Photos: Under Grace, St. Louis, MO | Event Planning: Creative Environments, University City, MO
Shannon & Tom in St. Louis, MO
Shannon and Tom first met, appropriately enough, because of a wedding -- she was a bridesmaid and he was a groomsman. The two kept up a long-distance relationship after the wedding weekend ended. Once Tom finally made the move from Chicago to St. Louis, Shannon says they both knew it was meant to be.
The Bride Shannon McElvenney, 27, registered nurse
The Groom Thomas (Tom) Fendya, 28, senior consultant
The Date October 13
Four months later, Tom asked Shannon to marry him, and the two soon began planning an autumn wedding. With friends and family coming in from all over the Midwest, the couple's old and new hometown made for the perfect meeting place.
- Kate Wood