A Classic, Luxury Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri

With a classic, black-tie wedding in mind, Lauren Westbrook (31 and works in marketing) and Brian McIntosh (31 and works in finance) played up the grandeur of their hotel venue with white orchids and pops of purple. Graham Chapel at Washington University was a natural fit for their vows, since Brian attended the school and Lauren grew up in St. Louis. “We kept the ceremony décor very simple,” Lauren says of wanting to highlight the natural beauty of the church. Fresh orchids cascaded down a buttercream cake flavored with French vanilla and tart lemon. Monochromatic black-and-white details were scattered throughout the ballroom reception, giving the room a timeless, elegant feel. “We wanted a sophisticated wedding that allowed our guests to truly enjoy themselves,” Lauren says. “We were excited to celebrate our love, our family and our friends.”