St. Agatha Catholic Church Wedding by Oldani Photography
St. Agatha Catholic Church / Ted Drewes / NEO
Describe you as a couple in about 15 words or phrases: StL City lovers/explorers, foodies, diehard Cardinals fans, goofballs, dog lovers that need a dog, best friends.
What is your story?: We were friends in college and the years after. Dirn tried to change that with an epic hand holding attempt during "The Lion King"...during which Kara pretended to be asleep. Dirn then tricked Kara into a Valentine's Day date at Molly's in Soulard, and Kara soon warmed up to the idea of dating a friend (though it required a little Mardi Gras bravery a couple of days later!).
Kara, What do you love most about your groom?: I love Dirn's patience and old man sense of humor.
John, What do you love most about your bride?: I love Kara's passion for everything and her drive to always learn more.
Describe your perfect Saturday together: Sleeping in, walking to Pint Size Bakery for coffee and pastries, then finding a great brunch spot even though it's mid-afternoon. The evening would bring a trip to a micro-brewery and a Cardinals game followed by a walk back to our car in Soulard.
Kara fun fact: She and her high school friend, Erin, invented Dorachos - Doritos with nacho cheese (patent pending).
John fun fact: He goes by three different names (John, Tyler, and Dirn). It makes things pretty confusing. Also, he's only grown 3.5 feet in his whole life.
"First Dance" song : "Come Rain or Come Shine" Ray Charles
Cake / Ice Cream / Sweets: Cake and Desserts - Lubeley's; Gooey Butter Cake - Gregory's Creative Cuisine
Bride's Dress: Clarice's Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bill Levkoff, purchased at Clarice's Bridal
Caterer: Gregory's Creative Cuisine
DJ: Jeff at Complete Wedding and Events
Flowers: Troy Flower Shop
Groom / Groomsman's Suits: Egara from Men's Warehouse
Hair: Casey Hoffmann
Invitations / Programs / Other: Corey Dankocsik at Rock, Paper, Scissors
Makeup: Adrienne Sandusky