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I Do! Sinclair-Roberts Wedding

Mimi Sinclair and her new husband, Adam Roberts, believe in making an entrance. Following a Sept. 17 ceremony at Holy Infant Catholic Church in Ballwin, the pair dropped into their unique airplane-hangar reception … by helicopter. “It’s become a family tradition,” Mimi says of their show-stopper arrival. “When my sister got married, the hangar owner landed them in Forest Park for their reception.” The wedding ceremony featured bagpipe music, another tradition in Mimi’s family.

Held at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, the reception featured a burgundy and navy color scheme. Mimi describes the atmosphere as “rustic and laid-back.” Tables were set with decorative wine bottles, flowers, candles, lanterns and wood centerpieces. Some of the decorations came from a Sinclair family farm in St. James, Missouri.

The reception menu was all about the comforts of home, too. “Billy G’s did pulled pork, chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cookies, cheesecake and brownies—a little like a family barbecue, but nicer,” Mimi says. Guests enjoyed a signature strawberry-lemonade-vodka mixed drink, delivered through an ice sculpture ‘shot luge.’ They had plenty of family to celebrate with, including Adam’s relatives from Boston and California and the bride’s from St. Louis. A couple of water-related glitches threatened to dampen the fun, but the newlyweds handled them in stride. The hangar roof sprang leaks after a rainstorm the night before, dripping water on the tables, but Mimi says they were easily cleaned up. And the couple’s original choice of honeymoon resort canceled their reservation due to a water main break. But they ended up with a memorable stay at Secrets Silversands in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Mimi runs a Farmers Insurance agency and Adam is in sales at Dave Sinclair Ford. They live in Kirkwood. Mimi says marriage hasn’t really changed her relationship with Adam. “We’ve been together forever,” she says.

wedding party
Maid of Honor | Monica Sinclair
Bridesmaids | Molly Sinclair Holleman, Megan Sinclair, Bernadette Cain, Liz Hulett, Christina Zor, Anna Godfrey, McKenna Roberts
Best Man | Chris Kovach
Groomsmen | Kyle Helms, Scott Lemon, Eric McCullough, Brett Reinhardt, Greg Reinhardt, Sean Doggendorf, James Sinclair Jr.
Bride’s Parents | James & Mary Sinclair of Town and Country
Groom’s Parents | Jim & Ellen Roberts of St. Charles; Kim Roberts of St. Charles

Ceremony | Holy Infant Catholic Church
Reception | Helicopters Inc. at Spirit of St. Louis Airport
Gown | Sincerely Yours, Jasmine Collection
Cake | McArthur’s Bakery
Florist | Kruse Grimm Florist
Music | Galaxy Red
Honeymoon | Secrets Silversands in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Photos: Arndt Photo & Cinema