Real Weddings

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Mikaela and Ethan’s Special October Day 10~22~22

How and or where did you meet?
We met in early 2018 via a mutual friend over the internet. We were part of a friend group who all played video games together and connected that way.

How did you get proposed to?
We were on a mini-vacation to Arkansas while we were living in Springfield, MO. We were hiking some bluffs and reached a beautiful view of a valley. Ethan set his phone up on a nearby rock and suggested we take a photo of us with the view in the background. Little did Mikaela know, he was recording a video and he ended up proposing.

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
The entire day honestly. Spending time with my girls getting ready, taking goofy photos with the groomsmen, dancing the night away, or all of the sentimental moments with my parents and in-laws. If I had to pick one, it was when a bunch of our close friends and family all gathered on the dance floor in a big circle hug swaying and singing (and maybe tearing up a bit….or a lot) to the last song of the night.

What vendors did you use at your wedding?
Bride: @mikaelajbell
Groom: @ethanbridenthal
Wedding Coordination: @Veil_Events & @Ken_Trump
Venue: @shoalcreekgolfkc
Photographer/Videograper: @bellagalla
Hair/Makeup: @theposhkc
DJ: @levityevents
Wedding Dress: @normansbridal
Bridesmaid Attire: @azazieofficial
Groomsmen Attire: @menswearhouse

What was your experience like at Normans Bridal?
Amazing, very sweet. Super helpful and even helped show dress options to my mom via Facetime since she lived in a different city and couldn’t make it down for my first try on session.