A Formal Black, White and Blush Wedding at World's Fair Pavilion at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Wanting to toss tradition on the classic ballroom, Kathleen Brown (24 and an accountant) and Alan Brandt (27 and a financial adviser) had their gorgeous nuptials at World's Fair Pavilion at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. “When it came to selecting the venue we looked at several traditional options, but when we saw the World's Fair Pavilion we were blown away by its beauty,” Kathleen says. “We loved the atmosphere and the beautiful views of Forest Park.” With the help of wedding planner Ashley Rath from Dishy Events, the couple chose a black, white and blush palette with pops of champagne and gold throughout for a romantic, elegant aura. One of our favorite parts was how Kathleen and Alan incorporated their adorable yellow lab, Beaureagrd, into the day’s events. “Alan built a special box for him to sit on during the reception, and we trained for months to make sure he knew his wedding pose command,” Kathleen says. “It was also his third birthday, so it was extra-special for us to have him be a part of the celebration.” As if the furry friend weren't enough entertainment, the couple also had dueling pianos at the reception. There are so many details we love—see them all, beautifully captured by Ashley Fisher Photography, below. A tip from Kathleen: “My best advice for couples planning their wedding would be to enjoy their engagement and wedding planning process. Always remember that at the end of this adventure is an even more exciting and rewarding one: marriage.”