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June 1, 2024 Issue 💍

Rachel’s Reads – June 2024

It’s often been said that literature helps us find the words for that which we already know. That is especially true when it comes to love. To me, it feels only natural to incorporate the words of brilliant authors into one of the readings at a wedding ceremony. Finding a lovely quote from a book […]

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Congratulations, Frances & Vance!

Frances Marie Wooldridge and Vance Simon Wentz exchanged vows on December 31st at The Kansas City Country Club, creating an always-memorable New Year’s Eve anniversary celebration! Frances is the daughter of Jane and Chris Wooldridge of Overland Park, Kansas, and Vance is the son of Jenny and David Wentz of Leawood, Kansas. The groom’s parents […]

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Tech Savvy And Tying The Knot

Love in the digital age knows no bounds, and neither do the ways we celebrate it. This year, Kansas City offers new ways for couples to show their devotion and document their unique love stories. In 2024, planning a proposal no longer requires going it alone, and the term, “wedding content creator,” has evolved.  Riley […]

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It’s All About The Hair

In terms of miles, there are 6,826 of them between Stilwell, Kansas, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Ezoza Khashimova travels those miles quite often – as do her husband, children, parents, and in-laws. She is originally from Tashkent, and her sisters, brother, parents, and in-laws still live there. She moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to […]

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Congratulations, Sara & Ben!

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore Benson of Leawood, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ellen Benson, to Benjamin Arthur Wickey, the son of Tracy Anne Whelpley of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Michael Wickey of Leawood, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. William Blaine Kircher […]

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Congratulations, Erin & James!

Erin Leigh Patterson and James Davis Parkerson met at the altar to exchange vows on September 23rd at The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Tracy and Captain Michael Patterson, United States Navy, Retired, of Raleigh, North Carolina. James is the son of Carolyn and Bill Parkerson […]

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Micro Weddings: The Evolution Of The Modern Wedding

When you think of a wedding, what comes to mind? Is it a large formal affair with hundreds of people in attendance? Or, is it an intimate scenario in a backyard with only your nearest and dearest with you? According to the co-owners of Kansas City’s Cakewalk Events, Amy Rizzo and Kristen Bushmoyer, most people’s […]

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Documenting Weddings with Bailey Pianalto

Capturing, saving, and presenting the images of a wedding celebration is a process that requires a lot more thought and effort than just throwing a few photos in a scrapbook and calling it a day (although back in the day, that’s what we did!). Today’s couples want to preserve the feeling, the journey, the people, […]

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Congratulations, Stephanie & Eric!

Stephanie Grace Nesslein and Eric McLean Wingbermuehle were united in matrimony on June 17th at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis, Missouri. The bride is the daughter of Drs. Susan and Gary Nesslein of Prairie Village, Kansas. Stephanie is the granddaughter of the late Helen and Dr. S. George Laing and the late […]

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