Picture Perfect

Marty O’Connor Shaw, who goes by “Connor,” is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as photographing wildlife. So when he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Ciera Marie Dawson, he had the perfect spot: S & S Farm in Eldon (a whitetail deer farm). He told Ciera he needed to stop […]

Love Letters

You could almost call Amy Fuemmeler and Andrew Hanke childhood sweethearts — after all, they first met when they were in second grade. But they didn’t begin dating until they were juniors in high school. The couple got engaged on a trip to Jamaica in July 2016 and wed on Nov. 11, 2017, in Firestone […]

Before the “I do”

The stereotypical bachelor and bachelorette parties that end in a whirlwind of poor decisions and hangovers are still popular for some, but alternative ideas are popping up all over.

Wedding Party Cuts Loose

Meredith Scheneman and Danny Hill wed on May 20, 2017, at Sorensen Estate. The wedding had a romantic garden feel and the reception, fueled by 2,000 cookies, was punctuated by a lively yet poignant dance to the ’80s favorite, “Footloose.” The couple met in August 2012 through a mutual friend. In 2014, they traveled to […]

Wedding of classical elegance

Rachel Henderson and Andrew McCarthy were married June 3, 2017, at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Key words: formal, classic, fun. The couple met through mutual friends in Columbia. On spring break, 2016, they became engaged on Dauphin Island, Alabama. The couple wanted a very formal wedding and reception so they chose […]

Two are better than one

Kayla McDowell and Cam Michael exchanged wedding vows June 2 at Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus. The couple met in 2015 in Colorado at an Ultimate Training Camp where they both worked as interns. They became friends on the second day of camp. Kayla said they pretty much spent every free moment […]

History and Classical Beauty Shape a Wedding

Allyn arrived at their supposedly empty home after an 11-hour drive, slung her bags over her shoulder and climbed the stairs. And there was Todd, clasping flowers, Pink Floyd playing in the background, phone set to record his proposal, which you can watch on The venues for the wedding and reception combined Todd’s interest […]

Puppy Love

Dorothy Gill and Bradley Johnson were married April 28, 2017, under a pergola at the bride’s beloved family property, The Gillage. Canines participated. The couple met in 2012 when Dorothy (Dot) found herself the owner of two friendly but rambunctious dogs. She called a local trainer, Brad, who took an interest in the dogs (and […]

Knot News

Kelly Wilson and Joshua Gaskins were wed on June 3, 2017, at the Olivet Christian Church. The couple met in eighth grade at Jefferson Junior High. They immediately became friends and began dating in February of 2007. They dated on and off throughout high school and then dated all through college. Kelly graduated from Rock […]

They Hit It Out of the Park

photos by Ashley Turner photography Brianne Bond and Piper Graves exchanged wedding vows June 4, 2016, at Blue Bell Farm in Fayette. They both attended Rock Bridge High School but did not become acquainted until college when a mutual friend introduced them. In December 2014, they attended a family get-together at Brianne’s family farm near […]

Wedding Couple AWOL at Reception

photos by Scott Patrick Myers photography Morgan Pitchford and Neil Fogel were married June 26, 2016, at Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College Campus. The couple met in 2014 at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where they both played sports. A mutual friend introduced them in the weight room. In July 2015, the […]

Knot News

Allison Marshall and Zach Kurzejeski of Kansas City plan to wed on September 3, 2017, at the Hawthorne House in Kansas City. Allison is 2011 graduate of Rock Bridge High School and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Missouri in 2015. Zach graduated from Rock Bridge in 2010 and earned his […]

Meteors, Moths and “Mechs”

Gretchen Volkert and Travis Coller were wed May 7, 2016, at Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus. They met through a mutual friend in the 1990s and were reunited via Facebook a decade later. “There may have been some cyber-stalking involved,” Gretchen said. When the relationship grew serious in 2014, Travis suggested they […]

“Beeing” Loved and Fêted

Toya Gray and Andrew Muscato were married June 26, 2016, in an outdoor ceremony under a chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) at Les Bourgeois Vineyards. The outdoor setting and blooming flowers attracted a bee to the bride’s bouquet. The couple decided it was a sign they were “bee-loved.” Gray and Muscato met at the Columbia Police […]

New Year, New Life

Megan Fewell and Corey Grant weren’t just counting down to a new year at midnight on Dec. 31, 2015. Surrounded by family and friends, they were counting down to the start of their lives together. The couple met over tequila at the Tap House on August 20, 2011, introduced by their best friends, who were […]

Columbia Couple Weds on Beach

A calm ocean, smooth sand, flowers and lanterns leant a romantic vibe to the beach wedding of Arminta Phelps and Christopher Scrivner on April 23, 2016, in Oak Island, North Carolina. The wedding was exactly three years after the couple first met at a restaurant where Chris was the general manager and Arminta and her […]

S’more Love

photos by Silverbox Photography Jill Elder and Josh Smith were wed June 4, 2016, at the Columbia Country Club. Wedding guests received s’mores kits to signify the camping trip where the happy couple got engaged, and so guests could spread “s’more love” at home. Jill and Josh met at a barbecue during the summer of […]

Knot News

Kelly Jefferson, of Columbia, and andrew george, of Kansas City, were married on June 11, 2016, at Columbia Country Club. Kelly graduated from Hickman High School in 2013, and received her bachelor’s degree in financial counseling from the University of Missouri in May 2017. Andrew graduated from Staley High School in 2013, and will receive […]

“Your Eyes Close With My Dreams”

photos by Scott Patrick Myers Photography Michelle Richmond and Jordan Lamb exchanged wedding vows October 1, 2016, in a clearing surrounded by woods. A nearby log cabin provided the couple with a quiet place for a “first look.” Rather than having groomsmen and bridesmaids, everyone in attendance were attendants. Michelle and Jordan met through mutual […]

Fairy Tale Wedding Comes True

photos by  Moonshadow Studio photography Kristen Elizabeth Cassidy and Schuyler Paul Blevins were wed October 8, 2016, in a ceremony straight out of a Disney fairytale. Kristen had been planning details of the day since she was a child, but she didn’t know then that Prince Charming would turn out to be the boy she […]