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 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