Surprise beach proposal and hometown barn wedding was perfect for this missouri couple

From the rustic venue to the sweet story of love at first sight, we loved working with our recent couple Jake and Catie at The Barn at Lone Eagle Landing. We asked them a few questions after the big day, here is what they had to say:

Q: Tell us the story of how you fell in love?
A: WELL…. Catie came to Missouri to visit her sister who had moved here with her now Husband. The first night, her sister and brother in law invited Jake & Kyle over (they were actually intending for Catie & Kyle to hit it off)- However, Catie’s eyes were only on Jake. Kyle and Jake got a firecall and sped off in Jake’s truck. Catie’s brother in law was a police officer in that town at the time, so Catie hopped in and rode to the car accident scene. Once on the scene, Catie stayed in the police car. While sitting in the car some good looking fireman came walking up to the fire truck parked right behind where Catie was. Jake and Catie’s eyes latched- Jake had the most flattering smirk upon his face- it was like time stood still- and that is where love at first site began…. The rest is all history…..

Q:  How did Jake Propose?
A:  We were in Florida for Catie’s youngest brothers high school graduation- We planned a “photo shoot” with her sister and brother and nephew, etc. to trick Catie- Upon arrival to the beach (where Catie has gone her entire life to lay out, at the end of her grandparents street) no one was around and Jake got down on his knee with a shell made heart by Catie brother- her sister and brother were hiding in the bushes taking pictures of it

Q: Where was the dress purchased from?
A: It was an Essense of Australia dress from The Bridal Shoppe in Festus.

Q: Grooms Suit?
A: Men’s Wearhouse.

Q: What were your centerpieces like?
A: We had a rustic theme, centerpieces sat on top of wood pieces. Each had a hand painted mason jar with flowers inside, a table number in a gold frame, spray painted tea light candle and a small glass mason jar with a tea light candle inside.

Q: Who made the cake and catered?
A: Jennifer Francis made the cake and it was tiered with three different flavors; carrot cake, white chocolate with raspberry mousse, and marble with salted caramel filling. Our caterer was Bowtie Catering- tasted them at a prior wedding and everyone remembers the food!

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