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Mr and Mrs Bernard

COUPLE: Alex and Victoria

VENUE: Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in Creve Coeur, MO

DRESS: Mia Grace Bridal in Chesterfield, MO

SEAMSTRESS: Theresa Mahaffey from Sew Ridiculous in Manchester, MO

CAKE: Bake Me A Cake Etc in Ellettsville, IN

FLOWERS: Sarah Wong from I Do Flowers in Carmel, IN

MAKEUP: Ryan Wieringa

HAIR: Diana at Salon de Christe in St Charles, MO

PLANT: Sherwood Forest Nursery

CATERING: Trattoria Toscana

RINGS: Fernbaugh's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

This wedding was originally scheduled for July 4th at one of the local state parks, but then COVID happened. My lovely cousin, Victoria, and her now husband Alex decided to postpone their large wedding with friends and family until 2021, but still wanted to get married this year. Within a matter of weeks they were able to pull together an intimate wedding that was nothing short of gorgeous.

We set up a live stream at the church so dozens of family and friends could watch them get married. After the ceremony local guests were waiting outside the church to surprise the couple!

Years ago Victoria and Alex went to the Makers Mark distillery where they dipped their own bottles and signed a barrel. They brought home two bottles, which they mix and take shots from whenever something significant happens in their life-- their wedding day included. I thought it was pretty darn adorable.

They also had a unity plant, to add to the dozens of plants at their home.

Wedding days are usually fast-paced and end up being a blur at the end of the night. I'm thankful for their small wedding, where they were able to go at their own pace and savor the day. Everyone there was able to soak in those moments and truly create memories to last a lifetime. While next year's celebration with all their guest will be amazing, this year's wedding was a special moment just for them to enjoy.

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