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Lauren Paige Macheca & Michael Anthony Ambersley - Ladue News: Weddings & Engagements

Lauren Paige Macheca & Michael Anthony Ambersley

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:31 am, Fri Jan 4, 2013.

Timing was just right for Lauren Paige Macheca and Michael Anthony Ambersley when they met at Bar Louie in Kirkwood through a mutual friend. They discovered that their paths had intertwined for years, but it wasn’t until that January night that they officially had their first conversation – which was the beginning of a whirlwind long-distance relationship as Mike began his professional soccer career in upstate New York.

The couple proved that no distance could hamper their relationship. “I knew Lauren was the one for me because of the way I felt when I was around her,” Mike recalls. “I had never been happier, and knew I wanted that feeling forever.” Mike popped the question during a late-night dinner at the couple’s home in Tampa, Fla.

The couple chose the simplistic beauty of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clayton as the setting of their nuptials. Lauren’s bouquet, which held her grandparents’ wedding bands, was bound together with her grandfather’s handkerchief.

A reception followed at Forest Park’s World’s Fair Pavilion, which was transformed into a warm, fall sanctuary for the occasion. The pavilion glowed with candlelit gold trees in urns that were brimming with white pumpkins and kale. Silver trays under each centerpiece were handpicked and collected over the years by Lauren’s mother. “It was everything I had dreamed it would be and more,” said Lauren.

The newlyweds spent a relaxing honeymoon in Key West, Fla., enjoying local flavors at area restaurants. The groom is a professional soccer player for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

THE DATE

November 10, 2012

BRIDE’S PARENTS

Mr. & Mrs. David Macheca of St. Louis

GROOM’S PARENTS

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ambersley of St. Louis

GROOM’S GRANDPARENT

Mr. Tony Pecoraro of St. Louis

CEREMONY

St. Joseph Catholic Church

RECEPTION

World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park 

OFFICIANT

Fr. Thomas Santen

WEDDING PLANNER

Ellen Guitierrez, Bride’s Vision Weddings and Events

WEDDING DRESS

Vera Wang, Berrybridge Bridal

FLORIST

Jane Winter, Wildflowers

CAKE

Encore Baking Company

BAND

The Ralph Butler Band

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jon Koch Photography

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES

Coren Moore, Berrybridge Bridal

MATRON OF HONOR

Taylor Granneman

BEST MAN

Eric Ambersley

BRIDESMAIDS

Molly Ambersley, Natalie Maldonado, Lindsay Marsden, Lisa Smith, Cristina Tash, Madison Herweck

GROOMSMEN

Brian Bittner, Gene Frederic, Timothy Henrich, Nicholas Macheca, Nicholas Ohl, Ian Quattrocchi

USHERS

Michael Lueders, Mark Rieke, Kyle Reuther, Joseph Stockton

FLOWER GIRL

Lindsey Herweck

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