St Louis Wedding Photographer: The Shrine of St. Joseph and The Doubletree Union Station
Jun 4, 2016 | By: Josephine Havlak, Photographer
Love is patient, love is kind.
Newlyweds Jane and Frank embody this sentiment. Their first meeting as freshmen at Washington University planted seeds, but it wasn’t until their sophomore year that love slowly bloomed. Struck with courage, Jane asked Frank to her sorority formal. He said yes; they became official.
Patience and support sustained this love, as Jane and Frank spent much time apart through summers, study abroad, and this past year while Frank pursued grad school. Luckily, they now have the rest of their lives to catch up on favorite hobbies like hiking and playing board games. Their well-paired interests—Jane loves to cook and Frank loves to eat—extend to daily yoga sessions and a passion for traveling.
On a glistening summer afternoon, family and friends gathered at the Shrine of St. Joseph for Jane and Frank's big day. The sunlight illuminated the golden altar and set the stage for the beautiful bride. Jane’s dress by La Sposa fit her like a glove, with a modest mermaid flair and intricate embroidery; her long sweeping veil caught the light breeze. The bridesmaids wore Grecian-inspired gowns from David’s Bridal, enhanced by elegant side draping and a flattering marine blue. Walter Knoll Florist is to thank for the eye-catching bouquets, adorned with tangerine orange and indigo blue flowers. The same flowers adorned Jane's braided hair and the groom's boutonniere.
Post ceremony, Frank whisked his beautiful bride into his arms. His beaming smile expressed both gratitude and joy. The celebration continued at Doubletree Hotel at Union Station and was a great success thanks to consultant Jackie Burkemper. CJ the DJ set the festive mood as Frank took Jane's hand to dance the night way.
Anticipating their move to London, the newlyweds prepare for a new chapter where patient love becomes eternal love.