Melanie Guenther and Daniel Reid

March 29th, 2014 in St. Louis, MO

Our Story

Once upon a time

There was a girl named Melanie in St. Louis. Not too far away, there was a boy named Daniel in Nashville.

A picture is worth a thousand words

They both attended Bradley University and lived in the same dormitory sophomore year. They didn't really start hanging out until junior year when they ended up in the same art history class.

Love at first bacon

One night, Melanie was craving bacon. Daniel came to the rescue and took her out to Wendy's for a baconator. It was love at first bacon.

We goes together like peas and carrots

They eventually became a couple and went on many more dates. They loved cooking together and watching Food Network.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

After graduation, Melanie and Daniel both moved back to their hometowns. They Skyped nearly every night and made sure to visit each other as much as possible.

Planes, trains, and automobiles

When Daniel got a new job in Milwaukee, they had an entire new city to explore. They would go on brewery tours, picnics, and hikes.

A match made in heaven

On September 21st, 2012, after a grand adventure in the Milwaukee Art Museum, Daniel popped the question alongside the lakefront. Melanie said yes!

Goin' to the chapel

And now, they are getting married in St. Louis on March 29th, 2014. They can't wait to see you there!

True love stories never have endings...

Hotel Accommodations

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved under Guenther/Reid wedding until February 28, 2014. If you would like to book, call 314-646-0770 or click here to book online.

  • 2111 Sulphur Ave.
  • St. Louis, MO 63139

Amenities:

  • Hot breakfast — Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more.
  • From 5:30-7:00 pm each evening, enjoy a rotating menu of free hot food and cold beverages.
  • High speed, wireless internet in all rooms and the lobby.
  • Soda and Popcorn — From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby.
  • Indoor and outdoor heated pool.
  • Fitness center.

Ceremony

Bonhomme Presbyterian Church

The ceremony will begin at 4:00pm in the sanctuary of Bonhomme Presbyterian Church. Guests can enter in through the double doors facing Conway Road. Reverend Kyle Erickson will be performing the ceremony.

  • 14820 Conway Road
  • Chesterfield, MO 63017
Ceremony map

Reception

Moulin

The reception site is located about 25 minutes away from the church. We will be on the 2nd floor of the Moulin in the Centennial Ballroom. The reception will kick off at 6:30pm with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing. Parking is available in the east lot adjacent to the building. Additional parking is located behind the building which can be accessed through the east lot. The main entrance to the ballroom is through a door facing Chouteau Avenue. A second entrance with an elevator is available through the door under the black awning facing the east parking lot.

Shoes must be worn at all times so bring some comfortable dancing shoes!

  • 2017 Chouteau Avenue
  • St. Louis, MO 63103
Reception map

Our Registries

Things to do in St. louis

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

A complimentary tour of Anheuser-Busch Brewery follows the steps of a brewing and packaging process. You will see and learn about the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, some brew kettles, and their high-speed packaging lines. At the conclusion of the tour, samples of their beers are available to guests 21 and older. Soft drinks and snacks are also available. Tours are first come first serve basis, lasting for about an hour and forty-five minutes. The tour does have parts outdoors and consists of about 7 blocks of down-hill walking. Guests are also asked to refrain from wearing any type of soft sole sandals, especially Crocs.

  • Good for: Adults, Families
  • Cost: Free tour and tasting
St. Louis Gateway Arch

St. Louis Gateway Arch

Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Then stop by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition. All visitors to the Arch must pass through a security checkpoint. No weapons, including knives, are allowed. The Journey to the Top of the Gateway Arch is not fully accessible for guests with mobility impairments and wheelchairs are not allowed at the top.

  • Good for: Families, Adults
  • Cost: $$
St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Art Museum

Located in the heart of Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art from virtually every culture and time period. Admission to the Museum is free every day and admission to featured exhibitions is free on Friday.

  • Good for: Adults, Families
  • Cost: Free admission
Schlafly Bottleworks

Schlafly Bottleworks

Take a free tour of our favorite St. Louis brewery, Schlafly Bottleworks. Experience a guided tasting of 4 Schlafly Beer styles, followed by an optional exit through the brewery. Tours are first come first serve, and open toed shoes are not allowed into the brewhouse. Children are allowed on the tour as long as they are accompanied by an adult. After the tasting, grab some something to eat in the restaurant or buy some merchandise in the gift shop. Keep in mind that brewery access will not be allowed at all on Fridays.

  • Good for: Adults, Families
  • Cost: Free tasting
St. Louis Science Center

St. Louis Science Center

The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States. General admission to the Science Center is free which includes access to more than ten exhibit spaces, including Life Science Lab, Human Adventure, and Ecology and Environment. For the general public, there are fees for parking, tickets to shows in the OMNIMAX® Theater and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. The Science Center also has three different locations that offer a variety of food and drinks.

  • Good for: Kids, Families, Adults
  • Cost: Free admission
The St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo

The Zoo is home to 655 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation. There are many wonderful attractions like River's Edge, Big Cat Country, and the new Sea Lion Exhibit. There are other special attractions, like the Children's Zoo and Stingrays, for an additional cost. Free parking is available around Forest Park, but they also have two parking lots available at $15 per vehicle.

  • Good for: Kids, Families, Adults
  • Cost: Free admission
Busch Stadium Tours

Busch Stadium Tours

Busch Stadium tours give you a unique look at the home of the 11-time World Series Champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. Take a view from the Radio Broadcast Booth, see the Champions Club, and view the field from the Cardinals Dugout. Tours are offered daily at 11am and 12:30pm and last about an hour.

  • Good for: Families, Adults
  • Cost: $$
The Delmar Loop

The Delmar Loop

An energizing and eclectic entertainment and shopping district, the Loop offers six blocks of exhilarating retail, restaurants, live music, cafe culture, and even a Walk-Of-Fame featuring St. Louis celebrities. Shop for quirky gifts or souvenirs and grab a bite to eat at one of the dozens of restaurants and outdoor caf├ęs, from Turkish and Thai delights to Mexican and American classics.

  • Good for: Adults
  • Cost: $$$
City Museum

City Museum

Explore the City Museum's unique all-ages playground filled with caves, slides and climbing apparatus made from recycled and found objects. Visitors can interact with over 10,000 sea creatures in the World Aquarium, venture through the Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem and wander through the Elmslie and Sullivan architectural exhibit. Create your own masterpiece in Art City, take notes with the world's largest pencil and enjoy the view while grabbing a bite at The Roof Top Cantina.

  • Good for: Kids, Families, Adults
  • Cost: $$
Ted Drewes

Ted Drewes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some signature frozen custard from Ted Drewes. Seating is only outdoors, so if it's too cold to grab some Ted Drewes, don't miss the opportunity to try some of the city's other tasty treats. Munch on a slice of St. Louis-style thin crust pizza smothered in Provel cheese or snack on scrumptious deep-fried toasted ravioli at one of the many dining establishments on the Hill, a quaint St. Louis neighborhood famous for Italian cuisine.

  • Good for: Kids, Families, Adults
  • Cost: $