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Reagan-Hollo Wedding

Amy Reagan says her engagement to Michael Hollo started out with wonderful surprises and just got better from there. He popped the question in April 2016 in Chicago, then told her they had an afternoon flight to St. Louis to celebrate with family and friends. “Michael even had a photographer show up to take pictures of the proposal,” Amy says. “And when we arrived in St. Louis, family members were waiting at the airport with a huge welcome banner. They were all in on the secret.”

Their parents have known each other for some time, but Amy and Michael were introduced by mutual friends. “We all went to a bar one evening, and Michael and I started talking,” Amy says of their first meeting. “He asked to buy me a drink, and the rest is history.” They chose Michael’s home parish for the wedding and the Saint Louis Club in Clayton for the reception. “It must have been the rainiest day in April,” Amy says. “It started in the morning and let up for about 2 hours, so we did get some pictures in before the wedding. Then it started pouring again after the ceremony. Our guests joked that there was lightning behind us all night!”

No one’s spirits were dampened by the deluge, however. Amy says their guests had a wonderful time dining, dancing and celebrating at the reception. Her father, The Muny president and CEO Denny Reagan, even flew in a group of stage actors to perform special songs written just for the newlyweds. “One of them sang for our father-daughter dance,” Amy says. “The reception was like a mini musical!” Other special touches included a cocktail party and monogrammed delicacies from Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co.

Once the wedding festivities wound down, the couple departed for a week and a half of island-hopping in Hawaii. Amy and Michael are both St. Louis natives and now live in Chicago. She is an alumna of Visitation Academy and the University of Arizona; he attended MICDS, Princeton University and The Wharton School. Amy works for the Built In technology startup, and Michael works for Winona Capital.

resources
ceremony | Annunziata Catholic Church
reception | Saint Louis Club
gown | Atelier Pronovias
cake | Saint Louis Club
florist | Tina Barrera, The Special Event Florist
music | Charles Glenn Group
honeymoon | Hawaii

wedding party
maid of honor | Maggie Mullen
bridesmaids | Molly Reagan, Laura Hollo, Bridget Stieven, Riva, Nicole Kahal
best men | Tommy Hollo, Henry Hollo
groomsmen | John Reagan, Paddy Mullen, Taylor Harbison, Joey Blomker
bride’s parents | Denny & Michelle Reagan of St. Louis
groom’s parents | David & Kathy Hollo of St. Louis

wedding date: April 29, 2017

Photos: White Klump Wedding Photography

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