Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crazy Little Thing Called Love . . .








Once Upon a Time ...

. . . there were two kidz named Paul and Jen. They met in college, dated, fell in love, got engaged and got married! And as it turns out, their wedding plans were a little bit Wacky!

Never mind that they set the big date for Friday the 13th. Happily, there was no bad luck involved. In fact, Friday was sandwiched between a day that was uncomfortably hot and one that was 24 hours of a damp, cold drizzle.

Hurray! The day of the wedding turned out to be almost perfect! 


No disco balls at the Reception! This effect was caused by the tiny crystals on Jen's dress.

So what was a bit Wacky and a whole lotta fun about the much anticipated nuptials?

Baseball!   They both love baseball - particularily their home team, the St. Louis Cardinals!


Reception Guest table

One of the things these kidz have in common turned into the theme of their wedding. I was relieved that they didn't go over-the-top with baseball shaped invitations or feel driven to have a Cardinal-shaped cake, complete with red frosting.  But they definitely had fun with it!

Take a look at their day:

Pregame ...


Bridesmaid and Mom helping out Paul with some dressing details
Jen and bridesmaids had hair & makeup done in-home

Top of the First . . .


Pre-Wedding photographs taken of the Bridal Party at Kiener Plaza - Nobody got wet!


Bottom of the 3rd . . .


 Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team - I can only wonder what the fee was for this!!!

Paul remains good friends with a pal from college who is a Chicago Cubs Fan.
She was one of his Groomsmen ... Wacky!?!


Ah ... Young Love in the Special-Seating Section :D

Cardinal Jerseys - Notice the numbers #5 & #13 for May 13th
~ Guests signed these jerseys at the Reception instead of a traditional Guest Book ~


7th Inning Stretch . . .


Pre-Ceremony Family photo taken outside of The Jewel Box

Pre-Ceremony photo taken inside The Jewel Box


Bottom of the 9th . . .


Parents of the Groom at Ceremony - Could I LOOK any happier???

The Kiss

Newlyweds immediately after vows


Extra Innings . . .


The Reception took place in downtown St. Louis at this Historical Site



Best Man makes a heartfelt Roast ... errr, I mean TOAST!!!



 I loved this cake! It gave the illusion of the upper layer floating atop the flowers.



The newlyweds honeymooned in Florida - Indian Shores on the Gulf .
Lucky ducks have a friend with a father who owns a beach front condo!




And so, Paul & Jen ... may you live happily ever after,
forever enjoying that Crazy Little Thing Called Love!









A production of 'Too Cool Shoes'









30 comments:

Denise Therese said...

What an awesome awesome wedding!! I loved every detail. Congratulations to your son and his wife!

CalliopeCreations said...

This is the best blog I've ever read. Everything was so clever, so fun and soooooo loving. Everyone was having a wonderful time.

Loved the cake, photo-layouts, groomsman, bride and groom, parents of the groom and on and on.

...and a wonderful time was had by all!

bountyofbeads said...

This is absolutely the best, heartfelt, well thought out, beautiful, stunning, all time my favorite blog post ever. What a fantastic wedding and I LOVED the theme and how they worked it in.

Sea Flower Studios said...

Looks like a wonderful wedding even if it was a little "wacky"! Sometime non-traditional is the best way to be! Congratulations to your son and new daughter in law!

galla15 said...

WOW WOW WOW! I almost can't remember all I wanted to say! FIRST, Jill... you looked amazing! That was the RIGHT dress :)))
I LOVE the baseball theme SPRINKLED throughout :) How cute the jerseys with the #'s matching the date AND everyone signing them! I LOVE that.
The bride looks gorgeous and VERY tall.
The cake, WOW! It definitely looks like it is floating, that is amazing!
WONDERFUL :))

Inessa said...

I am speechless... This is so unbelievably romantic!

Giftbearer said...

Very cute story! It looks like it was a fantastic day.

nangatesdesigns said...

Such an original and beautiful wedding! Everything looked just perfect and the pictures are fantastic! Congratulations to your son and new daughter-in-law!

bloomandbling said...

OMG I just have to say I LOVE THAT CAKE!!! How cool is that??!!!

AND...the entire group of photos showed just how lovely a wedding it must have been. Looks like it was a great day!

I love that they had fun with the photos and "wacky" theme.

So much fun! Congrats to the happy couple!

magdamagda said...

I had so much fun just looking at these pictures! I guess you couldn't look happier indeed! Congrats and best wishes to the newly weds!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

Finally, the photos! What a great theme, and I love the unusual approach, it makes it more memorable. Your son looks SO much like you - but not as beautiful, LOL! I love the way you stitched the story and photos together. Your dress - absolute perfection!

Anita Pillai said...

oh just lovely! truly enjoyed this. What a unique wedding!
anitanirma - comfyheaven

DiVaRoCkS said...

I loved the pics and references to a baseball game...but a female groomsmen was over the top--what a fantastic idea! And that cake, so simple, yet so elegant. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

Symbolic Imports said...

What a beautiful bride and groom. I know you are proud of them! Wishing them lots of love & happiness!!

Loved everything about this blog post! WONDERFUL :)

theMayflower said...

wow! stunning wedding! i hope i have one one day that's just as beautiful and memorable.

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

Great photos! I love the Cardinals "theme" too, we are big fans too:) My hubby and I got married in Maplewood and almost had our rehearsal dinner party at a Cards game:)

ElfRenee said...

How sweet! Love the waterfall group shot.

Elemenopie Designs said...

I LOVED this blog post! How fun...what a great wedding theme! :) If you're in St. Louis, we aren't too far apart....I live just across the MO line in West TN. We root for the Cards, too! :D

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

Oh Jill, what a beautiful tale of your son's wedding. They certainly have their own flair don't they. The photos in the stadium are amazing. The bride and groom look so happy and excited to start their new life. Oh and by the way, you looked stunning! What a lovely family you have.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

This is amazing....I love it and the fact they did their way and did not let traditions mess up their fun!!

Gorgeous couple!

Kelly said...

Jill, this was so much fun to read and the wedding looked like it was a blast, too! Wonderfully fun photos and you looked gorgeous! And Oh.So.Happy! : )

Christina Lucas said...

OMG all those pictures are so gorgeous and precious. And what a sweet story.

PaintedMemoriesByRosella said...

What beautiful wedding pictures! Jill you did a great job with this article. Lovely couple and I wish them a world of happiness.

kel said...

Gorgeous pictures! And you looked so beautiful :) Congrats to your son and his lovely new wife!

petite hermine said...

Such a joyful post and gorgeous photos! Love your sweater too :) Congrats!

BijiBijoux said...

This is awesome wedding, newlywed, photos and proud mom and dad :) Congrats on the beautiful wedding. Jill, you looked so amazing with your beautiful dress!

Deb said...

uniquecozytreasures - Thanks for sharing. They look like such a sweet couple.

Cassie's Tale said...

Looks like a very neat wedding! Thank you for sharing all the details!

Charlene said...

Wow this is amazing. And so close to home! The pictures are gorgeous!
Congratulations!

Susie Tenzer said...

love the photos, Jill, congrats! Their reception was at Lemp Mansion? Great idea for Fri. 13th! Is that your baseball cap/baseballs photo? love that.

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