Real Mia Grace Bride: Wedding of Tara and Evan

Congratulations to Tara and Evan on their beautiful, vintage-inspired wedding! After a perfect proposal on Tara’s favorite holiday, Halloween, these two said “I Do!” in a perfect ceremony. We are ecstatic to share their love story and photo with you!

“We went [dress shopping] during COVID right after Mia Grace re-opened. I brought my mom and Evan's mom, Shawn--they both know me well and what style I was going for! My amazing stylist ended up picking my beautiful Willowby by Watters lace A-line, and helped set me up with a seamstress to attach romantic off-the-shoulder sleeves for a little more coverage for my early Spring wedding.” - Tara



Love Story

Tara and Evan grew up just a few miles apart from each other in St. Louis and went to the same summer camp, skated at the same ice rink, but never met until after Tara moved back to St. Louis after college.


Tara and Evan met bartending at a local country club. Tara was a seasoned pro and was supposed to train Evan.They quickly realized how similarly they grew up and how much they had in common. The rest is history!



Proposal

Tara's favorite holiday has always been Halloween, and she loves all things spooky. On Halloween 2019, while they were dressed as Grant and Ellie from Jurassic Park, Evan snuck out of the house and rang the doorbell pretending to be a trick-or-treater. Tara answered the door to Evan holding the ring!



Wedding

Tara and Evan’s wedding was romantic & vintage-inspired. The venue is beautiful and mid-century. Evan had a custom suit from Suit Supply that was vintage-inspired and effortless, just like Tara’s vintage-inspired lace wedding dress!


The couple had classic cocktails as their signature cocktails: Evans was Sazerac and Tara’s Aviation. They had classic jazz playing during cocktail hour as a nod to their honeymoon in New Orleans.


Vendors

Ceremony Venue and Reception Venue: The Last Hotel

Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters

Florist: Rouge Events & Designs

Caterer: The Last Hotel

Photographer: Sarah Harvey Photography

Videographer: Melissa Jae Films

Band/DJ: High Class DJs

Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Jessica Boggess and Chelsea Cardinale

Suits: Custom Grooms Suit

Choreography: Maysen Wild at Just Dancing Studio

Wedding Cake: Made. by Lisa

Officiant: Moonstone Meaningful Marriage Ceremonies


Thank you to Tara and Evan 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!