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Wedding Essentials Bride Blogger: Kelsey Stewart |

My friends and I tossed out bachelorette ideas left and right, but nothing really stuck.

I knew I wanted a night to get dolled up and hang out with the girls. But otherwise there were no must-haves.

We mulled over a long weekend in South Dakota or Kansas City. We poked around rentals at local lakes. And considered the option of a day trip to a nearby vineyard.

When the pandemic started upending things, we put a halt to planning.

I was content to have a little get-together after the wedding, and once life got a little more normal, but my friends weren’t hearing it.

We compromised with a backyard happy hour at my maid of honor’s house. It was still a chance to get dolled up — while sticking to a theme, of course — but it let us socialize in a safer setting.

I showed up with the

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Kelsey and David: Sweet wedding day moments were Chalco Hills sunset portraits, and cake-cutting | Weddings



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August 8, 2020, Millard Social Hall, Sarah Gudeman Photography

SWEET DREAMS Kelsey Stewart and David Kirk met at a friend’s annual April costume party. “Lucky for me that year’s party was pajama-themed. Otherwise David wouldn’t have made an appearance,” Kelsey says. Friends got the ball rolling by taking them to bingo night at a bar in Blackstone. They exchanged numbers and started dating later that spring.



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NO NAGGING The day David proposed, they had taken a morning walk through freshly fallen snow at Gene Leahy Mall and then went out for a pizza lunch. That night, David came into the living room and Kelsey scolded him for not turning off his video game. “He still loved me enough to pop the question,” Kelsey says. “He said he couldn’t promise that all of our days would be as nice as that one was but he’d

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