• Lakefront summer wedding in Stilwell, Kansas
  • Red lipstick and black eyeliner for a glam bridal makeup look
  • The bride's little nephew sneaks in for a peek of her pre-wedding
  • Relaxed, curly bridal hairstyle with layers
  • Antonio Melani nude, beaded bridal heels, available at Dillard's
  • Bridal bouquet with white roses and peonies, and green mums
  • Astor and Black suit with green tie and pocketsquare for groom
  • Black bow tie for ring bearer in an outdoor wedding ceremony
  • Ruched flower girl dress from Nordstrom, green headband
  • Bride in Emily Hart Bridal strapless, A-line wedding dress
  • Emily Hart Bridal chapel-length wedding veil
  • Romantic post-wedding ceremony photo in Stilwell, Kansas
  • White peony and rose wedding centerpiece with crystal monogram
  • Classic white wedding cake with diamond pattern and pearls
  • First dance in a wedding-reception tent with white lanterns

A Lakefront Summer Wedding in Stilwell, Kansas

A pair of college sweethearts exchange "I dos" at a private residence with a stunning view.

Love bloomed between Leah and Chris during a college Bible study, but when the couple moved to different cities after graduation, they were forced to date long-distance. "It was hard," Leah recalls, until Chris proposed on a weekend visit as the couple dined at the Crown Center Plaza. "I was so excited I shrieked 'yes' before he could get the whole question out. Apparently he had a whole quote rehearsed. Whoops!"

Just three months later, the couple—a marketing coordinator and an NFL player, respectively—wed in a backyard celebration, taking advantage of Stilwell, Kansas' picture-perfect July weather. Photo: Sharayamauck Photography