Cindy and Alex had a beautiful Old Mill Emporium wedding in Parkville on Saturday.
Leading up to the wedding day, we had nothing but rain in the forecast. Even though the ceremony was inside, Cindy had her heart set on some beautiful outdoor portraits at English Landing Park.
Thankfully the rain came at the exact right time. We had just finished up their ceremony exit and it started pouring. However, this downpour only lasted about 30 minutes and the sun came out. By the end of the night, all the clouds were completely gone. This is the dictionary definition of Missouri weather.
Cindy is one of those brides I immediately bonded with. We discussed our mutual love of cats (they have three) and it wasn’t until the reception when I realized just how much we actually have in common. Cindy and Alex bonded first over their love of Disney followed by board games and obviously cats. These two couldn’t be more perfect together.
In order to incorporate their love of Disney, the entire reception was Disney themed. From the amazing centerpieces to the seating chart created with the Disney font, all their wildest Disney dreams were coming true.
The entire day was an absolute blast. They surrounded themselves with the most incredible bridesmaids, bridesman, groomsmen, and groomswomen. I love when couples defy gender norms and include those closest to them in their party. This group sure knew how to have fun and kept the dance floor packed all night long.
Originally, Cindy and Alex planned on having a choreographed first dance. She told me the day before that they ran out of time and would do a traditional first dance instead. However, you would never know. Cindy has a background in dance and was spinning around like crazy. I asked after how they had time to practice and she said, “oh we didn’t. I was just leading him.” That’s the perfect way to make the first dance your own while still having fun on the dancefloor.
I seriously can’t thank you two enough for including us in your day! Throughout the entire night, we were complimented by their entire wedding party and they kept saying how amazing we were doing. Ok, this may be a humble brag, but that appreciation means so much after working all day and feeling like a hot mess.
I also need to brag on the venue. I had never shot at Old Mill Emporium before, but I am now in love. The natural light and white background helped make their reception photos so dreamy!
Enjoy this preview and have a wonderful Disney honeymoon!
Venue: Old Mill Emporium
Florist: Lily’s Floral Designs
Cake: Taylor Made Catering
Gown: Normans Bridal
Photography and Videography: eGolden Moments
– Hear from the bride –
Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):
The church is where Alex family has always gone
The reception venue I like the raw wood atmosphere and warmth that it gives.
What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples planning their wedding?
Try not to stress when something does not go according to plan. We had a lot of that happen especially in the last few months. But work as a team to find a solution.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
All the decor, I enjoyed my DIY signs and centerpieces. I am also very detailed organized so creating spreadsheets and timelines was a little bit of a guilty pleasure.