I Do! Cheryl Voss & Richard Chappuis Jr.
wedding date: june 29, 2018
Cheryl Voss says she originally pictured her wedding to Richard Chappuis Jr. as an intimate affair with a small number of family and friends. But the more the couple thought about it, the more the guest list grew, so they decided on a bigger celebration. “Everyone we love wanted to be there for us, and we wanted them with us on our big day,” Cheryl says. “We realized that was the most important thing!”
The pair planned a lovely wedding and reception at the Saint Louis Club, penning their own vows that included a tribute to both sets of parents for being married for more than 50 years. Cheryl was escorted down the aisle by her daughter and son, and Richard was accompanied by his children. Judge Mary Ann Medler performed the marriage rites and read the couple’s lists of their 10 favorite things about each other. “She incorporated them throughout the ceremony, which provided laughs and kept the atmosphere light and fun,” Cheryl says.
The reception featured a bold color scheme of navy blue and orange, and bartenders poured citrus cocktails. The two took lessons at Majestic Dance Studio to entertain guests with a foxtrot number. Macarons, a custom-designed fleur-de-lis monogram and other elegant touches served as a nod to Richard’s French heritage.
A weeklong honeymoon on the Hawaiian island of Lanai brought rest and relaxation, some surfing and scuba diving, and one particularly special surprise. “We stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel and met singer Steve Perry of Journey there,” Cheryl says. “I told him we were on our honeymoon, and we ended up talking for a while about love and life. It really was wonderful to meet him.”
The bride credits the Tinder app for bringing her and Richard together, though neither was originally fond of the idea of online romance. “Our friends convinced us to give it a try,” she recalls. “Richard and I knew a lot of the same people before we started dating, so we couldn’t believe we had never met before.” Cheryl works in business development for FocusVision, a market research software firm, and Richard is vice president of sales for EWR Radar Systems. They live in Ladue.
ceremony & reception | Saint Louis Club
gown | Oscar de la Renta
cake | The Cakery
florist | Bloomin’ Buckets
music | Push the Limit
honeymoon | Lanai, Hawaii
bridesmaids | Lauren Voss, Olivia Chappuis, Sophia Chappuis
groomsmen | Lucas Voss, Richard Chappuis III, Vincent Chappuis
bride’s parents | David & Carol Bailey of Union
groom’s parents | Richard & Kathleen Chappuis of University City
Photos: Lauren Muckler Photography