From Alyssa:

Our love story began when Michael and I met online through Facebook dating. We lived over an hour apart, so if it wasn’t for online dating our paths would never have crossed. His hometown is Unionville, Missouri, and I had never been there prior to meeting him.

We messaged back and forth for quite a while before meeting, trying to learn every detail about each other. About a month after talking, we finally decided it was time to meet. On our first date we met and cooked lunch together and talked for hours. Our connection just grew that much stronger. After the first meeting we were inseparable. I knew he was the one for me. He made me feel so loved. We met in early January 2022. About a month after meeting Michael told me he loved me for the first time. We joke about it now, but I didn’t say it back. My response was “That’s good!” To me love is forever, I wanted to truly mean it before I said it back. Although, it only took me two weeks to say it back to him!

His family was so welcoming and loving they already saw me as part of their family. I started to attend the First Baptist Church in Unionville, Missouri with him. This is the church Michael has attended since he was a child with his family. I am so grateful and blessed that we can grow our faith in God together.

On August 13th, 2022, Michael planned a day date and took me to Canton, Missouri. We ate at Big O’s Eats and Treats restaurant and then he took me to the observation tower that has a beautiful overlook to see the Mississippi river. While I was sitting on the bench, he then got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Of course, I said “Yes!” He knew the observation tower had a special place in my heart. My grandparents live close by, and that exact spot is where they go on their dates together. Grandpa takes grandma to get milkshakes and then they go to the observation tower to enjoy their drinks and the beautiful view together.

On May 27th, 2023 we had the most perfect wedding day! They always say something is bound to go wrong on your wedding day, but looking back everything went as planned. We spent the following week after our wedding in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon, in which we had a wonderful time. God is so good and we are truly blessed to have found love in each other. We are expecting baby Robbins in February 2024! We can’t wait for our next step in life to fill the shoes of mommy and daddy to our little one!

Local Vendors

Ceremony: Knox County Knights of Columbus Hall

Reception: Knox County Community Center

Photography: Que Misso-Photography

Rentals: LE’S Rentals

Hair: Dazzled

Makeup: Makeup by Marylyn

Cake and Desserts: BER’S Cakes