What a magical evening it was for Mary and Brad on their New Year’s Eve Wedding Day!
The weather in St.Louis on New Year’s Eve can vary from 75 degrees and sunny to ice and extremecold temperatures. Luckily, the weather played nice and made for the perfectbackdrop to their special day.
Mary and Brad had aclassic theme – black and white with a touch of sparkle. The color palettecomplemented beautifully with the holiday décor throughout their venues.
The ceremony tookplace right at sunset in the historic Jewel Box in Forest Park. Mary and Bradopted for a non-traditional ceremony. The ceremony featured a moment ofreflection to honor their loved ones who had passed. They also symbolized theirnew life together through a glass unity ceremony.
Following theceremony, it was time to party. It was clear to us when we first met Mary andBrad that they wanted their special day to be all about the fun. They selectedto host a cocktail-style reception which made for a more relaxed evening ofmingling and dancing – while still featuring traditional wedding elements likethe first dance and toasts.
Guests were welcomedinto the reception by a spectacular champagne tower that was handcrafted by theGroom! What’s a New Year’s party without some champagne?
The small details atthe reception added the couple’s personality to the night. Instead of a traditionalwedding guest book, Brad and Mary created, “Wedding Mad Libs,” for guests toleave advice for the newlyweds.
Mary’s bridesmaideven made a special gift for her to add some flair to her wardrobe throughoutthe evening. She designed a custom-made jean jacket sporting her new name, Mrs.Goodman!
As the partycontinued on throughout the evening, guests enjoyed late-night snacks andliquid nitrogen ice cream by Ices Plain & Fancy – made on the spot forguests. It was the perfect treat and a favorite of the bride and groom.
Our favorite momentof the night was when the clock struck midnight. It was our duty to ensure thateveryone was ready for the big countdown and that the confetti cannon send-offwas set to go. The countdown began…3…2…1…Happy New Year!
Natalie’s Brides served as the “day of” coordinator for Mary and Brad’s New Year’s Eve Wedding Day. We had such a great time ringing in 2020 with The Goodman’s!
Thiscouldn’t have been done without all the help from the wonderful vendors!
Ceremony Venue: Jewel Box // Ceremony Music: Matt McCallie Orchestra // Reception Venue: Magnolia Hotel St. Louis // Wedding Coordinator: Natalies Brides // Reception Music: BOOM Stl // Linens: Weinhardt Rentals // Bar + Catering: Magnolia Hotel // Floral: Walter Knoll Florist // Photography: Zach Dalin Photography // Entertainment: Ices Plain & Fancy // Paper Goods: Ink Spot STL // Hair & Makeup: The Boulevard Hair Co. // Transportation: All About You Limos // Favors: Left Hand Promotions // Bridal + Bridesmaids Attire: Mia Grace Bridal // Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse // Cake: Cake House Design