JOIN US at The Shrewsbury City Center on Wednesday, April 24th for a spectacular Open House event! Mix & Mingle St. Louis’ top wedding vendors. You’ll get to view the venue, and enjoy some refreshments & sample menu items provided by preferred caterers. We will also be featuring 6 wedding designers who will each have a designated table to show off their style and talent! RSVP (*Free Tickets): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-drink-be-married-tickets-58863086075
JOIN US at The Foundry Art Centré on Thursday, February 28th for a spectacular Open House event! Mix & Mingle St. Louis’ top wedding vendors. You’ll get to view the venue, and enjoy some refreshments & samples provided by the Foundry’s preferred caterers. We will also be featuring 6 wedding designers who will each have a designated table to show off their style and talent!
We’ll have Great Escape Band playing out in the lobby from 11:00am – 2:00pm, and our Allegro Booth will be occupied by our owner Dori Abell & Office Manager Angie Schelker. The first 10 Couples to book services at the show will receive 10 FREE UPLIGHTS for their wedding day!
Mitchell & Courtney’s Dream Wedding took place in downtown St. Louis. You’ll love the vibrant hues of teal & gold color palette, just as much as you’ll enjoy reading this love story!
Mitchell & courtney’s dream wedding
The Dream Team
Ceremony: Old Basilca of St. Louis website Officiant: Monsignor Dennis Stehly website Reception Site: Clayton Plaza Hotel website DJ & Lighting Company: Allegro Entertainment website Cake: Celebrating Life Cakes website Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse website Bridal Gown: Something New Boutique website Bridesmaids Dresses: Mia Grace Bridal website Photography & Video: Strike A Pose website Florist: Lawrence Florist website Rehearsal Dinner: CJ Muggs website Hair: Margarita Zhukova at Salon Lofts website Make-Up: Maddy Grace Styles website DIY:(Courtney Kincaid) Invitations, Centerpieces, Monogram, Name Cards, and Ceremony Programs
The dream proposal
On July 15, 2017, Courtney arrived home after working an early morning shift, to find her out of town guests were still sleeping. Her boyfriend Mitchell suggested they kill some time by taking a drive through Colorado Springs, and into the Rocky Mountains. This was a trip they made regularly, but the weather was nice and the time away would give their friends some privacy to wake up and get ready for the day. The couple drove up into the mountains to one of their favorite lookout points and marveled at the magnificent views surrounding them. As they walked over and sat down, Mitchell leaned over to Courtney and asked her, “Can you hold this?”
Sitting on a rock ledge, overlooking a canyon, she tightly gripped the little black ring box while shaking with shock. He instructed her to open the box slowly, and as she did, he pulled out his phone. Nestled in the satin cushion was a radiant black diamond. Mitchell pulled out his phone, and began reading the significance of the black diamond…
“For centuries, black diamonds have been closely associated with passion, action, and energy. It is believed that whoever wears black diamonds will have increased inner strength, abundance, clarity, and balance in their life, and in their relationships. Diamonds are used in wedding rings since they are the hardest natural material, that symbolizes eternal, flawless and unchanging love.”
Then placing his phone back in his pocket, Mitchell looked at Courtney and said, “We have been through so much together in the last 5 years, and there are going to be many more good and bad times to come. I cannot imagine going through those without you. I want to face life, and all that it brings, together; the good and bad. I love you so much! Courtney Anne Stazzone will you marry me?”
Still gripping the ring box tightly with both hands, Courtney looked back with a smile, then said “yes” in a whisper, followed by a louder resounding “YES!!!” They reached for each other and shared a kiss.
“We are going to be making decisions together as a couple for the rest of our lives, and I want to start by deciding on what your engagement band looks like, together.”
Mitchell pulled out a pamphlet and showed it to Courtney. They had an upcoming appointment at Kay Jewelers to design their own wedding bands, and Mitchell already had a few ideas he was excited to share!
The newly engaged couple joyfully walked back to their car and called up their out of town guests to meet them for lunch to celebrate the special occasion!
what was your favorite wedding day memory?
Mitchell’s favorite wedding day memory was the surprise carriage ride waiting for them outside of the church. Courtney had two favorite memories… Her first favorite was her father’s reaction to seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress. Her other favorite memory was holding Mitchell’s hand, and hearing his voice from the behind the door, just minutes before their ceremony. Since they still hadn’t seen each other yet, she loved the thrill of knowing they were just moments away from seeing one another as she’d be walking down the aisle.
where did you go on your honeymoon?
We decided to spend 2 nights and 2 days in Hermann, MO wine tasting at the wineries, shopping in the antique stores, and enjoying some peace and quiet by sleeping in a treehouse that is a Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of town, called The Cottages. After spending 2 days there we went back to Chesterfield for another night with Courtney’s parents and then hit the road and drove home to Colorado Springs. We are now spending time relaxing, decorating, and organizing our new home without schedules for the next week and a half and catching up on our T.V shows while enjoying the wine we bought in Hermann.
how was your experience with allegro?
There are no real words to express how over the moon we are with our experience with Allegro Entertainment! From start to finish, the experience of working with them blew me away! As a bride, I was nervous, but knew what I wanted, and Dori made me feel relaxed, assured, and comfortable from the first meeting. She took the time to listen to what we were looking for, she was patient and kind with us as we made changes over and over again to the music, bridal party, and lighting. She even allowed me to design our own monogram for the gobo light on the floor, and continued to work with me to make sure that it would work and provided me a keepsake of it. The communication with her even on the night of the wedding was enjoyable as she helped keep the time schedule of cake, bouquet toss, and garter. She was kind and understanding. DJ James and Dori blew Mitchell and me away with how well things went for us at our reception. From the entrance, to the last song of the night, and then even the conversations following the wedding. There are not enough thanks that can be given to the both of them for how perfect and magical they made the reception for us and our guests! The dance floor was packed the entire evening, and our guests cannot stop talking about how much they enjoyed it. Even Mitchell and I cannot stop talking about how Allegro Entertainment made our night so amazing beyond our expectations and dreams. Could not have done it without them!
How’s married life so far?
It’s been a few months, but the weeks have been full of love, relaxation, and happiness. We feel that even after 6 years of dating, our relationship has been strengthened through our blessing of marriage. We are enjoying being Mr. and Mrs. Kincaid and growing as a married couple with each and every day.
This beautiful wedding took place on a sunny Saturday in April. The Legends Golf Course in Eureka Missouri was the perfect setting for this couples love story to unfold…
Their Dream Team – Wedding Vendors Ceremony/Reception Site: The Legends Country Club website DJ & Lighting Company: Allegro Entertainment website Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses: Mia Grace website Wedding Cake: Sweets To Remember website Groom’s & Groomsmen Tuxedos: Savvi Formalwear website Photography: Steve Alejandro Photography website Hair: Bella SI Salon website Make-Up: Emily Miller Makeup & Hair website Photobooth: 2 Chics & a Photobooth website Invitations: Something Printed website Wedding Rings: Shane Co. website
The Dream Proposal
The weekend started out to be a typical weekend, with the exception of Sean’s special “boys-day-out” trip to the local golf coarse with some buddies. While he was away, Katie decided to get some things done around the apartment before binge watching “One Tree Hill” episodes on Netflix. Little did Katie know that the day wasn’t just about a golf game….Sean had made arrangements to swing by Shane Co. before returning home. On a side note, anyone who is close with Katie & Sean, know that they’re classified as “those” type of pet parents who are mildly obsessed with their adorable cat. When Sean decided it was time to “put a ring on it” he knew that the perfect way to ask for Katie’s hand was to include their pseudo child in the proposal. Upon arriving home, Sean found Katie intensely caught up in her show, and despite his small efforts to slyly get her attention, she was too focused on the tv screen. Finally, in between episodes, Katie noticed Sean with their fur-baby, who was sporting little red ribbon tied around its neck, with a sparkly shiny object dangling from it. Suddenly, she couldn’t focus on ANYTHING BUT SEAN, THE CAT, AND THAT RING!!!!!! OMG!!!! To this day, neither one of them can recite, or even remember the words that came out of Sean’s mouth, but all they care about is that Katie said YES, and their “Happily Ever After” was underway!
What was your favorite wedding day memory?
I think the standard response is the ceremony… Ours was beautiful, and I’ll remember it always. We managed to steal a private moment right afterwards, when my BEAUTIFUL but painful shoes had to go. Sean and I ran into the reception hall and he helped me change out of them into flats. It was an “us” moment that is really what the whole day was about!
how was allegro entertainment?
Allegro was WONDERFUL! Dori is an angel, and made sure everything was exactly what we wanted, and DJ Eric did a fantastic job keeping the party going. We had a full dance floor all night!
where did you go on your honeymoon?
We enjoyed a romantic and relaxing get-away to Riviera Maya, Mexico. We stayed at Secrets Silversands, and our “first date” out as a married couple was a wonderful dinner on the beach. During our vacation, we even took a day trip to swim with dolphins! It was so great to have “us time” and just relax together.
how’s married life?
So far, it’s just like engaged life 🙂 We’ve gotten to spend time together and reminisce over our perfect day instead of counting RSVP’s and choosing linens. Wedding planning was so fun, but it’s nice to just enjoy each other as hubby and wifey!!