We love when we receive pictures from our brides! We are ecstatic to share Hannah and Matthew's whirlwind romance and pictures with you!
Their Love Story:
Matthew and Hannah met online which isn't how Hannah pictured meeting her future husband. After two days of online dating and looking through the men that came up within her settings, Hannah decided to change the distance setting to 50-75 miles. She came across Matthew who was 71 miles away. Hannah thought he was cute and had many of the characteristics that she was looking for. Hannah decided to message him and two went out on their first date two weeks later. About two months in, Hannah and Matthew both knew this was different and they were engaged 6 months from the day they first exchanged messages.
"Mia Grace stood out from the rest of the bridal stores I went shopping at. [My consultant] was so patient and kind and picked out wonderful dresses. Once I found "the one" she even found a veil that went with it perfectly. Mia Grace was super easy to work with and they were always so friendly."- Hannah
Matthew and Hannah went on a picnic at Castlewood State Park. Hannah was suspicious and thought this may be "it" but she never saw a ring box bulge in his pocket so Hannah decided that today wasn't the day.
After their picnic, Hannah and Matthew went up to the top of the bluffs and he guided Hannah over to a bench. Matthew had been sending Hannah a love song each day for the past 10 days leading up to May 4th. Matthew told Hannah that he had some bad news, he ran out of songs. Hannah thought this was odd, because Matthew is a music teacher and knows plenty of songs. However, Matthew told Hannah he wrote her a song instead. Hannah began to cry as Matthew played a piano recording and sang Hannah the song he had written to ask her to marry him. Of course, Hannah said YES! It was the perfect, magical proposal!
Hannah and Matthew's wedding style was timeless romance. The colors were lavender, navy and champagne. Everything came together beautifully for their special day.
Hannah's dress is Ardelle by designer Rebecca Ingram. This gown includes a beautiful organza lined sheer bodice accented in lace motifs. The illusion jewel over the sweetheart neckline with the illusion back create a timeless look. This show-stopping gown is complete with a shimmering tulle skirt. Hannah looked absolutely breathtaking!
Ceremony Venue: UMSL Provincial House Chapel
Reception Venue: Tapawingo National Golf Club
Wedding Dress: Rebecca Ingram
Florist: Stephanie Bliss
Caterer: Tapawingo National Golf Club
Photographer: Hillary and Grant Photography
DJ: Elite Pro DJ
Makeup Artist: KAMCO Beauty
We are so thankful to Matthew and Hannah for allowing all of us at Mia Grace Bridal to play a part in your special day. We wish you all the love and happiness!