A Yellow Wedding at the Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri

Yellow filled Geneva Are (33 and works in nonprofit development) and Mark Solze's (36 and works in business) wedding with a bright, sunny aura we can'

Yellow filled Geneva Are (33 and works in nonprofit development) and Mark Solze's (36 and works in business) wedding with a bright, sunny aura we can't help but love. Although they originally wanted to get married outside, Geneva and Mark also didn't want to worry about inclement weather. The Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri—a stunning art deco-inspired greenhouse—was the perfect compromise. Not only did it showcase their love for nature, art and architecture, the natural shades of green and white gorgeously matched the yellow color scheme. One of our favorite parts was the creative, DIY projects such as the fresh lemon escort cards complete with fun facts for the guests to use as talking points, the adorable straw and paper cake topper and even all the sunflower and fern florals. See all our favorite details, beautifully planned with the help of Rouge Events and Design and gorgeously captured by Misty Nolan Photography, below. "We really can't say enough good things about Misty," Geneva says. "Before the wedding I may have worried about the way I'd photograph considering I was 20 weeks' pregnant. After seeing the way she captured our emotions that evening, I feel so much more comfortable in my own skin. She immortalized some of the best moments of our lives."

Wanting their wedding to feel sunny and alive, Geneva and Mark chose yellow for their main color. Mark wore a baby sunflower on his gray suit for the bright wedding while the groomsmen wore yellow billy balls for something a little different.
The bridesmaids wore sundresses from Forever 21 for the yellow summer wedding. Geneva loved loved the soft shade and the low price. The groomsmen donned pants and a button-down from Banana Republic. They completed their look with seersucker bow ties and suspenders from Etsy. The couple loved how the look came together for their casual, natural wedding.
Although Geneva and Mark originally thought about getting married outside where they used to sled as kids, they decided they wanted a place that felt like it was outside without having to worry about inclement weather. The Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri—a giant art deco-style greenhouse—was the perfect place. As a bonus, the stunning grounds provided amazing options for photos.
The flower girl wore a light yellow dress to walk down the aisle. The color echoed the bright bridesmaid dresses, and the rosettes across the neckline added plenty of cuteness to the little girl's look. She carried a white basket and dropped petals as she went.
The Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri, combined Geneva and Mark's love for the outdoors, gardening, art and architecture all in one space. Since the art deco-style greenhouse was gorgeous all on its own with towering ceilings and lush greenery, the couple kept their decor minimal.
The bridesmaids carried yellow sunflowers, white baby's breath and green ferns in their rustic, textured bouquets. Geneva and Mark loved the understated beauty of the classic flowers as well as how they added a bold, bright pop of color to the green space of the Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri.
Shortly after Geneva and Mark returned from driving an auto-rickshaw from the southern tip of India to the border of Pakistan, they discovered they would soon welcome another member to their adventure team. Being 20 weeks' pregnant for the wedding added a few challenges to Geneva's stunning Romona Keveza gown, but Connie Simpson from R&M Design made sure it was perfect for the day.
The natural greenery of the Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri, beautifully matched the yellow and white color scheme of Geneva and Mark's wedding. Since the hanging planters, cascading ivy and towering trees was gorgeous all on its own, they kept their decorations simple.
Geneva and Mark created all the escort cards using fresh lemons, toothpicks and little paper flags. Since the wedding was the first time a lot of the extended family met, they printed fun facts on the back of each person's name for talking points.
Bringing in the bright yellow color throughout the decor, the reception tables were topped with yellow sunflowers and fresh lemons. Green ferns and white baby's breath balanced the look to go with the organic greenhouse venue.
Keeping with tradition, Geneva and Mark cut a one-tier white buttercream wedding cake for dessert. The small confection was topped with a little "Mr. & Mrs." banner created with paper straws and patterned paper. In addition to dessert, the couple served peeps, butter popcorn and even lemon-flavored yogurt covered pretzels to please the health-nut groom.
Although Geneva and Mark had their first dance in front of all their friends and family at the Jewel Box in St. Louis, Missouri, it was as if they were alone in the moment.
"All our guests showered us with glowing sparklers as we left the Jewel Box for the Chase Park Plaza hotel in our trusty old SUV, that nearly took off into the sky with all the balloons the groomsmen had tied onto it," Geneva says.