Charlie and Melissa are totally head-over-heels in love. It showed in every aspect of their wedding. “They were completely adorable together and such a dream to photograph,” says their photographer, Lisa Dolan. The couple lives in NYC, but came back to St. Louis (Melissa’s hometown) for their wedding. The big day was perfection – it was 75 degrees in July in St. Louis–“this NEVER happens!” says, Lisa–and the Missouri Botanical Gardens was the perfect backdrop to their wedding. The couple was so laid back and just so happy to be together that it really took a lot of the stress out of the day. They wanted to keep things simple and beautiful which gave their wedding day a very timeless sophistication.
The couple opted for simplicity when it came to details. When getting married in such a vibrant and beautiful setting like the Botanical Gardens, I think more is always less. The simple table arrangements and seed bomb wedding favors were great touches that really added to the entire wedding atmosphere. The couple also had signature cocktails with custom drink sticks with their wedding date that added a fun feature to the wedding!