Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Engaged: Amanda and Cole

Every one of Cole and Amanda's engagement photos got the "aww so cute!" reaction from us. Great job Christine Bonnivier Photography! We are so looking forward to this couple's May nuptials at a local midwest barn. Their comfortable demeanor with each other is so evident in person and in their photos - stay tuned for more from their wedding day!


How did the two of you meet and how long have you been together?
We met through Match.com, and had our first date at Andy’s Frozen Custard. We have been together almost five years! Also, come to find out his family has known my grandparents for years. I think it was fate.




Tell us about one of your favorite dates!
Amanda: He took me on a spur of the moment birthday date a couple of years ago. I was just about to leave work, and he told me to pack my bags as soon as I got home. That night we headed down to Branson, had a fun dinner, and stayed in a hotel overlooking the river.




When did you know it was the real thing?
Amanda: Probably when he told me he wanted to become our own little family. Just the two of us and his dog Hunter.
Cole:  One day I had a talk with my Grandpa about life, and he asked me why I wasn’t married yet. That’s when I  realized that I never wanted to let her go, and she’s the one.  




Was the proposal a surprise? How did it happen?
Amanda: It was a surprise! We have two labs and our girl dog is Sadie. He gave her a bone and had her bring it over to me from the other room, and when she gave it to me it said, “Will you marry Dad?” It was the cutest thing ever, and I was shocked and very excited!




How do you envision your wedding day?
Hopefully going off without a hitch. Fun, romantic, elegant, and everyone having a good time.




Are there any fun family traditions or special details that you are planning to incorporate?
Amanda: I will be using my parent’s cake servers from when they got married in 1983, and will also be using my great grandmother and grandmother’s silver and china.




Amanda, what are you most looking forward to on your big day?
Seeing his face when I walk down the aisle, and pledging our love together.

Cole, what are you most looking forward to on the big day?
 The thing I'm most looking forward to at our wedding would be finally able to call the girl of my dreams my wife, and starting our lives together




What are we both looking forward to?
Having family and friends join us on our special day, and our honeymoon to Grenada!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Real Wedding: Hailey and Ward's Reception

Fun fact of the day: Hailey and Ward's reception was the FIRST to have been held in the atrium of the Branson Convention Center. If you would like to get a sneak peek of how this celebration all came together, check out or time lapse video! We had so much fun creating an even in this space and the colors Hailey and Ward chose fit it perfectly!





What’s the one décor aspect that you most loved and will remember? 
I loved everything about the reception venue. The ambience was perfect; the tall glass walls were so gorgeous! I loved the location, the décor (especially the flowers), and the chairs and linens. It was perfect.

















What was your first dance song, and why?
Ward actually chose our song, which made it really special to me. We have never had “a song” so this was an area I was stressing in. Luckily Ward went exploring and found Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath and it was perfect.












How did you portray your personal styles into your wedding day?
Our wedding was simple, traditional and elegant. I am a very simple person and we both wanted a traditional and elegant wedding.















Wedding Planning and Design: Abby Mitchell Events and Design 
Chair/Linen Rental: SB Bon
Cocktail Table/Linen Rental: Branson Party Rentals 

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