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The Details BRIDAL GOWN

Victoria’s Bridal, Jefferson City

BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS

Victoria’s Bridal, Jefferson City

TUXEDOS

Savvi Formalwear

HAIRSTYLING Studio 311

PHOTOGRAPHY

Love Tree Studios

VIDEOGRAPHY

Critchfield Productions

FLORIST

Tiger Garden

DJ

Safari Sound

PIANIST

Michael Butterworth

CAKE

Edith Hall Cakes

RINGS

L.C. Betz Jewelers

REGISTRY

Bed, Bath & Beyond; Sears; Target

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mother’s mantilla veil and a necklace, bracelet and earrings borrowed from her mother-inlaw. In her bouquet, she carried many of her late grandmother’s jewelry pieces. The soft coral and white shades in her bouquet were reminiscent of colors in her parents’ wedding. The bridesmaids wore floorlength satin gold gowns in various styles. They accessorized with coral earrings and necklaces — gifts from the bride — and their bouquets featured rich jewel tones of purple and blue, and peacock feathers. Corey and his groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos with white shirts. Corey’s alone had satin detailing, and he wore a gold bow tie; the groomsmen

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wore long gold ties. For their boutonnieres, all wore blue and purple orchids with a peacock feather. The beautiful Christopher Wren-designed church where Corey and Heather said their vows asked for little decoration. Gold pew bows were the only added embellishment. Corey and Heather’s former youth pastor, the Rev. Michael Escamilla, traveled back to Missouri to officiate. He spoke on how Corey and Heather’s love had grown and read Scripture. Then Corey and Heather exchanged private vows. “This was everyone’s favorite part,” Heather says. “We stepped to the back of the stage and,

facing away from everyone else, quietly read the words we wrote for each other. My sister, Rachel Slansky, sang ‘It Feels Like Home to Me’ during this, and many tears were shed from us and across the room.” Corey and Heather also took Communion from a family Communion set she had made. They read public nontraditional vows they had written together, exchanged rings and enjoyed their first kiss as a married couple. As the minister pronounced them husband and wife, guests celebrated by ringing small jingle bells. The reception took place in Mueller Leadership Hall, also on the Westminster campus. “It truly wowed the guests,”

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