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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…

Ashley Gross And Brandon Minor

"Surprise me.” Ashley Elizabeth Gross told her wedding planner. “ ‘You plan it all,’ I told him.” And she kept her word, entrusting details of the ceremony and reception to the planner, a longtime family friend who had handled her two…

Goofy In Love

Jeanine Mielke and Brian Davison met in 2013 through a mutual friend. Two years later, on June 7, 2015, they became engaged while on a Disney cruise to Norway and Denmark with Jeanine’s parents. Brian arranged for Jeanine’s favorite Disney…

Intimate Is ‘In’

It seems everyone is connected through countless apps and social media websites to hundreds of people at any given time, so it comes as no surprise that many people want their wedding day to remain as intimate as possible. Even if the guest…

“I Do” Should-Do’s

With so many wedding details to plan for, it’s easy to run into problems on your big day. A professional wedding planner can help, and Anne Churchill, owner and senior event/wedding planner of AnnaBelle Events, is happy to share some free…

Focus On Flowers

What’s the floral forecast for 2016 weddings? Several trends are “growing” in popularity. Bouquets and arrangements that feature both in-season and local blooms are big with brides this year. Many brides are after the natural look of…

Look Before You Leap

Tradition and superstition have ruled wedding ceremonies for centuries, but over the past few years, modern couples have been making room for new ideas. One of these trends is the popular “first look,” which is when couples see each other…

Brooch The Subject

After more than 40 years creating wedding bouquets, My Secret Garden owner Ruth LaHue thought she had done it all — but she had never done anything like the brooch bouquet she created for a bride last spring. “It had more than 100…

Courthouse Courtship

In June 2014, Jill Elsbury had been working with Milt Harper at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer for a little more than two years. She had gotten to know Milt’s wife, Deanna, and their daughter, Sara, but not the Harpers’ son, Joseph.…

Love Among The Daffodils

It seemed like another ordinary Saturday. Erin Grace and Levi Markway had been dating for more than a year after meeting on Match.com. They planned to have dinner at Erin’s and then go to the movies. Levi came to Erin’s house early to start…

Punch It Up!

A delicious punch is a must for showers and receptions, and we’ve collected four fabulous punch bowl recipes. You won’t find these online. These are trusted favorites passed from mother to daughter, aunt to niece, friend to friend and now,…

Focus On Flowers

What’s the floral forecast for 2016 weddings? Several trends are “growing” in popularity. Bouquets and arrangements that feature both in-season and local blooms are big with brides this year. Many brides are after the natural look of…

Abby Grimmett & Ryan Morimura

In May 2009, Abby Grimmett and Ryan Morimura were both working at KOMU-TV 8 as University of Missouri School of Journalism student reporters. The station had an annual Band Names Day, when each reporter had to pitch a band name that was…

A Wedding Story

A week after meeting at a Pampered Chef party, Tara Gutshall and Jazz Rucker went on a double date and closed down Addison’s at 1:17 a.m. “As we walked back to our cars, Jazz sang me the Rucker family song, and I was smitten,” Tara…

Elizabeth Ealey & Derik Stott

Derik Stott likes to plan, and he had the perfect plan for his proposal to Elizabeth Stott. The two had been dating for eight months, had been friends for 10 years and had known each other even longer, as both attended Christian Fellowship…

Pin Pal

Just three years ago, Inside Columbia ran a story on how to be an organized bride, and the essential planning tool was a three-ring binder. It sounds so old-fashioned now, this side of the Pinterest boom. Thanks to this “virtual pinboard”…