Jessica & Nate


An avid Cardinals fan growing up in Joplin, Busch Stadium was the perfect setting for Nate’s wedding to Jessica in April 2007.  Even more ideal, being one of the first couples to marry at the new stadium after the Cardinals 2006 World Series win.

Jessica and Nate came to me with a variety of challenges in planning their wedding.  Nate was stationed on submarine duty in the Navy in South Carolina. Jessica was in the process of moving from her home in Washington State to join Nate.  They wanted a Busch Stadium wedding in April 2007.  The Cardinals organization could only guarantee a date sometime in early December once the 2007 Once the schedule was announced and they would know when the team would be out of town so the stadium would be available for the wedding.  

Hotel and transportation arrangements would have to be made for the 70 guests, all of whom would becoming from out of town.

And, since the two families were coming from around the country, the couple wanted to plan four days of activities for everyone.

The ceremony began with the groom and his party taking the field from the visitor’s dug out and the bride and her party from the Cardinals’ dugout.  Each couple met at the pitcher’s mound and proceeded to home plate for the ceremony.  After an exciting ceremony, the wedding party had a ball posing for photos all over the stadium.  The groom even ran the bases and went for a long ball at the wall.  And the couple spent their first moments as husband and wife in the Cardinals’ dugout.  Truly the perfect wedding experience for these die-hard fans.