Amanda + Tony: St. Francis Xavier Wedding

May 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Amanda + Tony said their I do's this April and are officially husband and wife! Working with them was so much fun and they were a dream to photograph! Their wedding day was chalk-full of adorable little details that reflected them as individuals and as a couple. They both attended pharmacy school here in St. Louis, and when Tony proposed to Amanda he surprised her at work with a very special prescription bottle containing her engagement ring! I always loved this story and was thrilled to see that their wedding favors were none other than custom Rx bottles with a special message and candy inside - so cute! 

In the earlier part of the day they got ready at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel with their friends and family before heading over to St. Francis Xavier. Amanda and her bridesmaids were able to enjoy the new upstairs bridal area once we arrived. With its beautiful stained glass wall and extra room, it is a definite improvement to the prior downstairs space. I love that Tony + Amanda chose to have an unplugged ceremony - politely requesting that guests refrain from taking photographs/video during the ceremony so that they could be fully present. It always makes a HUGE difference when you are able to walk down the aisle seeing faces and not phones pointed at you. A definite recommendation for all engaged couples out there! 

The moment they had been waiting for was finally here and Tony was absolutely beaming as he watched Amanda walking down the aisle towards him. The readers read, the words were said, and pretty soon Amanda + Tony were hitched! Now it was time to celebrate with their wedding party and enjoy the beautiful weather! Thanks to the delayed start to spring, we still had some lovely white and pink blossoms, and Amanda had some adorable handmade signs for her bridesmaids (check out below!) 

Afterwards, we made our way back to Xavier for the reception and the room looked so gorgeous! Bright florals complimented dark accents, and the lovely generational photo table was a perfect touch. The aforementioned wedding favors were a big hit with guests and also served as entertaining rattles for the littlest ones lol. Their cake was classic and extra special as their beloved fur-baby made an appearance on the cake topper as well! The remainder of the night was spent enjoying time with friends and family and hitting the dance floor! 

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to document Amanda + Tony's special day and hope you enjoy some highlights below!


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