Real Weddings

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Shelby & John Paul’s Summer Wedding 6-10-23

How and or where did you meet?
My husband and I met during band camp my freshman year of high school. We started out as really good friends but I thought he was cute the moment I met him. We didn’t start officially dating until a year later but the rest is history! We dated for 8 and a half years before we got engaged!

How did you get proposed to?
My husband and sister spent all morning decorating the dock out at the lake in preparation for the proposal when I was getting ready for what I thought was my seniors photos. When my mom and I were headed to the photo location, my dad call and said he urgently needed us to go to the lake house and pick up a part for his truck because it broke down. When we arrived, my mom told me to put my heels on and walk to the dock. My husband was there waiting for me with the most beautiful set up and a photographer ready to capture the moment!

Where did you get married?
We got married at Haseltine Estate in Springfield, MO! It was the most beautiful day surrounded by the magnificent estates naturally scenery!

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory from the wedding day was, of course, getting to marry the love of my life! But I absolutely loved getting to celebrate with our friends and family busting it down on the dance floor!

What vendors did you use at your wedding?
Venue: Haseltine Estate @haseltineestate
Photographer: Kinsey Brook Photography @kinseybrookphotography
Bridal Salon: Normans Bridal @normansbridal
DJ: Elevate Entertainment @elevatedjs
Hair/Makeup: Emily Edgar Makeup @emilyedgar
Florist: Fleur Floral Studio @fleur_floralstudio
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes @nothingbundtcakes
Caterer: Bambinos Café @bambinoscafe
Officiant: Officially Wed @officiallywed
Rehearsal Dinner: Maru Sushi & Grill

Describe your dress!
My wedding dress was whimsical and romantic! It had the most beautiful and intimate floral details with sparkly straps.

What was your experience like at Normans Bridal?
My experience at Normans was great! They accommodated me and my friends/family very well. My stylist really took the time to listen to what I liked or didn’t like. She made sure I was happy regardless of others opinions. She was also very familiar with our venue so she took the time to find something that matched the overall theme of our wedding.