The wedding and reception was held at the Four Seasons in downtown St. Louis, and it's located right next to the famous St. Louis Arch. We spent 85% of our trip inside the hotel. The hotel and our room was gorgeous! Stacy and I shared a room and we were ooohing and aghhhing at everything! I told Stacy my "redneck" was coming out and I was taking pictures of everything. Our favorite thing was the TV built into the bathroom mirror, the rain shower head in the shower and the huge bath tub. We both could have lived in that bathroom forever.
Friday night we went on a shuttle bus with the rest of the family to a local brewery. I forget the name, but we had a couple glasses of wine and several mini cupcakes. They were so good! We had room service breakfast the next morning and it was so good too.
The wedding was held very early on Saturday (11am) on the 8th floor terrace of the hotel. The views were stunning! The bride wore a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress that was dyed a custom navy blue. It was gorgeous! I feel like the pictures I took (with the iPhone) don't do justice to how stunning she looked. Her dress was so dramatic and jaw dropping, it looked much better in person! The ceremony ended and there was a cocktail hour with hors dourves and an open bar. We stuck to mimosas since it was 11:30 in the morning! ;)
I also met my nephew, Connor, for the first time. He lives in Austin and it took going all the way to St. Louis to finally see him. I was obsessed with him! He is the sweetest, happiest baby ever!
The reception was held in the "Mississippi Room" of the hotel. I was so in love with the charger plates, it's exactly what I want! The centerpieces were so unique and different. We all loved the asparagus tied around the vases.
The food was Asian and I even tried tofu for the first time. It wasn't that bad! The bride and groom passed out these fun little stick things (not sure what you'd call them) and we all had some fun playing with those. I even got photobombed by the man-of honor. Yes, man-of-honor! He was really nice and quite the character!
Somewhere around 6pm things get a little fuzzy! All I'll say is my sister-in-law and I both woke up in our dresses back in our room in the middle of the night. I blame the two glasses of wine I chugged towards the end of the reception! ;)
We woke up Sunday morning and went to brunch, then packed our bags to head home. We left our luggage with the concierge and walked to the Arch. It was a gorgeous day. It was a bit chilly, but so perfect! The area around the Arch was really beautiful, much nicer than I was expecting.
After the Arch we walked back to the hotel to retrieve our bags and take a cab to the airport. The concierge asked if we wanted to take the next door casino's complimentary limo to the airport. Complimentary as in "free"? Yes, please! We made it in one piece to the airport and boarded our flight back home.
Thank you to my amazing and generous mother-in-law for a wonderful girls weekend! Love you!