Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Julia

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I am seriously so excited to share today’s featured bride with you. Julia is one of our favorite brides here at Boulevard Bride. She has the kindest heart and looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. Scroll down to learn a little bit about her love story and to see her beautiful wedding pictures (and her cute husband).

What is your husband’s name?

Ethan Nevins

When and where did you get married?

10/20/17

“Our ceremony was at the Conservatory and we had our reception in the Cascade Ballroom at the Heart of St. Charles.”

Did you have a theme for your wedding?

“Our theme was essentially fall/autumn”

Who was your photographer?

“Zoe Life Photography, and she is the bomb dot com. She is incredible!”

Who did your hair and makeup?

“My hair was done by Caitie Stark at JuJu B’s Salon. My makeup was done by Ashley Caito, a family friend who used to be a makeup artist for MAC.”

 

How did you two meet?

“We actually met when Ethan started working at Starbucks. I had already been a barista for several years and he started working at the same store in Lake Saint Louis.”

When did you know that he was the one?

“I don’t think there was ever one specific moment that made me think Ethan was ‘the one.’ I just realized one day that I always wanted him in my life and I couldn’t imagine not spending every day with him.”

 

Tell us about the proposal!

“Earlier in the week of the proposal, we had planned a date night to see The Jungle Book. It had just come out and I’m a huge Disney nerd, so we made a plan to go see it that Friday since we were both off. I think it was Wednesday or Thursday that he suggested we go out for drinks afterwards and I was more than okay with that. Fast forward to us leaving the theater and heading to VB’s Chocolate Bar. Little did I know that he had planned to propose there! He had secretly ordered a beautiful and delicious dessert and the staff put the ring box on the silver tray with the dessert! He took the box, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. It was such a sweet evening!”

 

Tell us about the proposal!

“Earlier in the week of the proposal, we had planned a date night to see The Jungle Book. It had just come out and I’m a huge Disney nerd, so we made a plan to go see it that Friday since we were both off. I think it was Wednesday or Thursday that he suggested we go out for drinks afterwards and I was more than okay with that. Fast forward to us leaving the theater and heading to VB’s Chocolate Bar. Little did I know that he had planned to propose there! He had secretly ordered a beautiful and delicious dessert and the staff put the ring box on the silver tray with the dessert! He took the box, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. It was such a sweet evening!”

 

What was your first dance song? Why?

“We went back and forth with our first dance song, but we decided on “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg. Since we actually did meet and fall in love at a coffee shop, I thought it was a perfect balance of sweet, cheesy, and easy to dance to.”

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

“My favorite memory from my wedding day was just getting to marry the love of my life and being able to spend the day with so many loved ones. Over half of our guests came from out of town, so it was so wonderful celebrating with them.”

What is the best part about being married?

“The best part about being married is that I get to grow up and go through life with the best partner I could ever ask for. It’s a great feeling knowing that I’m sharing my life with someone I love so much.”

Do you have any advice for engaged couples?

“My advice would be to enjoy every moment with each other, and realize that throughout this crazy life it won’t always be sunshine and roses. It’s important to never lose sight of how much you love your partner, no matter what like throws your way.”

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Kaitlyn

It’s #WeddingWednesday here at Boulevard Bride, and to celebrate we are sharing a wonderful couple’s story with you!

Meet Kaitlyn and Joseph. This cute couple got married two years ago on July 23, 2016. They had a beautiful park wedding in Washington, Missouri, and hosted their reception at the Best Western Reception Hall. Scroll down to learn a little more about them and see their special day.

What was the theme for your wedding?

“Our theme was rustic!”

Who was your photographer?

“Endless Magic by Jessica Politte”

Who did your hair and makeup?

“My girls and I got our hair and makeup done at Ulta”

How did you two meet?

“We actually met at Target where we worked. But what’s crazy is we went to school together when we were in middle school and even rode the same bus! Who would have known I would marry this man!

When did you know he was “the one”?

“I don’t really think there was an exact moment I knew. Just everyday growing closer and enjoying being with each other every second and many other things just made me fall in love with this man.”

Tell us about the proposal!

“We were on vacation in Tennessee and he proposed at dinner in front of my whole family and the whole restaurant! It was amazing!”

What was your first dance song? Why?

“Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ because we love that it talks about growing old and we would love nothing more than to grow old together!”

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

“My favorite memory would be walking down the aisle. Just the butterflies I had and the feeling I felt was the scariest most happy moment of my life and that day!”

What is the best part about being married?

“The best part is waking up every morning knowing you have someone by your side that supports you to the fullest and loves you unconditionally.”

What advice do you have for engaged or newly married couples?

“Make sure you keep communication in your relationship! Talk to each other and tell each other the way you feel. Nothing can change or get fixed by trying to guess what you’re feeling. Be honest and communicate.”

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Sarah

We are so excited to share our awesome bride, Sarah, with you this week!

From the moment she called us to ask us if we had her black and white

wedding dress, we knew that she was going to be so much fun! We hope

that you enjoy this post and her photos as much as we do!

When And Where Did You Get Married?

“[We were married at] Unity Church of Light in St. Charles. The reception was at All Occasion Banquet Center also in St. Charles.”

What Was The Theme Or Vibe Of Your Wedding?

“We didn’t necessarily have a theme. Everything was about having fun and enjoying each other.”

Who Took Your Wedding Photos?

“Joy Lynn Photography”

Who Did Your Hair And Makeup?

“The ladies at Eclipse Salon in St. Peters are amazing!!”

How Did You And Jesse Meet? 

“Jess and I met at a party a week before Thanksgiving in 2010.”

How Did He Propose To You?

“Jess proposed on Christmas day under the Christmas tree. We were taking a family picture and he was in the back behind me holding a sign that said ‘will you marry me?’.  As a girl I wanted to see the picture to make sure I looked ok. It took me a minute to understand what he was doing in the photo, but I turned around and he was on one knee.”

When Did You Know He Was “The One”?

“I knew Jess was the “one” when we were pregnant and having our first daughter. Seeing him with Avery Faye was the most beautiful moment and I knew 100% I needed Jess forever.”

What Is Your Favorite Memory From Your Wedding Day?

“I loved every minute of our wedding, but for me dancing with my Daddy was a favorite moment.”

What Was Your First Dance Song?

“Our song is ‘Cowboys and Angels’ by Dustin Lynch. Every word in that song is us. We live for each other. Plus there is nothing I love more than seeing him in his boots.”

What Is The Best Part Of Being Married?

“The best part of being married is finally having the same name as my children and being able to say he’s my husband.”

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Elena

We are so excited to share with you the beautiful wedding of our Boulevard Bride, Elena, and her husband Jon! Elena and Jon were married on July 8, 2017, in St. Augustine, Florida. Their low-key Florida wedding was perfectly captured by Drew Photography.

How Did You and Jon Meet?

“We met through an online dating site, but we realized that we had been going to the same gym and lived within miles of each other for years!”

How Did You Propose?

“Our proposal was definitely unconventional – actually I proposed to him. After three years together, being the proud parents of two fur babies (mastiffs) and owning a mortgage together, I was ready to seal the deal on forever. After I proposed to Jon, we didn’t tell our families for a week, picked out engagement rings together, and then surprised them at a dinner the following week.”

Where Did You Get Married?

“We wanted our wedding to be super low-key, fun, and budget friendly. So, we were lucky enough to host it at my uncle’s beautiful 10+ acre property near St. Augustine, Florida, during our family reunion. We had a short ceremony and then “trashed the dress” by jumping in the pool afterwards. We had a doughnut buffet instead of a traditional wedding cake.”

What Was The Theme For Your Wedding?

“Our theme was sort of beachy rustic. We had a lot of whites, tans, and reclaimed wood accents.”

Who Did Your Hair And Makeup?

“We had a local hairstylist style our hair, and we all did our own makeup. I practiced my wedding makeup a few weeks before to get the routine down.”

Who Took Your Pictures?

“Our pictures were done by the amazing Katrina Drew of Drew Photography. She was absolutely amazing, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a destination wedding in Florida! She’s so sassy and vibrant!”

What Is Your Favorite Thing About Each Other?

“My favorite thing about Jon is that he is a perfect team player and leader. He loves to support people around him, and gets happiness from making others happy. I take more risks with him, whether it’s trying a new sport or career path, because I know I can count on him. As far as his favorite thing about me . . . it’s probably my awesome cooking skills (haha)!”

What Is The Best Part About Being Married?

“Being married is like having your own personal life coach with you at all times – my husband is always cheering me on, encouraging me to take risks, and pushing me to be the best me. Knowing he’s always with me on this journey through life gives me a confidence and hope that is unmatched.”

What Is Your Favorite Memory From Your Wedding Day?

“My favorite memory from our wedding day is “trashing the dress” and jumping in the pool right after our wedding ceremony. All of our bridesmaids, groomsmen, and parents jumped in my uncle’s pool after the ceremony – still in our wedding attire.”

Boulevard Bride x The Venue at Maison Du Lac

On April 22, 2018, we were invited to The Venue at Maison Du Lac’s “Hard Hat Grand Opening.” We had such a wonderful time working with the venue and the different vendors who were helping with the photoshoot! We thought it would be fun to share the photos and vendors with you all!

The Venue at Maison Du Lac

“The Venue at Maison Du Lac is a brand new, modern venue with a charming twist, netsled in the rolling hills, just outside of St. Louis. Enjoy the simplicity and natural elegance of the countryside with modern amenities.”

 

Location Details:

  • 7,000 sq foot modern venue with seating for up to 350 guests
  • Spacious bridal suite and separate groom’s lounge in the charming 19th century stone house
  • Panoramic lakeside views from the venue
  • Private property boasting 20 acres of lush greenery
  • Outdoor area for cocktail hour
  • Located 15 minutes outside of Eureka in Catawissa, MO
  • Indoor/Outdoor and lakeside ceremony locations
  • Ample parking

Rachel Myer’s Photography

“Charlie and I have been shooting weddings for over 6 years now. We love every. Single. Minute! Our main focus is to be visual storytellers. A wedding day can go by so fast and you really want someone who is passionate about capturing every detail. We are always seeking clients who have a fierce love for each other and enjoy less traditional posed photos. Our style may not be for everyone and that’s ok. Just like finding the perfect partner in life, you want to choose a photographer whose work you love, but also someone who you actually enjoy being around.”

An Affair to Remember

“For over eight years, the award-winning team at An Affair to Remember has been helping clients attain the wedding of their dreams. With a focus on comprehensive design and our big-picture approach, our team’s attention to detail is only matched by our unparalleled customer service and dedication to each client. Without a doubt, the wedding and event industry is fast-paced and naturally stressful, but the passion we have for our work and the joy we get from being a part of such a special day for so many makes this “job” better than most. It’s with gratitude and privilege we get to do what we do.”

Salon Antebellum

“Salon Antebellum [is] located in Lamplighter Square in Saint Louis County. The ambiance of culture and history found in Salon Antebellum is a true experience that makes you feel the unique culture and structure found right here in St. Louis. Salon Antebellum was built from architectural salvage found in St. Louis, handpicked and refinished by the owner, Kelly Bileddo. Kelly has always been fascinated with the beauty found in dated furnishings and buildings throughout the city. The curves and beauty in historic buildings downtown and the decal in old wood furnishings was the inspiration for designing Salon Antebellum, while the history of St. Louis’ culture helped shape the unique atmosphere it withholds. Such shapes in the hair are much like those found in surrounding architecture. Where one would find something old and ill fitting, Kelly would find beauty and purpose. Salon Antebellum is an environmentally friendly salon; we strive to be green to the best of our ability so that we can survive for many decades to come.”

“. . . We focus on artistry and passion for your hair. Our artists on staff are trained to utilize skills and up-to-date techniques to create a shape of structure for your hair by promoting the countour of your head shape and focusing on the continual therapy for your hair.”

What is a Sample Sale?

What Is A Sample Sale?

A sample sale is an event at a bridal store where customers can shop our Sample Sale racks for off-the-rack gowns at an amazing price!

What Are Sample Sale / Off-the-Rack Dresses?

Sample Sale / Off-the-Rack dresses are gowns that our buyer has purchased to be in-store at Boulevard Bride. Sample Sale gowns are ones that have been tried on before, but are in excellent condition. These gowns have never left the store.

What Designers Are Included In The Sample Sale?

We have some really great designers featured in our Sample Sale! The designers with dresses in the Sample Sale are: Stella York, David Tutera, Martin Thornburg, Jasmine, Val Stefani, and Moonlight.

Are Sample Accessories Included In The Sale?

Yes. Sample Accessories are included in the sale. These accessories include select veils, hair accessories, belts, jewelry, and clutches. These are the same as the bridal gowns – they have been purchased by the buyer for customers to try on in-store.

What Sizes Are The Dresses At The Sample Sale?

We offer gowns ranging in size from 6 – 24.  The majority of our Sample Sale sizes are sizes 10-14. Please note that bridal sizes run small. For example, a bridal sample size 12 is a jean size 8/10.

What Is The Payment Policy At A Sample Sale?

Any dresses and accessories purchased at a sample sale are final sale. The full amount and any applicable sales tax is due at the time of purchase. Dresses cannot be held.

How Do I Pay For My Dress?

We accept cash, card (excluding American Express), and check. If paying with a check you must present a valid ID.

Will Boulevard Bride Store My Dress Once It Has Been Purchased?

We cannot store or hold your dress once it has been purchased. You will be taking the dress with you the same day.

Will I Need Alterations On My Sample Sale Gown?

Depending on how the dress fits, you may need alterations. We do not offer in-store alterations but can provide you with two women that we highly recommend.

Do I Need To Make An Appointment?

Yes. Appointments are needed to secure yourself an appointment. If you are walking-in you may have to wait until other appointments are finished before you can begin looking at gowns.

How Many Guests Can I Bring?

We ask that each bride bring no more than 3 guests. We are a small store and strive to make your day as stress-free as possible. Too many people leads to too many opinions and a lot of stress and confusion.

Any further questions? Call us at 636-561-4030