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Hailey & Justin’s Wedding at Mighty Oak Lodge 10-14-23

How and or where did you meet?
Living 45 minutes away and only being just kids, we would have never crossed paths, but Instagram had different plans for us. He was a suggested friend and before I knew it, I had a message from him. We had our first date at the mall. Ever since the moment I met him, I was swept off my feet and head over heels in love.

How did you get proposed to?
On our 4 year anniversary we took a trip to Top of the Rock. Little did I know he had more than just a fun day planned to celebrate our anniversary. He reserved the best spot in the Osage Restaurant. Everything was so planned out and I had no idea. The spot that he reserved was so fancy it was roped off from the public with the manger of the restaurant there to make sure no one ruined this special moment. During sunset, he got down on one knee and asked me for forever. Everyone was cheering and as I turn around, I see our families standing there. It was such a wonderful surprise. All the hard work and thought that went into our engagement was immaculate.

Where did you get married?
Mighty Oak Lodge, Lebanon MO

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory from our wedding day was the moment we saw each other as I was walking down the aisle. That moment will forever hold such a special place to me. Our Golden Retriever Milo was standing right by him to greet me when I reached them. All my favorite men were there with me. My loving dad that I held onto as we walked down the aisle, my handsome husband and our baby Milo. I couldn’t have been happier.

What vendors did you use at your wedding?
Hair: Jordan Jones @hair_by_jjones
Makeup: @randymarie_artistry
Photographer: @els.photo.graphy
Flowers: @shannonscustomfloral

Describe your dress!
The most beautiful classic dress with a twist.. a huge bow!

What was your experience like at Normans Bridal?
Norman’s Bridal was absolutely incredible. Words can’t express the care I got from all the amazing women there during such a special day in my life. One moment that stood out to me was the moment I tried on MY dress. The first try on since ordering my wedding dress in my size. She casually mentions the creator of my dress and how wonderful he is. This moment in time stood still. Justin Alexander was the designer of my wedding dress. I had no idea who designed my perfect wedding dress, but what are the odds that I picked a Justin Alexander Dress and my future husband’s name is Justin. I thought if this isn’t the craziest coincidence ever, it’s just meant to be!