A Classic Wedding at the Municipal Country Club in Bismarck, North Dakota

Kelli Hegstad (24 and a college student) met Adrian Sosa (27 and a restaurant manager) while they were both working at Cantina Laredo Mexican Restaura

Kelli Hegstad (24 and a college student) met Adrian Sosa (27 and a restaurant manager) while they were both working at Cantina Laredo Mexican Restaurant in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. They planned a black, white and wisteria-hued winter wedding in Kelli’s hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota. During their ceremony, in front of 100 guests at Charity Lutheran Church, the pastor surprised the couple with a handmade Latino tapestry representing how Kelli and Adrian’s lives would be woven together in their married life. “It was a beautiful message,” Kelli says. After the ceremony, guests attended a cozy indoor reception with a full Mexican taco buffet at the Municipal Country Club. “We chose this venue because it was timeless but also humble and simplistic, which is how we aspire to spend the rest of our lives together,” Kelli says. “We wanted something simple yet elegant. We also wanted to incorporate both of our cultures. With the food, music, sermon and guest list, this goal was met.” Says Adrian, “Go with the flow. The perfect wedding wouldn’t be possible without the unexpected flaws that you may encounter. Those flaws make the best memories.” —Carolyn Meers

Kelli's hair and makeup was naturalistic yet refined. "My hair inspiration was Princess Kate Middleton," says Kelli. "I love how she always looks effortlessly put together. My makeup was more classic Hollywood glam! I like to make my features pop."rn
Kelli chose a white satin gown from David's Bridal with a high Audrey Hepburn neckline tied at the waist with a white satin bow. "I believe the dress is classic enough to be passed on to our future daughter(s) and or granddaughter(s)," says Kelli. rn
"I’m a very relaxed person and have always been drawn to the calming lavender colors, which is why I went with 'Wisteria,'" says Kelli. "The dress styles were chosen by the bridesmaids because I wanted them to feel comfortable and find something that represented them as individuals. "
Each groomsmen wore a classic black tuxedo with a black tie and wisteria pocket squares to match the bridesmaid dresses.
Kelli and her bridesmaids said a prayer before the ceremony at Charity Lutheran Church began.
Kelli and Adrian said their vows at Charity Lutheran Church, Kelli’s family church. Reception was held at the Municipal Country Club, which the couple chose "because it was timeless, humble and simplistic which is the way we aspire to spend the rest of our lives together."rn
Kelli's bouquet from Crab Apple Floral called upon the day's main color themes—lavender and ivory.
Kelli and Adrian's classic, elegant three-tiered wedding cake was topped with dramatic, dark crimson blossoms and surrounded by cupcakes, which guests were more than happy to grab.
"The mixture of my Norwegian and his Mexican culture engaged our guests and created a connection between them," says Kelli. "Mexican food and traditions in a North Dakotan winter!"rn