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Emma and Tyler Swope

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Tied the Knot: May 13, 2017

Emma (Houlik) Swope, 26, grew up in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of five children. She attended Kansas State University, majoring in apparel marketing, and she’s a personal stylist at Nordstrom in Kansas City.

Tyler Swope, 26 years old, is the middle son of four boys and grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He has always been a K State fan, so it was no surprise when he went to K State, majoring in accounting and finance. With his CPA designation, he has worked with Deloitte since fall 2014.

In August 2009, Emma and Tyler were freshman students pledging Tri Delta and Delta Upsilon. “The DUs came to Tri Delta to serenade the first weekend of college, and I remember vividly that moment when we first saw each other and made a connection,” reminisces Emma. “Who was that darling guy with the big brown eyes? The following night I went with the older Tri Delta girls to a fraternity house party and the first person I saw when I walked into the room was the darling guy! Introductions were made and we talked the entire night. Tyler and I shared all the freshman fun together, and in December we began officially dating. This fall we will have been together for eight years.”

Tyler chose a romantic evening for his proposal. “In December 2015, Tyler took me to dinner on the Plaza and then to go look at Christmas lights,” Emma smiles. “He suggested we go to the WWI Memorial where we could see the lights of Union Station and downtown. As we stood alone on the balcony overlooking the city, I saw more than lights shining. Tyler was down on one knee with a very important question! It was the most perfect early Christmas present I’ve ever received.”

The blissful couple tied the knot May 13, 2017. Emma’s Matron of Honor was her sister, Natalie Volz, and her Maid of Honor was her sister, Hannah Houlik. Bridesmaids were Simone Fisher, Emily Clubine, Kayla Stalnaker and Lauren Kupersmith. Tyler’s Best Man was his brother, Chris Swope; groomsmen were his two younger brothers, Conner Swope and Tanner Swope, and Corey Dean, Blake Cornell and Luke Jolif.

The afternoon wedding at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish was an intimate gathering of 130 family and friends followed by a reception at the InterContinental Kansas City on the Plaza. Cocktail hour in the Rooftop lounge preceded a formal dinner in the Rooftop Ballroom with sunset views of the Plaza. “Understated elegance was the inspiration for the wedding,” Emma describes. “The florals for the wedding were all white, consisting of garden roses, roses, peonies, hydrangeas, ranunculus and stock. Candle votives were scattered around round mirror centerpieces for soft lighting.

“After dinner and special toasts, the dance floor filled with family and friends, led by my two-year-old niece who loves to dance! The evening had an abundance of genuine love and happiness.”

Emma and Tyler honeymooned on Exuma in the Bahamas, enjoying the soft white sand and crystal clear water. ■

Bridal Gown:
Belle Vogue Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Gowns:
Belle Vogue Bridal

Groom’s Suit/Tux:
Men’s Wearhouse

Groomsmen Suits/Tuxes:
Men’s Wearhouse

Hair by:
Paige Alexander, Bijin Salon and Spa

Makeup by:
Quiera Marcella

Amy Cronister

Hi-Rise DJ

InterContinental Kansas City on the Plaza

McClain’s Bakery

RSVP in the Village

Ceremony Venue:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Reception Venue:
InterContinental Kansas City on the Plaza

Meierotto Jewelers