Ashlie & Nick: The Rooftop Reception / by Bolla Photo

Ashlie and Nick's wedding day festivities started at the Cheshire Inn. As the ladies made their finishing touches, the dapper groom and groomsmen, clad in deep navy tuxes and bowties, enjoyed some martinis on the patio. Ashlie and her bridesmaids rode in style to Tower Grove Park and waited patiently until all the guests had arrived and were in place. Then they exited the limousine as each lady was escorted down the aisle to the Music Stand, where the couple exchanged vows.

Ashlie and Nick moved to St. Louis when Nick was transferred here for work. They have enjoyed their time here exploring the many delights the city has to offer. Since most of their wedding guests are from out of state, the newlyweds wanted to spend some time after the ceremony showing their friends around some favorite St. Louis hot spots. Stops included Llewelyn's Pub in Soulard (the first place they knew they had to visit upon moving to the Lou), The Sidebar on Washington Avenue and Three Kings Public House in the Delmar Loop.

Even though clouds threatened rain earlier in the day, we could not have asked for a more perfect night to enjoy the reception on the rooftop at Jefferson Underground. Food stations proffered such culinary delights as hand-shucked Blue Point oysters, breads with four kinds of olive oil (including black truffle), a cheese and charcuterie station, as well as my personal favorite: a build-your-own risotto station.

Congratulations, Ashlie and Nick!

Ceremony: The Music Stand, Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO
Reception: Jefferson Underground, St. Louis, MO
Catering: The Social Affair, St. Louis, MO
Hair and Makeup Artists: The Face Company, St. Louis, MO
Floral Artist: Flowers to the People, St. Louis, MO
Cake Artist: Sarah's Cake Shop, St. Louis, MO