Sarah and Dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the couples and families I’ve worked with, none enjoyed the planning process more than Sarah and her mother, Pam.  Every vendor meeting was an adventure they relished.  And, it all made for an exquisite, delightful wedding.

A real family affair!  In addition to having her sister, Amber, serve as maid of honor, Sarah’s father, Jeff, co-celebrated the ceremony at Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church.

As a surprise for everyone, Jeff had florist Jill Springer of Flower Depot bring in a single long-stem rose for each of the 300 guests.  Ushers gave a rose to each guest as they arrived for the ceremony.  After the couple was announced “man and wife”, Jeff explained his rose gift.  He asked guests to take the rose home, leave it on the kitchen counter unattended, without water.  He then compared its demise to what happens to a relationship that is ignored and not nurtured.  He encouraged all, including his daughter and new son-in-law to pay close

attention to their relationships and nurture them.  It was certainly a unique and touching moment. t was at his firehouse in front of this very pumper that Dan proposed to Sarah on Thanksgiving 2005. After enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests were invited into the Frontenac Hilton grand ballroom for dinner and dancing.  Doors opened to reveal the exquisite ballroom decorated by Flower Depot.  Tables were dressed in the theme colors with chocolate overlays on the tables and ivory chair covers with French green ties.  Lush centerpieces were set atop tall, golden candelabra with soft candlelight setting a romantic mood. After a delectable dinner and scrumptious wedding cake, the dancing began.  Sarah’s song choice for her dance with her father is now my favorite father-daughter dance song … ‘I Loved Her First’.   The emotional words reflect a father’s thoughts as he sees his daughter growing up.