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Lisa and Brenden Ourth

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Lisa recently moved to Olathe, Kansas, where she and Brenden, her husband, are creating their new beginning. Together the couple has a blended family of three sons, Jay, Reese and Conner, and one daughter, Riley. Lisa just began her 22nd year as a hairstylist and recently opened the doors of her brand new salon, Shear Paradise in southern Johnson County.

Brenden, is a graduate of Devry university. For the last 20 years he has been employed by Midwest card and ID solutions of Riverside, Missouri as the accountability solution sales manager.
“In December 2020 we connected through an online dating site, “ Lisa shares “We swiped right, then took a chance and met for our first date at The Bar Olathe to watch a Chiefs football game. We have been doing this thing we call life ever since that unforgettable day.” The couple enjoys local live music, their kids’ sporting events and spending time with friends and family.

For his proposal, Brenden surprised Lisa with a road trip to the Christmas Ranch tree farm in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. “I had mentioned weeks prior I wanted to get a fresh Christmas tree to make real Christmas garlands and wreaths for our friends and family for the holidays ahead,” Lisa recalls. “Little did I know it really was a Hallmark movie turned reality after I found the perfect tree to cut down and turned around to find him down on one knee with the prettiest ring I had ever seen. It was magical. A local photographer who was there with her family saw what was going on from afar, and captured our moment without us knowing.”

The blissful couple tied the knot, April 8, 2023. Their great friend Natalie Monnett served as wedding officiant for their wedding vows and a love lock ceremony. Lisa’s matron of honor was Eileen Burns; her sons, Jay Jarett and Reese Jarett, and her brother, Billy Dunbar, served as bridesmen. Brenden’s best man was Ed Sullivan; Riley Ourth served as groomsgirl and Conner Ourth and Kyle Dubois were groomsmen. Nicki Dubois had the responsibility of serving as chaos coordinator for the days events.

“Our wedding day was more than what we could have ever wished for, from start to finish, all the little details that we thought of during our five-month engagement worked out as we planned. It wasn’t perfect, but it was perfect to us.” Lisa’s bridal gown was from a very generous former bride that she had met on Facebook marketplace. The Maggie Sottero gown had been preserved by the previous bride, and then she decided that she would let someone else feel the joy of the beautiful gown. Lisa shared that it was exactly what she had been searching for and fit like a glove. Along with the dress, she had shoes in Lisa’s size and white porcelain succulent flowers for her hair.

Brenden and Lisa both lost parents at a young age and believe that their mom and dad had the best seats in the house while watching from above. It was evident that they had a hand in the absolutely gorgeous 70° blue sky day that allowed Brenden and Lisa to have their ceremony outdoors on the waters edge at Lake Olathe. The custom-made cedar arbor that Brenden and Bestman Ed Sullivan handcrafted was the perfect backdrop for their family and friends to witness the two families joining together to become one, with love, acceptance and grace.


Lisa Marie Photography

Bridesmaids’ Gowns
David’s Bridal

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Suits
Dan the Tailor Man

Hair and Makeup
Ashley Stookey of Wild Cactus Hair Co.

Fast Times KC

Crazy Good Eats Barbecue
Deadra Jones


Charcuterie Table
Olivia Burns

Eagles Landing at Lake Olathe


Decor and Rentals
Monroe 816