Megan and Kyle Wiebe first met during a sorority and fraternity event at UK in October of 2011. Pi Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Psi were partnered together to build a float for the homecoming parade. Megan and Kyle are both outgoing with a shared sense of humor, so they were immediately drawn to each other.
They bonded over the fact that they were both from out of state—Megan is from New Albany, Ohio and Kyle hails from Saint Charles, Illinois. They also shared a mutual love for Kentucky, interest in UK sports, and Keeneland. The two started dating and four years later, Kyle proposed.
Kyle had started working for CSX, a railroad company, and was in a different city almost every week. He had a six week stretch in upstate New York, so Megan flew up to visit him a few weeks before the July 4th holiday. They took a weekend trip to Nantucket and went to the Wharf to see the yachts. When Megan turned away from the view of the boats, she found Kyle down on one knee. He pulled a small box out of his sock and asked her to marry him.
The wedding took place on August 27th 2016 at the Polo Barn at Saxony. When searching for locations, the couple agreed they wanted a setting that reflected the heart of Kentucky. They chose the Polo Barn at Saxony because they thought it captured the mood of Kentucky perfectly, with its rolling pastures and lush, natural environment.
The décor was simple, as the location for their outdoor wedding overlooked the fields and was framed in ferns. The groomsmen wore khaki suits and the bridesmaids, Lilly Pulitzer. At the reception, there were several brightly colored flowers chosen to emphasize the colors in the bridesmaid dresses. They also decorated using simple gold accents and wooden tables with green and white touches.
The ceremony was officiated by Kyle’s uncle, Eric Wiebe. Megan and Kyle personalized the ceremony by writing it together. They also wrote their own vows and did not read them to one another until they stood at the altar. The couple loved sharing their big day with so many friends and family members from out of state. Everyone felt the absence of Kyle’s youngest brother, Connor, who could not attend due to his service in the Army.
When asked what advice the couple would offer others planning a wedding, Kyle said,
“Write your own vows, it makes the whole thing more meaningful.”
“And get a wedding planner! It makes the whole process stress free. Also, don’t plan a 6 a.m. flight the day after the wedding to leave the country. If it weren’t for my mom we would have missed the first day of our honeymoon in Sint Maarten!”
One of the couple’s favorite memories was also the hilarity they found in registering. “You never know what your fiancé is going to think you need,” the bride pointed out. “We never did get that quesadilla maker.”
Wedding Planner | Shelly Fortune Events
Venue | Polo Barn at Saxony Farms
Cater/Cake | Lundy’s
Flowers | Magnolia Floral Events
Bridal Gown Designer | Hayley Paige
Bridal Gown | Twirl Boutique
Bridal Party Attire | Lilly Pulitzer
Groomsmen Attire | Jos A Banks
Hair/Makup | Belle Boutique Events
Furniture | Canvas Event Furniture
Band | Jordan English
Photobooth | Bluegrass Photo Booth
Ice Cream | Crank & Boom