See You At The Show!

We’re looking forward to meeting with all of you newly engaged couples!
Be sure to swing by our Allegro Entertainment booth on Sunday, Feb. 16th at River City Casino 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

Wedding Show: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Fashion Show: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Prizes you can win:

  • A FREE Bachelorette Party at PBR St. Louis!
  • VIP Tour & Tasting for 10 at Schlafly Tap Room!
  • $200 Drunken Fish Gift Card and TONS more! 

Get your tickets ASAP before they sell out.

Pre-Event Brunch includes:

  • Champagne upon arrival
  • Brunch bites 
  • “Brows, Blush and Bold Lips” station by Belleza Bridal & Hair Salon 
  • Live acoustic music featuring Alex Ruwe 
  • Other activities to get your Sunday Funday started!

Wedding Show includes:

  • Amazing wedding vendors all in one spot
  • Unlimited food and beverage samples 
  • Complimentary self or valet parking
  • Gift bag for Bride/Groom 
  • Chances to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes and more! 

Fashion Show includes:

  • The latest looks and trends from local Bridal Gown Shops, Men’s formal wear and more!
  • Honeymoon and Bachelorette Party looks
  • Makeup and Hair by Belleza Spa & Salon 
  • Porta Party DJ will be running the music to get our Show going 
  • HUGE prize give-aways during Fashion Show – must be present to win! 

Enjoy a fabulous Sunday Funday while planning your big day! Grab your crew (friends, family, partner) and get on over to our Wedding Show to meet the best wedding professionals from all over St. Louis in one place.

Are you looking for transportation, caterers, photographers/videographers, wedding attire, bridal party gifts, wedding desserts, hair and makeup artists and more? You’ve come to the right place – we have them all at our Show!

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Venue Spotlight: Third Degree Glass Factory

Make your next event AMAZING with glass!

We believe everyone deserves a beautiful place to celebrate. Third Degree Glass Factory is a one-of-a-kind event facility housed in beautiful glass art galleries. Our galleries have been carefully restored and transformed into urban event spaces featuring incredible hand-made art. From fashion shows to weddings, Third Degree is the perfect spot for small private parties to large-scale events. With more than 20 years of experience, Third Degree’s staff can assist you with planning and designing your next special event.

RACHEL MCCALLA

EVENT DIRECTOR (314) 367-4527 x204 EVENTS@STLGLASS.COM

10% Of Sales Donated To Animal Rescue

During the month of January, we are donating 10% of our sales to help Randy’s Rescue Ranch rebuild after a horrific fire devastated his animal shelter. Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, fire crews were called out to Randy`s Rescue Ranch in O`Fallon, Illinois where abused, neglected and aging animals can take refuge.

“It`s been my dream since I was a kid,” said founder Randy Grim.

At Allegro Entertainment, we LOVE weddings, and we LOVE our couples, but we also LOVE ANIMALS with all our hearts! We want to help Randy rebuild, but we can’t do it without you! WHEN YOU BOOK Wedding Services with Allegro Entertainment during the month of January, 10% of the proceeds will be donating to Randy’s Rescue Ranch. We offer Live Music, DJ Services, Lighting Decor, & Event Planning. We’re looking forward to working with you, and to helping our little furry friends at RRR♥


READ FULL STORY:https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/illinois/randys-rescue-ranch-fire-ofallon-illinois/63-9c58cd0a-1850-40f0-9ba6-d2e3112f0f7b

Venue Spotlight: Barnett On Washington

Barnett on Washington is a sophisticated and beautiful event venue that specializes in hosting an array of special celebrations, from weddings to corporate events. Barnett on Washington offers a unique hundred-year-old Spanish mission style elegance, while providing modern amenities. Contact our team at events@barnettonwashington.com or 1-844-GO-BARNETT to start planning your next fabulous event! You can also learn more about our space and schedule a tour at barnettonwashington.com.

  • Parking and handicap accessibility
  • State-of-the-art sound system
  • Guest wi-fi available
  • On-site security
  • Valet parking available
  • Full assortment of tables, bar stools, and chairs
  • Private cigar lounge
  • Bridal Suite
  • Groom’s Lounge
  • Restrooms available on all three levels
  • Two outdoor patio spaces available
  • Premium liquor selections (Bar Packages under Rates and Packages tab)
  • Liability Insurance
  • On-Site Event Coordinator

Contact our team at events@barnettonwashington.com or 1-844-GO-BARNETT to start planning your next fabulous event! You can also learn more about our space and schedule a tour at barnettonwashington.com.

Venue Spotlight: Defiance Ridge Vineyards


Discover why Defiance Ridge is the perfect setting for your romantic wine country wedding.

Rooted in the rolling hills of Historic Missouri Wine Country, the 42 acre property boasts a vineyard, tranquil lake and lush garden landscape. Breathtaking views of the sweeping Missouri River Valley are captured year round from the terraces and veranda surrounding our historic farmhouse. Easily accessible from Hwy 94 as you enter the Missouri Wine Country corridor.

Defiance Ridge reflects our combined passions for wine, vineyard to table cuisine, warm hospitality and an authentic celebration of people and place.

Just as our wine and food tells the story of this land, events at Defiance Ridge can tell your story and reflect your personality and vision. With accommodations for any size wedding for up to 350 guests, Defiance Ridge is one of the most versatile and adaptable venues in Missouri’s Historic Wine Country. We offer a full catering menu featuring chef-driven, seasonal artisan cuisine. Our accomplished chef and event staff will help craft a menu and event that your guests will never forget.

Ready to have your perfect event at Defiance Ridge? Fill out the info below and one of our event managers will reach out to you quickly.

P: 636-798-2288 ex.2 E: events@defianceridge.com www.defianceridge.com

Winter Wedding Centerpieces

Winter is an often overlooked wedding season. There are so many beautiful options and if you get lucky enough for snow on your wedding day, the newly fallen snow sets the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous winter wonderland setting. But how do you bring that beauty indoors? Amazing centerpieces could answer that question.

Depending on your tastes, there are many options. While some may opt for a Christmas theme with Red Ribbons and Evergreen, others may go for a glitzy option with diamonds and silver. Jewel tones always look stunning in the cold winter evenings and gold is always a classic. The possibilities are endless!

Contact our friends at Sisters Floral Design Studio to help bring whatever your wedding day vision is to life! Call (314) 821-0076 or email designteam@sistersflowers.net today!

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Not sure what to gift your bridesmaids ahead of your wedding day? We get it. Finding the perfect present that will make everyone happy can be a challenge. Your crew is a mix of different personalities, each with their own style and interests.

The gift itself can differ depending on what you’re looking for, whether it’s something poignant and meaningful like a personalized portrait of the two of you or just fun accessories like a cute clutch for a summer wedding. The choices can be overwhelming, to say the least!

Another fun idea is a “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” that includes the essentials for making their day just as fun and amazing as your own. Including aspirin, band-aids, gum/mints, tape to avoid wardrobe, um, malfunctions (haha), water and flip flops all in a little cute personalized tote bag.

Here at Allegro we can help come up with fun ideas that all of your bridesmaids will love! Just ask!

Venue Spotlight: Wildwood Hotel

The Wildwood Hotel is a beautifully appointed boutique hotel located in the heart of Wildwood in West St. Louis County. Our charming French chateau-style architecture and warm European country lodge ambiance make us the ideal choice for your wedding celebrations, corporate meetings or special events! Boasting over 8,000 square feet of flexible banquet space; one can choose from the Wildwood Ballroom or the highly sought-after Augusta Room for any occasion.

Say “I Do” at The Wildwood Hotel! Let the Wildwood Hotel offer you a unique experience and memories to last several lifetimes on your Big Day! Our team of professionals will assist you in designing your dream day at The Wildwood Hotel. We have custom wedding packages tailored to every bride & groom, experienced on-site event coordinators, beautiful indoor ceremony and reception spaces and preferred group accommodation rates for wedding guests! Our trained professionals can offer advice for your theme, colors, flowers, photography, reception layout and menus. Most importantly, our services include day-of coordination and supervision, so you can enjoy your wedding without vendor interruptions or scheduling concerns. After the ceremony, relax with your new spouse in one of our luxurious bridal suites and plan your extraordinary lives together!

Not only is our wonderful venue perfect for your special day, we also do corporate meetings for small & large groups, conferences, class reunions and other special occasions! Our Corporate Sales Manager is here to assist you in every way!

No matter the occasion, we will work to make sure that it will impress your friends, family or coworkers! The Wildwood Hotel looks forward to the opportunity to make your event memorable! Call our sales office today at 636-733-9100 for additional information! 
MORE INFO: https://www.thewildwoodhotel.com

Wedding History: Breaking Of The Glass

Photo Credit: Maya Meyers Photography

According to MyJewishLearning.com, stomping on a glass is one of the best-known features of Jewish weddings. Traditionally, the groom did the deed; today the couple often share the honor/pleasure, smashing one or two napkin-wrapped glasses.

Few Jewish symbols have a single explanation, and this one is downright kaleidoscopic. The custom dates back to the writing of the Talmud :

Mar bar Rabina made a marriage feast for his son. He observed that the rabbis present were very gay. So he seized an expensive goblet worth 400 zuzim and broke it before them. Thus he made them sober. (Berakhot 5:2 )

In other words, where there is rejoicing, there should be trembling.

The fragility of glass suggests the frailty of human relationships. Since even the strongest love is subject to disintegration, the glass is broken as a kind of incantation: “As this glass shatters, so may our marriage never break.”

The crash of glass ends the hush of mythic time under the huppah, and the world rushes in. Everyone exhales, claps and shouts, “Mazel tov!” The celebration begins.

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/breaking-the-glass-at-a-jewish-wedding/