Today, we are delighted to share with you the wedding story of my dear cousin, Madisen and her groom, Riley! Madisen is the youngest cousin on my dad’s side of the family – and it has been a joy to watch her grow into a kind, intelligent woman over the years. When we met Riley almost two years ago, we liked him instantly! They clicked with each other and he clicked with the family. We could tell that he was a keeper and loved seeing the two of them together! But let me back up a little bit… ;)
Riley + Madisen spent most of their formative years growing up on different continents. Her family was in Europe, his family was in Africa. Their paths crossed at a summer conference in the United States when they were both finishing high school. Almost instantly, they connected with each other, became fast friends, and wanted to stay in touch. They had only known each other for a week, but even their parents + siblings could see that there was something unique between the two of them! It wasn’t long before they were officially dating (albeit long distance!). As they got to know each other, that initial spark grew into a deep love, and it was clear that they were meant for each other. Fast forward a few years from dating to moving to the same city, to engagement… this summer, they finally became husband + wife!
Their wedding day was brimming with sweet emotion – laughter + happy tears filled their interactions. The celebration felt intentional + joyful and their guests were sincerely excited to celebrate with them. The entire event was held at Stonegate Glass Chapel near Branson, Missouri! The day was sunny + warm and this chapel in the woods was the perfect place for Riley + Madisen to start their marriage journey. (BONUS… it was a GORGEOUS space! :))
Riley + Madisen – we are thrilled for the two of you and loved every second of your wedding day. Thank-you for inviting us and thank-you for sharing your love. We wish you nothing but goodness on this marriage adventure! <3
Riley + Madisen asked both of their fathers and Riley’s grandfather to lead the ceremony. What a beautiful legacy!