Congratulations to Abby, our newest Mia Grace bride, and her husband Ayo! These two let nothing get in the way of their love! They celebrated with a gorgeous ceremony. We are beyond excited to share the love story and photos with you!
“Mia Grace went above and beyond helping me find my dress! I had some thought on what I wanted and really wanted a Maggie Sottero dress and the consultant was able to bring what I wanted into real life and even better than I imagined. When I mentioned that I really wanted a dress that was off the shoulder, she was able to help me find an amazing dress and show me how it could be altered to include an off the shoulder as well as the strap it was already designed with. Love the attention given to what I wanted!! Then when I went back to get my veil and hair piece, it was during Covid, so safety protocols were in place and I felt both safe and very well-tended to yet again and found the perfect veil and hair piece.” -Abby
Abby and Ayo met at Bar 360 in downtown St. Louis. About two months after they first met, Ayo had to move to Atlanta, GA for work for 9 months. The couple decided to do long distance and while it was hard, it was SO worth it. It's true what they say, distance does make the heart grow fonder.
She Said Yes!
Abby and Ayo were in Abby’s hometown for a golf tournament held in the memory of a family member, William. The two got to a specific hole that Ayo had previously chosen and Abby’s nephew, Louis, was on a supposed scavenger hunt. However, at this hole he went up to Ayo and asked for something in the shape of an "O." It was at that moment that Ayo pulled out the ring, got down on one knee, and asked Abby to marry him. Of course, she said YES! It was Abby’s first-time golfing and it was better than she could have ever imagined!
Abby and Ayo’s wedding was a rustic, romantic style. The venue, décor, and dress came together perfectly! The pictures below speak for themselves!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Magdalen Church
Reception Venue: Marriot St. Louis Airport
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Florist: Alex Waldbart Florist
Caterer: Marriot St. Louis Airport
Photographer: That Girl Pearl Photography
Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Maplewood Beauty Bar
Thank you to Abby and Ayo for allowing all of us at Mia Grace Bridal to play a role in your special day. We wish you love and happiness as you begin the next chapter of your life together!