When playing the beautiful game of soccer, you can always appreciate the field or “pitch” that is green and well groomed. The ball gets a true bounce and you can always put your best foot into a shot on goal. On Saturday June 25, 2016, two soccer hearts found their perfect “match”! Ashley Mauck and Cameron Zimmerman, both alums of Baker University and their Wildcat soccer programs, said “I do” in front of family and friends at Impact Church in Overland Park, Kansas.
The day began with the wedding party taking a trip up to Children’s Mercy Park for pictures in and around where Kansas City’s Sporting KC plays their home soccer games. Upon returning to Impact Church, the couple continuing taking pictures with their families. Then, promptly at four o’clock, the wedding began. With Pastor Bill Rose officiating, the ceremony was highlighted by the couple’s construction of a Unity Cross that will be placed in their home to remind them of their solemn vows to one another.
At the conclusion of the vows, the newly christened Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Zimmerman and their wedding party were showered with confetti as they made their way to the limousine for a short trip to their reception at Leawood’s “The Lodge at Ironwoods”. Once all the guests had arrived and taken their seats, the wedding party was introduced by DJ Jeremy of Icon Pro DJ Entertainment; www.iconprodj.com and took their seats at the head table.
After a blessing by the Bride’s Father, Larry Mauck, the bride and groom and guests were released by table to the buffet. A sumptuous Italian dinner was provided by Garozzo’s; www.garozzos.com consisting of chicken spiedini, pasta shells in alfredo sauce, penne with Italian sausage, salad, bread and grated parmesan cheese.
As dinner was winding down, it was time for the traditional wedding toasts. The first toast by Best Man Andy Griffin recalled how he and Cameron had been both soccer teammates and roommates at Baker and how Cameron had found the perfect teammate in Ashley. The second toast by Maid of Honor and sister of the bride Morgan Mauck recalled the joys of sisterhood and how Ashley had found the perfect brother-in-law in Cameron. The final toast by the Father of the Bride, recalled how the family had come to know Cameron and how happy they were to welcome him and his family into their family.
Shortly after the toasts, it was time for the new couple to share their first bites of wedding cake and to treat the guests to both cake and delectable cupcakes for dessert. The couple then moved on to their first dance together, the traditional bride and father dance and groom and mother dance. After the dances, DJ Jeremy was the emcee for a wonderfully entertaining “scavenger hunt” game! With tables competing against one another to find the everyday objects called out by Jeremy, the game was fun filled for young and old alike.
To end the traditional wedding reception activities, all the single ladies lined up to catch a beautiful bouquet tossed by Ashley. When the single men lined up to catch the garter, they were surprised to find it wrapped around a small soccer ball that Cameroon launched into the crowd. Now it was time for the guests to dance there way late into the evening and enjoy this wonderful celebration of Cameron and Ashley’s pitch perfect day!