Wedding Spotlight – “Daniel & Laura”

Daniel & Laura
Saturday, June 1st 2019

The Dream Team:

The Dream Team:
WEDDING VENUE: Cedar Lake Cellars website
DJ: Allegro Entertainment website
BRIDAL DRESS: Cleo Bridal website
MAIDS DRESSES: David’s Bridal website
MENS SUITS: Mens Wearhouse website
FLORIST: Rouge Events & Design website
CAKE: Sarah’s Cake Shop website
HAIR: Jamie Hallquist MAKEUP: Sarah Beauchamp
PHOTOGRAPHY: Miha Photo website

The dream proposal

Dan and Laura were on a mini-vacation in Branson, and Laura had always wanted to go to the Titanic Museum. After a day at Top of the Rock, before heading back for a nice dinner, the couple went to the Titanic Museum to take a tour. When they arrived, Laura noticed that other visitors were being turned away from going on the tour, but she thought nothing of it.
As their tour began, they continued through all the exhibits until finally stopping at the replica staircase from the movie. To the couple’s delight, the staircase was still decorated for Christmas even though it was the beginning of January.

The tour guide briefly explained that “it is tradition for couples to kiss under the clock at the top of the stairs”, so Laura and Dan were sent up.
After they kissed, Dan said, “While I have you up here…” and got down on one knee!
Engulfed in awe, Laura doesn’t remember anything else Dan said, but she remembers blurting out “YES!” before even noticing the ring! 💍
EXTRA TID-BIT: Laura almost ruined the proposal by getting ready too fast earlier that day. She almost found the ring as Dan struggled to hide it in his coat jacket without her seeing it. Not to mention, one of the Titanic employee’s eagerness to constantly check in on them raised some suspicion.
Dan & Laura completed the rest of the Titanic tour, but they don’t really recall anything other than the fact that it’s where they became officially ENGAGED and that’s all they truly care about!
It was a perfect day, and a perfect proposal!♥

favorite wedding moment

“We have to pick just one?! That’s so difficult”…Laura’s favorite memory was walking down the aisle to see Dan tearing up. It was so sweet and she felt so loved.
Dan’s favorite memory was when Laura surprised him with their reception entrance song – Real American by Rick Derringer (Dan is a huge fan of WWE, thanks Hulk Hogan!)
Another fantastic memory is finishing the reception off with “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen with everyone dancing around us in a circle and then going crazy during the end of the song – we love our friends and family!

how was allegro?

Choosing Allegro Entertainment for our reception was the best decision we could have ever made! They were so helpful throughout the planning process and gave suggestions when we were stuck. Dori was a fantastic planner, and made the process so easy! The lighting at our venue was beautiful, and we loved our Mono-Gobo light!
Our DJ, Eric, was incredible and made our wedding and our happiness a priority! He got the crowd excited, despite the pouring rain near the end of the night, and kept everyone on the dance floor – getting soaked! We love Allegro Entertainment, and highly recommend them to anyone getting married!

how did you choose your wedding venue?

We visited only two venues and once we saw Cedar Lake Cellars, we immediately knew that was where we wanted to get married. The property is so beautiful and different from other places! We loved having our ceremony by the small lake and the reception at the Big Red Barn. Stephanie (our coordinator) was a huge help and we highly recommend her and Cedar Lake Cellars!  

tell us about your honeymoon!

We spent a couple of days in San Juan, Puerto Rico before getting on a cruise for the Eastern Caribbean (St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Barbados) where we snorkeled in almost every port and got to see the Blues win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals with a watch party on the pool deck while in the middle of the ocean!

post-wedding updates

We have been happily married for over 4 months now and have been relaxing in our house in O’Fallon. We love traveling and watching wrestling. We got an adorable, black shepherd/chow mix, dog who keeps us on our toes, mostly picking up fluff from the toys that she destroys! We are loving married life and can’t wait to see what the future brings for us!