Mark is my cousin, and he's really a great guy! I couldn't be happier he found SUCH a sweet, wonderful girl to marry him! I had such a great time photographing your wedding, you two, and I can't wait for you to make some babies to add to our crazy family!!! ;)
The first night these two met, Mark's sister-in-law, Katie, was already texting him across the table, saying, "marry this girl for my benefit!!" They were talking long distance (Kansas City to Omaha) almost immediately after, and just over a year later, Mar proposed to her at the top of Liberty Memorial, with a custom-designed rose gold engagement ring (which had special significance - Kaylarhee's mom's maiden name is Roseland)!
Kansas City culture has been a big part of their relationship, too. Mark and his brothers are HUGE (like, crazy huge) Sporting KC soccer fans. They incorporated their love of Sporting in subtle (read: navy details), and not-so-subtle ways (Sporting executive lapels in the boutonnieres). Wedding gifts included a framed, signed Sporting jersey, Sporting-embroidered tea towels, and Sporting socks for the groom, himself. Matt Besler, one of the Sporting players, and his wife even purchased season tickets for these two!
Mark worked on the flight deck of a navy carrier, and is hoping to get his pilot's license soon, so the couple also incorporated airplanes throughout the day. They and their talented friends and family tracked down and made everything themselves - from vintage mirrors to paper airplanes made of Kansas City-significant papers.
- The Dress – Store: Bridal Collections, Grand Island, NEDesigner: Mori Lee Bridal
- Bridesmaid Dresses – Store: Hello Beautiful, Kearney, NE Designer: Sorella Vita
- Flowergirl Dresses – Bride’s Mother
- Bride’s Ring – Private Jeweler
- Bride’s Wedding Band – Helzberg
- Groom’s Wedding Band – Lichtenberg’s Fine Jewelry
- Hair – Ashley Fancher, Envogue Salon
- Make-up – Ashley Nelson Studios
- Tuxes – Tip Top Tux
- Venue – The Urban Event
- Officiant – Kathy Pickett (Mark’s sister in law, Katie’s mom)
- Florist –Sidelines Floral
- DJ – DJ Jamison Shadowrunner
- Food – Andrew Parker, head chef at Martin City Brewing Company
- Local Craft Beer – Martin City Brewing Company
- Bartenders – 3 Blondes & A Martini
- Cake – MAD Cake Art
- Videographer – Cork Creative
- Photographer – Kelley Photo and Design