A Chic Winter Wedding at Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, North Dakota

Inspired by their shared love of New York City and everything Gatsby, Kelsey Schultz (30 and a dental assistant) and Dave Schultz (32 and a profession

Inspired by their shared love of New York City and everything Gatsby, Kelsey Schultz (30 and a dental assistant) and Dave Schultz (32 and a professional golfer) braved the cold to plan a glam winter wedding like only true North Dakotans can. "New York City is special to us since it's the first place we traveled to together," Kelsey says. "But after lots of thought, we stayed in Fargo to include more people in our special day." Despite the harsh December weather, the couple were determined to plan a fete that was aesthetically different from any other wedding they'd attended. "We thought it would be fun to have our reception at the Hotel Donaldson—a really cool, boutique hotel in downtown Fargo," Kelsey says. "The venue won us over because it was so different from most barns and regular ballrooms in the area." Dressed in a white lace dress topped with a much-needed fur wrap, the bride and her groom exchanged vows at the Holy Cross Catholic Church before treating guests to a food-filled cocktail hour in lieu of a sit-down dinner. There, the couple's 250 guests snacked on bison burger sliders, crunchy french fries and Kelsey and Dave's signature cocktail, coined the DK Delight. "We got the recipe from Del Frisco's in New York the last time we were there because we loved it so much," Kelsey says. One detail we especially loved? The newlyweds' decision to travel to their reception via a trolley in true 1920s fashion. "We did our best to soak up every moment of the day and wish we could do it all over again," Kelsey says. For a peek at all the chic details, check out these shots from Katie Lewis Photography below.


-- Rachel Sylvester 

For an added dose of glam, Kelsey splurged on a pair of ivory Badgley Mischka heels from the Broadway Shoe Company in Fargo, North Dakota. "I figured you only get married once, so I splurged," she says.
Kelsey wore a strapless, fitted lace gown from Alan Evans Bridal in Moorhead, Minnesota. "I tried on maybe 10 dresses and ended up picking one that I chose at the last minute," Kelsey says. The only detail missing was a belt. "I felt like me in it—it wasn't too over-the-top and I made sure I could still dance in it!"
Each of Kelsey's six bridesmaids paired their blush, floor-length gowns with white pashminas for a look that was quintessential winter glam.
Hornbacher's Floral of Fargo, North Dakota, created this lush, pastel bouquet using a mix of roses and hypericum berries. "We wanted a look that was soft, since it was the middle of winter," Kelsey says.
Groomsmen in Classic Black Suits
An elegant jeweled hair comb paired perfectly with a simple white veil and pearl drop earrings.
Ivory Custom Wedding Programs by Shortprinter
Inspired by their love of New York City and everything Gatsby, the newlyweds incorporated plenty of glam elements (including one seriously-chic pair of Badgley Mischka heels) throughout their winter wedding.
Brown Fur Wrap
Winter Wedding in Fargo, North Dakota
Pastel Rose and Hypericum Berry Bouquet
Ivory Badgley Mischka Heels
Kelsey and Dave looked to Sharper Image to outfit their reception space at Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, North Dakota. "They used lots of white light and ivory draping,"  Kelsey says. "It was a big surprise to us to see how it looked."
White Hydrangea Centerpiece With Candles
To decorate the interior of Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, North Dakota, the couple looked to Sharper Image to outfit the modern space with Gatsby-inspired elements. "They used lots of white light and ivory draping—it was a big surprise to us to see how it looked," Kelsey says.
Guests were treated to a simple white and yellow buttercream cake atop of one seriously glam jeweled cake stand.
White and Yellow Buttercream Wedding Cake
Mini Cupcake Display