October 29th, 2016
Kansas City, Missouri
Krista—a project manager from Kansas—and Lori—a pediatric audiologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City—met on Match.com in October 2014. After exchanging a few messages the two decided to meet for drinks at Barley’s Kitchen + Tap. Say the brides, “From that point on, we were pretty much inseparable.”
The following December Krista planned a proposal by the fire pit in their backyard. Says Lori, “The fire pit is our place for laughter, relaxation, and peace. Given that, a proposal there couldn’t have been more romantic.” Krista even hired RPM Photography to capture the moment. After Lori said yes there was a surprise engagement party waiting for them at her parents’ house, with her closest friends and family in attendance.
On the morning of their wedding the brides had their “first look” at the fire pit where they got engaged. Both brides were escorted down the aisle by their parents. “Krista didn’t want to stand up at the altar by herself, so I went first,” explains Lori.
Wedding Song: “Close your eyes” by Michael Buble.
Say the brides, “We were listening to popular wedding songs one weekend when we were driving to St. Louis to visit family. The second we heard it we knew it was perfect for us.”
Their friend Braxton—who also officiated—taught the brides a few moves so they would feel confident during their first dance.
Krista’s Favorite Moment: “The overwhelming humility of feeling all the love and support from family and friends. Everyone truly had a great time dancing, laughing and catching up with loved ones.”
Lori’s Favorite Moment: “Looking into the crowd and realizing how much love and support we have from family and friends near and far. It was overwhelming (in a good way!) and humbling at the same time. I also loved our time on the party bus with our bridal party. We had so much fun laughing and singing in between the stops for pictures.”
Lori and Krista’s wedding featured both bridesmaids and bridesmen, and their ceremony had guests sitting on all four sides like a concert in the round. Their bridesmen wore different color Converse shoes to make a rainbow, and the brides changed into rainbow Converse for the reception.
Asked if there’s anything they would change the brides say they only wish it could have been a two-day celebration so they could spend more time with their guests.