Their Dream Wedding at KOA

January 18, 2016


Story by Amanda Burch 
Instagram: @amandajburch  and @mikegburch

We knew we wanted our families’ stories to play a major part of the day and I’m a big on symbolism, so everything had meaning.

  • Our invites were the ASL sign for “I love you,” something we always sign to each other in my family.
  • We picked the (St. Louis West/ Historic Route 66 KOA) campground because it’s where my brother and I grew up spending a lot of our time and it was our late grandfather’s pride and joy.
  • I always knew I wanted to wear my mom’s dress, so I never even shopped for another. Luckily, it fit perfectly with almost no alterations, just some mending to the lace sleeves.
  • Mike and I were both given lucky buckeyes by our grandparents when we were younger, so we knew we had to incorporate that. He was holding onto this the entire day.
  • The penny in my shoe and the baby bonnet I tied around my bouquet were both from my great-grandmother, as gifts to my parents when I was born.

Photo Gallery from Mike and Amanda’s Special Day:


•    Blog: Green Wedding Shoes

Photo Credit:
•    Photographer: Jenn Emerling, Studio manager / lead photographer
•    Instagram: @jemerlingweddings 
•    Facebook: Jenn Emerling
•    Twitter: @jemerling
•    Website:

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