Real Weddings

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Olivia & Avery’s Greenhouse Wedding 11-10-23

How and or where did you meet?
We met at a food truck behind the Jiffy Lube parking lot. We went on our first date shortly after and the rest is history!

How did you get proposed to?
We went on a mini vacation to Arkansas where we camped, floated the Buffalo river in a canoe, and went horse back riding. On our way home, we stopped at the college Avery graduated from, walked around campus and bottle fed calves at the dairy farm he worked at. Avery got down on one knee right before we headed home!

Where did you get married?
We got married at Greenhouse Two Rivers in Highlandville, MO. We thought we had found our wedding venue, but then we toured Greenhouse and fell in love with it!

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory from our wedding day was doing a first look with my dad and brother. My dad cried like a baby!

What vendors did you use at your wedding?
Photographer: Inner Images Photography @innerimagesphotography
Florist: Queen City Blooms
Table Settings: Elegant Linens and Rentals
Welcome Sign: Reverie Decor
Catering: Nonna’s Italian Cafe
Cake: KS Ferguson
Cookies: Cakes by Rachael
Day of Coordination: Abbi Hardy

Describe your dress!
My dress was fitted, had long sleeves and a long train, and lace all over. It was definitely made for me!

What was your experience like at Normans Bridal?
Patty Smulski helped me and she is also a personal friend of mine. I thought I had found my dress at a bridal store I had been to the day before, so I showed Patty a picture of it and she went above and beyond finding a dress that I loved even more. Patty also picked out the perfect veil for me!