Best friends, Kellie Hesse and Michael Ashby, were married under beautiful blue skies, surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 in Rendezvous Park in West Fargo, N.D.
Matron of honor was Tylise Graff, friend of the bride. Bridal attendants were: Trisha O'Leary, friend; Nicole Fuechtmann, sister of the groom; Rachel Wallace, sister of the groom; Jamie VanKempen, friend; and Caleb Green, friend. Best man was Dereck Monnier, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Blake Smith, friend; Jon Hesse, brother of the bride; Trent Barnes, friend; Corey O'Leary, friend; and Jayd Newman, friend. Ring bearer was Kade Feuchtmann, godson of the groom and flower girl was Ella Johnson, cousin of the bride. Personal attendant was Jen Hesse, cousin of the bride. Ushers were friends of the couple, Russ Fellbaum, Michael Copa, and Joe Barnes.
The groom's brother-in-law, Travis Fuechtmann, read "The Art of a Good Marriage" by Wilfred Peterson and the couple included a sand ceremony as part of their wedding program. Hosts and hostesses for the event were Bruce Olson and Marie Anderson, uncle and aunt of the bride; and Paul and Alisa Theis, uncle and aunt of the groom. The wedding meal and dance were held at the Courtyard Marriott in Moorhead.
Kellie is the daughter of Tom and Barb Hesse of Morris and Michael is the son of Carol and Brad Wallace of Little Falls. Kellie and Michael reside in California where Michael works for State Farm Insurance and Kellie is working on her doctorate in clinical psychology.