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A Neo on Locust Wedding in St. Louis, Missouri

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Elise & Phil in St. Louis, Missouri
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For their invitations, Elise and Phil had their friend create a variety of designs especially designed for the different shapes and sizes of each element in the invitation suite. He then made each design into a stamp, which Elise and Phil then used to transfer the design to the paper using heat thermography. Grey, gold, ivory, gray and burgundy pap ...
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To go with her glamorous gold gown, Elise knew she had to have the right shoes. After months of hunting, she spotted the perfect pair - Manolo Blahnik's BB pumps in a rich shade of burgundy.
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For a timeless, classic look, the groomsmen wore Calvin Klein three-piece black tuxedos with black bow ties and white pocket squares. Phil wore a similar style by Vera Wang.
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A collector of Nike Dunks, it was only fitting that Phil's gift to his groomsmen and the finishing touch to their outfits were custom Nike Dunks. Phil designed each guy a pair of black Dunks with burgundy and gold accents. The shoes were personalized with the nickname of each guy and the date of the wedding.
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Gold-dipped succulent boutonnieres wrapped in burgundy ribbon complemented Elise's bouquet and dress.
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After trying on countless traditional gowns, Elise knew she wanted a dress that was different and unconventional. She found the perfect dress while browsing on her Saks.com app - a nude mesh and gold sequin sheath gown by Theia.
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Elise and Phil were married by the quaint pond and gardens in Lafayette Square Park. The intimate space was given a modern, industrial twist with an arbor made of pipes and hanging pendent lights in a variety of unique styles.
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Elise's sister wrote the names of each guest and their seating assignment on cream colored gift tags with golden skeleton keys attached to each one. The escort cards were hung on a pegboard made by Elise's father, who had painted the board to look like a subway sign with the names of cities where the couple had lived. The couple asked each guest to ...
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Next to the escort card pegboard, the couple created a welcome area with hanging pendant lights, vintage family photos and marquee lights for a rustic, industrial-chic vibe.
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As a nod to Phil's childhood summers in Michigan, the couple displayed old-fashioned bottles of soda from a shop called Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor, MI in a vintage milk carrying crate on the bar. A handmade tag was tied around each bottle.
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Gold tone flatware and sprigs of fresh rosemary were tucked into burgundy linens and placed on gold chargers.

Elise & Phil in St. Louis, Missouri

Elise and Phil's industrial glam wedding in St. Louis, Missouri packed major personality. The couple let their personal style shine through from the decor, where they incorporated unique elements like light bulbs, pipes and gold-dipped succulents, to Elise's glam gold Theia gown and Phil's custom made Nike Dunks. They infused the chic urban historic space with diy details and a gold, burgundy, gray and ivory color palette for a truly one-of-a-kind event.
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