Wedding Spotlight: Kelcie Sorenson and Kyle Johnson
The couple: Kelcie Sorenson, 26, and Kyle Johnson, 27, of Duluth Wedding date: May 17, 2008 Wedding location: Hermantown Community Church Who officiated: Pastor Thor Sorenson, Kelcie's father The wedding's theme: Famous couples throughout history...
The couple: Kelcie Sorenson, 26, and Kyle Johnson, 27, of Duluth
Wedding date: May 17, 2008
Wedding location: Hermantown Community Church
Who officiated: Pastor Thor Sorenson, Kelcie's father
The wedding's theme: Famous couples throughout history and a red-carpet Hollywood event. As the attendants went down the aisle in the church, an announcer said who they were and theme music for the characters played. For example, the theme from "Superman" played as Clark Kent and Lois Lane went down the aisle. The characters also acted the parts. For example, Han Solo brought a light saber, and Clark Kent pulled back his shirt to reveal his Superman costume underneath. After Mary and Joseph went down the aisle, Joseph announced to the congregation, "It's going to be a boy." Friends of the couple were given cameras and encouraged to be paparazzi and take pictures of the attendants. Others were asked to be fans and get autographs of the attendants. The ushers were dressed as Men in Black, complete with dark sunglasses.
How the couple decided on the theme: Kelcie said she had been a bridesmaid in seven or eight weddings and wanted to do something different for her own wedding. "I knew I wanted to do a theme, and we just thought of famous couples throughout history, and that seemed fun. Then we added the Hollywood concept, as if people were going to the Oscars. It all kind of came together."
They let the couples in the wedding party pick their characters and costumes to make it fun for them. Bridesmaids' gowns often are expensive, and using costumes was cheaper, she said. "A lot of people made their costumes or got them in thrift stores or rented them or found them online," Kelcie said.
What did the bride and groom wear? Kelcie said she and Kyle wanted to look normal for their wedding, so they wore traditional wedding clothes. They were like the couple on the top of the wedding cake, and during the ceremony, they stood on a structure made to look like the top of a cake.
Number of guests: About 400. The entire congregation was invited. "We just wanted everyone to feel welcome and be a part of the event," Kelcie said.
Decorations: The color scheme was red, black and white to go along with the Hollywood theme. They used rented Hollywood-style decorations for the reception hall. After a reception at the church, a smaller dance was held at Munger Town Hall. The concessions there were movie-theater style, including popcorn and nachos. "We were going for cheaper, but fun," she said.