Kelly and Ryan met playing basketball at Byron Center High School. They began dating their junior year and fell in love shortly thereafter.
The couple had spent many birthdays, date nights, anniversaries, and special occasions at Holland State Park. So, Ryan planned an intimate evening at the beach the night of the proposal and asked Kelly to marry him just as the sun was setting with sailboats on the horizon.
The Day & Design
Kelly and Ryan described their wedding style as both traditional and chic, with a gold and ivory color theme – plus pops of bright flowers and accent colors! The couple decided to decorate one table with photographs of their parents and grandparents on their wedding day. Ryan’s grandfather also officiated the ceremony.
The Couple’s Advice
Plan like your wedding is a month earlier than scheduled so the last few weeks will be more restful and full of fun things like bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and the rehearsal dinner.
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