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Rebecca + Matthew | A Piper Palm House wedding in St Louis

Rebecca and Matthew have been together for a while now. 11 years to be more precise. Degrees, careers, and 2 dogs later, they were beyond excited to get married. The Piper Palm House serving as a backdrop was just icing on the cake.

Outside of Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, a red brick building with tall arched windows.
Inside of Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, white walls with tall arched windows decorated with potted palms.
Bride in a-line lace gown escorted by mother in navy blue gown at Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park

During the ceremony, Matthew revealed a little surprise for Rebecca: He “officially” adopted Rebecca’s dog, Bandit! Complete with a self-written proclamation.

Groom in grey suit smiling and showing "doggie adoption" document to audience.
Bride and groom sharing their first kiss as husband and wife, left | bride and groom recessional, right
Bride and groom seated on white chairs in the white interior of the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. The cylindrical chandeliers can be seen along the top of the image. | right side image shows close-up of bride and groom in sunglasses outside.
Wedding party, groomsmen in grey suits and bridesmaids in knee-length navy lace dresses, surround bride in white lace gown and groom in grey suit among the "ruins" in tower grove park.
Bridesmaids in knee-length navy lace dresses and white flower bouquets with bride in lace a-line gown at the Piper Palm House, top | groom and groomsmen in grey suits and navy ties at Piper Palm House, bottom

The party picked up at the German Cultural Society for their reception. Best Man Michael went above and beyond with his traditional German sing-along during toasts.

Bride and groom with arms raised in celebration as they are introduced at their reception
top left, a three tier white cake with yellow flower decorations | top right, a close-up of the wooden bride/groom silhouette cake topper nestled among yellow and white flowers. | bottom, white and yellow floral centerpiece atop wood disc on white tablecloth with navy napkins draped on gold chargers. Wooden table number sits in front of the centerpiece.
Bride and groom cutting cake.
Candid images of bride and groom during best man/ maid of honor speeches.
Bride and groom enjoying their first dance at the German Cultural Society Ballroom
Outtakes from the dance floor at the German Cultural Society Ballroom
White gold wedding bands on a navy fabric background. Unadorned men's ring holds up a solitaire diamond with halo border and a matching channel set wedding band.

 

Vendor Credits
RECEPTION VENUE: German Cultural Society
CEREMONY VENUE: Piper Palm House
FLORIST: Always in Bloom
CAKE ARTIST: Cakery Bakery
DJ: Bang for Your Buck
HAIR ARTIST: Performance Salon & Spa
BRIDAL GOWN: Clarice’s Bridal

Sandra Grunzinger Photography is a St. Louis Wedding Photographer specializing in fine art wedding portraiture and emotional storytelling. To schedule a consult with Sandra, fill out the contact form below. 

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