Real Wedding | Kate + Derick

I love the understated elegance of today’s Real Wedding.  It ‘s sophisticated and classic with a pop of color in just the right places (love the brides maid’s dresses!). It’s clear that Kate had that special glow on her wedding day, and looked amazing in her chic Vera Wang gown. Truly a night to remember!

Kate + Derick | March 26, 2011 | St. Louis, Missouri

The ceremony

We had a Catholic ceremony at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, downtown.

The reception

We began with a cocktail hour, followed by formal dinner and dancing at the Missouri Athletic Club, also in downtown St. Louis.

How Kate felt in her wedding dress

Stylish, sophisticated, and sexy!

Why Kate decided to sell her wedding dress
I have never felt as beautiful as I did while wearing this dress, and I couldn’t bear the thought of boxing it up and knowing that no one would enjoy it again. And, to be honest, I really don’t have the closet space for it!

Kate’s dress: Vera Wang, Ethel

Photography: Lisa Hessel