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An Indoor Wedding in St. Louis, MO

  • Clary Pfeiffer Photography, St. Louis, MO
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Stephanie & Derek in St. Louis, MO
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Stephanie’s favorite color, purple, provided much of the palette for the wedding. The bride carried a bouquet that included roses, cymbidium orchids, and hydrangeas in purple, ivory, gold, and burgundy. It also featured white stephanotis with crystal centers.
Jill Springer, Flower Depot, Ferguson, MO
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Stephanie and Derek’s 200 guests found their seats using ivory-hued escort cards, which featured each name handwritten in purple calligraphy. A tall floral arrangement in the middle of the table gave guests just a hint of what was to come.
Elaine Friedman, Papers and Presents, Creve Coeur, MO
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At each seat, Stephanie and Derek’s guests found a square-shaped ivory program tied with a concord grape-colored organza ribbon. The couple included explanations of the Jewish traditions in their ceremony as well as introductions to the wedding party and a tribute to loved ones who had passed away. At the ceremony, guests received doily cones fille ...
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Stephanie and Derek’s reception tables boasted elaborate floral centerpieces, which included jewel-toned roses, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus, delphiniums, and hydrangeas.
Jill Springer, Flower Depot, Ferguson, MO
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Stephanie and Derek cut into a four-tiered white cake, which featured alternating layers of white cake with lemon filling and amaretto cake with raspberry filling. Fresh flowers in the wedding hues cascaded down the confection’s tiers.
Lubeley’s Bakery, St. Louis, MO
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Stephanie and Derek’s ceremony was performed beneath a huppah set up in front of a massive window with the sun setting in the background. Strands of ivory petals hung from the frame, along with clusters of Black Magic roses. The beautiful huppah remained a focal point during the reception; Stephanie and Derek enjoyed the reception dinner with their ...

Stephanie & Derek in St. Louis, MO

Stephanie and Derek both say they were just looking for friends when they joined Jewish dating website JDate. But instead, Stephanie and Derek each found “the love of our lives” -- within hours of logging on. “I think our accounts were active for a total of 48 hours,” Derek says. The Bride Stephanie Mann, 28, a bridal consultant The Groom Derek Larson, also 28, a physician The Date September 6 Two years after that first date, Derek surprised Stephanie by having a horse-drawn carriage pick her up at work for a scavenger hunt that led her to sentimental spots all over the couple’s hometown of Chicago. The search ended with Derek waiting for her on one knee, surrounded by rose petals and a panoramic view of the city’s skyline. After Stephanie accepted, a limo whisked off the couple for yet another surprise -- Derek had arranged for Stephanie’s entire family to drive in from St. Louis to celebrate. To capture a glamorous, Old World feel, the couple decked out the ballroom of the Renaissance Grand Hotel with jewel tones.
- Kate Wood
Their Ingredients
  • Clary Pfeiffer Photography, St. Louis, MO
  • Jill Springer, Flower Depot, Ferguson, MO
  • Elaine Friedman, Papers and Presents, Creve Coeur, MO
  • Lubeley’s Bakery, St. Louis, MO

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