Best Man - tyler huenink
Steve N' Tyler shared their entire childhood together playing with Legos, Hot Wheels, and Creepy Crawlers. With Tyler being only two years younger than Steve, they became the best of friends, except for the time that Steve busted Tyler's front tooth --but that is a story for another day. Steve is honored to have Tyler stand as his Best Man in the wedding. Now with his beautiful wife Pamela by his side, Kelly and Steve look forward to the future the two couples will share together, including building lots of memories and families of their own.
GROOMSMAN - PAUL MEEUSEN
Growing up, everyone has a partner in crime. That person for Steve was definitely Paul. They coated pumpkins with vaseline to deter pumpkin smashers, they got into trouble with authorities, and they even constructed a mini replica of the local mink ranch for US history class. Steve and Paul have remained best friends for over 23 years with Paul's wife, Steph, being an integral part of their relationship stemming from high school. When Steve decided to make the trek cross-country to be with Kelly in Arizona, Paul rode shot gun.
GROOMSMAN - TRAVIS MOULTON
AKA 'T-Mo' or 'Kevin.' What started as a teammate bond on the soccer field and basketball court at Concordia University Wisconsin, quickly became a budding bromance. Although most of their college memories might be a little hazy, they definitely had the time of their life. Their common interests of Packer football, soccer chants, and Air Jordans have brought them ever so close. They've spent many years as roommates, met their lady loves along the way (Whaddup AnnMarie!), and continued to keep in touch despite any perceived distance.
Groomsman - David lipanot
AKA Tuna. Steve and Dave were teammates on Concordia's basketball team for 4 years, postin' up and shootin' 3s! Dave introduced Steve to his now favorite band of all time, Guster, and together they have seen them in concert at least a baker's dozen times. The bunk bed they shared at the Grafton townhomes will forever go down in college history (courtesy of Mike Huenink's craftsmanship). Tuna and now wife Kerry were present the night Steve and Kelly first met back on NYE 2010. Tuna & Kerry will always will be lifelong friends, including newborn son Henry.
Groomsman - Ty vance
AKA Ty. Not to be confused with Ty. When Kelly first met Steve, she warned him of her big bad older brother who was known to scare off a few boyfriends before him. Ty is two years older than Kelly and is the middle sibling between Kelly and older sister, Leah. Ty and Kelly grew up together playing baseball in their backyard, caught frogs and rescued stray cats, and rode their bikes through the woods behind their house. Kelly has always looked up to her big bro and appreciates his protective nature. As they grew older and moved to Arizona, Ty and Kelly got to experience what it meant to be the 'new kids' at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale. Now that Steve is officially approved by Ty, Steve is excited to have his first ever big brother. Ty and wife Alexis live in Scottsdale with their almost 2 year old son, Levi, who will be the ring bearer in the wedding!
Groomsman - Adam huenink
groomsman - joshua huenink
The wedding party wasn't complete until Steve added his two youngest brothers to the line-up. Adam (22) and Josh (17) have literally grown up right before Steve's eyes, but luckily Steve is still the tallest. However, Adam's artistic skills and Josh's golf game have far surpassed their oldest brother. Steve is pumped to have them both be a part of the big day and he and Kelly are excited to see what the future has in store for the both of them.
groomsman - zachary lieven
AKA The Grand Zaffo, need we say more?! Zach had his own corner office until Steve strolled in for his first day of work back in January 2010. While slightly annoyed that Steve was encroaching on his space, Zach found humor each day as Steve would eat his nicely packed sack lunch made by his mother, Mary Huenink. The friendship may have started off slowly but their mutual love for the Wisconsin Badgers quickly sped things up. Zaffo is the cat's meow and always does things big, two qualities that Steve has always admired him for. Zach has been out to AZ four times since Steve moved in August of 2013 and they continue to be "regulars."
Groomsman - Paul ratajczak
AKA Pauly D. Steve and Paul go way back but it wasn't until Steve moved to Chicago that the two became super close. Steve moved in with Paul just a couple of months after he met Kelly so Paul played an integral part in the transformation of Steve and Kelly's relationship. Paul introduced Steve to Eddie's, the local watering hole in Arlington Heights, where good times were always had with the local patrons. Paul has been out to the desert 3 times since Steve moved and they continue to keep each other on their toes with the latest sports trivia.
PS - Paul LOVES 2 things: Blink-182 and Pepsi Max.
usher & Reader - jordan huenink
Jordan is Steve's older cousin and they've been close since day 1. They went to the same grade school and high school with Jordan being one class his senior. Their love for sports has always kept them tight including many years as teammates --winning a District IV basketball title in junior high and a high school State Soccer Championship in 2002. Steve rarely got to show off his goal keeping skills because Jordan was a powerhouse on the last line of defense. As Jordan and wife Karin start a family (they are expecting in April!), Steve and Kelly look forward to sharing many family memories together.
usher - jacob thomas
"JT" remains a loyal friend to Steve, dating back to their days on the Concordia soccer pitch. They also spent a few years as roommates, which was a blast, but Steve gets a better night's sleep now that he doesn't have to deal with Jake's sleep talking habits. Steve and Jake enjoy golfing together even though Jake wins every time -- but at least he never rubs it in! Jake and wife Kate currently work and reside in Kelly's hometown of Racine, Wisconsin. What a small world!
usher - Jordan nemeth
AKA Gordo. Steve first met Jordan on his college visit to Concordia University where Jordan was already enrolled as a freshman. He challenged Steve to a game of 1-on-1 basketball but Steve quickly showed him who's boss which earned him the respect of his elder. A year later, Steve began his 4 years at Concordia and the two became close friends and roommates for over 2 years. Jordan now has a family of 4 with college sweetheart wife, Carrie, and sons Tucker and Ty. Steve recently gave Tucker a shout out on national television during Super Bowl weekend 2015 on the ESPN show PTI.
RING BEARER - LEVI VANCE
Little Levi Wesley Vance is the sweet nephew of Kelly and son of Ty (Kelly's brother) and Alexis Vance. Levi will turn 2 in April. Uncle Steve and Levi share the same birthday! Levi is a bright, energetic, and busy boy. He loves to run, climb, jump, hike, play at the park, and play with his big brother Wyatt the Weimaraner. In his spare time he loves to read with mom & dad, watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and play with mom in the teepee. If time permits, he loves to play with fire trucks, work at his work bench, and last but definitely not least, he LOVES to dance! If his energy prevails, you may see him on the dance floor at the wedding breaking out his latest moves. Levi lives with his mom and dad in Scottsdale, Arizona.