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 May 4 with a small Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg, where Lindsey and Miguel were married with their immediate families in attendance.
But the main event was on May 6, when the couple hosted an elegant outdoor wedding on the same site f their new home, which was only completed the week of the wedding.“We knew when we planned an outdoor wedding in May at a house that wasn’t even built yet, that we would have to ‘go with the flow,’ but it was absolutely perfect,” Lindsey says. “We are so thankful for all of the people who made our day so special. We are blessed!”
For Miguel and Lindsey, a Mizzou Tiger who played for the women’s basketball team, it was important to keep mid-Missouri front and center in their celebration. That’s why the couple was determined to use as many local vendors as possible, from wedding attire, which came from Breeze Boutique and Binghams Traditional clothing, to the jewelry, which came from Betz Jewelers. One of the highlights for everyone was when, at the end of the night, guests were treated to hot dog bar from D. Rowe’s Restaurant and Bar and a shot wall.
“A wedding day is a long one for all involved, but for us, it felt like each moment was exactly what it was supposed to be,” Lindsey says. “People always say their wedding day is the best day of their life; luckily for us, we had two!”
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