Today I’m so excited to share with you my second International wedding!! The wedding of Ben & Lee Keith. Lee contacted me about a year ago to ask me if I could be their wedding photographer, of course me jumping up and down with excitement. After a few long and funny Skype sessions the tickets were booked and we where ready for the 16hour flight to experience their special day! With all destination weddings comes insecurities about time schedules and how the order of events will be, but I must say this was something to remember! Ben & Lee made sure that the day was planned out, I even got to work work one of the best videographers Jet Kaiser Films. A real treat to us!
The wedding was based on the early 1900’s World Fair, the ground where they got married. She planned her beautiful stationary around the happenings of the World Fair, from table numbers to the stamp on the invite. Her dress was inspired by the elegance of the 1900’s and Lee wore it perfectly with grace and beauty.
A little something that sums up their big day from the bride. Our wedding day was a long time in the making. We met in 2005, started dating in 2007, Ben proposed in 2011 and we set the date for May 10, 2014. During our three year engagement we had plenty of time to do our research to find exactly what we were looking for when it came to venus and vendors pertaining to our theme. Our theme being the 1904 World’s Fair. The Fair was held in St. Louis, and more specifically, it was located on the grounds that now make up Forest Park. Having been my dream wedding location since I was a little girl, in addition to fitting our theme – we choose the Grand Basin in Forest Park, below the Art Museum (one of the few remaining buildings form the Fair) for our ceremony location. We tried to tie our theme into the wedding by creating a wax stamp out of a pressed penny souvenir from the actual Fair for our stationary, duplicating certificates we purchased off Ebay from the Fair to serve as place cards, numbering and naming our tables after buildings that made up the 1904 World’s Fair, transporting our wedding party in a trolly, used a map of the fair and stereoscopes as decor, had specialty cocktails tied to drinks that were invented/popularized by the Fair, and really just based all of our decisions regarding the wedding off the 1904 World’s Fair. Many people wanted to know why we choose this to be our theme, and it is simply because we decided that the old world jubilancy and innovation that was the 1904 World’s Fair spoke to our “couples style.”
To me and Eugene, this was one great adventure with people who made us feel like family, a very big thank you to the Watson and Keith family!
Just LOVE this image that Eugene took!