Written By Katie Daly – Featured Image by Kristina Cipolla Photography



Currently I am in the lobby waiting for my first Covid19 vaccine today!

+ like a total nerd, I wore my SSD Addicted to Love T-shirt because I just cannot contain my joy!

Ashlee + Sam have been bragging about their vaccinations for weeks + I’m so excited to get to join the club!!

I have missed

High Fiving our Couples after the Ceremony

Giggling during Toasts

Shadow & Light Photography

Our Team!

Basically everything that has to do with Wedding Days, I’ve missed!!

Our team is launching into 5 wedding weekends in 6 weeks + I am so excited to have such a full inbox!

My inbox is basically as full as my heart is!

We can’t wait to celebrate our long-awaited celebrations

Lauren + Jake

Brittany + Justin

We can’t wait to celebrate our planned 2021 weddings!

Stephanie + Nick

Jessica + James

Katie + Daniel

+ we’re counting down the days to our Summer + Fall + 2022 weddings!

(I know Ali + Matt got married last Fall but LOOK AT HER BOUQUET! + the Fall Leaves!!)

So 3 cheers for


The North Lens


+ Love!!

See you all soon in our stinky wedding day blazers!!


Golf Tees and Tiffany{s}

Golf Tees and Tiffany{s}

You’re so pharma-cute-ical! This is what I imagine was going through Kyle’s head the day he met Morgan. He is a pharmacist and this is where their love story began. Although, originally Morgan wanted to set him up with her friend, the page turned and her chapter began. 

Morgan and Kyle enjoy being outdoors on the calming golf courses. They went on a trip after they had been dating for awhile to watch the PGA Tour and Kyle had more than spectating planned. He hit a hole in one with his beautiful dream proposal on the beach and even hired a stealthy photographer to capture the beginning of their forever. Kyle’s boutonniere on the big day featured golf tees as a nod to their engagement trip.

The journey then began to their nuptials. Morgan started dress shopping and realized that she was the perfect size for sample wedding gowns. She and her bride tribe went to several wedding shops and had a blast trying on all of the different types of gowns until she found the one from Clarice’s Bridal. Kyle’s niece and adorable flower girl, Saoirse, was in love with the bridal gown and can be seen in photos admiring it’s beauty. Morgan had the same careful thoughtfulness with her Mom’s dress, Kyle’s Mom’s dress, his Stepmother’s dress, and of course her bridesmaids’. The ladies will always have these memories of shop hopping and enjoying time with each other while hunting for the perfect wedding day attire, which they found at Bella Bridesmaids, Weddington WayMia Grace, and Special Occasions by Paulette. Although the men did not have a shopping excursion they were dappered up by Saint Louis Suit Company.

Speaking of style, The Dolan’s are both big fans of Tiffany & Co. jewelry (who isn’t?). Kyle proposed to Morgan with a Tiffany ring. Morgan gifted her soon to be hubs Tiffany cuff links and a tie bar for the big day. Morgan’s mother bought her a Tiffany & Co. wedding day gift as well. The tie blindfolding Kyle’s eyes for his first look at his blushing bride was a Tiffany tie that was part of his Tiffany themed wedding gift! One of their three wedding showers was even themed Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You can never go wrong with a little (or big) blue box! 

The vision for their day was garden elegance, and Signed Sealed Delivered Eventspartnered with An Affair To Remember nailed it! The crisp, clean white color story adorned with greenery and subtle blush tones was carried out from ceremony to reception. From the stationery designed by Signed Sealed Delivered Events to the beautiful florals on an elegant arbor overlooking the water, not a detail was missed. The ceremony and cocktail hour were held outside on a beautiful Saint Louis spring day at Innsbrook. The reception was hosted inside the Innsbrook venue. 

Once the celebration moved inside all of the guests got to witness a unique first dance, Morgan and her grandfather. As everyone watched, you could see the adoration in his eyes. He was so proud of his granddaughter and that was visible to all, it even shows through in the photos. 

At the end of the big weekend the new Mr. and Mrs. retired to their newly built home for some much needed R & R. Morgan went back to work on Monday (where she actually works with her new husband) because she had to close payroll so her team could get their earnings on time. Amongst the magical moments life must carry on, and theres something uniquely beautiful about mixing reality with the magic. Don’t worry though, this was just a brief interruption to their fairytale. Just two days later the happy couple ventured to Barbados to celebrate their happily ever after. 

{Dream Team} Vendors: All images courtesy of Rochelle’s Portraits Planner:Signed Sealed Delivered Events, Cake:Sarah’s Cake Shop, Cake Topper:Etsy, Cake Stand:Home Goods, Hair and Makeup:Emily Miller, Venue and Catering:Innsbrook, Cinema: Jennifer Vollmer, Entertainment:Rockstar DJs, Florals:An Affair To Remember, Officiant: Pastor Krista Stokke, Rings:Tiffany & Co. Stationery:Unique Moments Invitations: Designed by Unique Moments in collaboration with Signed Sealed Delivered Events

Love is Love is Love!

Love is Love is Love!

All love should be celebrated. Young love, new love, familiar love, old love, playful love, enduring love, soulful love, passionate love, wholehearted love, blissful love, devoted love, enamored love, inspirational love, soothing love, energetic love, love between a woman and a man, love between two women, love between two men, LOVE BETWEEN PEOPLE. Love is love is love is love. There is something beautiful to be found in each love. Something unique that only exists within that love, between those  two people. Sometimes we can see a glimpse of it from the outside and it is such a wonderful thing to witness. Since June 25th, 2014 here in our city we have had the pleasure of seeing types of love that had been forcibly uncelebrated by matrimony. When St. Louis legalized same sex marriage, our eyes were opened to celebrating equality in love and we haven’t closed them since.
This week, four years ago, our community and Mayor at the time {Francis Slay}, pushed for love equality and four same sex couples were legally married! One of the couples, Miranda Duschack & Karen Davis had previously been married in a spiritual ceremony however they remarried to celebrate a legality of their love. Tod Martin and David Grey, also married on 6.24.14, had been in a committed relationship since 1991. They were engaged on June, 26th, 2013; the day the Windsor decision was handed down from the Supreme Court. John Durnell and Richard Eaton had been together for 39 years, living together in Soulard. On their special day they were finally able to wed at the ages of 63 and 75. The fourth couple, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett celebrated their 30 years of love and wedding day bliss on that fabulous day in June four years ago as well. Bruce and Terry both served on many community boards including Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders {SAGE}. Can you imagine not being able to be legally joined with the one you have shared your life with for decades? Neither can we. We’re so happy to support all couples in our community and their love journey.
You know that type of love that is so powerful you want to shout it from the rooftops? So do we! We see it in our lovely couples {like these two handsome guys above} and it is such a magical thing. Its something too special to be hidden. So, this weekend, in honor of the four couples married on June 24th, 2014; those that fought for their rights before them; and the many happy duos that have and will wed after them we will celebrate the outcome of the battle of love equality. Because we’re firm believers that LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN!
Want to celebrate too? Check out PrideFest St. Louis for details. LGBTQ+ Vendors we had the pleasure to work with on this lovely affair. Kassaundra Schario {St. Louis Wedding Officiant}, Bobbi Brinkman PhotographyJewel Box {Ceremony and Reception}, CJ’s DJ’s {Music and Lighting}, Celebrating Life {Cake}, Jed Transportation      Photos Courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography