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Sam & Trey

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Where do I even begin with Sam and Trey?! When I first met these cuties, it was actually at Sam's mother's wedding believe it or not! As soon as I saw Sam and Trey years ago, while they were still dating, I knew they were destined to be married! May or may not have sprinkled some good juju in the air to make sure it happened!

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider:

"Delegate all the little things so you can fully enjoy every minute!"-Samantha

I couldn't agree more! Making sure those little details are given to someone else to handle is very scary, but it will be one less stress on your plate! Let those reins go!!!

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

HE SAID:: "The Trolley photos."-Trey

Ever wonder how many people you can actually squeeze into a trolley....the answer is A LOT!! Sam and Trey's bridal party were down for any adventure we threw their way, and we couldn't be more grateful for it!

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

SHE SAID:: "Our first not look."-Samantha

We always wonder how our couples will emotionally react to doing first "not" looks, because it could either release all that build up of stress, or only make you more anxious!! 9 out of 10 times we see the couples finally breathe for the first time in that moment! Sam and Trey did just that! All those nerves subdued, and they couldn't keep those smiles off their faces.

How did you two meet?

"We met working as camp counselors at Cub Creek Science Camp in Rolla, MO!"-Samantha

This day was many...MANY years in the making!! Not only was this a celebration for Sam and Trey, but also for the families as well! The love that Sam and Trey have for each other seems like a scene right out of a Hallmark movie!! The kind that all the little girls dream about having one day.

Tell us about THE dress!

"The dress was Althea by Maggie Sottero. I found the stunning lace dress at Bridal Suite!"-Samantha

We were in awe of Sam's dress!! Every little detail, and the way it fit Sam was absolute perfection!

Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?: I Guess I’m In Love by Clinton Kane

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT SONG?: "The first time I heard it, it brought me to tears. I knew it would be perfect for us!"-Samantha

If you couldn't already tell...Trey and Sam were lost in their moment! This is that moment they will remember twenty years from now, because there was not a single soul in that venue but Sam and Trey!

Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"She was breath taking! Everything and more than I could have ever imagined. I lost it from the moment I first saw her start to walk down the aisle."-Trey

When I tell you Sam was working it....she was WORKIN IT!!! (*clapping hands*) Embracing every ounce of Goddess that runs through her veins!

Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"Trey was such a rock for me on our wedding day. He checked on all the last minute details that I was stressed about. He was constantly checking in on me to make sure I was happy. Most importantly though, he showed up looking so good! There was no doubt in my mind that I was marrying the most handsome man in the world."-Samantha

Trey was full of many emotions on the wedding day, which unlike many men, he wore his emotions on his sleeves! We knew exactly what he was feeling, and he was not afraid to let it show!

What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"The most emotional part of the day for me happen at our first not look/gift exchange. It hit me right in the heart."-Trey

We always love to see when our couples give each other gifts, because we get to have a glimpse of really means the most to each of them! We've seen a range of super emotional gifts such as, a memorabilia of a love one who may not be able to be at the wedding, or something super crazy that no one quite understands except the bride and groom! Whatever it is you may bring for the gift, just know that there is no "typical" gift to bring, because they are all special in it's own way!

What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"The first dance! Being so close to him, and looking him straight in the eyes. It felt like we were the only people in the room."-Samantha

I'm not too surprised Sam said this. Clearly they couldn't keep their eyes off each other! You never can truly know what this feels like until you are in that moment yourself, and it is definitely one they will never forget.

What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"The speeches! We laughed, we cried, and we laughed some more. Nothing like getting roasted by your little sister on your wedding day! Everything said was so fitting to us, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better."-Samantha

Sam told us she was not surprised in the slightest that her sister decided to go into a roast session during her toast, because that is 100% their relationship! She expected nothing less than what her sister had to say! She couldn't help but laugh because she knew that her sister has been waiting forever for this moment!

Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"Everything Tim Sewell! Phocus makes sure everything is flawless. There is never a dull or awkward moment. They walk in, and it’s like you’ve known each other your whole lives."-Samantha

I could not have asked for a more perfect day! Sam and Trey are so close to my heart so being able to capture just how special their day was meant more than any price tag! Finding two families that come together and blend so perfectly like Sam and Trey's did was such an amazing thing to be apart of!

Here are a few of our favorites from the day!


Ceremony: Fountain Park

Catering: que2go

Photography: Phocus & Company

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