This past weekend, Thumper Entertainment hosted the fifth annual Boone County National Bank Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri. Besides featuring 30+ music artists, over 2 days, on 3 different stages throughout downtown Columbia, this year they added a wedding to the mix.
Marilyn & Casey are longtime blues enthusiasts who began dating 06/07/08. Over the course of their relationship the couple made many trips down from their home in Iowa to attend the Roots N Blues Festival. A few months before attending last year’s festival Casey proposed to Marilyn and the two planned to have a wedding in Hawaii. Driving home from Columbia last year, after enjoying a wonderful blues-filled weekend at RNB 2010, Casey jokingly said to Marilyn, “We should just get married at the festival.”.
Maybe it wasn’t such a crazy idea after all?
The couple contacted festival producers to ask if holding a small wedding during RNB 2011 was even a possibility and before they knew it a plan was in motion to hold ‘Love: Roots N Blues Style’. Wedding vendors throughout mid-Missouri came together to provide services to make Marilyn & Casey’s special day even bigger then they had ever dreamed.
As for my part I photographed the events leading up to the wedding; the planning, meeting with vendors etc…in addition to photographing what I know best, the wedding day. And without further ado here are some of my favorite images that tell the story of Marilyn & Casey’s Roots N Blues style wedding.
One my favorite details….Marilyn & Casey started dating on 06/07/08 and were wed on 09/10/11 Head Frocks provided by Amy Susan. http://www.headfrock.com/Marilyn admiring her hairdo at Kelani Salon & Spa http://www.kelanisalonandspa.com/Oh yes, that Head Frock will look just Perfect!Marilyn’s granddaughter, Lily, (the flower girl) is pretty pleased with her hairdo & Head Frock as well.Marilyn and her daughter, Amy, getting their make-up done by Kelani’s specialists.Wedding Bands from Buchroeders. http://www.buchroeders.com/And the lovely wedding bands sitting atop Marilyn’s bouquet, provided by My Secret Garden. www.secretgardenmo.comRuth LaHue, owner of My Secret Garden, shows Marilyn how to properly hold her bouquet.Marilyn & her mother Mary admiring the wrist corsage from My Secret Garden.Ruth, of My Secret Garden, presents Lily with her flower girl basket.Marilyn helping Casey get ready.Ruth presents Casey with his flower lei, sent from Hawaii to Columbia, MO just for this occasion. So cool!Marilyn & Merrill.Marilyn & her granddaughter getting ready in rooms provided by the Courtyard Marriott-Columbia, MO. http://www.marriott.com/Marilyn’s grandson, Bo.Lily is such a cutie. All dressed up and ready to go with her basket.Marilyn & her daughter Amy.They love to laugh.Marilyn & Casey with Marilyn’s kids, son-in-law & grand-kids.In about 30 min. they’ll be up on the Flatbranch stage getting married.
Marilyn’s mother, Mary, with her longtime companion, Merrill, share a sweet moment.
Edith Hall with the FABULOUS guitar-themed cake she provided for the wedding. Notice the veil & bow tie on the guitars? http://cakeswiththepersonaltouchbyedithhall.blogspot.com/Amy Susan, who provided the ladies with their Head Frocks, helps Marilyn adjust hers in the limo before the big event begins.Amy S. customizes her Head Frocks to coordinate perfectly with your colors and add that special little something to your wedding day look.Harmonica players provide tunes while the ushers seat the guests.A family friend, Quay Schaus, plays while the wedding party and Marilyn walk down the aisle.Marilyn’s son, David, walks her down the aisle to the Flatbranch stage. Marilyn’s friends hoot & holler for her the whole walk down the aisle.A view of the wedding party and minister Justin Garrett of The Crossing on the Flatbranch stage, Saturday night at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.
Justin Garrett did a wonderful job officiating. The ceremony was very sweet and meaningful. The kiss! Check out Marilyn’s grandson, Bo, cheering with his ring bearer pillow.JUST MARRIED!!!And now for a slice of that awesome guitar cake.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Casey Cannon!
Your wedding was one for the record books and I’m very happy I was able to capture all the memories along the way.
Thanks to all who participated and contributed their time & talents to give Marilyn & Casey such a unique and memorable wedding day:
Buchroeder’s Jewelers :: http://www.buchroeders.com/
Amy Susan, Head Frocks :: http://www.headfrock.com/
Courtyard by Marriott :: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/coucy-courtyard-columbia/
My Secret Garden :: http://www.secretgardenmo.com
Thumper Entertainment :: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THUMPER-ENTERTAINMENT/44079244298
Cakes with the Personal Touch by Edith Hall :: http://cakeswiththepersonaltouchbyedithhall.blogspot.com/
Kelani Salon & Spa :: http://www.kelanisalonandspa.com/
(If I’m missing any vendors please leave a comment and I will add them to the post.)