Melissa and Joe 10.26.13 / by Bolla Photo

It was Game 3 of the 2013 World Series. After the Cardinals won game 2 over the Red Sox on the night of their rehearsal, Melissa was hoping for another win to make her husband even happier on their wedding day. As a large part of the wedding guests, including the mother of the groom (aka the biggest St. Louis fan, according to best man Michael), gathered around the TV at the Forest Park Golf Club, the Cards went on to win 5-4 over Boston.

The rest of the day was just as wonderful! Melissa and Joe wed at the beautiful St. Gabriel’s in St. Louis.  Then the entire bridal party headed across the street for some portraits. After a quick drive all the action at Busch Stadium, we stopped on Washington Avenue.  There we ran out and dodged traffic and also ran in to the wonderful firefighters from Engine House #2 of the St. Louis Fire Department.  They were kind enough to let us highjack their fire truck briefly and they even joined in for a photo. Then it was on to Forest Park where the sky lit up in beautiful streaks of blue and gold and everyone enjoyed a night filled with dinner, dancing, laughter, and of course, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Congratulations again, Melissa and Joe!


(To see more photos from Melissa and Joe‘s wedding, please watch the video slideshow below.)

Ceremony: St. Gabriel Archangel Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO

Reception: Forest Park Golf Club, St. Louis, MO

Videographer: Jordan Phoenix, Phoenix Design

Hair and Makeup Artists: Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO

Floral Artist: Sisters Flowers

Cake Artist: The Cakery

Dress: Maggie Sottero design, Clarice’s Bridal, St. Louis, MO

DJ: Millenium Productions