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Thursday, June 8, 2017

June Couple of the Month ~ Amelia + Kurtis ~ Hawthorne Gardens

Kurtis and I met August 2011, in the Smith Center at Michigan State University. Kurtis played football and I ran track at MSU. We had run into each other a few times before and he asked me to hang out those few times. However I declined , not knowing what would happen 5 years So again , one day we ran into each other and he asked to hang out. This time thinking it would get him to leave me alone for good I said, "ok, come to bible study with me tonight". Never in my wildest dreams did I think he would agree, and after that the rest is history. I don't think there were too many days you saw us apart after that.

Kurtis and I now live in Houston, Texas where he plays safety for the Houston Texans and I am a Pure Barre instructor. We have a fur child Draco, who we spend most of our spare time with. 
Kurtis proposed to me October 21, 2016 behind city hall here in Houston. It was a complete surprise to me ,which included a photographer to capture our special moment , dinner at Spindletop (a rotating restaurant overlooking downtown Houston) and then concluding with a horse and carriage ride around the city. 

Our wedding ceremony will be held at Chapel in the Woods in Albion, MI which is where I am from and then our reception is a few minutes down the road in Marshall, MI at Hawthorne Gardens.The reception is an outdoor tent venue, perfect for a summer night in Michigan. The theme for our wedding is champagne glam, so it will be sparkly and romantic. There are 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen, which include the maid of honor and best man. The girls are wearing a light petal pink color and the guys are wearing navy tuxes. Gold is the color of our wedding rings, so we are also incorporating that color in the wedding as much as possible. I can't wait to bust out the sparkly table runners. Since football is such a major part of our lives we wanted to incorporate that as well. Our cocktail hour has a  tailgate theme ,to include games, such as corn hole and fun finger foods you would find on football Sundays. Also the flower girls will carry pom poms and the ring bearers will have little footballs to carry on with the football theme. We have chosen to do a dessert table instead of a traditional wedding cake, so guests will have more of a variety. We are having a Photo Booth so that will double as favors for the guests because they will be able to take photos home. Tracie has been a major help with finding all of our vendors and wonderful in coordinating and putting all the final touches together. In other words we are super excited for our big day, July 15, 2017. 

Photo Credit: Kat Mac Photography

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