by Amy Serrago
Selma came to the United States to get her master’s degree at Missouri State University, while she was there, she met an awesome guy, Kellen! He was working at the university’s recreation center where Selma always worked out. The pair hit it off right away and have been together ever since. They enjoy hiking and climbing and were on a trip to Colorado to do just that when Kellen popped the question. He and Selma were out for a hike when he suggested they take a longer, less crowded trail. By the time they’d completed the hike, they were engaged! Their wedding day started with a traditional Catholic ceremony to honor their shared faith.
Selma was stunning in her backless gown with its A-line skirting and halter neckline. He finished her look with a boho-chic beaded flower crown and wrapped a special rosary around her wrist. Her bouquet was a mix of white and purple florals with lush greenery. Her bridesmaids wore non-matching gowns in varying shades of purple, chosen because purple is Kellen’s favorite color. Kellen and his groomsmen were dapper in gray vests and pants, Kellen in a deep plum tie and his guys in pale lilac ones.
At the reception, Selma and her new mother-in-law brought the DIY magic! They made all the centerpieces using artificial flowers, wooden buckets and rustic wood slice pedestals. Not only were they gorgeous at the wedding, but they’re also keepsakes of the big day. Selma says that making the decor themselves was a lot of work, but it was “very gratifying at the same time”. The results were beautiful, we just love the combination of the rustic wooden elements and the delicate purple color. Selma and Kellen displayed their engagement pictures throughout the reception space and handed out glow sticks when the party heated up on the dance floor. For dessert they served a traditional wedding cake alongside mini cupcakes, but once they’d fueled up on sweets, this adorable couple joined their guests on the floor to party the night away. Congratulations Selma and Kellen!