Shelly & Todd in Kansas City, MO
Todd didn’t realize he was being set up the night he met Shelly. But their friends had matchmaking on their minds when they all headed out for dinner and drinks -- and their intuitions were right, as Shelly and Todd “immediately clicked.” The couple went out on their first date a week later, which was quickly followed by a second.
The Bride Shelly Kemph, 31, a graphic designer
The Groom Todd Bryant, 30, a project manager
The Date September 6
Three years later, Shelly arrived home to find a path of candles and flowers leading inside. At the end, she found Todd sitting next to the couple’s dog, who was wearing a big red bow around his neck with an engagement ring tied to it. “I unfortunately do not remember anything Todd said, I was too stunned,” says Shelly. “All I could say was yes!” Luckily, she didn’t remain at a loss for words -- sixteen months later, Shelly and Todd said, “I do.” The couple used a chocolate-brown and green combo to tie together the wedding elements at their hip, urban wedding in the West Bottoms near downtown Kansas City.
- Kate Wood