Classic Wedding: Red, Ivory & Black

Jan 3 2013

Janel and Bill went back to their hometown of Desoto, MO to get married–back to where it all began and to where love first bloomed. Elegant and approachable, we just adore their classic wedding style, Janel’s stunning dress and the gorgeous contrast within their black, ivory and ruby red color scheme–warm and enchanting. Enjoy!

Wedding Style: Classic
Wedding Colors: Red, Ivory and Black

red, black and ivory wedding colors

Ceremony: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, DeSoto, MO
Reception: Orlando’s Garden at the Watson location

Photography: Aaron Ottis Photography
Save the Dates & Wedding Thank You Cards: MagnetStreet Weddings

red, black and ivory wedding colors

Did the location have special significance?
Yes it did. The wedding was held in our hometown where we both lived and grew up in. We live in Columbia, MO now, so coming back was special as to start our new married life in the same town we started our relationship in.

Advice you’re glad you took?
First, we are both happy that we included our siblings in the party. Family is forever. Secondly, as the bride I made sure to eat a good breakfast because the day goes so fast and it is easy to forget.

red, black and ivory wedding colors

red, black and ivory wedding colors

red, black and ivory wedding colors

red, black and ivory wedding colors

red, black and ivory wedding

MO church venue

Janel and Bill vows

first kiss

Advice you’d like to give?
Relax! Enjoy the day and don’t sweat the small stuff. And, listen to everyone’s ideas even if you know you won’t apply it to your wedding. It prevents any conflicts and keeps things positive.

Best part of the entire day?
Everything was absolutely perfect and the entire day was amazing!

 black and white and ivory wedding colors

black, ivory and red wedding colors

red, black and ivory wedding colors

red, black and ivory wedding colors

Advice you wish you would’ve taken?
We took everyone’s advice into consideration and everything turned out perfectly.

Save the Date and Thank You


In their clean and classic color scheme and befitting of their simple and elegant wedding style, Janel and Bill personalized Social Graces Postcard Save the Date and Our Journey Thank You Card {while cleverly changing the orientation from horizontal to vertical}.


MO reception


Pro Shout Out

Aaron Ottis Photography
Aaron, our photographer, and his assistant Sheila were amazing! They were easy to work with and kept things moving. I can’t give them enough praise for the work they did. Their product was exceptional and will help us remember our bid day for the rest of our lives.

Zach Lorton, our DJ, from complete music was awesome. He read the crowd perfectly and got the party started. The dance floor was always packed and hardly anyone sat the whole time.

Drummond’s, our florist, created gorgeous bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. All our guests raved about how beautiful the flowers were.

Wedding Wonderland made our cake, which was to die for. The presentation was stunning and it tasted even more amazing than it looked. It was a big hit with the guests.

MagnetStreet Weddings
We used MagnetStreet for our Save-the-dates because we loved the design and the quality of the product was better than we expected. The pictures turned out great and the price was right. We then chose to use them again for our Thank you cards because of our previous positive experience. The personalization tools were easy to use and helped us add our own picture on our cards. The cards turned out great and we have received many compliments on them already.

Thanks Janel and Bill for sharing your big day with the world. We wish you much joy and happiness–now and always!




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