Wedding Showcase {15} – A Historic Affair

We are honored to share the wedding of Shannon & Doug this week, just days after their beautiful reception held in downtown St. Louis on July 17th!  Shannon & Doug held both their ceremony and their reception at the Renaissance Grand hotel, which is a historic hotel that was once called Statler Hotel but has been fully renovated and is absolutely stunning.  The Bride & Groom saw the venue in a magazine and as soon as they stepped foot in the ballroom, they knew it was exactly what they wanted.  Shannon felt like Cinderella in the ballroom, and everything she planned stemmed from the beautiful details of the room.

My favorite part of this wedding is just how well all of her details coordinate together.  She pulled colors from the curtains and the carpet and they were tied into the flowers, the beautiful cake, and the perfect bows on each of the ceremony chairs.  I love when brides and grooms work with the design of the space to truly create a magical feel by enhancing what is already there.  Congrats to the newly married couple and enjoy your honeymoon!

Photography: Angela Brewer and Brian Schmittgens – Todd Studios

Cake: The Cakery
Flowers: Rachel Roman Speh Flowers


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  1. wow! all i can say is OMG! so pretty. I would have never thought of pairing blue with that lovely, super gorgeous “brown” color :)

  2. HELLO, GORGEOUS! I LOVE that they incorporated colors of their venue into their wedding decor. The entire wedding looks seamless and coordinated. This is fabulous!!

  3. Angela Brewer says:

    Shannon and Doug were amazing people to work with. She had every details nailed! The room and the colors blended so well together, it’s the best I’ve ever seen that space look :) Rachel also did an AH.MA.ZING job on flowers!!
    Thanks Pizzazzerie for sharing.

  4. Carol Stanze says:

    As the Mother of the Groom, I knew the wedding was beautiful, but would also like to commend the staff at the hotel for being so cordial/cooperative/friendly. I highly recommend the Renaissance for any occasion!

  5. Thank you so much for the amazing blog! There are so many people that helped make July 17th Doug and my fairytale day!! Rachel did an AMAZING job and was so much fun to work with especially since she worked the venue before. I think that is one of the best tips i can give. Ask your venue for references having people who have worked in the room before can give you great insight on what would look good, great, and AMAZING. Another tip is to go to wedding shows that’s where I met Angie Brewer. She had also done many weddings at the venue and new all the great spots!! When you meet florist, photographers, DJs etc first impressions go a long way, I met both Angie and Rachel and knew it would be fun to work with them because I could talk with them like girlfriends and after looking through their portfolios I knew they had incredible talent!! Another tip is to have lots of pictures so you can show people exactly what you want!!

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