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Jessica & Clayton’s Boho Wedding 9-16-23

How and or where did you meet?
Jessica and Clayton met in December 2019, right before COVID-19 hit the USA. Clayton was living and working in Seattle, Washington and Jessica was living and working in Washington, MO. Jessica was a server at Marquarts Landing in Washington, MO. Clayton’s dad was a regular at Marquarts Landing and informed Jessica that Clayton was single and would be home for the Holidays. When Clayton was home for the Holidays, he and his sister came into Marquarts Landing to meet up with their dad and Jessica. The rest is history!

How did you get proposed to?
Clayton took Jessica to Puerto Rico in June of 2022 for Vacation! Little did Jessica know, Clayton had a proposal in mind. He popped the question while vacationing in Puerto Rico! It was a memorable trip for the both of them!

Where did you get married?
Lost Hill Lake in St. Clair, Missouri. The venue is located along the bluffs of the Meramec River. The venue has a 50 year old Walnut grove, planted by the owner when he was a child, which is where the ceremony was held.

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
During the speeches from our loved ones, our dog ran over to us and sat on the bench with us!

What vendors did you use at your wedding?
FOOD: Williams Brothers Meat Market, Washington, MO (Instagram- williamsbrothersmeats)
CAKE: Beth Davidson, Owensville, MO (Independently owned)
PHOTOS: Samantha Struckmann Photography (Instagram-
VIDEO: Dancing Shoes Productions, Brandon Sloan (Facebook- Dancing Shoes Production)
FLOWERS: Fern and SunPalm, Jenny Ray (Instagram- fernandsunplam)

Describe your dress!
Minimal BOHO, flowy, comfortable, long train.