Andrea + Mike | Fall Sunflower Wedding | St. Charles/ O' Fallon, Missouri
“You know how the bride makes her entrance and everybody turns to look at her? That’s when I look at the groom. ‘Cause his face says it all you know? The pure love there.” - Jane from 27 Dresses
As the October month chugged along, Andrea and Mike Benedict took a step to preserve a precious moment in time. A moment that was joyfully celebrated by their closest friends and family, but that also included enough private instances for Andrea and Mike to share for the rest of their lives.
The wedding ceremony took place at the New Town Chapel in St. Charles, Missouri, which was shortly followed by a wedding reception hosted at O' Day Lodge in O' Fallon, Missouri.
There was something very warm-toned about everything, and I’m not just talking about the wedding colors which quite prettily centered around sunflowers. No, there was something like milk and honey, rich and sweet.
Maybe it was the smiles, laughter, or tears of joy that surrounded and overtook Andrea, Mike, and their families.
Or maybe it was the happy couple dancing in the street to the beat of their own drum.
Or capturing Mike and Andrea as they recreate the memory of an embrace in a phone booth.
Whatever it was, it was heartwarming and romantic and we still can’t get over the sheer emotion that poured out of Mike when he set eyes on Andrea as she walked down the aisle to the sound of "You're Simply the Best" from Schitt's Creek.
Andrea and Mike expressed their love the best, “You’re my favorite”.
If you loved the decor, vibe, or design of this wedding, take the time to check out Andrea Benedict from Little Drop of Joy Events. Andrea opened her business in 2020 but has been involved in wedding planning since 2018 and has worked in the hospitality industry since 2009. As a wedding planner herself, Andrea implemented her skills in the coordination of her own wedding.
Lead Photographer: Chapman Photography LLC
Second Photographer: Lily Guillen Photo
Wedding Planning, design, and flowers: Little Drop of Joy Events LLC
Cake and Dessert Table: Sugar & Slice Bakery on Main
Catering and Bar: Concetta's Italian Restaurant
Ceremony: New Town Chapel
Day of Coordination: Chloe' and Company Events
Getting Ready Site: Hilton Garden Inn
Hair and MUA: The Bridal Suite
Reception: O' Day Lodge
Videography: Landmark Productions LLC