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Marilyn and Taylor’s Very Merry Wedding~5-25-19

How and or where did you meet?
We met at one of our friends wedding in the summer of 2017. I thought Taylor was so cute and didn’t really know what to say to him. Eventually, I messaged him on social media and in a way that I’ve always called, “an awkward potato”. We met for our first date at a place one of my friends was bar tending. I told him that if I started to blink my eyes a bunch that he needed to save me from the date. Well… Taylor walks in and my friend greets him with a big ol’ smile. I told my friend that Taylor was my date, and I was then told I was in good company. The rest is history!

How did you get proposed to?
Taylor had previously worked for Disney World. So one day he was just talking about how much fun the special after hours holiday parties were. He showed me videos of them and got me so pumped up. He made it seem like it was my idea to go to ‘Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party’. We got everything ready and in the months leading up to it, I kept teasing that he was going to propose there. He was very adamant against it at first, that I just KNEW it was going to happen then. But as the time got closer, he didn’t really put up a fight. Maybe he wasn’t going to do it there! Well sure enough once the street was clear before the parade, one of his friends “happened” to walk by and ask if we wanted a picture before he walked for the parade to start. Once the picture was taken, I tried to rush out of the street. After all, I didn’t want to hold up the parade! Taylor had to quickly grab me by the arm and get me back into frame. Right there on Main Street USA, in front of so many people, Taylor asked me to marry him. I was so shocked!

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory from my wedding day would have to be when Taylor and I did our personal speeches, just to each other right before the ceremony started. It was emotional, and so fun. I cried and laughed.

What vendors did you use at your wedding?
Venue: Greenhouse Two Rivers
Dress: Normans (of course!)
Photographer: Sydney Steele Photography (@sydneysteelephotography)
Baker: Sugar Leaf Cafe
Videographer: Morgan Lea Weddings
Decor/Floral: Branson Party Rentals
Day of Coordinator: Aqua Bella Events & Design (Stacie Copeland)
Caterer: Simply Delicious
Makeup: KKD Beauty Cafe
Hair: Marri-Beth Cahoy/Mint Rose Salon
Invites: Maxim Creative Invites
DJ: DJ Will DJ Service
Transportation: Gotta Get Limo

What was your experience like at Normans Bridal?
I had got my prom dress from Normans, and just knew that I wanted to be a Normans Bride as well! Lexus was amazing with helping me pick out my wedding dress. I knew what I wanted and she didn’t disappoint. I think I may have showed my group 4 dresses before I came out with the fifth dress. In between showing the fourth and fifth one, Lexus let me try on and slip off the ones that didn’t feel right. But I was sure, once I slid on the winner, that it was the dress I wanted to get married in. It was a fun and joyful experience for me and my group.