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 […]


Romantic Resort Wedding Planned

Whitney Reys, of Columbia, and Bradley Hedlund, of Indianapolis, will be married on June 30, 2017, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Whitney graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2005 and did her undergraduate studies at Purdue University. She graduated in 2009 with her bachelors degree in communications. She graduated from Baylor in […]


Branson Bound

Ciera Dawson, of Nixa, and Marty Shaw, of Columbia, will be wed on Oct. 7, 2017, in Branson. Ciera graduated from Nixa High School in 2004, and then received her degree in Dental Hygiene and Health Science from Missouri Southern State University in 2008. Marty graduated from Hickman High School in 2010 and did his […]


Faithfully Yours

photos by Catherine Rhodes Photography Rachel Drennan and Wes Cunningham were married September 3, 2016, at the Firestone Baar Chapel, followed by a reception at Kimball Ballroom on Stephen’s College campus. The wedding drew on family and friends for almost every element of the celebration. “We are so grateful to have such great friends and […]


Watched From Heaven

photos by Love Tree Studios Rachel Brocksmith and Benjamin Brammeier married July 3, 2016, at Columbia’s First Baptist Church, followed by a reception at The Roof in the Broadway Hotel. Rachel and Ben celebrated a joyous occasion. Even their dog, Ginger, approved. Mutual friends and a coincidence brought the couple together in 2013. Both were […]


Lawfully Wedded

Kimberly Hubbard and Jason Guthrie will be married Sept. 3, 2017, at Firestone Baars Chapel on the campus of Stephens College. Kimberly is the daughter of Paula Hubbard of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and Kelvin Hubbard of Sacramento, California. She is a graduate of Belton High School, class of 2008. She graduated from the University of […]

Goin’ To The Chapel

Kenzie Staloch and Drew Bennett, both from Columbia, will be married on August 5, 2017, at the Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus, with a reception to follow at Kimball Ballroom. Kenzie graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2010 and did her undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi. She graduated in […]


Wedding Day Forecast:

photos by Scott Patrick Myers Photography Jenna Salmons and Felix Rodriguez honored family members and traditions during their September 17, 2016, wedding, while adding some unconventional touches that made the occasion personal and endearing. Even the moon cooperated. The bride and groom met in August of 2013, when Felix, who is from Virginia, came to […]


Honoring Memories

Photos by Scott Myers Photography Caitlin Kerber and Luke Whaley wed Nov. 5, 2016, in the Kimball Ballroom on the Stephens College campus. The two met through mutual friends at Mizzou, where Caitlin was a communications major and Luke was in the journalism school. A party in the summer of 2014 set them on course […]


Ringing In The New Year

photos by Ashley Turner December 31, 2016 was more than just New Year’s Eve for Caroline Brumfield and Max Dornan. It was also the day they were married at The Tiger Hotel here in Columbia. Max and Caroline met on Tinder. He was an accountant in Memphis at the time and Caroline was going to […]


Georgia On My Mind

Nate Bohon, of Columbia, and Courtney Clay, of Roswell, Georgia will wed on June 17, 2017, at Chukkar Farm Polo Club and Event Facility in Alpharetta, Georgia. Nate graduated from Hickman High School in 2005 and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri. He graduated in 2009 with his degree in nutrition and […]


One Fine Day

photos by Catherine Rhodes Photography Daniel Burke-Agüero and Alicia Trosser first crossed paths seven years ago during a summer internship. But it wasn’t until years later, when they ran into each other at The Crossing Church in Columbia, that Alicia finally asked Daniel to coffee. It just took a bit of persistence (four offers to […]


Joyful Occasions

Caroline Sovich, of Columbia, and Josh Branham, of Middlesboro, Tenn., were married on June 18, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia. Caroline graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2010 and did her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. She graduated in 2015 with her B.S. in family science. Josh graduated from […]


School Of Rocks

Above photo by Scott Patrick Myers Photography Every bride dreams of the perfect engagement ring but before you go shopping, take our crash course in diamond shapes and cuts. The Gemological Institute of America points out that most people use the terms “cut” and “shape” interchangeably when describing the look they’re going for, but you […]


Life Through The Lens

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in January 2017 and was  updated in February of 2022. Photo of Ann Elizabeth and Noah’s wedding at Heritage Ranch here in Central Missouri courtesy of Catherine Rhodes Photography. Photography has always been a big part of my life. Growing up, my dad had a camera in his […]


To Have and To Hold

Couples, both young and old, have a unique and precious story to tell. They often love to tell anyone with an ear to listen how they met, how he proposed and details about their special day. Some stories are long and extravagant, while others are simple yet heartfelt. Below, you’ll see photos from the day […]