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Photographer: JSi Photography Ceremony & Reception Venue: Belvoir Winery Gown: Casablanca Officiant: Pastor Bill Virgin Menswear: Mens Wearhouse Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Invitations: Minted Hair: Lyndsey Duncan Makeup: Faces Makeup Artistry Catering: Jazzy B’s DJ: Joe Maurer Dessert Bar: Hy-Vee Florist: Costco
Peter & Amber’s Love Story
Peter and I grew up in the same town just south of Kansas City. However, we didn’t come to know each other personally until high school. The dynamic changed between us the summer after Peter graduated and was headed off to MU. The fact that we would not be able to see each other whenever we wanted made us both sad; therefore sparking the idea that maybe there was something more than friendship. College and distance between us created a roller coaster for our relationship, but I truly believe those ups and downs are responsible for our happily ever after.
Peter had planned the proposal to be on the day that we had considered our dating “anniversary”, which was the 4th of July. We were currently living in Illinois and had made plans to drive down to St. Louis to spend the holiday with friends. After dinner and drinks all of us headed down to the arch to see the annual fireworks display. We were all sitting on the hill watching the fireworks go off when Peter asked me if I was having a good anniversary. After I replied yes, he turned to me and said I have a feeling it’s going to get even better. Then he pulled out the ring box and asked me to marry him.
All of my friends describe me as having a somewhat eclectic and whimsical style. How I decorate, how I dress, hobbies etc. so there was not much of a surprise when I had decided to go with a more relaxed vintage setting for our wedding. I was inspired by old photographs and loved looking at pictures of old wedding dresses, like my grandmother’s.
When I look back on our wedding day, all I can do is smile. Through the pictures I can see every little detail and it all has our names written all over it, nobody else made this vision for me, and even though it might have been easier to hire a planner I was so glad I could experience every part of the process that was put in to making our day beautiful.
The Groom’s Favorite Moment of the Day
My favorite part of the wedding day would have to be the first time I was able to see Amber in her dress. Because we did our pictures before the ceremony a “first look” was arranged where I would be able to see her for the first time. She looked so beautiful I was left practically speechless and all at once I was reminded again just how lucky I was to be marrying her.
The Bride’s Favorite Moment of the Day
My favorite moment from the whole day is the ceremony. It was just at the perfect time of day and God blessed us with the best weather. I was so happy to be in the presence of our closest friends and family. It could not have been a more beautiful scene.