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Sometimes, blind dates don’t turn out so bad. For Rachel and Wes, their first date, at Flat Branch Pub, was just the beginning of their life together.
When did you meet?
May 14, 2015.
How did you meet?
Wes: A blind date set up by our mutual friend, Merrell. I had just graduated med school and was driving back to St. Louis when I got a call from Merrell. On our first date, we went to Flat Branch and walked around downtown.
How long have you been together?
Since the blind date! So just over a year.
Where are you both from?
Wes: Grew up in Branson.
What do you do professionally?
Rachel: I’m a pediatric physical therapist at Women’s and Children’s Hospital at the outpatient children’s therapy center.
Wes: Internal medicine resident at White County Medical Center, in Searcy, Arkansas.
What is your favorite thing about being engaged?
We are loving getting ready for life as a married couple, making decisions about starting our life together. It’s also been wonderful getting to know each other’s family and friends better.
What are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
Having all of our favorite people in one spot!
Rachel and Wes will marry in September 2016 at Firestone Baars Chapel, Stephens College.