Cincinnati natives Kelly and Steve met through mutual friends at a Halloween party, but they didn’t stay in touch.

Kelly Marie Campbell & Steven Michael Peetz | Lansing | 9.2.17 | Photographed by Sky’s the Limit Photography

It was six years later, after they had both graduated and moved to California, that they ran into each other while grocery shopping. They found out that they were both going home for Christmas, and that’s when they had their first date in their hometown.

During a long-awaited vacation at Bali, Steve proposed to Kelly on their first night. They were walking down the beach to watch the sunset when Steve asked a tourist to take their picture. As they were posing, he popped the question. They spent the rest of their trip celebrating their engagement.

The couple chose Adventures on the Gorge for their ceremony and reception.

The bride wore a lace A-line form-fitting gown, and the bridesmaids wore long navy dresses. The groom and groomsmen sported navy suits.

The floral arrangements included succulents, hydrangeas, and money tree garlands.

The bride was escorted by her father while the Long Point String Band played the ceremony music.

The couple wrote their own vows and were married by a family friend, Scott Robertson.

After the ceremony, the couple and guests went into a small conference room for dinner, cake, and toasts. They spent the night dancing to The Company Store band, and as the day came to a close, family and friends circled the couple, arms around each other, to sing along to the band’s rendition of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.

After a weekend of hiking, ziplining, lounging, and rafting with family and friends, the couple honeymooned in New Zealand. They now reside in Redondo Beach, California, where Kelly is a speech language pathologist and Steve is a registered nurse.

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Bride’s Parents
Jessica & Brian Campbell
Groom’s Parents
Robert Hardy & Kathy Jansen
Photographed by
Sky’s the Limit Photography

Bride’s Gown
Lace Bridal Couture, Cincinnati, OH
Bridesmaids’ Dresses
Groomsmen’s Attire
Scott Robertson
Jessica Campbell, Lansing
Ceremony Music
Long Point String Band, Fayetteville
Bessie’s Floral Designs, Oak Hill
Smokey’s Steakhouse, Adventures on the Gorge, Lansing
Bev Oxley, Oak Hill
The Company Stores, Charleston
Adventures on the Gorge, Lansing