From the decor to the fashion, every inch of Erica and Mike’s wedding had a classic old Hollywood glamour to it. The couple look like they stepped out of a Grace Kelly film with Erica’s dazzling tiered Jim Hjelm gown and Mike’s bespoke tux by Joshua Kercher. Kelly Pratt Photography captured the Ameristar Hotel and Casino affair with the perfect amount of vintage charm and a whole lot of gold light.
Erica and Mike
Ameristar Hotel and Casino, St. Louis, Missouri
To sum up our wedding best would be, classic with a twist of vintage/old Hollywood glam. The decor was elegant and simple, cream and blush tones with accents of orchid purple. Our fashion was very old Hollywood glam with a vintage touch. The dress had vintage charm with a romantic feel. Mike‘s tux was custom made, with our initials embroidered under the collar of his coat that had a classic cut and made him look like a movie star. We wanted to keep the wedding very true to who we are. We are two people who love to have fun, dance all night and don’t take ourselves too seriously. I think our wedding embodied exactly that.
Erica – I would say it was right before the reception when they were about to announce us as Mr. and Mrs. Kelch. The nervousness of ceremony was over and I had this quick moment where I realized how many people where here to celebrate us and how humbled I felt, I couldn’t wait to walk through those doors hand in hand with my new husband and start dancing the night away with all our closest friend and family.
Mike – The best moment was during the ceremony standing up there with Erica and Ben, our officiant. Ben is a friend of ours that we asked to be our officiant. It was a very personal and meaningful moment that had us laughing and crying, he did an amazing job. We couldn’t imagine it any other way and are so glad we decided to have our friend marry us!
The Couple Recommends:
Andrea, the owner of Bloom & Joy Designs and is an amazingly talented graphic designer, with a true eye for detail. She sat down with me to get a feel for what we wanted our invitations to look like and brought in small details of the wedding that really captured what the night would look and feel like. She created two designs which took weeks for us to choose from because we loved them both so much. Once we picked the design, they were done quickly. She helped us design our escort cards that sat in champagne glasses, programs, table numbers and made personalized stickers for our gift bags. She is so amazing to work with and helped tie in all of our decor for the wedding. She is truly talented.
My Friend Mike, our band, was phenomenal. The dance floor was packed the whole night and we got so many compliments on how amazing the band was. They learned a few songs for us and were so easy to work with!
Jasper of J.Noto Bakery is amazing at what he does. Our cake was fantastic and looked exactly how we imagined. We also had them make our favors which were cookies that looked like Casino chips with our name and wedding date. Jasper was so easy to work with, I’m so glad we chose them to be part of our day.
Kelly Pratt and her husband are so easy to work with and were so nice! They helped capture our day perfectly and we couldn’t have asked for better photographers! They are amazing at what they do.
The food was amazing at The Ameristar Hotel and Casino, and everyone was so great and easy to work with, especially Samantha and Jodi! These two ladies are great at what they do!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Kelly Pratt Photography
Event Planning – Kristin Ashley Events
Venue – Ameristar Hotel and Casino
Floral Design – CC Blumen LLC
Cake – J.Noto Bakery
Live Music – My Friend Mike
Invitations – Bloom & Joy Design Boutique
Hair & Makeup Artist – Sweet Melissa
Wedding Dress – Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – The Dessy Group
Groom’s Apparel – Joshua Kercher
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – John Buechner
Linen Rentals – Nüage Designs
Congratulations to Erica and Mike on their old Hollywood glam wedding! Be sure to check out Emily and Matt’s gorgeous wedding at Cedar Lake Cellars for more of Kelly Pratt Photography‘s exceptional work!