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Photographer: Andrea Nigh Photography Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Reception Venue: Weathered Wisdom Barn Gown: Maggie Sottero Menswear: Jerry’s Menswear Hair: Salon 152-Emily Wells Invitations: SM Design Catering: Jackson’s BBQ DJ: Campbell DJ Services Cake: Courtney McClannahan Florist: Memory Lane Floral & Events Videography: Otto Gaiser
Scott & Michaela’s Love Story
August 23rd, 2014 was the hottest day of the year. My day started off with my maid of honor and a cup of coffee. Before I knew it, we were off to the church to get our hair and makeup done. Somewhere between the leisurely morning and into the early afternoon time sped up. I was helped into my wedding dress at the church and as I looked at myself in the mirror, the nerves set in.
Guests had all been seated, the bridal party had proceeded into the church and it was time for my dad to walk me down the aisle. I was so nervous I thought I was going to faint. During the ceremony, I noticed that the skylight in the church had a beam of sunshine coming through it and was directly on our chairs. As I was sitting there, the warm sun shining onto us like a little spotlight, I prayed God would ease my nervousness and breathing. At that moment Scott whispered to me, “I always feel less nervous when I’m with you babe.” Holding Scott’s hand, I began to feel calm and at peace again. After the last blessing during the ceremony, Father Dan announced, “I am pleased to introduce to you, for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Leimkuehler.” As we exited the church to cheers and applause from everyone we loved, I felt relieved that the stressful part was over, and that I was now officially Mrs. Scott Leimkuehler!
Scott and I rode together for the 30 minute drive from Camdenton to Preston. The entire ride was spent in awe of what just happened. Again, it was about a million degrees that day so my dress was held up over the AC vents blowing cool air up my dress. That felt awesome. There’s nothing worse than a sweaty bride!
We did the traditional dinner and speeches to start off the evening. I was a bit non-traditional when it came to the order of the first dances. I wanted to dance with my dad first. The significance of dancing with our parents first and then dancing with each other was to show how we were leaving what great examples of marriage both of our parents showed us, to continuing the love and trust in our new marriage. After our first dance, our good friend Merritt Whitley, wrote and performed an original song for us. Our bridal party joined us on the dance floor and the party started. There is no better feeling that being surrounded by all the people you love and care about, and that’s why August 23rd, 2014 the hottest day of the year was by far, my most favorite day.
The Groom’s Favorite Moment of the Day
My favorite part of the wedding was having all of our close friends and family surrounding us as I married my best friend.
The Bride’s Favorite Moment of the Day
My favorite part of the wedding was the brief moment after Scott and I walked out of the church for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. We were alone for just a millisecond, but the feeling of relief that the hard part was over, the party was about to start, and that we were finally married was amazing!
What made our wedding so special and unique was that our friend’s talents were highlighted in all aspects of the wedding. Our florist, DJ, caterer, cake, photographer, singer, save-the-dates,invitations, and favors were all done by our friends. Every single detail or decision that was made for our special day was chosen on purpose to make it entirely unique to Scott and I.