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Kelly’s Wedding!

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Last night we went to my Kappa big sis Kelly’s wedding.  I’ve been looking forward to her wedding almost as long as I was looking forward to my own, and her wedding was the one I’ve been most excited about other than my own.  I love getting to see my Kappa sisters and I love seeing such a dear friend so happy.

Her wedding was at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.  It was a bit of a drive for us, but nothing compared to what Anne would have had to do coming from San Diego.  She drove up to us (picking up Becca on the way) and then we drove the last 50 miles up to Burbank.

Kelly had some lovely touches.  Her guestbook was giant wooden “K & K” and she had a wishing tree.  There was also a table of irises for all of us Kappas to wear in honor of our sisterhood with Kelly.





The venue was gorgeous.  Her colors were blue and purple and they worked beautifully together.




See the key?  Her wedding theme was “key to my heart” and it was on Kappa Founder’s Day.  One of Kappa’s symbols is the key, so it was definitely a special day for Kelly and for all of us Kappas there.




We were excited for the ceremony to start!

Kelly’s mom was escorted by Kelly’s brother.

Keith walked his mom down the aisle.  He doesn’t look too nervous, right?  🙂

Kelly’s bridesmaids wore long black dresses which were very classy.





An adorable ring bearer and flower girl!

And then it was time for the bride to walk down the aisle!



Isn’t that train gorgeous?  Love it.

The ceremony was very personal.  Kelly wrote most (or all?) of it herself after researching different types of ceremonies.  The whole thing was performed by Keith’s stepdad.





One of the sweet moments I happened to catch was the videographer, who is also a Kappa, trying to hold in her emotion while she was filming.

We then went to cocktail hour where we had delicious baked brie, bruschetta, crackers, and spinach dip.  Soon it was time to go inside for the reception.  The Kappas took the opportunity to grab a picture together.

My first place card as Melissa Kolbeck!


The centerpieces were beautiful.





The cake:



First dance as husband and wife:


At our table we had Jen and Manan, Jenn and Sandor, and Anne and Becca.






During the money dance all of us Kappas surrounded Kelly.


The flower girl joined us.  So cute!

And naturally, we did Oh Pat.  🙂


They were very polite to each other during the cake cutting.

And then it was time to really party!





It was an AMAZING wedding with lots of good friends.  Seeing Kelly so happy was the best.  Now they’re off to Hawaii for 10 days.  Have fun you guys!


Author: Melissa

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