kristen + tim and words to live by....

What a day!

Kristen & Tim were married in Kirksville, Missouri, on the most perfect of summer days (even though her Rhode Island family expressed a wee bit of disbelief that sunny, humid & 82 degrees is for us, Missouri Midwesterners, well pretty much perfect.)

Kristen had a wedding mantra that her parents, her preacher, her wedding party, even her hair stylist knew:
"fun, not stress"
and with focus, determination, grace & beauty she lived it each minute of the weekend.

From Friday evening
at the church,
to the rehearsal dinner,
to the Too Talls Two (the Inferno) fun that followed,
Kristen radiated happiness & calm.

And Saturday...

more of the sensational, savor!-each-moment same:

I have a big soft spot in my heart for Kirskville and for Truman State.
With the notable exception of SilverBox Photographer Kim Wade, it seems I met all my best friends while there ~ even Paul. [We were in the same "class small group" in Dr. Young's impressive & inspiring Public Administration Class -- so inspiring that it ultimately became Paul's graduate work field.]

Avery was born in Kirksville.

Ronzas might just be my favorite food!


the first-ever SilverBox billboard (a steaming slice of Il Spazio pizza) now stands over Highway 63. (Fun fact, though really nothing to do with Tim + Kristen...but shoot, forgot to take a picture ...oh well, another reason to pop back into town. )

AND, this man,
Dr. Michael McManis, pictured below as father-of-bride, helped Paul find his first "real" out-of-grad-school job. We are big, big fans of the McManis family! Wonderful, wonderful people. What an honor to have had the opportunity to document Tim + Kristen's wedding.

Above: Kristen's mom, Marcia, between her East Coast sisters.
Pictured below: perfect day draws to close with perfect sky....
a day filled with good friends, family and "Stress, Not Fun" .... it just doesn't get much better than this. Click here for Tim + Kristen's wedding slideshow to see what I mean.

Welcome home, Kristen & Tim. Hope your honeymoon was as fabulous & fun-filled as your wedding!!
love, amy