A cheerful summer wedding in Golden Valley, MN
Kea and Max met in school and remained friends throughout college before going their separate ways. About 10 years after first meeting, they reconnected on a chance business trip and spent a few months dating long distance before Kea moved to Denver to live with Max. They chose Golden Valley Country Club as their wedding venue because Max's brother had gotten married there, and Kea's parents were members at the club. Kea chose her favorite color – yellow – to be incorporated throughout the wedding, which created a cheerful atmosphere overflowing with love! Erin Johnson Photography captured their day.
In 2009, our strength as a couple was tested when I was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer of the appendix and colon while I was in Panama visiting my family. Max immediately flew down to be there while I underwent a major surgery to remove the cancer. Over the next few years of our dating life, I had another major abdominal surgery and was in and out of the hospital. Through these hard medical times, Max’s support and love for me never wavered.
In 2012, while on a hike in Breckenridge, Max proposed to me in front of our dog, Oscar, and the rest is history… I had 5 bridesmaids and wanted my sister, the matron of honor, to stand out and feel special so I choose bright yellow for her dress and light coral for the other bridesmaids. The guys wore grey suits with grey suede shoes with blue soles. They did not wear corsages but did have pocket squares. We used a lot of billy balls in the bouquets and in the table arrangements. They gave a very modern look to the wedding and were something I have never seen used before. I wanted a uniform, simple, clean and elegant look to the tables.
We gave away lottery tickets as our wedding favor on everyone's place setting. I bought envelopes, a four leaf clover stamp, and embossing tools from Paper Source. I stamped and embossed all of the envelopes with a green clover stamp. My favorite part of the day was seeing all of my family enjoying themselves and dancing! It is so great that our wedding was able to bring so many family members and friends together. – Kea
- Photographer: Erin Johnson Photography
- Hair Stylist: Amy Stutzriem
- Linens and Coverings: Apres Party Rental
- Cake Designer: Buttercream Bakery
- Event Venue: Golden Valley Country Club
- DJ: Instant Request DJ Entertainment
- Event Planner: Mi Mi Design
- Dress Store: Posh Bridal Couture
- Transportation: Star Limousine