Real Bride: Kayli M.
From the Bride:
Jacob and I started dating in high school and then went off to separate colleges. We were in a long distance relationship for 5 years! Jacob joined the Air Force and was accepted into Pilot Training, which meant he had to move to Enid, Oklahoma. It was time for us to start our lives together, so I went with him! A week later, while we were moving into our first home together, he proposed! We were drinking wine and putting together IKEA furniture, which doesn’t sound romantic, but it was perfect for us.
Although the Air Force certainly takes care of us, it is sometimes challenging. In order for us to live together, we had to get married. Three weeks after our engagement, we had a courthouse wedding at our kitchen table! We always said that the marriage was for us, but we wanted to have a wedding for all of our friends and family.
A year and a half later we had the most beautiful wedding! My favorite part was the first look, where Jacob first saw me in my amazing dress and where we read letters to each other. Having that moment to ourselves was really special. And I’m sure Jacob’s favorite part was the beer, pizza and dueling pianos. We definitely threw a party! The day went by so fast, but we will remember it forever.
Kayli and Jacob
Ceremony: Shakespeare Garden in Crapo Park
Reception: The Loft on Jefferson
Gown: Lula Corset and Effie Skirt from Wtoo
Hair: Danielle Miller at The Grand Strand
Makeup: Alexa Miller with Alexa Miller Makeup Artistry
Photography:Rox Bennett Photography
Floral: Valerie Gray with Hyvee Floral
Dj and Entertainment: Midwest Dueling Pianos
Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Becker’s Jewelers