Guest Book

Mary n Jerry peete

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Congratulations!!!

Kelli McGuire

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ashley mott

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Oh my gosh!! I remember when you were born kenzie!!! Justin and I had so much fun playing with you as a child. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Gallery

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain Nantional Park

If you are coming to our ceremony and decide to stay for a while, explore this page for places to see within Rocky Mountain National Park.

Bear Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Lake is a beautiful place to go see! Jake and I considered it for one of our ceremony sites. But unfortunately in June it is one of the most popular places in RMNP. They prefer for you to take the free shuttle bus that they offer because of how crowded it is in June. Roundtrip walk is only 0.8 mile, and is rated an EASY trail, with almost no elevation change.

Sprauge Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park

Sprauge Lake is my absolute favorite place in RMNP! This site was also one of Jake and I's option for our ceremony. But it was not picked because the guest limit for weddings didn't even come close to what we needed to accomodate all of our family members. The views that you get from walking around Sprauge Lake is remarkable. A roundtrip walk around the lake is 0.9 miles, and there is no elevation change, making its difficulty rating EASY.

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For Travelers ~ Hotels

Appenzell Inn

www.appenzellinn.com

(970)586-2023
1100 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Comfort Inn

www.choicehotels.com

(970)586-2358
1450 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Silver Moon Inn

www.silvermooninn.com

(970)586-6006
175 Spruce Dr
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Rocky Mountain Park Inn

www.rockymountianparkinn.com

(800)803-7837
101 S Saint Vrain Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

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Poll

Who will cry first at the wedding?

What is the most important thing a marriage needs?

How many kids should we have?

Where should we go on our honeymoon?

What aspect of our big day are you most excited about?

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Wedding Party ~ Best Man

Josh Carroll

Best Man

Like my sister and I, Jake and his brother, Josh, are also eight years apart. Josh just happens to be the older of the two boys. Josh is a P.E. teacher at Olathe North High School. He is also involved in a lot of extra curricular sports. He is a football, wrestling, and baseball coach for the Olathe North High School. Jake, Josh, and their father could talk sports for hours, because they love it! Josh is married to Marissa Carroll, and they have a son, Xavier, who is going to be two years old this August. Josh and Marissa also have a baby girl, Jade, on the way and she is due in November. Josh is an excellent brother to Jake and an excellent father to Xavier and new baby Jade!

Thanks Josh for being a part of Jake and I's big day!

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Wedding Party ~ Maid of Honor

Kacie Reed

Maid of Honor

My sister Kacie is eight years younger than me! So to me she will always be my "baby sister", but she is growing up so fast. I can remember asking for a baby sister for Christmas in the second grade, then about a year later I got my Christmas present. Kacie will be an eigth grader at Frontier Trail Middle School this fall. Then on to high school for her! She enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and basketball. When she is not playing a sport or studying for school she likes reading and playing with the family dog, Chief.

Thanks Kacie for being a part of Jake and I's big day!

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Events

Girls Day ~ Horseback Riding

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 0:00 am

TBA

We are wanting to get together and do something fun before our wedding day. So the girls are going to start off the day by going horseback riding! Depending on which horseback riding tour we do and the length, the price will be between $50 - $80. You are not required to join us but are more than welcome to! More details to come. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are planning on joining us for the horseback tours.

Meet and Greet

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Lake Estes Picnic Shelter
1770 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Come see us for the meet and greet! We will be serving sandwhiches for everyone if you are hungry. Mingle and meet the rest of the family here before the big day. We have the picnic shelter from 5 - 7PM.

Wedding Dinner

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Hunter's Chophouse
1690 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

We will be having dinner at the Hunter's Chophouse after the wedding on Saturday. You are more than welcome to join us, but are not required to. If you found another restaurant you would like to eat at, you can. We will have the tables reserved from 6 - 9pm.

Wedding Ceremony

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
4900 S Saint Vrain Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Wedding Reception

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Olathe Community Center
1205 E Kansas City Rd
Olathe, Kansas 66061

About Us

Our Family

Mike and Jennifer Reed

Kenzie's Parents

My Mom and Dad are the best parents anyone could ever ask for. They put up with me as a child, through the teenage years, and now have helped my so much as an adult. They have taught me so much about finances, relationships, and just life in general. Even though we live an hour away from each other, I am closer to my parents now than I have ever been. Thank you so much for all of the love over the years, I love you so much!

Kacie Reed

Kenzie's Sister

My sister Kacie is eight years younger than me! So to me she will always be my "baby sister", but she is growing up so fast. I can remember asking for a baby sister for Christmas in the second grade, then about a year later I got my Christmas present. Kacie will be an eigth grader at Frontier Trail Middle School this fall. Then on to high school for her! She enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and basketball. When she is not playing a sport or studying for school she likes reading and playing with the family dog, Chief.

Tom and Toni Carroll

Jake's Parents

My parents are so supportive and loving - they have always been there for me when I needed them. I can remember all of the good memories we shared together, whether it was all of us at a sporting event for my brother or I, or one of my mom's delicious home cooked meals. Thank you for everything you have done for me throughout my lifetime, I love you very much!

Josh Carroll

Jake's Brother

Like my sister and I, Jake and his brother, Josh, are also eight years apart. Josh just happens to be the older of the two boys. Josh is a P.E. teacher at Olathe North High School. He is also involved in a lot of extra curricular sports. He is a football and wrestling coach for the Olathe North High School. Jake, Josh, and their father could talk sports for hours, because they love it! Josh is married to Marissa Carroll, and they have a son, Xavier, who is going to be two years old this August. Josh and Marissa also have a baby girl, Jade, on the way and she is due in November. Josh is an excellent brother to Jake and an excellent father to Xavier and new baby Jade!

About Us

Proposal

Jake proposed to me on Christmas Day, 2014. It was a surprise to all of us! It was a surprise because he asked my father's permission only ten minutes before he asked me to marry him, but more on that later.

That Christmas Day unfolded like so:

I woke up like any other Christmas morning, bright and early. Kacie and I went downstairs and waited for Mom and Dad to wake up. We all opened our presents and enjoyed each other's company. My Grandparents showed up for Christmas lunch and Jake arrived soon afterwards. We sat down for a delicious lunch that my Mom and Dad had made for all of us.

After Christmas lunch we were all full and a bit sleepy, and guess who fell asleep on the couch? My father. Since everyone was full and sleepy I decided to go upstairs and start on the laundry of all the wonderful clothes I got for Christmas. I heard the front door close and looked outside and saw Jake standing on the front porch. I figured that he was just taking a phone call and didn't think anything else about it.

After I had done all of the laundry for the moment, I went back downstairs. And to my surprise my Grandma, Mom, and Dad were all staring at me and making strange faces. I again disregarded this and joined Jake on the couch to watch TV. A short time later Jake proposed to me and obviously I said "YES"!

I later found out that Jake had woken my Dad up from his "after Christmas lunch nap" to ask him for his permission to marry me. And that is why I heard the front door close when I was upstairs, Jake and my Dad were outside discussing things. Looking back on that day all I can do is chuckle about the whole thing, because it was so cute!

About Us

Our Story

Jake and I met in October 2013, and we have loved every moment of our lives together since then. When we met I worked a Hobby Lobby and had just started my first semester at Johnson County Community College, and Jake was working full time at Sports Authority.

Almost every night after work we would go over to one of our houses and watch a movie or play MarioKart on the Wii. We both knew that just doing something simple together was enough to keep the other one happy. A few months after that I moved all my classes at JCCC to completely online classes and went full time at Hobby Lobby. Also at the same time I convinced Jake to start pursuing his career goals and he started online classes at Emporia State Univeristy.

We both worked hard at school and work for a year. Then our next adventure started. The one we are living now. Jake and I moved to Emporia, Kansas together to finish up our degrees at Emporia State University.

We moved into our first apartment together and lived there for a year. Currently I work full time at Tractor Supply Company, and Jake works full time at Hibbett Sports. We balance our full time jobs, full time school, and our relationship very well. Some people would say that living together before marriage just creates problems between the two, but it has actually made Jake and I love each other more and brought us closer together. At the end of May 2016, we moved into a bigger two bedroom apartment and currently live there with our cat, Penny.

About Us

The Groom

I was born in Shawnee, Kansas and have lived in Olathe, Kansas my whole life. My dad, Tom, coaches local youth football and youth baseball teams in the Kansas City area. And my mom, Toni, works as the Manager of a nursing home. I am the youngest of two boys, and just like Kenzie and her sister, my brother Josh and I are almost a decade apart too!

I also currently attend Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas and I am pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. Then moving on to get my Master's Degree in Special Education or Administration. Until that happens, I work full time as an Assistant Manager at Hibbett Sports. In my free time I like to catch sporting events on the TV at a local bar with some buddies or with Kenzie, playing disc golf and I also love coaching wrestling at the local high school.

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The Bride

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of 2, my family moved to Olathe, Kansas where they have lived now for 18 years. My dad, Michael, works for the large retail chain Hobby Lobby as a recruiter. And my mom, Jennifer, works at Olathe Northwest High School as a volleyball coach and also helps coach many other volleyball teams in the area. I am the oldest of two girls, and my sister, Kacie, and I are almost a decade apart!

I currently attend Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas and am pursuing a degree in Mathematics Education. Once graduated I will be able to teach math in a middle school or high school. Until then I work full time at Tractor Supply Company as a Managing Team Leader. In my free time I like to travel to new places, cook, and as of now plan Jake and I's wedding! I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with Jake!

Welcome

News & Updates

Wedding Ceremony Invites

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wedding invitations are in! Jake and I will be sending them out soon.In order for us to finalize our big day, if you all could please send me your RSVP by August 30th, 2016 that would be wonderful!

Location Picked!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

We are so excited to announce that we have picked a site to have our ceremony! Lily Lake, which is located in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado!

Welcome

Greeting

Welcome to our wedsite! Jake and I have been engaged for a while now, and the time has finally come! Wedding planning time! We created this wedsite as a fun and convenient way for friends and family that are near and far to participate and celebrate with us. Hopefully you'll use it to get to know both of us better and be up to date on our wedding plans.

On this wediste you can read all about both Jake and I, our families, events, and important information that might pertain to you. We have included fun things like a poll, photos, and a way for you to leave a note to us in the virtual guestbook!

We are so grateful for all of the positive influences in our lives! A big thanks to all our friends and family members for the love and support throughout the years!

Kenzie & Jake

Welcome

Greeting

News & Updates

About Us

The Bride

The Groom

Our Story

Proposal

Our Family

Our Wedding

Events

Wedding Party ~ Maid of Honor

Wedding Party ~ Best Man

Poll

For Travelers ~ Hotels

Rocky Mountain National Park

Gallery

Guest Book

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

June 17, 2017

Kenzie Reed & Jake Carroll

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Until the big day

Happily married

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