseeing every single day. Your honeymoon is about being present with your new spouse anyway! It’s okay to take naps, lay on the beach, and catch up on some rest.

6. Breathe

For this tip, we’re going back to the basics. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, take a deep breath, or five. Everything is fine. You are fine (even if you don’t feel fine)! Deep breathing has been proven to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and anxiety. That’s because lack of oxygen can make you feel tense and nervous. Taking deep breaths helps pump that oxygen back into your body.

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7. Maintain a Healthy Sleep Schedule Maintaining a healthy sleep hygiene lasts a lifetime. Even after your wedding week passes, it’s important you get quality sleep consistently and that means talking to your new spouse about expectations. I don’t know about you, but I am nervous about sharing a sleep space for the first time! My fiance and I started by choosing the best mattress for us. We are different sleepers with different sleep preferences, but marriage is all about compromise. Through life’s ups and downs, a good night’s sleep just might keep you sane.

Now you are equipped to take on your wedding week stress free. Take a deep breath, be present, and try to catch those ZZZs!

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for every couple that attends a PWG wedding show PWG Cash can be redeemed for booking services with participating vendors.

Register for tickets at

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*PWG Cash holds no cash value - must be used by the end of the show. Shows at Gateway Center are not included in this promotion.


trusted St. Louis

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to

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get social Follow

on your favorite social media channels to get the best in visual inspiration for your big day! facebook.com/StLouisPWG instagram.com/StLouisPWG twitter.com/StLouisPWG pinterest.com/StLouisPWG

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2019

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beauty + health

diet & fitness dental & teeth whitening hair & makeup spas & salon tanning

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / B E AU T Y

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FIND A BETTER YOU

Find A Better You would like to personally welcome you on this journey in your life. We can help kiss fine lines and wrinkles away. Give you beautiful skin you want for those wedding pictures, and help you fit in that perfect wedding dress with our body contouring techniques.

636-205-4070 856 Waterbury Falls Dr. Ste. 100B O'Fallon, MO. 63368 www.stllipo.com

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FIT N TAN SALON & SPA

Look Better - Feel Better - Live Better Look and feel your best on your wedding day with solutions from FitNTan! Safe Tanning • Organic Custom Spray Tan • Mystic & Versa Tanning Melt Fat + Tighten Skin with MyLipo • Formostar Infrared Wraps Red Light Therapy • Massage Therapy • Relaxing Sauna •And more! 4 Convenient Locations www.fitntanstl.com

888-308-5352 www.fitntanstl.com fitntanstl@gmail.com

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FUZION SALON AND SPA

We know you want to look flawless on your wedding day and we’re here to make that a reality! Get gorgeous hair and makeup for your special day with Fuzion Salon and Spa! Let us pamper you with nail services, Hydrafacials, microblading, and so much more! Whatever your beauty needs, Fuzion is where it all comes together! Give us a call today! You deserve it!

314-416-9900 4337 Butler Hill Road Ste B • St. Louis MO 63128 www.fuzionsalonandspa.com fuzion@fuzionsalonandspa.com

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MARY KAY BY JESSICA SCHULTZ

Say "I Do" to Bridal Beauty! Smile for the aisle with a stunning look for the big day! Unveil your beauty with a free facial and make over, and invite your bridesmaids. I can even help you and your mother choose great gifts for your bridal party! Contact me TODAY to schedule your skin care and color consultation!

314-952-6436 www.marykay.com/jschultz8728 mkschultzoffice@gmail.com

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PURE ROMANCE BY JULIA RICHARDSON

Pure Romance specializes in bachelorette, bridal shower, and girls' night parties! We aim to empower, educate, entertain, and pamper women with hilarious, fun, and educational parties! We offer several products for all women (single or in a relationship) and we enhance relationships and give marriages and all women's confidence a boost with the information and products we share! Our parties include a line of top-quality, intimacy-enhancing products (75% bath, body, beauty, massage, lingerie, and 25% lubricants and bedroom accessories) to help women feel confident and sexy. We are able to tailor parties to whatever interests or needs your group has. Your girls will thank you for having a Pure Romance party with us!

314-484-9696 www.PRbyJulia.com julia@prbyjulia.com

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SALON ANTEBELLUM

It is our passion to make you look and feel just the way you imagined on your special day. Celebrate with the Lady Antebellas in our salon home or let us travel to you. Whether you bring your wedding party to our salon or we bring our salon to you, our staff can complete your perfect bridal look with an upstyle, makeup, or airbrush.

314-849-1115 12630 Lamplighter Square • St. Louis, MO 63128 www.salonantebellum.com contactus@salonantebellum.net

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SOCO SHAPING

Pesky stubborn fat cells, hiding in plain sight, taking refuge on your body as a spare tire, muffin top, or love handle. Creative names for such annoying problem areas. Soco Shaping redefines your body by freezing unwanted fat cells. They DIE! And go away for good. A non-invasive procedure with zero downtime that’s FDA approved safe. Too good to be true, right? Just ask our patients.

314-626-0730 10012 Kennerly Road, Suite 405 • St. Louis, MO 63128 www.SocoShaping.com info@socoshaping.com

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THE TAN COMPANY

The Tan Company offers 5 levels of tanning as well as the UV-free Mystic Tan to help perfect your wedding day tan! The Tan Company has over 40 locations in the St. Louis area, so you don’t have to wait until your honeymoon to get your golden glow! Visit us today and experience the 5 Star Service you deserve! New clients - mention this ad & receive $100 in free tanning! See store for details!

1-888-688-8222 11 Champion Drive • Fenton, MO 63026 www.TheTanCo.com info@thetanco.com

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IT WORKS GLOBAL We are a Health and Wellness company with a full line of all natural plant based products! We offer skin treatments to tighten, tone and firm areas while saying good-bye to cellulite and hello to beautiful skin and hair! We want to help you be your most confident, beautiful self on the best day of your life!

636-448-5480 www.ashleynicole710.myitworks.com pwgwrapgirls@gmail.com

NUTRITIONHQ We know you want to look your best for your wedding day & NutritionHQ is here to help! We are a locally owned and operated nutrition store specializing in helping people achieve their fitness goals. Many people want to shed weight before a special event. So whether you’re recently engaged or your wedding is just around the corner, our knowledgeable team would love to help you look your best on your wedding day!

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314-736-1685 9430 Manchester Rd • St. Louis, MO 63119 www.nhq.rocks stlouis@nhq.rocks


catering

caterers cake & desserts wine & spirits S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M /C AT E R I N G

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23 CITY BLOCKS CATERING Lumen Event Space

The Caramel Room

23 City Blocks Catering was carved out from the idea that event food didn’t have to live up to the expectation of an overcooked chicken dish. Executive Chef Nicholas Miller crafts from the freshest local ingredients, presenting plates with artistic flair. The Caramel Room and Lumen Private Event Space’s team assures that you and your guests are impressed at every bite. Catering has never tasted so pretty.

314-615-2480 1600 N. Broadway • St. Louis, MO 63102 www.23CityBlocks.com www.CaramelRoom.com • www.LumenSTL.com catering@23cityblocks.com

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CALLIER'S CATERING

Whether you’re having an informal outdoor gathering, an extravagant affair, or anything in between, Callier’s Catering has just the right catering package for you. Our team of event specialists will take care of every detail to ensure your event is seamless. Contact our sales department for additional information, questions, or to schedule a complimentary tasting!

636-230-0019 14779 Manchester Road • Ballwin, MO 63011 www.callierscatering.com sales@callierscatering.com

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CES & JUDY’S CATERING

Be Lovely Photography

Jen & Dayton Photography

Jen & Dayton Photography

Ces & Judy’s Catering has been dazzling the St. Louis area with award-winning catering services and delicious cuisine for over 35 years. With unlimited options for menus and venues, including St. Louis’ newest premier venue, The Venue at Maison du Lac, an event unique to you is sure to be achieved. At our place or yours, our talented team of chefs and creatives will work together with you to make your event unforgettable.

314-991-6700 10405 Clayton Rd • St. Louis, MO 63131 www.cesandjudys.com info@cesandjudys.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP CATERING

• Station Buffets • Sit-down dinners • Hand-passed hors d’oeuvres Championship Catering is the most referred caterer in St. Louis! Why? We serve quality, phenomenal food at the best possible price. Chef Larry G will sit down with you to design your perfect wedding menu. We cater to nearly all St. Louis venues! For an Unforgettable Wedding...Call Championship Catering!

314-606-9520 3354 Iowa Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63118 www.championshipcatering.com larryg@championshipcatering.com

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COLD STONE CREAMERY

Customized Cakes & Cupcakes • Sundae Bar • Portable Stone Nobody serves up the ultimate ice cream indulgence like Cold Stone Creamery! They offer many catering options as well as their custom cakes. They pride themselves on personalized service to offer something unique for your wedding. Their wedding cakes and cupcakes are made locally in the store by professional designers to offer the look you want. The Ice Cream Bar allows guests to create a sundae of their choice. If you are looking for the true Cold Stone Creamery experience, a portable stone can be brought to your event by "mixmasters" to create delectable treats!

618-567-6000 Shiloh, Illionis | Ronnie's Plaza South County www.coldstonecreamery.com  jjsweettooth@charter.net

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CONCETTA'S

What makes Concetta’s so special is the service we provide and our famous Arcobasso family recipes that we use to make our homemade creamy Italian dressing, pasta, chicken and beef dishes. Concetta’s can help make sure your wedding journey is special. We offer drop off or full service catering with set up, staff, real china and clean up. Full or partial bar service is available for 5 hours. We work with a number of venues in the Missouri and Illinois region. Call today for a free tasting and consultation!

636-946-2468 600 S. 5th Street • St. Charles, MO 63301 www.concettas-stcharles.com gary@concettas-stcharles.com

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SUGAR CUBED CANDY & GIFTS Our imagination is the limit at your wedding event. We will design the specialty sweets station, party favor, or candy centerpiece of your dreams. From an intimate party of 50 or less to a large event for 1,000, we pride ourselves in customizing our scrumptious services to meet your needs.

636-395-7365 917 S. Main St. • Saint Charles, MO 63301 www.sugarcubedcandy.com

o. Catering THE PASTA HOUSE CO. CATERING The Pasta House Co. has been a St. Louis tradition for more than four decades! This tradition turns into a memorable experience when you choose The Pasta House Co. Catering team for your wedding catering, rehearsal dinner, business lunch, special occasion or family gathering.

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314-644-1400 www.pastahouse.com/catering


Floral+decor floral design floral preservation creative touches lighting design event decor rentals

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / D EC O R

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ALOBARS LIGHTING AND SOUND

Alobar's Lighting and Sound has been providing couples a chance to create their dream wedding for over 28 years. It is our mission to enhance and execute your vision for your special day or event by customizing your chosen venue. Your love story is important. Let our lighting set an elegant and dynamic mood to create an unique guest experience with memories of your special day that last for a lifetime. With seasoned experience and great passion, we can take your event from ordinary to extraordinary.

314-781-7600 www.alobars.com info@alobars.net

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ALWAYS IN BLOOM

From the vintage romantic wedding to the contemporary celebration, the professional floral designers at Always in Bloom have been partnering with brides for over 20 years to create the wedding of their dreams. Having a long standing relationship with our flower growers enables us to provide the freshest flowers and largest variety from all over the world. Staying on top of the latest trends is our goal.

314-781-1717 3300 Watson Rd. • St. Louis, MO 63139 www.stlouisf lorist.com stlouisf lorist@sbcglobal.net

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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Susie Vreeland Photography

Whether you’re Pinning romantic garden-style weddings or want something with a bit more sparkle, the award-winning team at An Affair To Remember has the style and experience to turn your dream wedding into a reality. From gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces to luxury linens and the most unique decorative rentals in the area, they will create and execute a design tailored to your personal style, vision and budget. Contact them today for a private consultation.

314-899-9321 4810 Fairview Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63116 www.A ATRstl.com hello@A ATRstl.com

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GRAND RENTAL STATION

Your source for the best party and wedding rentals in the St Louis area, creating memories that will last a lifetime. You can rent everything from the tent to the tableware. We also rent chairs, chargers, china, centerpieces, dance floor, lighting, linen and chair covers. We also have the ability to design your dream wedding with our innovative design program. Visit us today to book your wedding or event.

636-343-PARTY (7278) 570 Rudder Rd • Fenton, MO www.grandrental-stl.com info@grandrental-stl.com

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PORTABLE WATER CLOSET

Portable Water Closet is a locally owned and operated restroom company specializing in restrooms for elegant outdoor events. Restrooms are the last thing a bride wants to worry about on the day of their outdoor event. We will take care of every last detail of the restrooms to allow you to focus solely on your special day. From our elegantly designed individual water closets to our extravagant restroom trailers, we have options to fit every budget and style.

314-293-1800 300 E Davis St • St. Louis, MO www.portablewatercloset.com info@portablewatercloset.com

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ROUGE EVENTS AND DESIGN

Rouge Events and Design is a full-service wedding floral and design company with services ranging from wedding florals, event design, decor rental, event setup, and strike down. We seek to make every event unique, flawless, beautifully designed, and executed.

314-707-0178 www.eventsbyrouge.com info@eventsbyrouge.com

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WHO MADE THE LIST? Manage & organize guests for all your wedding events

Create the list, Collect Addresses, Track RSVPs

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PWG.COM/GUEST-LIST


fashion

attire & accessories formalwear preservation jewelry lingerie

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / FA S H I O N

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MIA GRACE BRIDAL

From classic, timeless designs, vintage inspired glamour, free style bohemian, romantic, whimsical, or modern, if you are looking for an experience that celebrates you, your day, and your unique style, we invite you to visit us at Mia Grace Bridal. We also carry a beautiful collection of plus-size gowns, bridesmaids, flower girls, and mother of the bride. It’s what you imagined shopping for your wedding dress would be.

636-778-3433 108 Chesterfield Towne Center • Chesterfield, MO 63005 www.miagracebridal.com info@miagracebridal.com

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SAVVI FORMALWEAR

Voted Best Formalwear Specialist in St. Louis for 3 years in a row! Why? • Locally Stocked Formalwear for last second needs or same day rentals • Groom’s Free Try On - Suits or Tuxes in all fits and colors • Groom’s Free Rental or Purchase and special pricing on the guys in the party

1-800-Tuxedo-4 11 Convenient Locations www.SavviWedding.com stlservice@savviformalwear.com

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THE ULTIMATE BRIDE

Voted Best St. Louis Bridal Salon, The Ultimate Bride has everything for your bridal party: exclusive gowns, custom headpieces and veils, bridesmaids gowns and adorable flower girl dresses. We offer unique designer gowns from traditional to trendy, along with our knowledgeable consultants and experienced alteration staff, The Ultimate Bride will help make your wedding day perfect.

314-961-9997 1115 South Big Bend Richmond Heights, MO 63117 www.TheUltimateBride.com

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CLARICE’S BRIDAL Congratulations on your engagement! This is a special time and at Clarice’s we have the perfect gown to suit your style! One of our experienced bridal consultants will show you personal service and be sure to help you feel incredible on your wedding day! Please call to make an appointment at our New 6,000 square foot location!

314-351-2499 5714 S. Lindbergh Blvd. • St. Louis, MO 63123 www.claricesbridal.com claricesbridal@cs.com

THE BRIDAL SHOPPE The Bridal Shoppe may be a short drive from other bridal shops in St. Louis, but don’t let our small town location fool you. We are a full service bridal shoppe specializing in wedding gowns, bridesmaids, tuxedos, and flower girl dresses. We pride ourselves on having friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced bridal consultants to help you find your dream wedding gown. We carry sizes and styles to fit and flatter every figure.

636-931-8464 525 Bailey Rd • Crystal City, MO 63019 www.bridalshoppeinc.com bridalenterprises@gmail.com

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top tips

for creating a

registry

• Register at a minimum of 3 different stores. Make one of the locations, a nation-wide store so that out-oftown guests have a store nearby. • Break registering into multiple days. You can divide by areas of the home such as bedrooms and baths on one day and the kitchen on another day. • Vary the price points of the items you register for. You want guests to be able to purchase a gift you'll love within their budget. • Avoid registering for items in seasonal departments or limited time collections. These items may not be available when guests are shopping.

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• If you already have your home setup, try an alternate to the traditional wedding registry. Think a honeymoon fund or donations to your favorite charity. • Register with stores that offer perks such as a percentage off items after the wedding. • Don't feel obligated to register for every item on the suggested registry list. If you don't cook and have no interest in entertaining, you probably don't need fine china. Register for items that you love but fit your lifestyle. (Can we say dishwasher safe!)


home

financial & legal services first home

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / H O M E

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CELEBRITY CHINA & COOKWARE

Celebrity was founded with the goal of providing the very finest china, crystal, cutlery, and tableware available. Our commitment to you is that you will enjoy your investment not only today but for many years to come.

913-492-6380 www.celebritychina.com sales@celebritychina.com

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LONGWORTH REAL ESTATE

SAY YES TO THE ADDRESS! Whether you're buying your first home, selling your current home or thinking about investing in real estate, Longworth Realty Co. can help! Reach out today for a free consultation and see how affordable "home" can be!

314-596-2193 www.LongworthRealty.com nicolelongworth@kw.com

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REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS

Real Estate Solutions has been helping people achieve their real estate goals since 2003! As a full service residential real estate group at Redkey Realty Leaders, we are committed to making the homebuying process smooth and enjoyable for you. We will educate you to ensure that you are prepared to make good real estate decisions. Exceeding your expectations is what we aim to do!

314-692-7200 10333 Clayton Road • Frontenac, MO 63131 www.livingstl.com ashley@livingstl.com

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honeymoon+travel

honeymoon accommodations bed & breakfast destination weddings

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / T R AV E L

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CRUISE PLANNERS - KENT LAWRENCE

Love Happens. HONEYMOONS | DESTINATION WEDDINGS | ROMANCE TRAVEL Whichever life event you’re celebrating, congratulations! Now it’s time to plan your special day!

636-492-1146 Kent Lawrence www.circletheworldadventures.com Kent.Lawrence@cruiseplanners.com

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LV WEDDING CONNECTION

One of the newest trends in the wedding industry gaining in popularity is the simplistic elegance of a boutique wedding. Small weddings are on the rise, not only to save money but many couples are opting for a wedding that is more personal and meaningful to their relationship. LV Wedding Connection are experts in the field, we specialize in an exclusive Las Vegas destination wedding experience that is intimate, elite and authentic at an affordable price.

702-941-1889 2590 Windmill Lane #348 • Las Vegas, NV 89074 www.lvweddingconnection.com info@lvweddingconnection.com

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TRAVEL HAUS ST. LOUIS

Honeymoon Specialists • Destination Weddings • All-Inclusive Romance Packages Travel Haus has been crafting memorable honeymoons and destination weddings for St. Louis area couples for 25 years! We would love the opportunity to help you with your dream trip. Contact one of our agents today, or come by our South County office!

314-842-6000 11229 Concord Village Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63123 www.travelhaus.com sales@travelhaus.com

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invitations+gifts favors & bridal gifts stationery calligraphy

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / I N V I TAT I O N S - G I F T S

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CHESTERFIELD BASEBALL CARDS

Look no further for that perfect gift! We offer 100% authentic sports memorabilia. Autographed jerseys, sports equipment, photographs, and so much more! We've hosted over 300 signings with professional athletes right in our store. You'll have the satisfaction of knowing that each unique item comes with a 100% guarantee of authenticity. Need Engraving or Framing for non-sports related products? We do that too! Call or come by today!

636-532-7256 30 A Chesterfield Mall • Chesterfield, MO 63017 www.chesterfieldbaseballcards.com dgross8402@aol.com

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UNIQUE MOMENTS

Be Unique, Stand Out! We want to help you be unique ‌ stand out! We offer custom wedding invitations with any design, size and color. In-House design AND print (where huge savings are)! We work with brides in the St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri area. One of our representatives would be happy to meet you for a consultation in your area or you are welcome to visit our showroom.

573.483.2577 www.byuniquemoments.com info@byuniquemoments.com

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WHO’S SITTING WHERE? Visually create a seating plan with ease

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music+entertainment

bands ceremony music disc jockeys entertainment

S T- LO U I S . P WG .C O M / E N T E R TA I N M E N T

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ALLEGRO ENTERTAINMENT

Allegro Entertainment is your best choice when choosing Live Bands, DJ Services, or Event Lighting. Our All-Inclusive packages reflect what every bride dreams of, at prices that are truly realistic. Our showroom, located in beautiful Historic St. Charles, is available for visual presentations and lighting demos. Set an appointment to discuss package options and to have all of your questions and concerns answered.

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636-493-6004 505 Clark Street, St. • Charles, MO 63301 www.allegrostl.com info@allegrostl.com


CJ’S DISC JOCKEY SERVICE

An expert wedding entertainer has the ability to get up in front of large gatherings and speak, controls the tone and enthusiasm of a room, programs music, reads a crowd, operate equipment and most importantly the talent to move people emotionally. The question remains, is your wedding celebration worth just an average DJ or an elite wedding entertainment professional who creates memories that last a lifetime? Chris Johnson - Award Winning Wedding Entertainment

314-892-0329 www.cjsdiscjockeyservice.com info@cjsdiscjockeyservice.com

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COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS

Complete is all about action. It's creating a complete plan for a special day. It's coordinating to make sure each client is getting a unique event. It's shooting great photos, capturing compelling video and providing the perfect soundtrack. We Do DJ, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth and Lighting. We're your allencompassing, event services provider. Classy, modern and proven timeless.

314-991-5656 11100 Olive Blvd. • St. Louis, MO www.CompleteWeddingStLouis.com STL@CompleteWeDoInc.com

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DJ BLAZE

DJ Blaze STL has been packing dance floors since 2001 with the latest in sound technology. We are your one stop shop for all of your wedding needs from sound, lighting, and photo booth. Our customizable Magic Mirror is always a hit and gives your guests memorabilia they will be talking about for years to come. Our customizable uplighting and gobo will help set the tone for your special day.

314-800-8025 www.djblazestl.com events@djblazestl.com

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GRIFFIN EVENTS

When the formalities are out of the way it’s time to get the party started. With over 20 years of experience, Griffin Events is the brand you can trust for a professional, reliable and fun experience. Griffin Events can provide what is needed for your event including: • DJ’s, live music or both • Lighting • Emceeing and coordination • Solo piano, cocktail hour, jazz trio, instrumentals • Ceremony sound and music • Slideshow and video presentation • Karaoke and video DJ • Staging and dancefloors Griffin Events does what it takes to make your event a night to remember!

314-913-3300 www.GriffinEvents.com Griffin@GriffinEvents.com

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HIGH CLASS DISC JOCKEY

High Class Disc Jockey has over 20 years of experience and has been proudly serving the city of St. Louis and the surrounding communities since 2002. When you hire our staff, you'll always get the most professional job in the area. We work closely with your venue, caterer, photographer, and videographer to ensure that your party or celebration goes as smoothly as possible. You can feel great knowing that High Class Disc Jockey guarantees your satisfaction with all services. We have the tools and expertise to make sure you and your guests will have a great time. Eliminate the worries and call today.

636-486-6670 www.highclassdjstl.com info@highclassdjstl.com

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MILLENNIUM PRODUCTIONS

Millennium Productions is one of the highest rated entertainment & DJ companies in St. Louis & the Midwest. Our award winning DJ services are recognized as innovative, creative and professional. Keep it FUN! Our planning process is simple, easy and in person. We cover everything so you can enjoy your day. Our specialty is making your wedding day a one-of-a-kind celebration and an unforgettable party! Contact us today for more information.

314-918-9335 1334 Strassner Dr • Brentwood, MO 63144 www.millenniumproductions.com info@millenniumproductions.com

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PORTA PARTY DJ'S

Since 1996, we have provided our customers with world-class, quality entertainment. At Porta Party DJ’s, our goal is to give our clients the ultimate entertainment experience. Our professionalism, interactive approach, exceptional music selection, state-of-the-art equipment and event planning expertise consistently puts us one step ahead of our competitors. While your wedding is about the celebration of love and unity, your reception should be a party that you and your guests will never forget.

314-283-7871 www.portapartydjs.com Todd@portapartydjs.com

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THE PARTY INC.

Starting with a blank canvas, we work with you to design your event from the ground up. We create the experience that compliments the beauty and enhances the memories of your special day. We provide the music, energy, tone and feel that YOU want while creating a event you and your guests will never forget. Welcome to a whole new world of entertainment.

1-800-757-1557 www.thepartyinc.com info@thepartyinc.com

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TKO DJS

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Ashley Fisher Photography

Forte Cinema

Hundreds of St. Louis Weddings Every Year! As the area’s largest independently owned mobile DJ Company we are always here to answer your questions. Our full time office staff, highly trained DJs, and event coordinators are available by phone 6 days a week - or better yet stop by our office in Maplewood. Let us show you the TKO Difference at your event!

314-647-3000 2650 South Big Bend Blvd. • St. Louis, MO 63143 www.tko-djs.com info@tko-djs.com

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ABE AGENCY Our dedicated team books unforgettable music entertainment and produces once-in-a-lifetime events. We approach every client with the same honesty and integrity that our company was founded upon. From concept, to the first note on your big day, we strive to ensure that your experience is always extraordinary.

Our Music. Your Memories. ABEagency.com

636-265-0500 105 N. Main Street, Suite 300 St. Charles, MO 63301 www.ABEagency.com info@abeagency.com

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ANNA RUCK PHOTOGRAPHY

A bride once called me an honorary bridesmaid because I was so invested in making her day go smoothly! Creating images that tell your love story is my specialty. I will capture all the emotions and your rad personality on your special day! Interested in booking, go to www.annaruckphotography.com. Custom and all-inclusive collections starting at $1400! Free engagement session when you mention Perfect Wedding Guide!

417-693-6631 www.annaruckphotography.com info@annaruckphotography.com

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COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS

Complete is all about action. It's creating a complete plan for a special day. It's coordinating to make sure each client is getting a unique event. It's shooting great photos, capturing compelling video and providing the perfect soundtrack. We Do DJ, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth and Lighting. We're your allencompassing, event services provider. Classy, modern and proven timeless.

314-991-5656 11100 Olive Blvd. • St. Louis, MO www.CompleteWeddingStLouis.com STL@CompleteWeDoInc.com

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FÊTE BOOTH

OV PHOTOGRAPHY

Bring the laughter & memories to your reception with our self-service kiosks that take unlimited photos, animated GIFs & boomerangs. Your guests can send the images to themselves on the spot, making it easy to share. All images are also immediately shared in an online gallery. Fête Booth is ultra versatile and can adapt to fit in just about any space. We can use with or without a backdrop. Plus we always create a custom photo overlay to match your wedding. Packages start at just $500.

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FISH EYE FUN

The ORIGINAL and BEST fisheye photo booth! Studio quality lighting and our signature instant digital processing make everyone look good. Everyone in a photo gets their own 4x6 print: no sharing photo strips! Personalized prop signs and custom print overlays make each event unique. You’ll get a Live Facebook album, GIFs gallery, and all images in high resolution! But what really makes Fish Eye Fun the BEST is our fun and engaging photographers. They will keep your guests coming back for more!

314-621-8638 www.FishEyeFun.com info@FishEyeFun.com

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MIRAGE PHOTO

You are going to see your photographer more than you see your soon-to-be. Our biggest tip to engaged couples, make sure you like the person behind the camera. Granted, that may not be us. We understand that we may not be for everyone. We certainly can't photograph every wedding, nor should we. We don't want to be "everyone's" photographer. We're special, you're special. Let's determine if we'll be special together.

636-577-1074 1128 North 2nd Street • St. Charles, MO 63301 www.mirage-photo.com info@mirage-photo.com

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TORI DANIELLE WEDDINGS

Tori Danielle Weddings is a St. Louis, Missouri area wedding videography business. We specialize in capturing your love story through our camera lens! What is it about weddings that we love? It's not the decor or the venue. It's not even the dress or the colors. We love experiencing the joining of two people who are absolutely in love! It's the story, of how they met to how they got to the altar, that captivates us. Tori Danielle Weddings offers wedding videography that tells your own unique story.

314-397-9369 www.toridanielleweddings.com tori@toridanielleweddings.com

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TROTTER PHOTO

Trotter photo is a collection of wedding experts bringing together decades of experience to provide clients with lasting memories to enjoy forever. We love getting to know our couples and helping them to have the BEST wedding day experience. We are booking for 2019/2020 and would love to hear all about your Big Day!!

636-394-7689 14319 Manchester Road • Manchester, MO 63011 www.trotterphoto.com dave@trotterphoto.com

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DCRÂ PRODUCTIONS DCR Productions is dedicated to photographing lasting memories for you and your loved ones. Known for our personal photographic touches and amazing pricing packages, the service you receive from our photography team is unparalleled. We strive to capture moments you hold dear to your heart. Request a complimentary consultation, and choose your perfect wedding/ engagement photographer today!

573-233-5490 www.dcrproductionsmo.com dcrproductions.info@gmail.com

ROCHELLE MAPLES PHOTOGRAPHY Wedding and portrait photographer serving Missouri and worldwide. My utmost passion is to serve others, bring joy and deliver beautiful photographs for your family legacy. I love my job more with each sweet, happy couple that crosses my path. I don't want to just be another vendor, I want to be a friend you can trust. This is one of the biggest days of your life and I would be honored to take this journey with you.

573-301-3634 www.rochellemaplesphotography.com hello@rochellemaplesphotography.com

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SOMETHING BLEU Recently engaged and feeling that puppy love?

314-605-4386 www.somethingbleuphoto.com megan@somethingbleuphoto.com

TOP NOTCH PHOTOBOOTH The best way to reflect on your day is through photographs. You will smile as you look through your custom scrapbook of photos of your guests as they let their fun and wacky side come through. Let us provide you with memories to last a lifetime by using our Top Notch services!

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314-399-8672 www.topnotchphotobooth.com topnotchphotobooth@gmail.com


2 CHICS & A PHOTOBOOTH 2 Chics & a Photobooth offers the best valued allinclusive packages. Our packages include: • Custom Photo Graphics • Guestbook & Online Album • Fun Props • Choice of Curtain Backdrop • Photobooth Attendant Choose your discount: FREE Unlimited Prints or Guest Video ($100 value) *New bookings only. Not to be combined with any other offer.

636-439-4339 www.2chicsphotobooth.com info@2chicsphotobooth.com

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questions to ask when selecting a

wedding planner • What is your fee? Is that allinclusive or are there additional costs? Do you offer packages? • Do you have our preferred wedding date open? • Will you be onsite the day of our wedding? Will you have a team for additional help? What time will you arrive and how late will you stay? • Do you book multiple weddings on the same day? • How often do we typically meet during the planning process?

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• Will you accompany us to vendor meetings? • Have you planned a wedding at our preferred venue? • Are there aspects of planning that you do not service? • Do you have references? • Do you have a preferred communication method- in person, by phone or email? • Is wedding planning your full-time job? If it's part-time, what is your other job? • Be sure to ask yourself: Do we like this person? You will be spending a lot of time communicating with the planner leading up to the wedding-you need to like their personality.


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NATALIES BRIDES

Your Story

Erin Stubblefield

Erin Stubblefield

Natalies Brides has specialized in wedding planning in the greater St. Louis area since 2015. We work hard for each of our clients, helping them plan to have the wedding of their dreams. Natalies Brides philosophy is that your wedding is unique to you; we customize everything for your big day in order to create a memorable event that is a true reflection of who you are as a couple!

314-753-7389 6414 Hampton Ave. Suite #9 • St. Louis, MO 63109 www.Nataliesbrides.com natalie@nataliesbrides.com

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SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED EVENTS

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Celebrate Every Moment of Your Engagement till the Last Dance The wedding extraordinaires at Signed Sealed Delivered Events cannot wait to get your planning party started! We are hopelessly devoted to ensuring you celebrate every moment while we manage, organize and execute all the details. SSD Events is a five-time winner of the Wedding Planner of the Year award– call us to find out why!

618-558-6036 www.ssdevents.com ashlee@ssdevents.com

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ST. LOUIS WEDDING OFFICIANT

Dreaming Tree

Don’t forget about the ceremony! Skipping the church and need someone to officiate your wedding? Look no further! We create weddings for ALL couples, including: • Traditional Couples • Indie Couples • Same Sex Couples • Interfaith Couples • Interracial Couples • And any other combination of love.

314-226-6960 or 314-502-6432 www.StLouisOfficiant.com weddings@stlouisofficiant.com

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STARRY NIGHT EVENTS

Starry Night Events, LLC is a St. Louis/St. Charles based wedding & special event coordination boutique. We provide affordable full-service, partial planning, monthof and day-of support services to engaged couples, while custom tailoring the event experience to compliment your unique needs. All our clients receive our highly rated services and special attention. If you need your wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses altered, Starry Night Events can take care of this for you with our in-house alterations and embroidery. We'd love to help you by taking the stress out of your wedding day or special event.

636-688-5925 St. Louis, MO/St. Charles, MO www.starrynighteventsstl.com info@starrynighteventsstl.com

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• Think about the style of the exit you want to have. Is it more of a formal affair? Then a limousine filled with your entire bridal party is the way to go. • How many people do you need to transport? When your wedding party is very large, you may need more than one limousine. You might also consider a luxury bus. • Transporation companies will need you to book their services for at least two hours. So put this time to good use. This is a great opportunity to go take some fun pictures with your wedding party off-site. • Some couples choose to arrange transportation for all guests throughout the day. If you are having a lot of outof-town guests that aren't familiar with the area, this is a service to

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consider. Sometimes these shuttles can be organized through the hotel where you have a large room block. Otherwise, this is something your planner can help with.

• Some ideas for guests: Make sure you enclose your directions from the ceremony to the reception. This can be a huge help for out-of-town guests especially when venues are hard to spot or navigation apps are not completely accurate. You could also include information for shuttle services and rental companies if you expect many out-of-towners.


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CORPORATE TRANSPORTATION – LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Corporate Transportation is the leading provider of safe, reliable, luxurious and highquality limousine service in St. Louis, MO and destination worldwide. Excellence is what best defines your travel experience when you book with Corporate Transportation. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding attention to detail and personalized approach. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event! Let Corporate Transportation make your big day a little more special and truly memorable.

Toll Free: 855-746-6785 • Office: 314-423-1516 4477 Woodson Road #110 • St. Louis, MO 63134 www.limosstl.com  reservations@limosstl.com

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PLATINUM TRANSPORTATION STL IMAGE2

Platinum Transportation STL offers a variety of buses and limos to choose from ranging from 20 to 32 passengers. Rest assured, our professional drivers and staff are prepared to make your wedding day plans go perfectly. Don't forget we are here for any and all of your transportation needs; bachelor / bachelorette parties, showers, winery trips, birthdays and so much more. We service in both Illinois and Missouri.

618-581-2671 www.platinumtransportationstl.com info@platinumtransportationstl.com

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FUN TYME LIMO Here at Fun Tyme Limousine, we know just how special your wedding day is and would be honored to be considered your limousine service provider. We specialize in all of your transportation needs. As we pay attention to every detail, our goal is to help make your day smooth and memorable.

314-313-5466 www.funtymelimo.com info@funtymelimo.com

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ANDRE'S BANQUET

Since our inception in 1980, Andre’s Banquets and Catering in St. Louis has become synonymous with an unforgettable experience for your wedding reception or special event. We have built a reputation for uncommon quality and exemplary service. Every aspect of your wedding reception or special event is important to us, and we are committed to making each moment extraordinary for your guests.

314-894-2622 4254 Telegraph Rd. • St. Louis, MO 63129 www.andresbanquet.com tj@andresbanquet.com

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BEALL MANSION

What could be more perfect than being married at the mansion built as a wedding gift? WOW your guests in the turn-of-the-century romance of a St. Louis area icon. Conveniently located 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch on Millionaire’s Row in historic Alton, IL. Indoor and outdoor weddings & receptions of 2 to 100.

618-474-9100 407 E. 12th St. • Alton, IL 62002 www.beallmansion.com bepampered@beallmansion.com

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BUSCH STADIUM

Busch Stadium’s iconic field and distinct venues offer guests a variety of elegant settings, gourmet dining and panoramic views that cannot be found anywhere else. Let our experienced and professional team make your wedding weekend a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for everyone.

314-345-9630 700 Clark Street • St. Louis, MO 63102 www.cardinals.com/events specialevents@cardinals.com

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CEDAR LAKE CELLARS

Cedar Lake Cellars Winery and Event Venue is surrounded by gorgeous cosmopolitan countryside and pristine lakes. This hidden gem features two beautiful event spaces, award-winning wine and a full-service restaurant. Just 45 minutes west of St. Louis, it’s the perfect setting for a wedding with rustic charm.

636-745-9500 11008 Schreckengast Rd • Wright City, MO 63390 www.cedarlakecellars.com clcevents@cedarlakecellars.com

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CHANDLER HILL VINEYARDS

Your dream wedding in Wine Country is just minutes away! As the region’s finest winery facility, Chandler Hill is a magical setting. We offer a spectacular tasting room, majestic reception hall, expansive deck with memorable vineyard sunsets, rolling hills and a scenic lake. Our full-service amenities are tailored to your wishes including in-house catering, private bride’s room, event planning, fireworks and much more.

636-798-2675 596 Defiance Road • Defiance, MO 63341 www.chandlerhillvineyards.com megan@chandlerhillvineyards.com

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DOUBLETREE CHESTERFIELD

Plan the perfect wedding celebration with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield. From our tented Pavilion to the newly renovated Grand Ballroom, our hotel boasts beautiful spaces for any event. We cater to all tastes and can accommodate any special requests, from traditional weddings to multicultural events. Paired with an attentive and experienced Wedding Coordinator, our and hotel has everything to fulfill all your wedding dreams

636-532-5000 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd • Chesterfield, MO 63017 www.doubletreechesterfield.com bwinter@doubletreechesterfield.com

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DOUBLETREE COLLINSVILLE

A single day. A lifetime of memories. At Doubletree by Hilton Collinsville-St. Louis, we know your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Whether you are dreaming of an intimate gathering or a huge celebration, we are committed to getting every detail just right. Our elegant Grand Ballroom, enchanting courtyard, professional staff and exquisite dining offer you the memorable, fun and flawless experience you deserve.

618-345-2800 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive • Collinsville, IL 62234 eheidbrink@doubletreecollinsville.com

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GATEWAY CENTER

Gateway Center offers a convenient location with proximity to hotels, affordable wedding packages, and delicious in-house catering. We can host any size group for wedding receptions. At Gateway Center, you can count on dependable service that will be flawlessly executed at your event. Our attention to detail and personalized service will allow you to have the fun and fabulous wedding reception that you deserve.

618-345-8998 • 800-289-2388 One Gateway Center Dr • Collinsville, IL www.gatewaycenter.com

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GRAFTON WINERY THE VINEYARDS

Our beautiful lakeside setting, award winning wines and amazing sunsets create a perfect place for new beginnings. Grafton Winery the Vineyards is the area’s newest outdoor event venue located just a short 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With seating accommodations for 350 plus guests, the outdoor pavilion is the place for your guest to relax, have a glass of wine and dance the night away. On-Site Ceremonies • Award Winning Wines • Experienced Planner • 5 hour rental

618-786-3001 21028 Eckert Orchard Road • Grafton, IL 62037 www.thegraftonwinery.com events@thegraftonwinery.com

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HILTON ST. LOUIS AIRPORT

Cheers to the Bride and Groom! Toast your new beginning and let the magic of the day continue. Take in the ambiance created just for you. Hilton St Louis Airport helps coordinate every detail of your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, wedding reception and guest accommodations. Our professional planners ensure your event is handled expertly, while our innovative dining options and stylish venues make your wedding unforgettable.

314-253-5129 10330 Natural Bridge Rd. • St. Louis, MO 63134 www.stlouisairport.hilton.com rhoffman@lhmchotels.com

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HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON

The Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis - Galleria is centrally located to Lambert International, St. Louis Airport and Downtown St. Louis. The hotel is adjacent to the city of Clayton, the regions premier business district and is just two blocks from the Richmond Heights Metrolink station that will provide convenient access to the airport, downtown and the surrounding metropolitan area. Stay in our spacious allsuite accommodations for a couple of days or an extended stay. As a premier hotel in St. Louis, our hotel guests will find themselves within short distance of some of the city's top attractions.

314-863-7700 8040 Clayton Road • Richmond Heights, MO 63117 www.stlouisgalleria.homewoodsuites.com jasmine.kumar@hilton.com

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LANDINGS AT SPIRIT GOLF CLUB

The Landings At Spirit Golf Club, located adjacent to the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, is a full service wedding reception and ceremony facility that can cater to every couple’s wants and needs. Our rolling hills course and boutique clubhouse have a picturesque wooded bluffs view, making us the perfect setting for every wedding!

636-236-6622 180 N Eatherton Road • Chesterfield, MO 63005 www.landingsatspirit.com jaclyn@landingsatspirit.com

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MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY

Whether it is an intimate rehearsal dinner or lively reception with guests dancing the night away, Maggiano’s will deliver that special day you’ve always dreamed of. Maggiano’s will help you plan and execute a flawless event from start to finish. We feature rich, beautiful rooms, elegant adjustable lighting, full service bars, chef prepared Italian-American dishes served buffet or family style.

314-824-2410 #2 The Boulevard • Richmond Heights, MO 63117 www.maggianos.com st.louis.banquet@maggianos.com

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MARRIOTT ST. LOUIS AIRPORT

You say I do, we will take care of the rest. Our wedding planners are certified in creating the wedding you’ve always imagined. From budget, to outstanding menu, to the icing on the cake ... we will make your dream a reality! Intimate gatherings, elegance outdoors, or a stylish wedding with a penthouse feel, Marriott Airport St. Louis has the perfect event spaces.

314-253-5129 10700 Pear Tree Drive • St. Louis, MO 63134 www.marriottstlairport.com rhoffman@lhmchotels.com

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MONTELLE WINERY

Montelle Winery is perched 400 feet above the Missouri River Valley giving your wedding the breathtaking wine country backdrop it deserves. Schedule a tour with our management staff. Enjoy a glass of our award-winning wine as they walk you through the winery including the Brand New Parliament Room with a private bar and deck. A romantic setting for ceremonies and receptions, Montelle also provides the perfect place for pre-wedding events.

636-228-4464 201 Montelle Drive • Augusta, MO 63332 www.montelle.com info@montelle.com Follow us on social @montellewinery

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RIVERBEND CHAPEL

Overlooking the picturesque Missouri River, The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel is the perfect setting for your picture-perfect day! Or, seal your vows inside Riverbend’s beautifully windowed chapel which seats 275. Treat your guests to fine dining in our banquet room adorned with chandeliers and stone-arched bar as they mingle by the fireplace. It’s Riverbend for the elegance you deserve and the convenience you need!

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636-390-8600 4247 Old Hwy 100 • Washington, MO www.RiverbendChapel.com riverbendchapel@hotmail.com

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SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA HOTEL

Your dream wedding awaits at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza. Our spectacular Fleur de Lys ballroom can accommodate a grand event up to 270 guests. If grand isn’t what you are looking for we offer other stunning spaces for a more intimate gathering. Whatever your dream may be we invite you to let our exquisite culinary staff, exceptional service team and finely appointed surroundings make it a reality. Our hotel is located in the heart of downtown Clayton surrounded by upscale boutiques and dining just minutes from Lambert International Airport and downtown St. Louis.

314-719-4303 7730 Bonhomme Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63105 www.sheratonclaytonhotel.com dorothy.johnson@sheratonclayton.com

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THE LEMP MANSION, GRAND HALL AND LOFT

Brides confidently select the Lemp Mansion for their weddings and receptions. The Lemp Mansion garden and patio provide an outdoor setting for the ceremony and reception. Lemp’s Grand Hall is an indoor space with a large adjoining rooftop patio. Lemp’s Loft is an intimate setting with unique architectural details. These venues allow brides to design events and create wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

314-664-8024 3322 DeMenil Place • St. Louis, Missouri www.LempMansion.com patty@lempmansion.com • lemp55@netscape.net

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THE REGENCY CONFERENCE CENTER

Located in the heart of O’Fallon, Illinois, The Regency Conference Center offers a timeless and elegant venue for your “Big Day”! You will be inspired by our Tuscan décor, statement-making chandeliers and beautifully detailed, tall ceilings. Our stunning venue offers expert culinary and service staff, with over 50 years of combined experience and our Wedding Specialist will help you with all your event details. Together, we will ensure a wonderful experience that gives you lasting memories!

618-624-9999 400 Regency Park • O’Fallon, IL 62269 www.RegencyConferenceCenter.com mjens@hmahotels.com

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THE VENUE AT MAISON DU LAC

Experience the natural beauty lakeside at the Catawissa Stone House, all while overlooking a former llama farm. Multiple ceremony sites, incredible wedding party suites, and an open floor plan, there’s something to wow guests. From Rustic to Full-Stop Glam, The Venue is the perfect place for your destination wedding close to home. There’s nothing like Midwestern hospitality, and we can’t wait to welcome you to The Venue at Maison du Lac.

314-991-6700 2603 Wild Plum Valley Road Catawissa, MO 63069 www.thevenuestl.com info@thevenuestl.com

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THE WEINGARTEN

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The Weingarten is your destination to host the elegant, outdoor wedding of your dreams! Surrounded by beautiful forests, a lake and rolling fields, our landscape provides a picturesque setting for your event. We also offer a rustic event space, perfect for showers and rehearsal dinners. Located 20 miles from downtown St. Louis and just one mile from Eckert’s, Belleville, let us facilitate an affair you’ll never forget!

618-257-9463 1780 East State Route 15 • Belleville, IL 62221 www.theweingarten.com weingartenevents@gmail.com

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BARNETT ON WASHINGTON Barnett on Washington is a unique venue that can house wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more. The elegant design of the Spanish Mission style venue features 45 foot tall ceilings, a spacious square balcony, and a double stair case that wraps around the front entrance. Contact us today to schedule your private tour. 844-462-2763 3207 Washington Ave. • Saint Louis, MO 63103 www.barnettonwashington.com events@barnettonwashington.com

HOLLYWOOD CASINO ST. LOUIS Celebrate your big day like the star you are at Hollywood Casino! Provide your guests with a first class experience: hotel accommodations, restaurants, entertainment and your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception all in one place! Call our experienced team today to schedule a site tour or book your event! Must be 21. Gambling Problem? In Missouri, call 1-888-BETS-OFF or visit 888betsoff.org

855-781-3054 777 Casino Center Dr. • Maryland Heights, MO 63043 www.hollywoodcasinostlouis.com STL.Meeting_Event@pngaming.com

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RENAISSANCE ST. LOUIS AIRPORT HOTEL Discover unique moments at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Whether an intimate gathering or a lavish ceremony, we’ll take care of the details and offer unforgettable memories of your wedding celebration. Call Rachel Simon, Catering Sales Manager, today to make your wedding a dream come true.

314-429-1100 9801 Natural Bridge Road • St. Louis, MO www.renaissancehotels.com/stlsa rsimon@renaissancestlouisap.com

WILDWOOD HOTEL Your dream wedding awaits you at The Wildwood Hotel! Create an enchanting evening in one of our grand ballrooms and let our seasoned staff assist you in planning the perfect wedding. End the evening by relaxing in one of our luxurious bridal suites, fit for two newlyweds in love.

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636-733-9100 2801 Fountain Pl • Wildwood, MO 63040 www.TheWildwoodHotel.com sales@thewildwoodhotel.com


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beauty + health................................................. 71 FIND A BETTER YOU...................................................................................................72 FIT N TAN SALON & SPA...........................................................................................73 FUZION SALON AND SPA......................................................................................... 74 IT WORKS GLOBAL..................................................................................................... 80 MARY KAY BY JESSICA SCHULTZ........................................................................75 NUTRITIONHQ.............................................................................................................. 80 PURE ROMANCE BY JULIA RICHARDSON.......................................................76 SALON ANTEBELLUM................................................................................................ 77 SOCO SHAPING.............................................................................................................78 THE TAN COMPANY....................................................................................................79

catering...............................................................81 23 CITY BLOCKS CATERING. . ................................................................................. 82 CALLIER'S CATERING................................................................................................ 83 CES & JUDY’S CATERING. . ....................................................................................... 84 CHAMPIONSHIP CATERING.................................................................................... 85 COLD STONE CREAMERY. . ...................................................................................... 86 CONCETTA'S...................................................................................................................87 SUGAR CUBED CANDY & GIFTS. . ......................................................................... 88 THE PASTA HOUSE CO. CATERING. . ................................................................... 88


fashion................................................................ 97 CLARICE’S BRIDAL. . ................................................................................................... 101 MIA GRACE BRIDAL.................................................................................................... 98 SAVVI FORMALWEAR................................................................................................ 99 THE BRIDAL SHOPPE............................................................................................... 101 THE ULTIMATE BRIDE.............................................................................................100

floral + decor..................................................... 89 ALOBARS LIGHTING AND SOUND...................................................................... 90 ALWAYS IN BLOOM..................................................................................................... 91 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER..................................................................................... 92 GRAND RENTAL STATION....................................................................................... 93 PORTABLE WATER CLOSET.. .................................................................................. 94 ROUGE EVENTS AND DESIGN.............................................................................. 95

home................................................................. 103 CELEBRITY CHINA & COOKWARE..................................................................... 104 LONGWORTH REAL ESTATE................................................................................ 105 REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS.................................................................................... 106

honeymoon + travel........................................107 CRUISE PLANNERS - KENT LAWRENCE. . ...................................................... 108 GO TRAVEL STL. . .......................................................................................................... 58 LV WEDDING CONNECTION.. ....................................................................... 24, 109 TRAVEL HAUS ST. LOUIS...................................................................................3, 110


invitations + gifts............................................. 111 CHESTERFIELD BASEBALL CARDS.. .................................................................. 112 UNIQUE MOMENTS. . ................................................................................................. 113

music + entertainment.................................. 115 ABE AGENCY............................................................................................................... 126 ALLEGRO ENTERTAINMENT................................................................................. 116 CJ’S DISC JOCKEY SERVICE. . ................................................................................ 117 COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS . . .......................................................... 52, 118 DJ BLAZE . . ...................................................................................................................... 119 GRIFFIN EVENTS....................................................................................................... 120 HIGH CLASS DISC JOCKEY.................................................................................... 121 MILLENNIUM PRODUCTIONS............................................................................. 122 NAME.............................................................................................................................. 126 PORTA PARTY DJ'S................................................................................................... 123 THE PARTY INC...........................................................................................................124 TKO DJS..........................................................................................................................125

photo + video................................................... 127 2 CHICS & A PHOTOBOOTH.. .................................................................................137 ANNA RUCK PHOTOGRAPHY.. ............................................................................. 128 COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS . . ..........................................................52, 129 COURTNEY CROSS VIDEOGRAPHY.................................................................... 34 DCR PRODUCTIONS. . ................................................................................................135 FÊTE BOOTH . . ...................................................................................................... 20, 130 FISH EYE FUN......................................................................................................... 6, 131


MIRAGE PHOTO . . ....................................................................................................... 132 ROCHELLE MAPLES PHOTOGRAPHY...............................................................135 SOMETHING BLEU. . .................................................................................................. 136 STRIKE A POSE............................................................................................................. 44 TOP NOTCH PHOTOBOOTH . . ................................................................................ 136 TORI DANIELLE WEDDINGS. . ............................................................................... 133 TROTTER PHOTO. . ..................................................................................................... 134

planning........................................................... 139 NATALIES BRIDES..................................................................................................... 140 SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED EVENTS. . ........................................................... 141 STARRY NIGHT EVENTS. . ........................................................................................143 ST. LOUIS WEDDING OFFICIANT........................................................................142

shows................................................................. 173 GATEWAY WEDDING SHOW......................................................................... 22, 174 PWG BRIDAL SHOW. . ........................................................................................ 10, 175

transportation..................................................145 CORPORATE TRANSPORTATION – LIMOUSINE SERVICE...................... 146 FUN TYME LIMO . . ......................................................................................................148 PLATINUM TRANSPORTATION STL................................................................... 147 PLAYIN HOOKY WATER TAXI & CHARTERS.................................................... 26

venues............................................................... 149 AMERISTAR CASINO RESORT SPA....................................................................... 13


ANDRE'S BANQUET.. ................................................................................................ 150 BARNETT ON WASHINGTON................................................................................ 171 BEALL MANSION........................................................................................................ 151 BUSCH STADIUM. . .................................................................................................4, 152 CEDAR LAKE CELLARS. . ..........................................................................................153 CHANDLER HILL VINEYARDS...............................................................................154 DOUBLETREE CHESTERFIELD. . ...........................................................................155 DOUBLETREE COLLINSVILLE . . ......................................................................... 156 GATEWAY CENTER.................................................................................................... 157 GRAFTON WINERY THE VINEYARDS............................................................... 158 HILTON ST. LOUIS AIRPORT................................................................................. 159 HOLLYWOOD CASINO ST. LOUIS ...................................................................... 171 HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON.. ..................................................................... 160 HYATT REGENCY ST. LOUIS AT THE ARCH..................................................... 23 LANDINGS AT SPIRIT GOLF CLUB. . .................................................................... 161 MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY.................................................................................. 162 MARRIOTT ST. LOUIS AIRPORT. . ......................................................................... 163 MONTELLE WINERY................................................................................................ 164 RENAISSANCE ST. LOUIS AIRPORT HOTEL...................................................172 RIVER CITY CASINO & HOTEL............................................................................... 33 RIVERBEND CHAPEL............................................................................................... 165 SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA HOTEL.............................................................. 166 THE LEMP MANSION, GRAND HALL AND LOFT. . ........................................167 THE REGENCY CONFERENCE CENTER.......................................................... 168 THE VENUE AT MAISON DU LAC. . ..................................................................... 169 THE WEINGARTEN................................................................................................... 170 WILDWOOD HOTEL. . .................................................................................................172


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July 21, 2019 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm River City Casino & Hotel

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