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P h oto g rapher - La w ren ce A gyei

ADRIAN + MORGAN

A f t e r A d r i a n Wa l k e r p r o p o s e d t o M o r g a n H i c k m a n o n C h r i s t m a s E v e 2 0 1 5, t h e c o u p l e v i s i t e d I m o ’s i n S t . L o u i s a n d o r d e r e d a d e l u x e p i z z a . T h e Wa l k e r s c u r r e n t l y l i v e i n O a k l a n d , C a l i f o r n i a , but never hesitate to call St. Louis home, often supporting local talent, promoting the unique o f f e r i n g s t h e c i t y h a s t o o f f e r, a n d i n d u l g i n g i n t h e c i t y a s m u c h a s p o s s i b l e w h e n h o m e . P r i o r to and during the engagement they balanced a long-distance relationship for a little over a y e a r. F i r s t A d r i a n m o v e d t o C o l o r a d o S p r i n g s f o r a n e w j o b w h i l e M o r g a n l i v e d i n S t . L o u i s , C o l o r a d o a n d t h e n N e w O r l e a n s . “ I t w a s r o u g h ,” t h e y s a i d o f t h e d i s t a n c e . “ We c o m m i t t e d t o n e v e r g o i n g l o n g e r t h a n a m o n t h w i t h o u t s e e i n g e a c h o t h e r.” A d r i a n e v e n t u a l l y m o v e d t o Oakland, and by summer 2016 Morgan had relocated there as well, where they began preparing for their October wedding.

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Collaboration, creativity and humor are at the

All the debates about what this should and

c o r e o f t h e c o u p l e ’s f i v e - y e a r r e l a t i o n s h i p :

shouldn’t be were worth it. I love you and

they share a love of food, music, fashion

look forward to all the other things that will

a n d a r t . T h e Wa l k e r s a l s o e n j o y c r e a t i n g

m o s t d e f i n i t e l y b e w o r t h i t .”

memorable experiences for themselves and o t h e r s, f r o m p l a n n i n g g r o u p t r i p s t o a t t e n d i n g

The couple wed during an intimate ceremony

m u s i c f e s t i v a l s a n d c r a f t i n g c r e a t i v e p r o j e c t s.

on Oct. 15, 2016 in St. Louis at the .ZACK

Last fall they collaborated on their first art

i n G r a n d C e n t e r, f o l l o w e d b y a r e c e p t i o n .

installation in Oakland, titling their project,

After pictures, the couple quickly changed

“ T h e L i v i n g R o o m .” M o r g a n c o m m e m o r a t e d

into their sneakers, mingled with guests

the experience with a celebratory Instagram

and danced to their favorite tunes by DJ

p h o t o o f t h e c o u p l e , w i t h t h e c a p t i o n : “ I t ’s a

N i c o, w i t h a p l a y l i s t t h a t w a s s u c h a h i t t h e y

really great feeling to see two visions come

e m a i l e d i t t o g u e s t s a w e e k l a t e r. T h e n e x t

together in ways you didn’t expect. All the

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fussing and eye-rolling was so worth it. All

deserved vacation and honeymoon.

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P h oto g rapher - Ki n sey Mhi re

HERE & NOW: A K A N S A S C I T Y C O U P L E S AY S Y E S T O T H E M O M E N T

CHRI STINA + KU RT T i m i n g w a s t h e k e y, o r a t l e a s t i t w a s f o r

a s k i n g C h r i s t i n a i f s h e ’d l i k e t o s p e n d t h e

C h r i s t i n a a n d Ku r t B a k e r. T h e c o u p l e k n e w

r e s t o f t h e i r l i v e s t o g e t h e r. S h e d i d .

e a c h o t h e r f o r t h r e e y e a r s, a n d w h i l e t h e i r f r i e n d s h i p g r e w, r o m a n c e d i d n o t . At l e a s t

The sun rose that summer morning, and the

i t d i d n ’ t u n t i l C h r i s t i n a l e t Ku r t k n o w t h a t

pair made a day of it. After their first look

“ N o w a y ” h a d t r a n s f o r m e d i n t o a “ Ye s.” T h a t

a t L o o s e Pa r k , t h e y w e r e i n s e p a r a b l e , g o i n g

was all the encouragement he needed. Six

t o a l l o f t h e c i t y ’s g e m s f o r p h o t o s . T h e n t h e

m o n t h s l a t e r, Ku r t h a d a n e n g a g e m e n t r i n g

c o u p l e h e a d e d t o K a n s a s C i t y ’s a r t d i s t r i c t ,

in his pocket, waiting for the right moment.

t h e C r o s s r o a d s , t o t h e q u i r k y- q u a i n t C e l l a r

A s i t h a p p e n e d , t h e c o u p l e ’s n o r m a l d i n n e r

222. With a friend presiding as officiant,

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heartfelt personal vows and close family

C i t y— f e l t r i g h t : p r i v a t e , q u i e t , i n f o r m a l .

around them, they tied the knot, forever

Ku r t s l i d t h e r i n g a c r o s s t h e t a b l e c l o t h ,

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HADL EY + JACOB W h a t b e g a n a s a c a s u a l f i s h i n g t r i p e n d e d u p b e c o m i n g m u c h m o r e f o r Ja c o b B a k e r a n d H a d l e y D a v i s B a k e r. Ja c o b i n v i t e d a f e w f r i e n d s t o h i s p a r e n t s ’ h o m e a n d i n c l u d e d H a d l e y, t h i n k i n g l i t t l e o f i t . B y t h e e n d o f t h e n i g h t , t h e y w e r e h o l d i n g h a n d s u n d e r t h e s t a r s. N e i t h e r had been seeking out romance, but they recognized that it was there, and it was special. The B a k e r s h a v e a d o u b l e l o v e s t o r y : Ja c o b h a d n o d e s i r e t o l i v e i n S t . L o u i s , b u t i t w a s w h e r e H a d l e y f o u n d a c a r e e r. H e h a d p r e v i o u s l y p l e d g e d t o m o v e w h e r e v e r s h e f o u n d w o r k , a n d w a s t r u e t o h i s w o r d . O n c e t h e r e , t h e y b o t h f e l l f o r t h e c i t y, t o g e t h e r. A f t e r t h e i r e n g a g e m e n t , Ja c o b, n o w S t . L o u i s - s m i t t e n , f o u n d a n d s e c u r e d l o c a l v e n d o r s t h a t h e a n d H a d l e y l o v e d , f a v o r i n g t h o s e o n C h e r o k e e S t r e e t . T h e r e s u l t ? T r a d i t i o n s f e l l a w a y, a n d w h a t r e m a i n e d w a s t r u e t o t h e m a n d t h e i r c i t y.

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H EARTS ON FI R E For walking dow n t he aisle or a memorable f irst da nc e , t hese soulf ul , passionate love songs will e x press t he dept hs of your love .

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