Jenn & Ryan planned a wedding for mid November knowing that with St.Louis weather as a factor – it could be snowing or it could be sunny. With many of their friends traveling to be there, they’d hoped the weather would cooperate. A private couple, they initially wanted a destination wedding with a private ceremony free from stress, so they hoped their day would go smoothly and without any mishaps. They couldn’t have know the weather would end up being in the high 60s with a warm southerly breeze, or that their wedding day would go so smoothly it was flawless. They couldn’t have known that guests would whisper to one another that it was the most amazing wedding they’d ever been to, or that even though their wedding wasn’t a private event for two that it would feel like they were the only people on that rooftop when they danced their first dance. What they did know that this day was meant to be, that this wasn’t the beginning of their bond because that was already stronger than any vows could depict. That the person standing before one another was their forever. Enjoy Jenn & Ryan’s official beginning to forever.
They grew up in the same small town. One of those quintessential small towns where everyone know everyone, and there are more cows than people. There are no strangers in small towns, and usually by reasons of proximity – it’s easy to make friends for life. Like Brent and Callie did when they started working at the pool together as lifeguards. Their friendship grew closer and closer through time – and even though the proximity changed, the friendship remained. Throughout college she would look forward to seeing Brent during Christmas break and always looked forward to catching up. One fateful night after getting home from a business trip to Dallas, Callie saw Brent out. They chatted the evening away, and on a whim, he asked her if she would go out on a date with him the next night and she accepted.
Carrie met Tommy at the very beginning of High School. They had an instant attraction and starting calling and texting one another. In the midst of all that talking, Carrie soon had a revelation… she didn’t like Tommy that much. He was very athletic and into every sport imaginable and it seemed to her that he thought a little too highly of his athletic abilities. Still interested in Carrie, Tommy continued to pursue her. Until one night when she finally told him how she felt – and at that moment the communicating stopped. They’d see one another throughout their high school years, and there was always an attraction… a spark maybe. Towards the end of high school they would se one another at basketball games and events and it became apparent that Tommy wasn’t at all how she’d thought, and they actually had very much in common. They gave it another shot, and have been together ever since.
She’d noticed him out plenty of times. He was cute, but way too shy to approach her. When he finally got the courage one night, she was taken and had to decline when he asked for her number. But she couldn’t stop thinking about him for weeks. Eventually after that relationship had dissolved, she told a friend when getting ready to head out for an evening out “I hope we run into Warren tonight!”, and sure enough as they walked in – there he was. He approached her a little more easily this time, and they talked all night. A mutual friend had after hours and both decided to go. They talked the night away and at one point he asked her to dance. There in the middle of a garage they slow danced and he kissed her. The rest -as they say- is history.
It was a cool, crisp morning at The Meyer Family farm. Their home was filled with laughter and joy, and every room was a buzz with excitement. Brooke was being perfected by her beauty team as her gorgeous bridesmaids scurried throughout the house getting dressed and attending to all their duties to make the bride’s day flawless. A few blocks away stood the church that Brooke would soon marry Craig. She couldn’t have know all those days of attending church there, that someday she’d marry a man who would sweep her off her feet and promise her his forever. But there in that church she’d grown up in, a couple blocks away from the family farm she grew up at, she and Craig promised forever. Enjoy Brooke and Craig’s wedding day!!