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Aubree and Carter Odell, August 20, 2022

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Aubree Odell, 23, graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in biology and a minor in business. She works for Pfizer and lives with her husband in Joplin, Missouri. They are expecting their first child, Beckham, this month.

Carter Odell, 24, graduated from Baker University in 2021 with a bachelors in exercise science. He’s in the final stretch of clinical rotations for his doctor of physical therapy. He’s looking forward to welcoming his new hunting buddy.

“Our mothers like to say that they are the reason for the two of us meeting,” Aubree laughs. “My mom was Carter’s grandpa’s oncology nurse in 2017 and she formed a bond with his family. One day I stopped in to see my mom while she was working and Heather, now my mother-in-law, was there and teased my mom after I left that she had a handsome single son who needed to meet her daughter. Several months later, Carter and I met through mutual friends and the rest is history!”

Carter woke Aubree up one morning and asked her to go on a walk with him and their dog, Oaklee. “I refused at first; it was too early for me to be awake let alone take a walk. However, he bribed me with Starbucks and took me onto KU’s campus. We let Oaklee run around near the football field and then we walked up to the campanile, where Carter got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him! I was completely shocked and it took me a while to decipher whether I was dreaming or not but it was the easiest ‘YES!’”

The blissful couple tied the knot on August 20, 2022. Jane Kapsalis served as maid of honor; bridesmaids were Kylee Davis, Campbell Odell, Lyssa Schabel, Shayla Schaper, Lucy Johnson, Lakelyn Shaffer and SaVannah Serven. Cooper Odell served as best man; groomsmen were Jalynn Lawrie, Nate Davis, Sam Huckabee, Jon Scire, Nate Pauly, Joey Janes and Parker Guffey. Flower girls were Emma Morse, Maisie Webster and Karsin Graham; ring bearers were Jibril Morse and Daxton Graham.

“We got married in my hometown, Independence, Kansas, at Glencliff Farm, which is owned by family friends; I was a flower girl at their daughter’s wedding there many years ago,” Aubree shared. “With Carter’s hometown just 20 minutes from Independence, we had over 450 guests in attendance! August 20 was a very hot day in the middle of a drought; we had hoped for rain prior to the wedding so nature would look more alive but didn’t get any. As soon as the music started playing for me to walk down the aisle, it poured! Initially everyone stood wide eyed and thought maybe I would wait it out but I continued my walk down the aisle and got married in the rain! It rained for about 15 minutes and the rest of the night was a celebration I wish I could replay 100 times over again.”

The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, where they rested and relaxed.

Photography & Videography
Tim Toms Photography

Bridal Gowns
Bridal Extraordinaire

Groom’s Suit/Tux
Men’s Wearhouse

Groomsmen Suits/Tuxes
Men’s Wearhouse

Hair Styling
Cori Johnson, Sonder Salon

Heartstrings A Flower Boutique

CG Entertainment

The Skinny Hen Food Truck

Cakes Unveiled

Glencliff Farm

Riddle’s Jewelry