Photos: Turner Creative Photography, Marshfield, MO
Maggie & Zac in Galena, IL
Maggie and Zac met at a local summer festival, officially Firecracker Festival 2002, when they were both 16. Maggie saw Zac trying to sneak into the beer tent and says his rebelliousness hooked her. They became a couple after an amusement park date two months later and have been together ever since. Three years into their relationship, Zac proposed.
The Bride Maggie Rhynes, 24, a university housing associate
The Groom Zac Medema, 24, a speech language pathologist
The Date October 17
Maggie had just taken an interest in photography and Zac told her she had to go to his parents’ house to shoot some lilies that had bloomed. She got to work snapping photos and when she pulled away from her camera, Zac was down on one knee.
- Jaimie Dalessio