Cindy spotted her dress at another wedding. When her friend, the mother of the groom, came down the aisle in a gold one shoulder floor length gown with draped ruffle, she thought: that’s the perfect dress. Her friend agreed. Cindy tracked down the Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon dress in three colors and settled on navy with silver for her daughter’s spring wedding in St. Louis Missouri.
“I loved the fabric—it had a little stretch, was light, yet forgiving, and I loved the one shoulder and side ruffle,” Cindy says. Even so, she ordered several other dresses. “I kept going back to this one—the first dress I ordered.”
“Trust your instincts,” Cindy advises other women. “And keep track of your receipts and dates so you can return the dresses you don’t choose on time!”
Much like the surprise discovery of the perfect dress, Cindy’s daughter Emily didn’t expect to meet her future husband on a family getaway at the lake. “We met up with my husband’s best friend from high school,” Cindy recounts. “He was there with his nephew, Chris. You can see how much Chris and Emily love each other—they have such a great time no matter what they are doing.”
Their wedding was an elegant event that celebrated the history of downtown St. Louis in the Grand Hall of the historic Union Station. The venue is located across the street from Citypark stadium, home to the new Major League Soccer franchise in St. Louis. Soccer is near and dear to this family—Cindy’s husband David Brcic played professionally in the North American Soccer League, the Major Indoor Soccer League and Europe. He also competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Today, he runs Soccer Master, the retail chain started by his father.
Emily carried on the family tradition; she played on a Missouri State Champion soccer club throughout high school.
Here's the kicker: before the wedding, the family slipped over to the stadium to take some photos.
“It seemed it was meant to be,” Cindy says. “Having all the excitement of the St. Louis City game and fans surrounding our wedding.”
| Photography by Ashley Peiper