Hannah & Jack: June 13, 2015

Eichar Photography, Events Luxe, Simply Elegant Bridal, Crimison Petal, PK Paper Art,
Breeyn Lane, Emily Miller, Bella Bridesmaids, The Westin St. Louis, Vibrant Films 

Jeanna & Simply Elegant Bridal Ladies, 

I just wanted to tell you how much I loved working with all of you and wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me find my dream dress!!  As well as all the Meg Jewelry – I loved it all so much and will forever cherish wearing all my wedding attire made by such talented people! Thank you for making my experience so pleasant and one of a kind! Here are a few of my favorite pictures of my dress and jewelry, along with some other wedding favorites 🙂 
Hannah Combs 

Photographer: Eichar Photography
Planner: Events Luxe
Wedding Gown: Hannah wore a gorgeous custom made gown by Olia Zavozina from Simply Elegant Bridal.  The fit and flare style complimented Hannah’s figure beautifully.  The gown featured silk clean lines with silk and organza ruffles. The Swarovski buttons down the back and the pearl and crystal beading outlining the sweetheart added just a hint of sparkle.
Jewelry: Meg Jewelry from Simply Elegant Bridal

Hair: Breeyn Lane
Make Up: Emily Miller 
Flowers: Crimison Petals
Veil: Olia Zavozina from Simply Elegant Bridal
Bridesmaids: Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaids
Ceremony: The Westin St. Louis

How did you and Jack meet?
Jack and I met at the College World Series in Omaha, NE through some mutual friends. We were both seeing other people at the time so we became just friends and a little over year later we started to hang out and go on dates! The rest is history! 🙂

Changing your accessories is a fabulous way to create two looks on your big day!
Meg Jewelry at Simply Elegant Bridal
Tuxedos: Jim’s Formal Wear from Simply Elegant Bridal

How did Jack propose?
Jack and I  were in Arizona visiting Jack’s family, and he decided to take me on a weekend trip to Sedona, along with our friends! While we were sightseeing Jack found the most beautiful spot and the right timing and got down on one knee! I thought he was kidding so laughed jokingly about him not being serious, until his speech kept going on and on and he got the ring out!! I was SOOO surprised and caught off guard, but luckily, our friends were there to capture the moment and It was perfect! Then we spent the rest of the day celebrating and enjoying a weekend in Sedona!  


Most memorable part of your wedding?
To be honest the entire day start to end was amazing and so memorable! The morning with my friends, the moment before walking down the aisle with my dad, the overwhelming feeling of actually walking down the aisle and of course seeing Jack!   The day flew by and it seemed like a blur, but one of my favorite moments was a relaxing moment with just Jack and I  before our first look of the reception space. We sat down in the lobby, just the two of us and had time to soak it all in and spend alone time together – no photographers, no family, no one to interrupt that time and it was nice to have that time together!

Reception: The Westin St. Louis 
Paper Flower Floral Backdrop: PK Paper Art 





Advice for other brides?
   1. If possible have your rehearsal dinner 2 nights before the wedding! LOL As much as I told myself I would get to sleep early, it didn’t happen – along with the entire wedding party. It makes for a LONG and tiring weekend! So spacing it out I feel like would have helped! 🙂 2. Hire a wedding planner. It was AMAZING not having to set up and tear down and not worry about the details. My family and I enjoyed every second of the day with no stressing. Also a “first look” of our reception space was so overwhelming and worth it. It was awesome to see my ideas and the planners come to life – had I been helping decorate and set up I wouldn’t have been so overwhelmed with joy at how GORGEOUS the space was! 3. Take 15-20 or so minutes with just your husband before your reception to sit down, walk somewhere (anything) and chat about how AWESOME it feels to be married and now have rest of the night to celebrate!

Videographer:  John Hoel with Vibrant Films

We are so glad that we got to be apart of your gorgeous wedding!  I have enjoyed working with you and getting to know you and your mom throughout the dress process. It was a lot of fun helping you customize the perfect gown and finding all your accessories! You were absolutely stunning, the gown was amazing, and you rocked your jewelry! I wish you and Jack the best, you make a beautiful couple!
Thanks again,
Jeanna & the ladies of Simply Elegant Bridal