Kelsey and Tom Tieszen Wedding Story

Wedding Date
Saturday, July 7, 2012

My favorite part of the day was finally walking down the aisle with my daddy to meet my soon-to-be husband, and then walking back down the aisle as husband and wife. As huge TSwift fans, we walked away to Taylor Swift's "Love Story" and it was one of the most emotional moments of our wedding day.

How We Met

We met while lifeguarding at a local waterpark. We discovered that we were both biologists and photographers, and we clicked from the start. Since my favorite holiday is the 4th of July, Tom proposed right before a fireworks show. We had so much fun planning our wedding, and we even tried to incorporate a few creative and unique aspects of ourselves. Since Tom is a football coach, we took wedding photos on a football field and we even did a "Tebow" pose. For me, I have loved whales since I was 3 and I am devoting my life to studying them, so I decided to wear a diamond "whale tale" necklace on my wedding day.

Planning for Our Day

I am going into marine biology, so our wedding took on a "tropical" theme despite living and celebrating in South Dakota. We are both biologists, so we incorporated starfish into everything. For the most part, we stuck to our budget, but we splurged on the DJ and Photographer as we decided these were the two most important aspects. We couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Would highly recommend both of them!

Hint for Brides

Splurge for a highly recommended DJ. Your DJ is more than just your music for the night... he's your MC and the connection between you and your guests. A DJ will honestly make or break your reception. It's well worth the cost.