Kelley & Lucas

Sept. 6, 2009 at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis

Kelley Remole and Lucas Bejar’s relationship has developed over time. Classmates in freshman chemistry at Columbia University, they began dating the following Thanksgiving. Lucas proposed while snowshoeing around Whistler, British Columbia, on a spring ski trip in March 2008. With many friends and family coming to their wedding from places including Florida (Lucas’ home state), New York, and even Argentina, the couple wanted to make the whole weekend a celebration. Some of the events included a trip to the Minnesota State Fair and a picnic the day before the wedding. Jewish traditions incorporated into the ceremony and reception honored Lucas’ family’s heritage, including the hora, a traditional circle dance with the couple raised on chairs in the center of the crowd. Pops of orange, the couple’s favorite color, enhanced the palette of dark red and chocolate brown, while the oranges in the glass cylinder centerpieces were a nod to Lucas’ Sunshine State home.

Wedding gown: Vera Wang | Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom’s apparel: BCBG Tuxedo | Florist: Flora Studio | Caterer and cake: D’Amico Catering | Table cards: By the bride

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