Oct. 5, 2013
Couple’s Name: Kelly Arndt and Kevin Christensen
Wedding Date: Oct. 5, 2013
Wedding Location: University of Wisconsin-Parkside
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: The bride and groom met on Match.com. On their first date, they found out that they had a mutual friend who tried to set them up on a date nine months before, but it never worked out.
How he proposed: The bride and groom were in the basement of their new home getting ready to go out on a date when he suggested they have a drink before they left. He got down on one knee, told Kelly that he loved her and asked her to marry him.
Bride’s occupation: Lincoln Middle School, Kenosha
Groom’s occupation: Johnson Bank, Kenosha
The ceremony: The ceremony was supposed to be outside at UW-Parkside. About 20 minutes before the ceremony, it was moved indoors because of weather. The minute the “I dos” were said, it started to downpour. Instead of unity candles the couple used goldfish, uniting them to symbolize the joining of a family.
The gown: The gown was an A-line beaded gown with a sweetheart neckline.
The bouquet: The bouquet was a mix of orange roses and orange lilies.
The theme: Orange and turquoise.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Kasey Pogorelski
Bridesmaids: Carolyn Clark, Nikki Kirchway, Melissa Andreol,i Karen Christensen, Dawn Arndt and Mackenzie Arndt
Best man: Dante Trotta
Groomsmen: Eric Flentge, Jared Reau, Jeff Johnson, Tom Alshouse and Kenny Arndt
Number of guests: 208
The reception: University of Wisconsin-Parkside
The cake: Three-tier cake embellished with a lace pattern and orange flowers. It was trimmed with turquoise ribbon and topped with a personalized bobblehead of the couple.
First song: “Me and You” by Kenny Chesney.
The menu: Choice of roast beef, chicken or vegetarian.
What made the day unique: The minister who performed the ceremony is the bride’s brother’s father-in-law. He married her brother and sister-in-law and married her sister and brother-in-law. He made the marriages in the family complete by marrying the bride and groom.
Most touching moment of the day: Right before the bride walked down the aisle, her dad told her how beautiful she looked and how she would always be his little girl.
Honeymoon destination: Eldorado Resort in Riviera Maya.