Christmas Engagement Styled Shoot

First off: Congratulations to all those who have recently gotten engaged! It is proposal season now and we are brimming with happiness over our new and future couples and clients. I can honestly say, now having the experience, that a proposal is one of the best moments in life. To see the one you love get down on one knee asking you to spend forever with him…well, there really is no comparison.

Secondly: Merry Christmas from everyone here at Allyssa Elaine Events to you and  your families! We hope it is a wonderful and special time of year for all of you and that new memories are created and old traditions are cherished.

So in the spirit of the holidays and exciting engagement season, we put together a Christmas-inspired styled engagement shoot!

On an unusually warm December day, photographer Haley Nicole and I drove out to Life Lessons Ranch for a styled engagement session. We used their surrounding pine trees to hang red and green ornaments and livened up the space with all things Christmas. It’s really all in the details: green pine-tree scented candles, velvet horses, a plush red blanket, Santa cookies, and of course flavored hot chocolate with snow white marshmallows.

See below for all the beautiful shots of this styled engagement!

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Photographer: Haley Nicole Photography // Planning & Design: Allyssa Elaine Events // Florals: The Flower Bar //

Brian & Sarah: Married

I got so incredibly blessed to coordinate Sarah & Brian’s wedding day. I met them through Kathy & Joe, whose wedding I had just a few weeks before Sarah & Brian’s September 23rd nuptials. It turned out to be one of the best introductions I could ask for. Sarah is the sweetest and most beautiful bride and Brian takes such amazing care of her. Both of their families are so genuine and generous with their time, resources, and love. It was such a pleasure to be able to hang out with Sarah & her girls in the morning –  getting them coffee, bringing up bagels, and making sure they were all set for the big day.

It was an unusually hot September day with the high reaching 94 degrees. But the wedding party, bride & groom toughed it out for photos with Amber Green Photography (and still remained flawless). Their celebration was incredible with their beautiful centerpieces, gorgeous cake by Sugarbelle Cakery, and a filled dance floor all night long.

Sarah & Brian – you two were a joy to plan and work with. Thank you for entrusting my team with your special day and reaching out to us so you could enjoy.

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs Gordon! We wish you all the happiness in the world (with lots of candy and no cavities.) xoxo

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Photography: Amber Green Photography // Florist: Twisted Willow  // Hair & Makeup: Looks by Lisa (our new BFF) // DJ: A Rockin’ DJ // Cakes: Sugarbelle Cakery // Reception Venue: Windows on Washington // Bridal & Bridesmaid Gowns: Clarice’s Bridal // Groomsmen Suits: Savvi Formalwear // Hotel: Marriott Grand Downtown St Louis //

 

 

 

 

The Element Venue Styled Shoot

We did this venue styled shoot back in July with Dorothy Louise Photography and it still gets us excited! We channeled the venue style and colors to really bring the space to life. The Element Bar & Lounge is the newest place to get married in St. Louis. It offers an intimate and unique experience for you and your close family and friends. It’s the perfect space to have a casual and laid-back celebration. We really took it to the next level with rich and deep colors like navy, maroon, and dark greenery. We filled all of the space with as many details as possible including florals, candlelight, antique kerosene lamps, and gold detailing. Take a look through all of the photos below!

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A HUGE shoutout to all of our amazing vendors!

Venue: The Element Bar & Lounge // Photography: Dorothy Louise Photography // Planning, Design & Coordination: Allyssa Elaine Events // Florals: The Flower Bar StL // Cake: Cake Art // Stationary: RSVPeas