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Haiden Keener & Josh Stipp's Bohemian Outdoor Wedding

Haiden Keener and Josh Stipp have known one another for almost all of their lives. Their relationship turned romantic in high school, and the rest is history. They were married October 19, 2019 at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope.

Jan 2021

Haiden Keener & Josh Stipp on their wedding day at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope, MO
Photo by Portrait NovellaHaiden Keener and Josh Stipp didn't have to do to much in the way of planning their big day, they had a pretty good idea from the start of what they wanted, thanks in part to Haiden's connections in the wedding industry through her job with Ozark Mountain Flower Truck.

After growing up in the same church and meeting when they were only 4 years old, Haiden Keener and Josh Stipp have basically known each other for their whole lives. The two bonded over a shared love for their faith, and once they made it to high school, their friendship led to a relationship. After five years together, Josh proposed. “We had made a tradition to celebrate our anniversary at Crystal Bridges,” Haiden says. As they were ending their visit with a stroll down the trail, Josh got on one knee and proposed. 

Bride Haiden Keener on her wedding day at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope, MO
Photos by Portrait NovellaHaiden's dress from Normans Bridal was only the second one she tried on, but she knew it was the perfect one.
Haiden Keener & Josh Stipp on their wedding day at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope, MO
Photos by Portrait NovellaHaiden and Josh exchanged hand-written vows that left them both full of joy.
Wedding desserts by Tea Bar & Bites and Star Bakery
Photos by Portrait NovellaThe cake was made by Tea Bar & Bites, and the dessert selection was made by Star Bakery.
Wedding day at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope, MO
Photos by Portrait NovellaHaiden and Josh’s wedding was held at The Co-Op, which has an open-air enclosure perfect for outdoor weddings.
Bohemian head table design at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope, MO
Photos by Portrait NovellaThe flower arrangements were designed by Haiden who works at the Ozark Mountain Flower Truck.

Haiden and Josh got married 10 months later at The Co-Op Venue in Pleasant Hope. Haiden had a one-up with wedding planning thanks to her job with the Ozark Mountain Flower Truck. After making countless bouquets and consulting with different planners who were busy picking out flowers for other weddings, Haiden was prepared for her own big day. “I did not have to tour any venues, and I already knew who I wanted my wedding planner to be, so there were only a few small details to figure out,” Haiden says. One of those small details was also one of the most important details: picking out her dress. Haiden found her dress at Normans Bridal. It was only the second dress she tried on, but she knew it was the one.

Like the engagement, the wedding was intimate and personal. The ceremony and reception were both outdoors creating a bohemian ambiance. Haiden, her mother, and her sister all hand-crafted the bouquets along with centerpieces. “There were, of course, a few things that went wrong on the wedding day, like an unexpected storm, but I learned to be in the moment,” Haiden says.

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