Jacqueline Haik & James Tyson Hagale

May 24, 2014, Chapel of the Ozarks at Top of the Rock, Ridgedale

By Erin Gregory | Photos by Owens Photography

Dec 2014

Originally from Springfield, Jacqueline Ann Haik and James Tyson Hagale were old family friends. Their grandfathers had been in business together and attended St. Agnes Church. Tyson and Jacqueline were first introduced as children at a wedding, Jacqueline as the flower girl and Tyson as one of the ring bearers. It would be many years later before they would meet again and fall in love. 

At Jacqueline’s cousin’s wedding only a few years ago, Jacqueline and Tyson were reintroduced. They spent the next year and a half dating and getting to know each other. When Tyson knew Jacqueline was the woman he would spend the rest of his life with, he couldn’t wait to propose. Just before Christmas of 2013 he popped the question during dinner at Nicola’s restaurant in Springfield. The couple held on to the good news until Christmas day, when they surprised their families with the lifelong gift. 

Jacqueline and Tyson spent five months planning their wedding, aiming for a small ceremony in the spring at the new Chapel of the Ozarks. “When I visited Top of the Rock with my mother and Tyson’s mother, I immediately fell in love with the new Chapel of the Ozarks,” Jacqueline says. “It wasn’t finished, but we were assured that it would be complete in time for our May wedding. And as if by magic on the day of our wedding everything was complete.” 

At 6 p.m. on May 24, 2014, Jacqueline Ann Haik and James Tyson Hagale were the first couple to say their vows at the new Chapel. The newlyweds now reside in Joplin where Tyson works at Leggett and Platt and Jacqueline works for Medtronic Pacing division. Jacqueline eventually plans to work for her family’s business, James Décor and Ozark Adventures. But for now Jacqueline and Tyson are just enjoying married life and the new adventure life has handed them.

True Romance: 1. Jacqueline and James exchanged vows at the Chapel of the Ozarks, which looks out over Table Rock Lake. 2. To decorate the main dining room. The Flower Merchant organized beautiful centerpieces that offered bright contrast to the dark wood beams of the venue. 3. The new rustic stone wedding chapel at Top of The Rock offers a beautifully dramatic setting on top of the rolling Ozarks hills. 4. Amelia Hagale, Tyson's daughter, was the flower girl at the wedding. 5. The wedding cake was created by the chef at Top of the Rock and featured five layers. Each layer was a different flavors including almond with raspberry filling, lemon with lemon curd filling, chocolate with peanut butter filling and coconut with buttercream filling.



Caterer: Top of the Rock
Cake: Top of the Rock
Music/Entertainment: Vic Vaughan and Souled Out Band
Flowers: Flower Merchant
Wedding Planner: Alison Pettit with Big Cedar Lodge
Dress: Ella Weiss Wedding Design
Suits: Town & County
Rings: Maxon Fine Jewelry
Photographer: Owens Photography
Videographer: Evan Pollock
Hair and Makeup: Trim Salon
Rentals: Top of the Rock
Invitations and Menus: Gracious Occasions