Kelsey + Kirk


Kelsey & Kirk may not have had their driver’s licenses when they first caught each other’s eye at the Iowa State Fair, but their instant connection, along with rides from their parents, turned their summer meeting into a lasting romance. Months would turn into years, seasons would change, and the couple would find themselves once again creating the memory of a lifetime, this time in the cold of winter.

It was Christmas Eve and the lovebirds paired up for a game of Taboo against his parents. Giving Kelsey one last clue, Kirk asked, “What is something two people do when they love each other very much and have been together a long time?” Responding quickly, Kelsey replied, “get married?!” With excitement swirling in the air as she prepared to get the question right, Kirk got down on one knee and asked Kelsey to marry him. Completely surprised, she said yes, and after celebrating with family and friends the happy couple wasted no time planning their simple, elegant, shabby
chic wedding.  

Their favorite moments from their big day were waiting to see each other until they walked down the aisle, having the ceremony performed by the groom’s father, a pastor of 30 years, and celebrating with family and friends. A live country band kept the party going, and Kirk’s sister, Kelsey, coordinated all of the décor and decorated the venue from top to bottom with colors of teal, mint, peach, coral, beige and navy. Mercury glass vases, romantic taper candles, gold chargers, champagne sequin runners, and flowers, designed by a family friend, could be seen all throughout the reception. 

Advice from the bride and groom would be to, “Enjoy being engaged. It is a truly happy time and there is no need to be stressed. I guarantee there will be a hiccup along the way with planning, but remember, no matter what, everything is going to work out. Just keep in your mind that at the end of your wedding day, you are marrying your very best friend and that is what is most important. Your day will be perfect! 



All the fabulous vendors from Kelsey and Kirk's big day.

Photography // Seneca Epley Photography

Bridal Attire // Bridal Dreams,
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Cake // Kimmi's Creation

Décor Coordinator// Kyla Burton

Ceremony Venue// Sugar Grove Vineyards, find us on Facebook

Florals // Kathy Gorsuch

Hair // Dolce Vita Salon (Kiegan Sheets) & Nicole Stevens

Tuxes // The Backroom

Live Music // Cowboy Jukebox

Catering//  Greater Caterers of Iowa

Invitations // Love Style Design, Kyla Burton