Matthew H. & Randyn M. 
Wedding Date: October 7, 2017


Why did you decide to get married at the Water's Edge?

We had toured a few places, but instantly fell in love with the rustic appearance and lodge feel at the Water's Edge. It is perfect for our aesthetic. 

Relationship History:


We met in Boston, Massachusetts. Matthew was serving in AmeriCorps and Randyn had just finished his Masters degree. After living in the Northeast for some time, we decided to move to Southeast Missouri (Matthew's Home) to begin to build a life together. We will have been in a relationship for six years when our wedding date will roll around. ​

Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience: 

So far we have had nothing but a wonderful experience. We have been blessed with family and friends who have helped, guided, and embraced this process with us.



Jodi W. & Logan W. 
Wedding Date: September 23, 2017


Why did you decide to get married at the Water's Edge?

We loved the scenery and how everything was all in one place. It feels like we're having a destination wedding but in town for all our friends and family to join!

Relationship History:


We were good friends all through high school and ran into each other 5 years later and decided to hang out. It all started from there and did not take us long to decide we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together!

Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience:


We haven't done much planning just yet, but our best wedding planning experience thus far would be designing our "Game of Thrones" themed grooms cake. Our worst experience would be not necessarily a bad experience, but wedding planning is definitely a lot harder than it looks Haha.

Chelsea B. & Elly M. 
Wedding Date: November 25, 2017


Why did you choose the Water's Edge for your wedding?

We wanted an outdoor wedding and preferably close to home. We knew we loved the Water's Edge just by looking at the website. When we went to visit we were hooked. Love the idea of having a cabin to stay at before and after the wedding. And the lakes make a beautiful background.

Relationship History:

We have been friends since 9th grade. I told Elly I had a crush on her right after graduating high school. Ten years later we finally started dating. We grew closer and closer and 5 years later Elly gave me my engagement ring on my 30th birthday in New Orleans.​

Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience:


Other than having our original date already booked we have had a pretty smooth planning experience so far!

Catch up with our brides as they share their stories and why they chose the Water's Edge for their wedding. They also share some of their best and worst wedding planning experiences. 

Our Couples' Stories 


Britney R. & Dylan D.     
Wedding Date: September 22, 2018


Why did you decide to get married at the Water's Edge?

We loved the venue immediately. We had looked at a couple other places that were not a fit for us due to owners being rude, acting like they could care less about potential customers and a huge day in our life. Not at The Water's Edge!! She made us feel so welcome and has been SO awesome with everything with us. We couldn't be more thankful for a beautiful place and a smooth experience. ​

Relationship History:


After spending most of our lives with many mutual friends and seeing each other from across the room at parties, games, etc.. We decided to start talking and hanging out, not knowing we would be here nearly 3 years later, as parents of an amazing little boy and planning our forever. We are somewhere in between best friends and the same person.​

Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience:


Best would be deciding on our venue and colors. Worst would be having to wait to do and buy things because we are so excited!

​​​Miracle D. & Brandon R.   
Wedding Date: March 17, 2018


Why did you choose the Water's Edge for your wedding?

We decided to pick the Water’s Edge because there's such beautiful scenery from the cabin to the lake. As a soon-to-be bride, I also feel like it is less stressful than some of the other places we considered. We will have plenty of time to set up the wedding and also to celebrate our big day with our family and friends. 

Relationship History:

Brandon and I met at McDonald’s. We started off as friends, on and off between 2012-2013. We ended up taking our friendship to the next level and started dating in 2014. We have been best friends since day one, never left each other's side. Today, we have a one-year-old son that is such a blessing to both of us. We are getting closer and closer to the day we both say "I DO" and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with my crazy, lovable best friend. Thank you Brandon for always being there for me and our son, Benjamin, no matter what. 

Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience:


Best: Finding my dress + the bridesmaids' dresses. Having a wedding planner. 

Worst: Having a fear that everything isn’t going to be ready since our life is so busy, but no matter how the wedding and set up goes, I am lucky to marry the love of my life.  

Christopher O. & Alexandria W. 
Wedding Date: September 9, 2017


Why did you decide to get married at the Water's Edge?

We chose The Waters Edge because we wanted to have our wedding close to our family. We also really love that there are many options for both the ceremony and the reception. We also liked that there are options in case of bad weather.​

Relationship History:


We met when Lexi was in junior high and Chris was in high school. Since then we have moved a few times and now live in St Louis. We also have 3 dogs and a cat together who we consider our children. Now we are about to celebrate our 10th year together!

Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience: 

We haven't done a lot of planning yet, just the venue and the photographer so far, but we both hope we won't have too many bad experiences!

McKala H. & Joseph W.  
Wedding Date: October 20, 2018


Why did you decide to get married at the Water's Edge?

We built a house in Gordonville and during the process I would always past the Water’s Edge and constantly tell Joseph, “One day I will get married there." I love the lights, the outdoors, and all the lakes! Its my dream spot.. and now its a dream come true.  💛

Relationship History:


Joseph and I met in high school. We were always friends. A year or so after we both graduated and were starting our lives we started hanging out again and then we never stopped. He became the best friend I always wanted. So now, here we are, 3 years later with a beautiful little girl. And lastly, getting to spend the rest of our lives with our best friends.​


Best and Worst Wedding Planning Experience: 

Best was getting my dress and taking our engagement pictures. Worst is trying to find bridesmaids dresses to satisfy all bridesmaids.