Oh my word. Haley + Patrick’s favorite part of their wedding was seeing all of their hard-planned details come together in one place. The result is a warm and welcoming night under the stars — a wedding that mimics what I imagine the night of the proposal was like! I can see why this was their favorite part! I’m loving how intimate their wedding feels — from the rustic seating at the ceremony to the dinner party-like atmosphere at their reception. While transforming the venue was no easy feat, we think it was well worth the extra attention.
We’re giving out big hugs to Heather Roth who shared this day with us!
Y’all, I’m just gaga over those sequined ruffles in Haley’s dress. She had actually picked out a different dress before spotting this one, but as soon as she left the store, she couldn’t get this beauty out of her mind! “I went back and tried it on again and became obsessed with it!”
Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted something simple and natural for my bouquet, so our florist used whites and greens and incorporated kale, which was my one request — I love how it looks. For the tables, I wanted to use fall colors and have a rustic feel to it. She nailed it and the flowers turned out better than I ever imagined!
Did you write your own vows? We didn’t write our own vows but we had an amazing officiant, Ruth Ellen Hasser, who gave us tons of options so we were able to make the ceremony personal and pick out vows that really meant something to us.
Our wedding ceremony and ceremony dinner were both outside. We wanted it to feel very rustic and warm for our family and friends. The ceremony night was very laid back with great wine, amazing food, candles and lanterns everywhere and out in the country, where we could enjoy a perfect night sky.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Location. We really wanted the whole thing out at the farm, but it is in the middle of nowhere! We had to change our plans to make it easier on our vendors and guests. We are so glad we did though because it turned out perfectly.
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Our ceremony dinner. We had an amazing chef, Lou Rook III from Annie Gunn’s, who came down and made an amazing five course game-themed dinner with wine pairings. He incorporated boar cheek sliders, squab, elk shoulder, rabbit, and even turtle soup! I have to admit I was a little nervous, but it was amazing!
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: For our cake, I wanted something simple and elegant. We chose a white buttercream cake with a flower that had cascading petals down the cake. We did two flavors, chocolate with raspberry and mocha filling and white cake with hazelnut and tiramisu filling!
And be sure to check out Haley + Patrick’s beautiful film by Love Bird Studios!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met at the opening for a new rooftop lounge. Patrick came up and introduced himself and that was it!!
Describe the proposal. We were enjoying a gorgeous fall night out by our fire pit. Patrick waited until I fell asleep (he knows me well, I always fall asleep!), and when he woke me up he was on his knee with the ring in his hand. It was so perfect and us!
In what month did you get married? October
How many guests attended your wedding? We were married in Houston, where Patrick and his family have a farm. There were 20 people there. We then had our reception two days later back in St. Louis, where we celebrated with 100 close friends and family.
Did you decide to do a “first look”? We decided against the first look. There was something so romantic to us about waiting until the ceremony to see each other.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. Our first dance was to “At Last” by Etta James. After our dance, we had fireworks go off, to which the band played Katy Perry’s “Firework”!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: That we got married :) We loved seeing everything come together and all of our ideas put together to make the perfect two nights!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Seeing each other for the first time!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? I’m so glad I had such an amazing wedding planner. Especially the day of, I was so relaxed knowing I could trust her and was able to enjoy every moment of our day.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? To continue to enjoy our little family!