Bride & Groom

Laramie & Bobby • Willows Bend • Carbondale, KS


Laramie and Bobby tied the knot on 06.20.20, at Willows Bend in Carbondale, KS. They were able to celebrate with all their friends and family in attendance, making for a day filled with so much love. Complete Weddings + Events photographer, Tony, captured the summer day!

The Venue: Willows Bend

Willows Bend is located in Carbondale KS, just 15 minutes south of Topeka, KS. With it’s a unique, rustic yet elegant design, this venue has become very popular among couples. It sits on the gorgeous Carbondale lake that makes for the perfect backdrop to their outdoor ceremony location. When you walk inside your eyes are drawn to the tall ceilings and exposed wood beams as well as the gorgeous view of the lake that is often the backdrop to the head table. The bridal suite, built in bar, and new lighting system is also a huge hit with couples.

Wedding Attire

Laramie wore a beautiful, strapless, A-Line gown with simple touches of beading throughout. She purchased her dress from Love Bridal Boutique in Jacksonville, FL. The Bridesmaids all wore short black dresses while the men wore black suits with a red pocket square and bow tie from Men’s Wearhouse.

The Ceremony

As guests arrived they filled out bucket list cards for the couple to enjoy throughout marriage. They then took their seats outside overlooking the lake and the beautiful gazebo ceremony location. Laramie processed down the aisle to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran with her dad by her side, and her groom in tears after seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress. Reactions like those are what make for the best photos that they will look back on for the rest of their life. Laramie & Bobby shared an intimate moment with each other during their ceremony and lit a unity candle together. The couple processed out to “Lost In This Moment With You” by Big & Rich.

The Reception

The wedding party was introduced to the reception to “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO. As the couple was announced into the reception (“God Gave Me You”-Blake Shelton) as the new Mr & Mrs, they got to partake in a special tradition at Willows Bend and rang the wedding bell signally a new marriage. Once they made their way down the staircase they headed over to their beautiful three tiered red and white cake made by HyVee and Laramie got away with smashing it into Bobby’s face. The couple and their guests then enjoyed tasty BBQ catered by Hog Wild. After dinner, they shared their dedication dances with each other. First Dance song was “With You I Am” by Cody Johnson, Father/Daugher song was “Just Fishing” by Trace Adkins, and mother/son song was a mashup of Disney’s “Under the Sea” and “Mom” by Garth Brooks. The couple and their guests continued to dance the night away on the dance floor as well as got quite the show from Bobby during the garter toss.


Congratulations Laramie & Bobby!

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Photographer: Tony Ridder

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