Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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:
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