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Hometown Couple Weds with Family, Friends and Conga

Columbia roots go deep for Kiley Marshall and Nick Vandegriffe. Both were born and raised in the area and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. When it came to the wedding, the entire party was made up of MU graduates, and Tiger Stripe ice cream was featured on the menu. And how could it not […]

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‘One Heck of a Weekend’

Photos by Ivory Grove Photography/Nichole Park Photography For Zola Crowder and Ian Heck, getting married was truly a family affair. The Columbia couple met more than five years ago at the FieldHouse, when both were students at the University of Missouri. Although neither Zola nor Ian were Columbia natives, the pair opted to make their […]

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Local Couple Ties the Knot in Two Ceremonies

Photos by Chelsea Smith Photography Over the course of on every special weekend in early May, Lindsey Cunningham and Miguel Hudson were married … twice. Both mid-Missouri natives, Lindsey from Columbia and Miguel from Auxvasse, the couple spent what Lindsey calls the “perfect wedding weekend” with 450 of their closest friends. The weekend began on […]

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Hometown Couple Goes from High School to Marriage

Photos by SilverBox Photographers It started in high school. Hannah Harper and Graham Ratermann both attended Rock Bridge High School and began a long-distance relationship as they headed off to college. That relationship not only lasted, but came out stronger than ever, as Hannah and Graham celebrated their love by getting married Oct. 8, 2022, […]

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Columbia Couple Ties The Knot

Photo by Brooke and Jacob Photography Though Zane Jacoby and Kate Peiffer both attended the University of Missouri, it wasn’t until after college that the pair met while supporting their alma mater at a Tiger tailgate. Fast forward to December, when Zane and Kate officially tied the knot in an elegant winter ceremony at Emerson […]

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Local Couple Escapes Missouri Winter for Mexican Wedding

Photos by: Cineluk Wedding Photo and Video  For Kristin Monica and Tim Taylor, getting married was a dream vacation … to Cancun. The couple escaped the cold mid-Missouri winter in early December and headed to the Caribbean Sea for warm weather, beautiful beaches and a celebration filled with friends and family. “Having 33 of our […]

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Happy Couple Journeys From Puppy Love to Wedded Bliss

Photos by Molly Pasternock Three years after meeting, Madalyn Wells and Melvin Gabel exchanged vows in a non-religious ceremony at Sorenson Estates. For Madalyn, having the celebration in her hometown of Columbia was especially important. “COMO is where I was born and raised,” she says. “It’s where I met the love of my life. Having […]

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A Sparkling Celebration: Columbia High School Sweethearts Tie The Knot

Abigail Derrick Photography After nine years together, Ally Hill and Curtis Holliday were married in a timeless and romantic ceremony at Emerson Fields. In celebrating their special day, the high school sweethearts never lost focus on the two most important pieces: family and each other. They incorporated family into as much as possible, from having […]

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Sara Allen and Jacob Gibson Celebrate Loved Ones on Wedding Day

Photos by Catherine Rhodes Photography Family has always been the top priority for Sara Allen and Jacob Gibson. So, as the couple celebrated their nuptials with loved ones at the Missouri United Methodist Church, with a reception at The Atrium on Tenth, it was the family moments that stood out most. “We were incredibly thankful […]

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A Columbian Celebration

Photography by Captured by Kt (Katie Dahle) Anna Smith and Joe Langworthy made their wedding a celebration of all things Columbia. While attending college at Mizzou, Joe met and befriended Anna’s brother, which is how they first met. But it wasn’t until a few years later, when Anna came to Columbia to work at MU […]

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Knot News: Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen Exchange Vows

Photography by the Marions Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen exchanged traditional vows in a minimal, non-denominational ceremony at the Atrium on Tenth, with the bride’s second cousin presiding. For the theme, Peggy says, “I wanted a more ‘romantic’ vibe, so we went with fewer pastel colors overall for decoration and flowers.” In a nod to an […]

Laura and Danny Wagner Wedding

Bride Meets Beau Through Gal Pal

Photos by Jennifer Klink Photography Just before finishing her first year at Mizzou in 2012, Laura Fuchs went to St. Louis for a weekend to visit her high school friend, Mary, at Saint Louis University. Mary mentioned her new boyfriend would be joining them and bringing his roommate, Danny. The four hung out that night, with […]

Trends For ’22

Wedding trends come and go, and it seems new ones are always cropping up. Specialty cocktails, for instance. One of this year’s biggest trends is a colorful departure from the more muted color  previously palettes that included mauve, sage and slate . This year’s hues are trending bright, bold and beautiful and are being featured […]

The Low Down On A Low Cost Wedding

You don’t have to blow your budget to have a wedding here in the Show-Me State. With some smart shopping and some tips from you can save big on your big day. One of the tips? According to statistics , the average cost for a venue in Missouri is $6000. Knowing that, try to […]

Destination For Disaster?

If you’re thinking of having a destination wedding, it can be exciting and exotic, but besides the many pros, there can be some cons. Alison Laesser-Keck co-founded Alison-Bryan Destinations with her husband Bryan Keck. The California-based team offers destination wedding planning for couples around the globe. One of the cons they note? Many guests may […]

She Wore What!?!

One bride wore a wedding dress fashioned out of a very interesting and unusual material that came with quite a story. The full details were shared by their by their son, in an opinion piece. Read what it was here.

Meet The Wedding Winners!

Zimmer Communications’ Y107 radio recently gave away a chance for five lucky couples to get married on Valentine’s Day at The Blue Note!  More than 50 couples submitted a short paragraph explaining what made them worthy of a wedding, along with a pic. Each couple received free wedding rings from Buchroeders Jewelers. Lauren of Y107’s […]

Parking Prelude

Photos submitted Mariola Klepadlo and Thaddeus Usovsky met by chance at a downtown parking garage July 31, 2017. They then decided to dine together and walked to Tellers. After a wonderful evening of conversation, they agreed to meet again the next morning for breakfast at Main Squeeze. Fast forward to their one-year dating anniversary, where […]

A Fairytale Re(Union)

Some love stories are just fate. For Shelby Ringdahl and Taylor Cox, theirs began when they were only 5 years old.

“Altar”ed Plans

Like many couples, Misha Holte and Ben Summerhays had to change their wedding plans due to the pandemic. Originally, they had planned a..