At Kinetic Edge, we’re celebrating the marriage of Assistant Billing Manager Kimmy Van Zee to Zach Marsh. The two were wed at Sugar Grove Vineyards in Newton on September 14th.
Zach and Kimmy met through a mutual friend in December of 2017. Through the course of the next couple of months, they grew closer as friends. He knew he wanted to date… Kimmy, on the other hand, took a little more convincing. She finally gave in, and Zach proposed a year later on December 29, 2018. Kimmy says she’s still a little bitter he got her out of bed on a cold December morning to “help him track a buck” that didn’t exist. We think the ring more than made up for it though!
We asked Kimmy to share 10 of her favorite moments from their wedding day, and here’s what she had to say:
- Everybody working together to swap our ceremony from outside to inside to back outside – We chose to have our ceremony and reception at Sugar Grove because of the awesome wedding planner, Collette, and her crew that came with it. She reassured us from the beginning that if need be, we could have the ceremony set up both inside and outside and worst case she could swap an inside ceremony into the reception venue in less than 15 minutes. The whole week leading up to the wedding the forecast for the day was a beautiful, sunny, warm fall day. However, rain started around 1:00 PM, so we decided around 3:00 PM to set up the ceremony inside just in case. It was really neat to see all of our friends and family working together to transform our reception into a beautiful ceremony spot… only for the rain to stop and the sun to come out again. We ended up postponing the ceremony about 20 minutes and still got to have our dream wedding outside!
- Father/daughter and mother/son dance – Zach and I decided to do our father/daughter and mother/son dances at the same time. We came across a song (I Love You Cause You’re You by Emily Adams) that we couldn’t find anywhere, so I ended up messaging her on Instagram and she sent me the song so we could still use it! We also invited other fathers/daughters and mothers/sons to come up and join us, and it was really neat to have them all up there with us!
- My cousin, Cory Nikkel, was our officiant – I knew that I wanted my cousin to be the officiant at my wedding as soon as he got his license to exhort. He made the ceremony perfect with the right amount of humor, seriousness, and love! It was personalized to us, and I loved having him walk through this journey with us.
- The food – Zach’s dad smoked the meat, and it was SO GOOD. We had Prime Country BBQ do the sides, and they were mouthwatering. Instead of cake, we served homemade ice cream for dessert… you can’t go wrong with that!
- Boys fishing/girls getting ready – The morning of the wedding, Zach and his groomsmen and grandpa went fishing at the pond on Sugar Grove’s property. This was right up their alley, and they caught some nice fish! He loved having his friends and grandpa there with him that morning to relax a little before the crazy began! I loved having all of my girls with me. I had a close friend come in to do hair, and she was amazing. My attendants brought in donuts and fruit, and we drank mimosas while getting ready. The morning really flew by!
- Seeing our vision come to life – We spent nine months planning this wedding, so we loved seeing everything come together. The boys looked really nice in their suits, and the girls’ dresses looked great. The ring bearers and flower girls were adorable! Seeing tables decorated and all of our little details just fall into place was such a great feeling!
- The dance/karaoke – We asked a family friend to emcee, and Zach’s uncle ran the sound. They did amazing! We also got song requests from people on their RSVPs, so the dance floor was rocking! We got the idea to do karaoke on a work trip to Mexico, since everybody loved it and really got into it. By the time we started karaoke, it was pretty much just bridal party and family left, so it was the perfect way to end the night.
- Ring bearers and flower girls – I said it earlier, but they were so cute! I melted when I saw the ring bearers in their suspenders and bow ties! My daughter was the flower girl in my best friend’s wedding, and now her three girls got to be the flower girls at my wedding! They were adorable in their dresses. All of the kids did such a great job walking down the aisle and were troopers all day.
- Bridal party scavenger hunt – If we did 10 things in order of our favorite, I think this would be at the top of the list! My cousin Courtney said her sister had just been at a wedding where they did a bridal party scavenger hunt, and we were sold on the idea! The bridal party and the crowd really got into it! We loved seeing our friends run around trying to find items from a mint to a men’s handkerchief and ending with the final 2 trying to get as much cash for our honeymoon as they could!
- Releasing rows of guests – We knew this would take a little bit of time, but we knew we wanted to see everybody that came to help us celebrate! It was a great way to individually thank everybody for coming.