Rachel and Pablo’s summer St. Louis wedding was every bit the amazing party they had been waiting to celebrate! The forecast leading up to their wedding day had called for rain, but after some morning showers and clouds, it was nothing but blue skies for the happy couple! These two were all smiles together all day, and their wedding party was with them every step of the way to keep the party going for this fun, hot summer wedding day in St. Louis!
Rachel and Pablo each got ready for the day at their ceremony site, a beautiful Victorian home in Ferguson, MO. Pablo and his groomsmen took the cozy carriage house to relax and get dressed in, and Rachel and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in the pastel-colored bedrooms of the historic house. Rachel’s mom and sisters helped her with her dress and accessories, including the veil her mother wore to her own wedding! She then had an incredibly sweet first look with her dad before doing a reveal downstairs with her girls.
Rachel and Pablo wanted to wait until their ceremony to see each other, but they did write each other letters that they read together from opposite sides of the front doorway. This sweet moment together was perfect to calm their nerves as they prepared to walk down the aisle and begin their outdoor wedding ceremony on the front lawn!
The afternoon was hot, but there was so much love and excitement in the air that no one seemed to mind, especially since the rain stayed away! Rachel and Pablo’s faces radiated pure joy as she walked down the aisle with her father to begin the ceremony. After exchanging rings and vows, the couple shared their first kiss as newlyweds before returning down the aisle to a flurry of bubbles blown by their guests (and a few dance moves to celebrate as they walked)!
The grounds of this historic house were a perfectly picturesque backdrop for photos of the new Mr. and Mrs.! After family portraits and photos with the wedding party, Rachel and Pablo had some time alone to savor their day together and capture some sweet moments together. With photos done, it was then time to get the party started! These two were such pros at their photos that we even had time to stop in at one of their favorite bars for them to take their “first shot” as a married couple alongside their wedding party!
The hall was beautifully decorated, and all of Rachel and Pablo’s guests were ready to cheer them on as the wedding party was announced into the reception. The wedding party was seated together on-stage for dinner and toasts, then they joined all of the guests on the floor to kick off the dance floor and celebrate the night away. As the night ended, Rachel and Pablo finished the party with a bang, or rather, a spark, as they exited the venue with their wedding party lined up outside with sparklers!
Wedding Vendor Dream Team:
Ceremony Venue: Private Residence
Reception Venue: Savoy Banquet Center
Rachel’s Attire: The Ultimate Bride
Pablo’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Hair & Make-up: American Image Salon & Spa
Florist: Walter Knoll Florist
Catering: Savoy Banquet Center
Dessert: Wedding Wonderland
DJ: DJ Connection
Transportation: A&P Transportation
Photography: Kelly Cook Photography