Sisters at Leah & Sam's wedding in Fountain Hills, AZ in October of 2013.

Sisters at Leah & Sam's wedding in Fountain Hills, AZ in October of 2013.

MATRON OF HONOR - Leah DomingueZ

Leah is Kelly's older (by 4 years) and wiser sister. Kelly would say that Leah is her confidant, her biggest supporter and her best friend. Leah, Ty, and Kelly grew up in Racine, Wisconsin in a farm house on Hansche Road. Lots of good times were had at 4828 but being that Kelly was seemingly so much younger at the time --Kelly had a hard time breaking in to Leah's circle of friends --often times claiming her as the pestering, annoying little sister. How could that be? Now, over 20 years later, the two have grown extremely close. Kelly stood up as Leah's Maid of Honor in her wedding in October 2013. Not too long after Leah and husband Sam, welcomed their first little boy Dominic Frederick Dominguez, whose middle name is after Freddy (Papa) Vance. Sam and Leah currently reside in Chandler, AZ with Sam's brother Andre, baby Dominic, and their boxer Tank.


Cousins Becca & Kelly at their favorite brunch spot - The Knick - in Milwaukee, WI.

Cousins Becca & Kelly at their favorite brunch spot - The Knick - in Milwaukee, WI.

bridesmaid - Becca schumanN

Kelly first wants to start out by saying that the cousins, Becca and Kelly, are nothing alike! There may be some sarcasm in that statement as the two have been connected at the hip pretty much since birth. Judy (Kelly's mom) and Jane (Becca's mom) are sisters. These two lovely ladies decided to give birth to two girls only 1 year apart. Since then, Becca Lou and Kelly Sue have been inseparable. Becca and Kelly enjoyed spending their summers at their Grandma and Grandpa Verhaeghe's house swimming in the pool, getting 10 cent candy at Key's, going up north to Eagle River, and laughing until their stomachs hurt. As they grew older, it became obvious their bond wouldn't change. To this day, Becca and Kelly have "morning chats" nearly every day even though they are miles apart. Becca lives in Milwaukee with her boyfriend Eric and their two dogs, Bandit and Lou.


Courtney and Kelly on Courtney's wedding day in Las Vegas, NV in October 2012.

Courtney and Kelly on Courtney's wedding day in Las Vegas, NV in October 2012.

Bridesmaid - Courtney Baumbach

Courty pants, as Kelly calls her, is Kelly's longest friend. Kelly and Courtney first met at Fine Arts Elementary School in 1st grade. The two quickly became fast friends and have remained close throughout the years. In high school, Kelly and Courtney worked at Courtney's Dad's Rental Store --General Rental --in Racine. They would scrub flies off event chairs and tents on their hands and knees until their hearts content. Luckily lots of the boys that went to St. Catherine's High School worked their too, which kept them quite entertained! When Kelly's family was thinking about moving to Arizona, Courtney was the one who 'scoped out' AZ with them, on a family trip to Scottsdale. Even after Kelly moved, the two talked daily. During college, Kelly would visit Courtney at UW Milwaukee. This kept Kelly closely connected to Milwaukee, which is where she would later meet Steve! Kelly stood up in Courtney's wedding in October 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is where Courtney now resides with husband Brett, beautiful baby Hadley, and sweet puppies Charlie and Oscar.


Kelly & Dara out on the town in Scottsdale, AZ.

Kelly & Dara out on the town in Scottsdale, AZ.

Bridesmaid - Dara Cercone

Dare-bear Cercone and Kelly met Sophomore year at Desert Mountain High School. Dara was one of Kelly's first friends in Arizona. Kelly was still adjusting to her knew home in AZ when Dara invited Kelly to her lavish 16th birthday party thrown by her dad, big Carmen. The group of girls got picked up in a limo and were taken to Buca di Beppo! What fun. Dara and Kelly were best friends ever since. While the two decided to go to rival colleges (ASU for Kelly and UofA for Dara), they never let the distance or opposing schools get between them. Dara and Kelly quickly reconnected post-college when they spent a lot of their free time and late nights/early mornings in Old Town Scottsdale. Now that the two are all grown up, they enjoy spending time together with their fiancés, Steve and Chaz -- who both love the Packers! Chaz and Dara reside in Scottsdale with their miniature yorkie, Joey.


Alexis and Kelly at cousin Lizzy's wedding in Racine, WI.

Alexis and Kelly at cousin Lizzy's wedding in Racine, WI.

Bridesmaid - alexis vance

Lex was destined to be a Vance from the beginning. When Ty and Alexis met at age 22, Ty said she would become his wife, and in 2011 she did! Kelly couldn't have asked for a better sister-in-law. Alexis is caring, thoughtful, driven and a fantastic mom to little Levi. Alexis and Kelly enjoy doing yoga, catching up over coffee, and two-steppin' at Handle Bar J's -- a family favorite--and the famous location where Steve proposed to Kelly. Ty and Alexis enjoy being active together hiking, snowboarding, and spending time as a family. The Vance family wouldn't be complete without Alexis. Her fun-loving spirit is contagious. Ty and Alexis currently reside in the boonies of north Scottsdale where the sunsets are vivid and the javalinas roam wild. Ty and Alexis live with their son Levi, Alexis' brother Collin, and their Weimaraner Wyatt.


Kelly and Natalie at Kelly's going away party when Kelly moved to Chicago to be with Steve in December 2011.

Kelly and Natalie at Kelly's going away party when Kelly moved to Chicago to be with Steve in December 2011.

bridesmaid - Natalie Groisman

Natty Q and Kelly met Kelly's sophomore year of college/Natalie's freshman year of college at Arizona State during rush week of their sorority, Alpha Phi. Kelly and Natalie's love for dance and rap music helped them to instantly have a connection --which later led to Kelly and Natalie becoming Big Sis and Little Sis (aka Big & Little). It's hard to think of a college memory without Natalie in it. Kelly and Natalie were roommates in Adelphi (the sorority dorms) and continued to stay close throughout college and beyond. Kelly also takes full (not all!) credit for match-making Natalie and her now husband, Gabi, and is honored to have stood up in their wedding in October 2011. Natalie and Gabi are a big part of Kelly and Steve's life and they look forward to creating many more memories together as they all start families of their own! Natalie and Gabi currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona with their doggie Hugo.


Katherine and Kelly on Katherine's wedding day in Gilbert, AZ in May 2011.

Katherine and Kelly on Katherine's wedding day in Gilbert, AZ in May 2011.

bridesmaid - katherine fujii

Kitty Kat and Kelly met while working at Isagenix. Katherine walked in with her short, platinum blonde hair swaying in the wind and Kelly thought to herself --Man, I want to be that girl's friend. Kelly invited Katherine to her 25th birthday work party and they've been friends ever since! Katherine's midwestern roots helped build the bond between the two. Katherine is a very down-to-earth and genuine person. Her caring nature makes her such a wonderful wife to Darren and mom to her two boys, Evan (3) and Austin (nearing 1). Although slight distance comes between Kelly and Katherine (Katherine might as well live in another state!), the two don't let it get between them. Scheduling routine dates and staycations at the Fujii residence are some of the things they enjoy. OMD (Katherine's husband Darren) and Puma (Steve) love kicking back and listening to Bruce Springstein and talking about the good ol' days. Katherine and Darren reside in Gilbert, AZ with their 2 boys and wiener dog, Wrigley.


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Flower Girls - Kate & Lauren Korth

These two girls are the perfect fit for the very important position of 'flower girl' in Kelly & Steve's wedding. They will bring a lot of joy and fun to the occasion and are sure to get the party started on the dance floor that night! Kate (left) and Lauren (right) may look like twins --but they aren't! Kate is one year older than Lauren and are one class a part in school at St. Lucy's Elementary School. The girls absolutely love sports (just like their buddy Steve!) including basketball, volleyball and softball and enjoy listening to 1direction and hanging out with their friends. When asked what they are most excited for the wedding, their responses were: Lauren "I'm most excited to walk down the aisle, throw flowers, get my hair done and wear a fancy dress." and Kate "I'm most excited to dance to Uptown Funk with Steven!" Haha! We will be sure to make that happen. Kate and Lauren are the daughters of Kurt and Kendra Korth, Kelly's first cousin and daughter of Kelly's Aunt Patsy (Judy's oldest sister). The Korth family resides in Racine, Wisconsin.