Julie has been such a pleasure to plan a wedding with. There have been a couple of bumps in the road but it’s going to be a fantastic celebration! This couple is perfect for each other and I’m so excited to be part of their big day. Take a look at their beautiful engagement photos and story!
How did you meet your fiancé?
We lived in the same dorm our freshman year of college. We started out as friends and have been for 8 years now!
When did you know they were the one for you?
I knew a few months into our friendship. We were friends for 6 years before we started dating. I remember thinking, “he’s my best friend – it would be fun to spend the rest of my life with him.”
What is one of your favorite dates you have been on?
My favorite date was the first time we went for a hike together with our dog at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton. We made our favorite sandwiches the night before and had a picnic in the woods. It was so peaceful.
How did he propose? Was it a surprise?
We went for a hike near Defiance, Missouri during the day. Afterward we were so hungry, we went to the only winery nearby that was still open for dinner. We had dinner, and when we went outside they had this beautiful patio lit up and a wedding arch. He proposed underneath the arch. The weird thing about it was he didn’t plan to go to that winery. It was just a coincidence they had this wedding arch outside that was the perfect setting for his proposal! We had already talked about getting married, but I was a little surprised still!
What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?
We have the same sense of humor – we are always laughing together. And he keeps me grounded when I start to act crazy!
How do you envision your wedding day?
We are having a morning wedding and brunch reception, so I think it will be an intimate gathering of our closest family and friends.
How did you decide on your venue?
We were actually planning to get married in 2017 because I could not find any venues I liked that were available this year. Then one day we were driving around, and we saw a sign for the Daniel Boone Home. So we went and saw this perfect little chapel. We talked about wouldn’t it be crazy if we got married here this year. The next day I called them, and they had our date we wanted available!
Are there any special or family traditions you’ll be incorporating?
Our faith is the most important thing to us, so we will definitely stay true to that the whole day. We are hoping to put together a unity cross during our ceremony. Also, Jimmie and I both love the movie Titanic and can quote all the lines together, so we are having a string quartet and Titanic trivia/games.
What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?
I can’t wait to marry my best friend and spend the rest of my life with him!
Follow us for sneak peeks of their big day on October 8th!
Photography by June Hallowell Photography