Monthly Archives: December 2015

Barnett on Washington Elopement Package


WeddingsbyMichelle, Pixel Perfect Photography and The Barnett on Washington have teamed up to give you an excellent venue, wonderful wedding ceremony and 1 hour of great pictures for one low price.  Please contact me for more details

2016 Elopement Rates
Ceremony
Monday – Thursday $475
Ceremony Starts & Concludes before 2pm
Up to 25 guests

Monday – Thursday $550
Ceremony Starts after 2pm
Up to 25 guests

Rate includes:
 Monday – Thursday Rental
 1 Hour Rental
 Reverend, Michelle Spies
o www.Weddingsbymichelle.net
 Pixel Perfect Photography
o Includes Photographs on CD
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 Event Coordinator
 All Chairs Set in Ceremony Configuration
 In House Sound System

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Finger Print Canvas Ceremony


FINGERPRINT CANVAS
____ AND ____ HAVE EXPRESSED DURING THIS PROCESS
THEIR LOVE AND DEVOTION TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, HOW
MUCH THEY HAVE MADE THEM THE PEOPLE THEY ARE TODAY, NURTURED AND CARED FOR THEM, AND GREATLY INFLUENCED THEIR RELATIONSHIP. ____AND___ WILL NOW STAMP THEIR FINGERPRINTS ON THIS CANVAS TO SHOW THEIR UNION TODAY. THEY ASK THAT THEIR MOTHERS PLEASE JOIN THEM AND STAMP THEIR FINGERS AS WELL TO SYMBOLIZE THE FAMILIES COMING TOGETHER. AS A SIGN
OF THE COMMITMENT EACH OF YOU HAVE HAD ON THEIR LIVES THEY ASK THAT DURING THIS EVENINGS RECEPTION YOU ALSO STAMP YOUR FINGERPRINGS ON THEIR CANVAS AS A SIGN OF YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR LIFE PREVIOUSLY AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO BE INVOLVED IN THE MARRIAGE FOR YEARS TO COME.

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Blessing of the Hands Ceremony


These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.” “Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines, and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favorite memories, and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all — one known only by those who love.

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Spiritual Elopement Ceremony


Marriage is a commitment to live to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth no other human relationship can equal, a physical and emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.

Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. There may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger; even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life. When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential, made in the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.

is God’s gift to you, but he is not a gift for you alone. It is God’s will that in your love, this man might find within himself a greater sense of who he is meant to be. You are asked by God to see the good in this man, to accept him for who he is and support and encourage him to who he shall be, that thus he might be healed and made strong. In this way, God’s purpose shall be accomplished in this relationship. May this man find, literally, the kingdom of heaven through the love you share.
And so it is with you that although is God’s gift to you, she is not a gift intended for you alone. You are asked by God to so love this woman, that in your love she might find herself as God has created her, so beautiful and strong, brave and true, that the entire world might be blessed by the presence of a woman who shines so. May she relax in your arms as she has never relaxed before. May she know, from now on that there is one on whose love she can depend forever.
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, do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband, to love him and to honor him, nurture and sustain him, through times of darkness as well as light, henceforth and forevermore? Do you promise that times of trouble will not deter you or tempt you to forsake this love? Do you commit before God to honor this vow unto all our days?
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, do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, to love her and cherish her, honor and sustain her, through times of darkness as well as light, henceforth and forevermore? Do you promise that times of trouble will not deter you or tempt you to forsake this love? Do you commit before God to honor this vow unto all our days?
as you place this ring on finger, please repeat after me:
With this ring, I give to you,my promise, that from this day forward, you shall not walk alone. May my heart by your shelter, and my arms be your home. May God bless you always. May we walk together through all things. With this ring I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give.
I feel so blessed to call you mine.May we feel this joy forever.
I thank God. I thank you. Amen.
as you place this ring on finger please repeat after me:
With this ring, I give to you,my promise, that from this day forward, you shall not walk alone. May my heart by your shelter, and my arms be your home. May God bless you always. May we walk together through all things.With this ring I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give.
I feel so blessed to call you mine.May we feel this joy forever.
I thank God. I thank you. Amen.

Dearest God I ask that you bless and santify this union of these souls between . As they live in Your love, awake and asleep, at work and at play, and as they seek Your wisdom and understanding, let them find all of those secret joys You have especially for them. May this marriage be held in Your hands and be ministered unto by Your angels. We dedicate this love to You. May it serve your purposes and increase Your dominion. May this man grow strong in the arms of this woman and may this woman grow glorious in the love of this man. As they learn from one another, may they grow stronger as ndividuals and closer as a couple. And as their wedded life begins today with prayer, so may they continue it, praying for and with each other.

You are now as your hearts have always known: Husband and Wife. You may kiss the Bride

Ladies and Gentleman, family and friends, it is my pleasure to present, for the first time anywhere,

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Chandler Hill Vineyards


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Chandler Hill Vineyards is a wonderful venue for a wedding.  I officiate dozens of weddings a year at Chandler Hill and every couple is extremely happy with the venue and Meghan and Becky who are the Wedding Coordinators.

The fee for use of the tasting room, patio and deck for 5 hours on a Saturday evening is:

January, February and December $1750.00, March $2750.00, May and June $4750.00, September and October $5750.00, April, July, August and November $3750.00.  $1000.00 off venue fee for a Friday and Sunday booking.

Prices include: Initial and month of wedding meeting to discuss your vision and details for event

Assist with menu planning along with complimentary tasting,

Create ceremony and reception layout, including cake, gift, escort and favor tables

Assist with ceremony and reception time line,

Review and discuss day of agenda

Attend and help with rehearsal

Coordinator stays on site through the duration of the ceremony

They also have venue amenities so check with Meghan or Becky for more details.

You can check out the website at www.chandlerhillvineyards.com/weddings or call 636-798-corkandrea 12-11-15ashley 2 3-7-15lucy 7-10-15crystal 8-28-15jess 10-17-15whitney 10-30-15

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New Town Chapel


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New Town Chapel

This extraordinary chapel is available to the St. Charles and St. Louis communities to host wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, christenings, and confirmations.
This Chapel has been designed and fashioned after simplistic traditional chapels of the early 20th century. With its 30’ ceilings it will be an architectural wonder and one to admire for decades to come.

Event Tent and Grand Canal

The New Town Event Tent is elegant and practical and can seat a maximum of 300 people.The Event Tent is heated and air-conditioned and has a 20’ x 20’ parquet dance floor.  This is truly an exceptional backdrop for wedding ceremonies, outdoor receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more intimate outdoor events. The fountains offer a magical and serene atmosphere for occasions of this nature.This area is perfect for wedding ceremonies or renewal of vows.

Town Hall

The Town Hall stands boldly in New Town with its 18’ ceiling, picturesque windows, and classic urban architecture. It is certainly the focal point at the Town Center.This space allows for a variety of event options such as wedding receptions, corporate meetings, bridal or baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and seminars.The options are limitless. The seating capacity ranges from 100 guests seated at round tables to 200 for theater style seating.

Chapel Prices are as follows:  Saturday Chapel Primes Range from $900.00 to $1650.00, Friday Chapel Price $800.00, Sunday Chapel Price: $800.00.

New Town Chapel has many options to choose from.  Please call Shae McCartney at 636-288-7332 or weddings@newtownatstcharles.com or www.newtowneventplanning.com.

Shae will also work with couples wanting to elope during the week.  Please call me or Shae for details.IMG_1280IMG_1282

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Enchanted Occasions Music Packages for Your Wedding and Contact Info


I have worked with Elizabeth at Enchanted Occasions Music many times over the years.  She is always early, very professional and plays beautiful music.  All brides and guest are very pleased with Enchanted Occasions  Music.  Please contact Elizabeth at www.enchantedoccasionsmusic.com
314.875.0502,

Bronze package:  Includes the Following:

*30 minutes of preservice music will be played before the ceremony begins *Music will be played during the processional while people walk down the aisle, * An optional musical interlude piece will be played during the ceremony, *One recessional song will be played  immediately after the ceremony is over, *One postlude song will be played as guest are leaving *One ceremony music consultation will take place at the Enchanted Occasions Music Studio

Prices: Solo Violin-$170.00, Additional time is $50.00 an hour

Duo:  Violin and Cello-$290.00, Violin and Piano $290.00, Additional time $100.00 an hour

Trio:  Violin, Viola and Cello-$410.00, Violin, Cello and Piano$410.00, Additional time $150.00 hour

Quartet:  2 Violins, Viola and Cello $530.00 Additional time is $200.00 an hour

Silver Package:   Includes the Bronze Package *one of the musicians performing at the ceremony will attend the wedding rehearsal.

Solo:Violin $270,00- Additional hour $50.00-

Duo: Violin and Cello$390.00, Violin and Piano$390.00, Additional time is $100.00 an hour

Trio:Violin, Viola and Cello $510.00, Violin, Cello and Piano $510.00 Additional time $150.00 hour

Quartet:  2 Violins, Viola and Cello $630.00 Additional time is $200.00 an hour

Gold Package: Includes the Bronze package, A listening session for parties up to 5 will be held at the Enchanted Occasions Music Studio.  The musicians performing at the ceremony will play selections from the Enchanted Occasions Music repertoire, and any previously selected songs.  The ceremony music will then be selected at that time:

Solo- Violin $270.00  Additional time $50.00 an hour

Duo-Violin and Cello-$490.00, Violin and Piano $490.00, Additional time $100.00 an hour

Trio: Violin and Viola and Cello $710.00, Violin, Cello and Piano $710.00 additional time $150.00 an hour

Quartet: 2 Violins, Viola and Cello $930.00 additional hour $200.00

Platinum Package: Includes bronze, silver and gold packages

Solo: violin $370.00 additional time is $50.00 an hour

Duo: Violin and Cello $590.00, violin and Piano $590.00 additional times $100.00 an hour

Trio: Violin, Viola and Cello $810.00, Violin, Cello and Piano $810.00 Additional time $150.00 an hour

Quartet: 2 Violins, Viola and Cello $1030.00  Additional time is $200.00 hour

  • Piano ensemble package have an additional $50.00 keyboard transport fee if no piano is available on site.

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Enchanted Occasions Song List For Your Wedding


Enchanted Occasions Music has a wide range of music that is as diverse as our clientele! Below are examples of some of our most popular wedding selections. For a complete list of our repertoire, please visit our “repertoire” page.

Preservice Thirty minutes of music that is played before the ceremony, while guests are being seated. Enchanted Occasions Music usually selects preservice music that is beautiful, tasteful, and appropriate. You are welcome to request one or more songs to be played during this time!

Processional Music Songs that are played while the wedding party walks down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony. Processional music is generally a slow, walking tempo.
Traditional Processional Songs:

Air-Bach,  Airoso-Bach,  Canon in D-Pachelbel,  Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring-Bach,  Largo from Winter-Vivaldi,  Trumpet Tune-Clarke,  Trumpet Voluntary-Purcell,  Wedding March-Wagner

Contemporary processional Songs:

At Last-Elta James,  Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis Presley,  Let it Be-The Beatles,  Marry Me-Train,  A Thousand Years-Christina Perri

Musical Interlude Pieces Songs
that are played during the ceremony for a candle lighting, rose ceremony, or other symbolic
function.
Traditional Musical Interlude Pieces: Contemporary Musical Interlude Pieces:
Ave Maria-Schubert,  Panis Angelicus-Franck,  Traumerci-Schumann

Contemporary Musical Interlude Pieces:

From this Moment-Shania Twain,  One Hand, One Heart-from West Side Story
Recessional Music The song that is played immediately after the ceremony is over, while the wedding party exits the venue. Recessional songs are generally fast or upbeat in tempo, and reflect a celebratory mood.
Traditional Recessional Songs:
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba- Handel, Hornpipe from Walter Music-Handel,  La Rejouissance-Handel,  Ode to Joy-Beethoven,  prelude from The Deum-Charpentier,  Rondeau-Mouret,  Spring from the Four Seasons-Vivaldi,  Wedding March, Mendelssohn

Contemporary Recessional Songs:

All You Need is Love- The Beatles,  Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen,  Don’t Stop Believing-Journey,  She Loves You-the Beatles

Postlude Song This selection is played after the recessional song, while guests are leaving. This song can be fast or slow, upbeat or reflective.

There is no right or wrong when selecting ceremony music, only what you love! At Enchanted Occasions Music, we provide guidance for all our wedding clients by giving suggestions, advice, and feedback during the music selection process. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We want every bride and groom to choose a selection of music that reflects their own taste, style,

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Forest park


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Forest Park Golf Course is a great place to have your wedding and or reception.  You can contact Amy at: 314-367-1337ext 226 or amilne@eaglegolf.com  They have two outdoor venues to choose from and an indoor venue.  The club house is available to rent with in house catering services for weddings and  rehearsal dinners.  A beautiful new clubhouse featuring floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the golf course and nearby lake.  Champions room capacity 250 guest.  Covered veranda, patio and lush green trellis area available for a bonus indoor/outdoor feel.  Built in hardwood dance floor, Tables, chairs, linens, china, glass and silverware, service staff and bartenders provided with each event.  Showcase bar area, professional personalized service staff for each event.  One-stop shopping with event planning and coordination on site,   You have 6 packages to choose from,

Plated packages                                      Buffet Packages

 

Hawthorn Package The Park Deluxe Package
Dogwood Package The Country Club Package
Magnolia Package The World’s Fair Deluxe Package
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