There are sooo many pretty details from Kelsey + Kyle’s love story, but we love most about their beautiful day is hearing about how the couple met + seeing Kelsey’s ear to ear smile throughout the day during their Ravisloe Country Club wedding.
It all began with a chance meeting during a high school choir competition and a four hour drive. Kelsey met Kyle’s best friend the day of their competition — he even invited her to prom!
“I said I would come, but I wanted to hang out with him more before the dance since we didn’t get to know each other very well at the competition.”
Making the four hour drive to where Kyle’s best friend lived, Kelsey found out he had a competition in Chicago, so another drive ensued. “Kyle’s friend made Kyle ride in my car with me to the game and we didn’t stop talking the whole trip there. Kyle didn’t even want to make the trip to Chicago with some stranger (me) that his friend knew and then he ended up falling in love with me!”
Just like finding “the dress” Kelsey knew Ravisloe was where the couple was going to tie the knot as soon as they arrived. Complete with gorgeous ivy and breathtaking grounds, the lovebirds let the beauty of the club do all the talking by adding gold lantern-like terrariums with candles, flowers from Zuzu’s Petals and candelabras to their wedding décor.
Tiny succulents served multi-purpose — as favors for guests to take home and escort cards for seating arrangements. They also provided, “a little more decoration to our blush, gold and ivory guest tables too,” Kelsey says.
Guests devoured vanilla cake with cookie dough frosting (YUM) and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting from Sweet Ali’s Bakery that sat upon a gold sequin tablecloth. Family and friends also munched on mini cupcakes to fulfill their sweet cravings.
The couple even learned more about their extended family by collecting wedding pictures to showcase at their own wedding. Kelsey says, “We labeled each picture with names and wedding dates. It was so cool to share and showcase how long everyone has been married as we started our journey together.”