A Lush Green Wedding at Old Stone Chapel in St. Charles, Missouri

Inspired by their Hawaiian heritage, Brooke Branco (26 and a registered nurse) and Bradley Branco (25 and a health and safety coordinator) incorporated bamboo details and wore traditional Hawaiian lei for their lush, green wedding. The day started in a rustic restored stone chapel that was attached to the reception venue, which the couple loved because it made the day easy for their guests, especially with so many coming in from out of town. “The chapel was beautiful with exposed stone and wooden trusses with a very intimate feel,” Brooke says. “Our ceremony was the best part of our day. It truly was everything we dreamed of." Afterward, guests were greeted with green and ivory escort cards and baby bamboo-plant wedding favors—an idea we love. Wanting to match the green color palette and bamboo plants, the couple created hydrangea, rose and hypericum bouquets for the bridesmaids that really popped against their light gray Alfred Angelo dresses. Another highlight was the amazing custom-made stationery designed by the maid of honor. The invitations were printed on ivory paper with bamboo detailing that set the tone for the entire soiree. We also love the three white buttercream-frosted cakes. The textured buttercream and green rose toppers perfectly complemented the chic wedding. There are so many details we love. See them all, beautifully captured by Ginger Weseloh from Creative Event Studio, below.