Brianne Castle, a high school English teacher, met her husband, a computer engineer, on a plane headed for Ireland.
It wasn’t exactly love at first sight for crime prevention specialist Beth Wendel and her now-husband Buck Wendel, who works in finance.
Nivritha and Sandeep Mariserla knew each other only four months before marrying in May. The timing wasn’t entirely up to them — theirs was an arranged marriage, the union sealed according to Indian tradition.
Creative couple Kate Harris and Aaron Dale’s love story is straight out of a movie. Not a traditional love story, more like a When Harry Met Sally version.
Journalist Arley Hoskin and pharmacist Logan Arkenberg may have had a “harmonious” love story after meeting and falling in love through a well-known dating website, but when Logan planned to propose in May 2010, it was anything but smooth sailing.
College sweethearts Erin Miller and Matthew Chaney may not have fallen in love at the exact same time; however, once they did, it was a storybook wedding come true. When asked if it was love at first site, Erin quickly responds that it was for Matt.
Sarah Pikul and Andrew Dyerson met while they were both cheering for the Arena Football League’s Kansas City Bridgade. Though Sarah was spoken for, Andrew couldn’t help but notice her. After one late night out, Sarah admitted she was intrigued with Andrew and wanted to get to know him better.
Kristi Kinder and Joe Banks did not have time for love — they were both pursuing their careers as doctors in St. Louis (Kristi is a pediatric emergency physician and Joe is a pediatric anesthesiologist). But mutual friends at work kept insisting they meet. After some convincing, they agreed.
Dress, venue, photographer, baker, caterer, DJ, videographer — the list of decisions a bride-to-be has to make can seem endless. Bridal expos can help consolidate her choices. Kansas City-area shows provide dozens of vendors on-site, plenty of cakes to taste, and fashion shows featuring the latest gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
Libby Hanssen and Sam Wisman first met when they were students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. Not surprisingly, music plays a big part in their lives and their wedding reflected their creative spirit.
When Sindhu Koshy and Vikas Gupta met at a mutual friend’s birthday party, they knew they were destined for each other. “There wasn’t ever a question. We spent every spare minute together,” said Sindhu, a 32-year-old cardiologist.
Rachael and Erik are devoted to their friends. “They’re a strong part of who we are,” Erik says. Indeed, their friends not only helped bring them together, but also helped them plan a wedding — in just two months.