Congratulations to Marissa and Luke on their happily ever after! After reconnecting at a birthday party, these two fell head over heels for one another quickly. Their romantic garden wedding incorporated the best details of St. Louis. We can’t wait to share their love story and photos with you!
“I did the VIB appointment to fit in all of my important ladies. My mom passed away a few months before getting engaged and it was important to be surrounded my aunts and grandmas and bridesmaids. [My stylist] was so sweet and I ended up picking the first dress I tried on. I had been eyeing it for months and knew she was it!” - Marissa
Marissa and Luke were great friends during high school and reconnected while out for Marissa’s birthday. They fell in love fast and moved to Saint Louis together and explored the amazing city which prompted them to start their popular social media Instagram- STL Bucket List, where they eat, meet, and enjoy the best parts of Saint Louis. They’ve been together for five and a half years.
One of Luke and Marissa’s favorite things to do is have picnics on Art Hill in Forest Park. Marissa was getting her college graduation photos done in the park when Luke dropped to one knee at the Grand Basin at the bottom of Art Hill. They celebrated with a picnic where Luke surprised Marissa with both of their families and best friends hiding out in the trees. It was beautiful.
Marissa and Luke’s wedding theme was romantic garden. The ceremony and reception at Piazza Messina was absolutely perfect! They incorporated the touches of Saint Louis throughout their entire celebration.
Their perfect wedding day was everything they wanted and more!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Piazza Messina
Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli
Florist: Carley Jeans Floral
Caterer: Russo’s Catering
Photographer: Tawny Ballard Photography
Videographer: Jacob Beard Media
Band/DJ: Show Me Sound
Hairstylist and/or Makeup Artist: The Beauty Bar
Photobooth: Fete Booth
Neon Signs: Neon Being
Party Favors: Old Vienna
Rings and Wedding Bands: Neustaedter's Fine Jewelry
Tuxedos: Savvi Formalwear
Thank you to Marissa and Luke 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!