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Wedding: McGowan & Kvenvold

Published 6:48am Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kelsey McGowan and Derek Kvenvold were married at 4 p.m. May 25 at the New Ulm Country Club in New Ulm. The Rev. EvaLyn Carlson, of Grand Marais, performed the double-ring ceremony.

McGowan & Kvenvold
McGowan & Kvenvold

McGowan, of St. Cloud, is the daughter of Anita McGowan, of Clearwater, and Tom and Linda McGowan, of Clearwater. Grandparents of the bride are Jim McGowan and the late Eleanor McGowan, of South Haven, Jack and Shirley Weber, of South Haven, and George and Virginia Jacobs, of St. Cloud.

Kvenvold, of Clarks Grove, is the son of Bob and Lori Kvenvold, of Clarks Grove. Grandparents are Dorothy Petersen, of Albert Lea, the late Edward Petersen, the late Alden Kvenvold and the late Dorothy Verhey Kvenvold.

Maid of honor was Nikki McGowan, sister of the bride, of Miami, Fla. Bridesmaids were Sarah Sevcik, stepsister of the bride, of St. Cloud, Trisha Kvenvold, sister of the groom, of Clarks Grove, Nicole Johnson, friend of the bride, of Rochester, and Madeline Wagner, cousin of the bride, of New Hope.

Best man was Brent Bennett, friend of the couple, of Jordan. Groomsmen were Alex Boughan, friend of the couple, of Canton, Mich., Nic Gaines, friend of the groom, of Albert Lea, Lucas Dose, friend of the couple, of Shakopee, and Blake Peterson, friend of the groom, of Clarks Grove.

A reception, dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the New Ulm Country Club.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Perpich Center for the Arts High School in Golden Valley. She is a 2011 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a bachelor’s degree in dance. She is the owner and instructor of Northern Lights Dance Studio in Thief River Falls.

The groom is a 2006 graduate of Albert Lea High School. He is a 2011 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering and manufacturing engineering. He is employed as an engine design engineer for Arctic Cat Inc. in Thief River Falls.

After a honeymoon to Mary Lake in Brainerd, the couple will reside in Thief River Falls.