Laurel Jacobson and Gary Miller were married May 11, 2019, at the Paola Park Square gazebo with Nancy Proffitt officiating.
The bride is the daughter of the late Eugene and Grace Arbogast of Paola.
The groom is the son of the late Harold and Jo Miller of Paola.
The bride was escorted by her son, Stephen Jacobson Jr.
Man of honor was Jacob Miller, grandson of the bride.
Best man was Griffin Ollig, grandson of the groom.
Avery Ollig, granddaughter of groom, passed out programs and pulled Harrison Enslinger and Eva Enslinger, grandchildren of the groom, down the aisle in a decorated wagon.
Music was provided by DJ Michael Moyer. Processional was “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel; Recessional was “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
A reception followed at Town Square Event Center.
The bride’s gown was a relaxed trumpet style of matte dove satin in ivory with a Bardot neckline and low dipped back and finishes with fabric covered buttons running the length of the back and cathedral length train. Curved seaming on the bodice added shape and subtle detail. The veil was cathedral length trimmed in tiny crystal and pearls with a light scatter of tiny pearls throughout.
The bride wore her mother’s sapphire ring, borrowed from her daughter for her “something borrowed, something blue” and also had an English sixpence in her shoe.
The bride’s bouquet was a mix of varied shades of lilacs, white stock, white scabiosa and eucalyptus. Her grandmother’s handkerchief was wrapped around the handle, as her “something old.”
The shades of purple the bride and groom chose were in memory of the groom’s mother, Jo. Purple was her favorite color.
The couple have known each other since kindergarten.
The couple are planning a wedding trip.
The bride is a 1969 graduate of Paola High School and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1993. She is retired.
The groom is a 1969 graduate of Paola High School and attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College. He is a retired tile installer.
The couple live in Chesterfield, Mo.