In a past life, I was a graduate teaching assistant with the KU Marching Jayhawks, and that is where I first met Chrissy and Braden. At the time they were not dating, but I knew who they both were! This says something about how distinctive their personalities are, considering there are a couple hundred members of the ensemble each year.
Chrissy embodies exactly what you would picture a piccolo player to be: bright, enthusiastic, endless energy. Braden, who marched the sousaphone, is the perfect complement to her: steadfast, hardworking, and a dry sense of humor that can catch you off-guard if you’re not paying attention. Naturally, we had an absolute hoot of a time during their KU Campanile mini engagement session.
Choosing this location makes perfect sense for their mini engagement session, as they both spent countless weekends performing for home football games. Anyone who is fortunate enough to be an alumnus of the marching band knows how strong a tie there is between those traditions and this setting: parade marching in formation down the hill from the Campanile to Memorial Stadium, playing “I’m a Jayhawk” no fewer than ten thousand times with horn flashes, hog-calling, and running down the steps for pre-game.
We are so excited for Chrissy and Braden’s summer 2019 wedding, and especially looking forward to seeing and hearing members of Bar Band playing. It rings true for every day, but on the day of their wedding, it will especially be “A Great Day to be a Jayhawk!”
Need some ideas for your engagement session? Check out this summer session at the Lawrence Arboretum.