Meet The Vendors Of This Year's ALIVE Wedding: Best Day Ever

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This year’s ALIVE Wedding: Best Day Ever is a few days away and we wanted to help you get in the wedding planning mood by introducing you to the ALIVE Wedding vendors. The vendors at Best Day Ever are some of the top STL vendors around and if you want the perfect wedding day, we recommend you attend Thursday’s event for inspiration galore.


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Hollyberry Catering
Winning “Best St. Louis Caterer” by Sauce Magazine six years in a row, Hollyberry Catering has worked with hundreds of couples to customize their wedding menus to fit their needs, lifestyle and budget. The award-winning catering team ensures your celebration is unforgettable with a truly satisfactory taste.

Ces + Judy’s
Founded in 1981, Ces + Judy’s gives brides and grooms unlimited options for menus to ensure your wedding is entirely unique to you. Their incredible team of chefs designs menu pairings to complement your big day in a way that you won’t soon forget.

Trotter Photo
With more than 40 years of experience, Trotter Photo specializes in traditional wedding photography at an affordable cost.

Moonrise Hotel
With a cool, contemporary and quirky design located in the heart of The Loop, Moonrise Hotel offers guests an unforgettable experience with Midwestern hospitality and urban chic combined.


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Hyatt Regency St. Louis
Offering exquisite views of the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse, Hyatt Regency makes sure their guests are treated like royalty. Not only do they have three extraordinary restaurants on site, but their outdoor terrace on the 18th floor is a luxurious getaway.

Drury Hotels
Just a few short blocks from Busch Stadium and around the corner from the Arch, Drury Hotels By The Arch is the perfect place to rest your head after saying “I do.” Inside the historic renovation, you’ll find a variety of amenities, including comfortable rooms, lots of free goodies and a bronze Lewis and Clark statue exhibit in the lobby. What more could you want?

Christa Donald Photography
Recreating special and beautiful moments on your big day, Christa Donald approaches wedding day storytelling with a blend of photojournalistic and editorial coverage.

Pappy’s Smokehouse
If you’re looking for a top-rated barbecue feast at your wedding, look no further than Pappy’s Smokehouse. A St. Louis favorite, Pappy’s is perfect for any kind of wedding; just make sure you’ve got plenty of napkins for those wearing white.


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Need a fresh perspective when it comes to shopping for invitations and stationery? Voted Best Stationery Story by St. Louis At Home Magazine, Vellum is a one-stop shop for all things gifts, stationery and invitations to make your big day perfect.

Ballpark Village
If you’re looking for a space for both your rehearsal dinner and your bachelor/bachelorette party, Ballpark Village has all of your needs rolled into one incredible space. Take part in their variety of restaurants, lounges and live entertainment; there is something for every part of your wedding planning.

Cater Al Fresco
Specializing in custom menus tailored to any type of event, Cater Al Fresco believes every event is as unique as you are and will create a menu to reflect your taste. Using the freshest ingredients possible, Cater Al Fresco accommodates all dietary restrictions and ensures that everything goes perfectly for your big day.

Eye.Do STL
Founded in 2011 by owner Kim Haglund, Eye.Do STL offers on-site makeup and hair services for your big day. Not only do they make sure that you are completely satisfied, they ensure to test the quality and durability of every product before using it on their brides.


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Washington University in St. Louis
With its gothic architecture, pipe organ and stained glass windows, Graham Chapel at Washington University is the most popular location for a wedding ceremony in STL. Not only can you say “I do” in the gorgeous building, but the campus features a variety of options for wedding reception spaces.

Limitless Planet
The best part of the wedding is the honeymoon, right? Limitless Planet Travel will be on site to help build custom adventure and educational trips all over the planet for you and your partner. Just tell the Limitless Planet team where you want to go and they will create the ultimate trip just for you.

The Cheshire
If you’re looking for a unique hotel for friends and family, The Cheshire is a fantastic option that pays tribute to great British authors and classic works of literature, including “Romeo & Juliet,” “Death on the Nile” and James Bond. The pet-friendly hotel offers a variety of amenities for all their guests and is the perfect place to relax after walking down the aisle.


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No wedding is complete without the perfect last night single and the PBR Bar in Ballpark Village is the ultimate place to throw a great bachelor/bachelorette party. Grab the bull by its horns, literally, and dance the night away with your wedding party, celebrating the fact you will be married to the person of your dreams the very next day.

Cardinals Special Events
Not only do the STL Cardinals impress on the field, but they have the ability to make your jaw drop through hosting your dream wedding. The organization has a selection of unique venues for all occasions, including a Home Run Wedding Ceremony to a ballpark portrait session to a romantic reception. Whether your dream is to say “I do” on the home plate or kiss in the stands, Cardinals Special Events is the place for a Grand Slam wedding.

The go-to place for most future brides- and grooms-to-be to register for their wedding presents, Macy’s will be on site to help you decide the essentials for your wedding gifts. Not only do they know what you need and what you are currently missing from your registry, but they’ll make sure you are choosing the correct items and taking the stress out of your wedding planning.

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