I hadn’t intended on taking a blogging break this weekend, but with all of the wedding fun and wedding planning that occurred it just kind of happened!
Friday night was spent with Brian and one of my bridesmaids getting crafts ready for our wedding which is just a short 37 days away. Saturday was spent driving to St. Louis and celebrating the wedding of a childhood friend of Brian’s whose family has remained extremely close to his over the past several years.
When we arrived at the hotel on Saturday, we were greeted with a cute goody bag full of chocolate covered pretzels and a little note from the wedding families.
We decided a little pre-wedding drink was necessary…
After our pre-wedding drink, Brian’s parents picked us up and we all headed to the beautiful and historic SqWires Restaurant in St. Louis for the wedding festivities.
A local musician sang softly in the background, completely setting the tone for the entire night.
I seriously just loved the way that everything pulled together! The exposed brick, old fans, and almost industrial-style ceiling provided the perfect contrast to the soft yellow and white flowers that were scattered throughout the room. Everything was gorgeous.
When it was time for dinner, we started our evening meal with a delicious spinach salad topped with hearts of palm, cranberries, red onion, fried goat cheese, and a vinaigrette dressing. This salad was delicious! I am a huge goat cheese fan, and it was really the star of the show in this dish.
After dinner, it was time to start moving towards the dance floor…and of course snap a few pictures with the blushing brides
I think their cake topper says it all…
Congratulations Kate and Jill!!