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Brooke + Shad | A Jefferson Underground Wedding in St. Louis

In what could be the plot of the next blockbuster rom-com, Brooke met Shad at a co-ed kickball league and, within weeks, the two found themselves on a cross-country road trip together. As they say, the rest is history! These two are infectiously cheerful and, obviously, adventurous. Being a part of their wedding day was just a joy.


Sunflowers permeated the wedding day, from the sunflower robes the ladies wore while getting ready to the bouquets and centerpieces.

Five women sitting on a bed in multicolor floral kimono-style robes, bride in a white robe with sunflowers

top left: White wedding dress with full tulle skirt hanging in front of a window | Lower left: Grey sparkly peep-toe sandals with ankle strap hanging from a stained glass window with tones of green and purple. | Right: Dark-haired bride in glasses being zipped into her wedding gown.

Top: flower girl getting her hair done by her mother. | Bottom: Bride laughing, surrounded by her tulle skirt.

There’s that infectious joy. <3 <3


A series of images showing bride and groom sharing a first look in the front yard of their new home.

After a first look on the front lawn of their new home, we headed off to Lafayette Square Park for wedding party portraits. While there were some sprinkles and showers, we were prepared!


Bride in a tulle-skirted gown and groom in grey suit under an umbrella, walking through the gardens at Lafayette Square Park.

Bride in full tulle gown holding a sunflower bouquet standing under the wrought iron bridge in Lafayette Square Park | Groom in grey suit with hand in pocket standing under same bridge.

wedding party in grey suits and long blue dresses surrounding bride and groom amid lush green foliage in Lafayette Square Park.

Series of 4 images of the groom with each groomsman, each wearing a grey suit, white shirt and blue bow ties.A series of 4 images of the bride with each bridesmaid. Bride is wearing a tulle-skirted gown with deep v neckline and leaf embroidered motif. Bridesmaids are wearing cornflower blue floor-length dresses. All carry sunflower boquets.

A close-up image of a sunflower bouquet accented with white roses, tiny daisies and greenery

Jefferson Underground hosted ceremony and reception for the day. The downtown venue is a beautiful, light-filled industrial-style space with exposed brick and tons of reclaimed boat wood incorporated into the furniture and decor.


Three story industrial buidling - the street view of Jefferson Underground, a St. Louis wedding venue | Green steel door on white brick building, next to large chalkboard which reads, "Welcome... brook & shad j. JUNE 22, 2018"

A series of 3 images displaying the inside of Jefferson Underground decorated for the reception dinner in St. Louis, MO. Long wooden tables are decorated with baby's breath and steel pots of sunflowers and daisies. White chairs line either side of the tables.

Top image of flower girls with sunflower crowns walking down the aisle at the rooftop ceremony at Jefferson Underground. | Bottom image of bride with father walking down the aisle, greeting guests with a smile and a wave.

The view from the rooftop space is breathtaking.

A panoramic view of the rooftop ceremony at Jefferson Underground, a St. Louis, MO wedding venue.

Bride and groom sharing first kiss at rooftop wedding ceremony at Jefferson Underground | Bride and groom being introduced as man and wife, arms both raised in celebration.

Left image: Art deco-style wedding ring set with cushion cut diamond setting atop a plain silver men's band. | Right image: Bride laughing, surrounded by guests on the rooftop patio at the Jefferson Underground.

Bride and groom entering their reception to cheers from guests. | Maid of honor toasting couple elicits laughter from the bride. | Best man gets cheers from crowd and groom.

Bride and groom's first dance on the rooftop at Jefferson Underground, a St. Louis wedding venue.

Good times abound! Congrats to Brooke and Shad! May your hearts be full and your adventures continue!


Vendor Credits
RECEPTION VENUE: Jefferson Underground
FLORIST: Wildflowers
DESSERTS: Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard
DJ: DJ Greg
BRIDAL GOWN: Town & Country Bridal

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