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Colorful, Contemporary & Chic St Louis Wedding at Angad Arts Hotel & Third Degree Glass Factory – Chandra & Jackson

Chandra & Jackson’s colorful, contemporary, and oh so chic wedding was literally unbelievable.

The new & gorgeous Angad Arts Hotel – the first luxury hotel in the world you can choose room based on the color of emotion you wish to experience – hosted friends, family, & the wedding party. The bridal suite chosen was pure green while Jackson’s room was vibrantly blue.

AKA: The perfect space to show off a personality-filled St Louis wedding in our opinion!

Boasting of custom, local art pieces as the iconic “picture inside a picture” headboards,
velvet couches, and then the rooftop bar with sweeping St Louis city scape views,
this place is just amazing!

As if their day couldn’t get any more artistic, the couple married & hosted their modern, dinner reception at Third Degree Glass Factory.

READ: exposed brick & gorgeous art everywhere.


“This is literally the best day of my life. We did it.

You’re my wife. How can this even get better?!”


For cocktail hour, a live glass demonstration was given as guests were invited to mingle throughout a full gallery of custom made pieces. In addition to florals by Bloominous, guests could take a piece of the wedding home by purchasing any of the artisanal blown glass center pieces.

But perhaps more than the incredible details,
there was a stolen moment that catches our attention
more than anything else…

Tears were flowing as the congratulations rang out and hugs were exchanged.
A few minutes later we whisked them out, through the kitchen, and then out a side door.
Jackson, with a huge sigh and eyes about to brim all over again, reached for Chandra.

With soft but wide smile he gushed words we won’t ever forget: “This is literally the best day of my life. We did it. You’re my wife. How can this even get better?!”

^^^This. This is exactly how you should feel on your wedding day.
And madly, madly in love.

–> Be sure to scroll to the bottom for full Creative Team details AND the last image – it’s probably a new favorite!
Like seriously, woah. New FAVE.

If on desktop, listen to their First Dance (such a rad, unique song!) as you scroll: Click here.

Dearest Chandra & Jackson —
When we sat down with you at Kaldis Coffee and talked the night away before we knew it….we knew you two were going to be an incredible couple! From those chats, our emails, talk of Sweden, learning more about your friends & childhoods (omg, those toasts #tears), to the moments where it was just us in the alleyways or elevators, we can’t get enough of you two! Congratulations on marriage! Now, let’s hang out as friends?! 
–Tara & Stephen

If you missed Chandra & Jackson’s incredible love story & engagement session at Tower Grove Park, Click HERE!

A huge thank you & shoutout to this dream team of vendors that pulled off such an incredible wedding day! If you’re a bride & looking for the best of St Louis, see below!


Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Prep Location & Lodging | Angad Arts Hotel
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Third Degree Glass Factory
Wedding Coordinator | Jessie Martinez

Florist | Bloominous

Makeup Artist | Ambra’s Beauty Lounge
Hair Stylist | Chop Shop East
Cakes | Nathaniel Reid Bakery
Desserts | Victoria Lopez-Hanley
Catering | Homestyle Catering
Officiant | Mia Martin – Your Ceremony Your Way
Photo Booth | Oh So Vivant
Reception Centerpiece Blown Glass | Artisan Made at Third Degree Glass Factory
Rentals & Linens | Weinhardt Party Rentals
DJ & Entertainment | Elite Pro DJ

Wedding Dress Bridal Salon | BHLDN
Wedding Dress Designer | Willoughby by Watters
Bridesmaid Dresses | LuLu’s

Groom’s Attire | Savvi Formal Wear

Ceremony Traditions | Glass Pouring – made into a custom piece for the couple afterwards. Jewish Glass breaking & ring blessing.
Wedding day colors & aesthetic theme | Colorful contemporary art, lush florals.  A blue and blush color palette. And heirloom & sentimentally inspired.


Leave them some love in the comments, if you feel like it!

–Tara M


  • AMAZING!! Everything was so beautiful. I cannot express the amount of regret. I have for being unable to attend.
    I want to thank all those who did attend for making it an apparently immensely enjoyable and memorable occasion. Especially my son Ryan for walking her down the aisle.

    • Vinson – you were missed! We are all so thrilled that Chandra & Jackson had such a joy-filled celebration! 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words, I’ll be sure to share them.


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