To make her wedding to Edward Cherry extra memorable and fun, Emily Kline wanted to incorporate her new married name into the big day’s theme. But how would she pull it off without going overboard? She decided to work with her planner, Katie Saeger, to find subtle ways of weaving it into the ‘flavor’ of the celebration. So the groomsmen sported socks with a cherry design; a cherry vodka fizz was the reception’s signature drink; and guests took home iced cookies in the shape of cherries.
Emily says she and Eddie loved the idea of keeping the day simple by holding their evening ceremony and reception in the same place, historic St. Louis Union Station. “We really fell in love with the location,” she says. “During the reception, they played a laser light show on the Grand Hall ceiling as we watched from a balcony. It was such a special moment! Our out-of-town guests said they’d never seen anything like it.” Beautiful, 75-degree weather added to everyone’s enjoyment, and the weddingday plan ran smoothly from start to finish. “It couldn’t have gone more perfectly,” Eddie notes.
Motown tunes from Arvell & Co. kept guests on their toes during the party. “Eddie and I took ballroom lessons so we could do a special number, ‘Let’s Stay Together’ by Al Green,” Emily says. “It was choreographed just for us. We also had what our guests called an ‘epic’ 20-minute hora, a traditional Jewish line dance.” The pair took to the floor during their honeymoon cruise, too. “At the disco, we had them play our song again, and re-created our first dance,” Eddie says. “It was my first visit to Europe—definitely a memorable experience!” Emily says of the two-week trip, “It was like one long celebration. We even treated ourselves to a romantic gondola ride in Venice.”
Emily attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School, American University and the Goldfarb School of Nursing; Eddie is a Parkway Central and Mizzou grad.
ceremony and reception | St. Louis Union Station
gown | Casablanca
cake | Cakes by Lia
florist | Tina Barrera, The Special Event Florist
music | Arvell & Co., Rosewood Ensemble
honeymoon | Italy, Greece, Croatia
maid of honor | Jillian Solomon
bridesmaids | Nadene Pessis, Maggie Desloge, Julie Abeles, Annie Mizrahi, Danielle Fancher, Alexandra Lockhart, Jennifer Poulin
best man | Benjamin Cherry
groomsman | Elliot Pessis, Benjamin Kline, Zach Mallin, Sam Adler, Scott Schatz, Joel McAllister, Mason Bikshorn
bride’s parents | Linda Gartenberg Kline of Creve Coeur; Lee & Emily Kline of Creve Coeur
groom’s parents | Don & Robyn Cherry of Town & Country
Photos by: Liz Sloan of L Photographie