ALIVE Bride Weddings: Subtle Sophistication

By Marylyn Simpson
In Feature, Style

From the breathtaking florals to the unconventional venue, Lindsay Rehme Bradshaws fall wedding was everything she had ever hoped it would be.

 

Having met through mutual friends at a Halloween party, Michael Bradshaw and Lindsay Rehme had no idea that chance encounter was about to change plan what would become Lindsay’s dream wedding. Keeping with her classic, elegant personal style, Lindsay and her mother created a fall affair to remember. On October 2, over 200 guests were invited to celebrate Michael and Lindsay’s uber-stylish wedding. From the ivory silk wedding dress to her carefully chosen floral arrangements, no detail was left undone, creating a wedding that was both traditional, yet modern thanks to its timeless aesthetic and undeniable classic charm.

[THE DETAILS]

LOVELY LACE Staying in tune with her wedding’s elegant aesthetic, Lindsay opted for a modified mermaid style dress by wedding gown designer Marissa. The ivory satin dress was adorned with scattered lace and pearl beading overlay (Maiden Voyage Bridal, 636.394.5858, maidenvoyagebridal.com).

YOU’VE GOT MAIL Going a bit out of the reception box, Lindsay’s wedding was held at the Old Post Office’s main ballroom (314.436.0101). In a sea of ivory, Lindsay’s sophisticated affair featured white lily and rose centerpieces that fit with the venue’s authentic 19th-century architectural embellishments (Exclusive Events, 314.995.7282,
exclusiveeventsinc.com).

CAPTURE THE MOMENT Dramatic yet detailed shots of Lindsay’s special day were captured by photographer John Fedele (John Fedele Photography, 314.367.1011, johnfedele.com).

SWEET THING Filled with raspberry mousse, the four-tiered cake was garnished with fresh white flowers and the couple’s monogram (Sugaree Baking Company, 314.645.5496, sugareebaking.com).

FOOD FESTIVITIES Keeping with the wedding’s formal vibe, Lindsay opted for a three course sitdown dinner created by Karen Bartelsmeyer-Jones of Catering Plus. Lindsay provided her guests with a late night menu of Ted Drewes custard and Imo’s pizza that celebrated Lindsay’s St. Louis roots (Catering Plus, 314.781.0243, cateringplusstlouis.com).

MEANINGFUL MEMORIES In lieu of a party favors, donations were made to Autism Speaks, honoring a family member touched with the disorder, as well as Lindsay’s mother who has spent her life working with Special School District. Guests were given chocolate “B’s” (the couple’s last initial), which were tied to the donation note.

BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET White roses, lilies, orchids and hydrangeas made up Lindsay’s  bouquet (The Special Event Florist, Tina Barrera, 314.845.3362).

 

1272_498.jpgLindsay Rehme & Michael Bradshaw

1273_498.jpgLindsay’s beautiful bouquet

1274_498.jpgFour-tiered cake from Sugaree Baking

1275_498.jpgLindsay’s beautiful bouquet

 

Photo credit: Photography by John Fedele Images

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