Ben and Phuong’s St. Louis Wedding

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Photos by Drew and Alexis

In early May we had the great pleasure of documenting Ben and Phuong’s wedding weekend in St. Louis, MO. We started photographing on Friday evening for the rehearsal dinner at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Though heavy rain moved the party inside, the sentiment was grand, the music lively, and the night concluded with a short film on the baseball stadium’s jumbo screen and a fireworks display (see photo below).

The wedding day began in the early morning with the ‘fetching of the bride’ where Ben and his groomsmen presented gifts (including various fruits and a whole pig!) to Phuong’s family and had to prove their worth by passing tests of merit, wit, and endurance (including singing on cue, pushups, and eating hot pepper sauce). Next, the party moved back to the Chase Park Plaza Hotel for a Chinese Tea Ceremony, where friends and family shared tea and advice with Ben and Phuong.

In the afternoon, we went on a photo adventure through the beautiful Forest Park with the bridal party, which was followed by an American wedding ceremony in the early evening. The reception featured an acrobatic Lion Dance, a same day edited short film from the videography crew, and plenty of dancing. A very special thanks to Ben and Phuong for inviting us to help document their celebration and to Shelli Alred (Arled Wedding Consultants) for her attention to detail. For a full list of vendors, scroll to the end of the post. Here are a few images from their story:

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To View The Full Event and Order Prints Click Here …

Ben and Phuong’s Amazing Vendors:

Wedding Planning: Alred Wedding Consultants

Videographer: Millennium Productions

Photobooth: Fish Eye Fun

Ceremony/Reception: The Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Rehearsal Dinner: Busch Stadium

Hair/Makeup: Danielle Style

Cake: The Cakery Bakery

Band: Groove Thang

posted by Drew at 11:09 am  

8 Comments »

  1. Drew,
    Thank you so much for documenting and telling the story of our wedding. These shots are amazing, I can’t wait to see the pictures from the full event.

    Ben

    Comment by Ben Ireland — May 28, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

  2. WOW!!! LOVE the photos. What a cute couple : ) and a great story. I really love the ‘fetching of the bride’ sequence. I’ve never seen that before. Looks like everyone had so much fun!

    Comment by Jen — May 28, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

  3. Very nice! This couple is very special, and you portrayed that beautifully! Great job!

    Comment by Kenny — May 28, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

  4. What fabulous photos of what looks like an amazing celebration! There is such a great variety of images that really tell the story of the weekend and you captured very intimate, hilarious, fun, and touching moments alike. Congrats to Ben and Phuong!

    Comment by Kris — May 28, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

  5. Drew! What great shots! I just love looking at them. You really captured the fun and the crazy energy that night! Congratulations to Ben and Phuong but to you, as well!

    Comment by Valerie — May 31, 2013 @ 5:27 am

  6. I love that the images tell a story! I see so many wedding photographs that are just a collection of portraits of the couple. This is great — it’s like a story book of the day. Congratulations to Ben and Phuong!

    Comment by Mae — May 31, 2013 @ 8:51 am

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