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Chelsey Logan Photography
We love Chelsea. So much so, in fact, that we actually hired her to shoot our wedding. We actually met Chelsea not as a photographer but as the Maid of Honor in her best friends’ wedding. It was there that we became friends and learned about her talents. Currently, Chelsea is very selective on the clients she takes, but is affordable and oh, so talented. We love her so much that we actually selected her for our very own wedding photographer which really means a lot.
Also, Chelsey loves our brides, so she gives them 10% off!
Abigail Derrick Photography
We met Abigail Derrick in the field at Brittany and Vince Farinella’s wedding (pictured right). Abigail was an absolute pleasure to work with, and one of the most professional photographers we’ve seen. Her ability to change styles from moody to airy is impressive, and her professional attitude and dress is something that is sorely missed in the photography industry. Though she is based out of Springfield, MO, she travels to St. Louis quite often, and is absolutely worth every minute of travel.
Lauren T Photography
We met Lauren at Rachel and Zachary Mills’ wedding at The Gateway Center in Collinsville. I was so impressed with Lauren’s professionalism, kindness, and ability to flow with a timeline and any unexpected issues. Rachel and Zach were one of the couples affected in the Villa Marie Winery shutdown, and Rachel was key in helping our couple to find a new venue. Other than that, her art is absolutely gorgeous!
There is absolutely none better for desserts and custom cakes than Icing Cafe. We met Icing Cafe at a wedding fair a couple of years back and after all of the cake samples, I have been instructed not to return by my doctor. Their cakes are absolutely to die for, and their design is second to none. Also, centrally located between South County and Downtown, your guests’ dessert fix is never far away.
Harter Bakery is a long-time staple in the wedding cake business for St. Louis. In a room of 10 or more people, if you mention their wedding cakes, you’ll hear a few “Ooh, yeah”s. Their cakes are fabulous, the owners are so sweet and easy, and the flavor… wow.
Also, if you mention that you came from House DJ St. Louis, Harter Bakery will give you 10% off of your order!
Hollyberry was the caterer for Emi and Parker Van Nest’s wedding, and if you pay attention to the blog, you’ll remember that I was absolutely enamored. I love roast beef and broccoli as much as the next guy, but as a wedding pro, there’s a soft spot in my heart for non-traditional food. Hollyberry does it better than any I’ve seen: pretzel burger skewers, buffalo chicken dippers, mini pizzas, you name it. Check it out here:
Salt + Smoke
When it comes to St. Louis Barbecue, it’s hard to find one better than SALT+SMOKE. Fresh pork, beef, turkey, and chicken on a roll, some salad, and your guests will be happy. Why stop there? Mix your meat choices with up to 4 sides, and crazy affordably! Also, if you just want to plan a wedding and not spend a ton of time deciding on a bar service too, they can bring a bar to your venue if they don’t have one. Staff is friendly, food is great, menu is affordable. What are you waiting for? Check out their catering menu here:
Championship Catering really impressed me at a wedding a while back, and I can’t get them out of my head. We were at Valley Farms in Foristell, and they came out earlier than most caterers would. What really impressed me was that they actually brought a mini stovetop so that they could cook foods that wouldn’t hold well on-site. So, they brought out a large pot, boiled the noodles and made the pasta right there. While the food was absolutely delish, it was the crazy amount of aforethought and professionalism that stood out to me.
For videography, Stark’s Studios is incredibly impressive. Their videos are gorgeous, their colors and edits are so natural and beautiful, and their personality shows through in their shoot and edit.
The W. Image
We met Jeffrey at the Hipp wedding, and as soon as he walked in, I was intimidated by the equipment he brought. Jeffrey was so professional to work with, and his documentary style is absolutely stunning.
Find more info on Jeffrey here: