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Anna and Parker Roy

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Anna Roy, 26, grew up in Minnesota; as she was finishing high school, she decided to try something new and applied to colleges outside Minnesota. She chose the University of Kansas, majoring in marketing. She and Parker live in Austin, Texas.

Parker Roy, 26, grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, attended Blue Valley West High School and earned a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Kansas. He enjoys playing golf with family and friends, KU basketball and Chiefs football.

“Parker and I met through mutual friends at the University of Kansas sophomore year,” Anna recalls. “Parker was studying abroad junior year, so we went our separate ways. Once he got back from abroad, we rekindled the flame, and the rest is history.”

Parker planned a timely proposal. Anna’s best friend from high school, Sarah, was in town visiting and Parker surprised everyone with a dinner reservation at Steiner Steak House. While Anna was getting ready for dinner Parker pulled out the ring to show Sarah. She bawled when she realized she would be a part of the proposal but got it together before Anna walked out. “The four of us proceeded to have a great dinner with Parker only having to ‘go to the bathroom’ four times because of the nerves,” Anna smiles. “As we were finishing up, Parker pulled me over to a platform at the restaurant that was overlooking Lake Travis and popped the question.”

Anna and Parker’s time constraint created by their living in Austin pushed them to narrow the choice of a venue to five. After touring four, nothing seemed perfect to them. The last stop was The Maverick. “It seemed like an old rundown warehouse in the West Bottoms. We were greeted by Andrea at the front and immediately knew we wanted her in charge of our wedding,” Anna describes. “She gave us a tour and explained exactly what it would look like and how everything would fall into place in time for our wedding. Parker and I are very spontaneous, it’ll-all-work-out type of people and The Maverick not only stuck to the promise of having the venue finished by the end of the summer but excelled in every way possible.”

The blissful couple tied the knot September 10, 2022, with a wedding party that was a total of 20 people including friends from college, friends from high school and siblings. Parker and Anna did a first look at The Maverick prior to the ceremony. “We took pictures at the World II Museum and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with the wedding party,” Anna smiles. “We had family and friends who traveled into Kansas City for the wedding from Texas, Minnesota, California, Florida, Illinois and Colorado. We had so much fun dancing the night away with all our loved ones.”
Anna and Parker honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii, where they relaxed, enjoyed the sunshine and sipped mai tais by the ocean.


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