We're Getting Married
Michelle and Michael in the stocks somewhere in Bermuda
How we met
Michelle and Michael moved to Atlanta around the same time and shared a (large) circle of friends, but hadn't really spent much time together. That changed after a dinner with a group of friends in 2011 when they sat across the table from each other. Discovering that they had a common interest in exotic foods, Michael asked Michelle out for dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant. Michelle claims that this was supposed to be another outing of friends and that she was "ambushed" with a one-on-one date, a point Michael disputes. Regardless, they saw each other much more frequently, leading up to sharing their first kiss on New Year's Eve. They have been inseparable ever since.
About Michelle Kuykendal

Michelle was born in St. Louis, MO where she and her sister, Stephanie, grew up with their parents, Bob and Janet. As a family, they spent many of their weekends running local road races, including the "Frostbite Series," which felt about like its name implies. Throughout her younger years, Michelle enjoyed competing in triathlons, swim meets and cross country races all around the country. She has always loved math and science, and for that reason, she completed undergraduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Michelle moved to Atlanta for graduate school at Georgia Tech, and is (finally) completing her PhD in bioengineering as we speak. She is excited to transition into the technical consulting world this summer when she goes to work for Exponent in Atlanta.

 
About Michael Mancini

Michael was born in Portsmouth, VA while his mother, Pam, was serving as an medical officer in the Navy. After a brief stint at Camp Lejeune, his family moved back to Fredericksburg, VA, where Michael spent his childhood with his sister, Sarah. Michael's father, Dave, was a well-known falconer and raptor breeder, and Michael spent a great deal of his early years hunting small game with birds of prey. Michael received an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the ever snowy University of Rochester. He then moved to sunny Atlanta, GA for graduate studies in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory. His half-sister, Holly, and half-brother, Dan, also fled upstate New York for the milder weather of VA.After receiving his PhD, he joined a startup company that is commercializing a cancer imaging technology of which he is a co-inventor.

 
May 26th, 2014
Wedding
The Westin Hotel, St. John, The U.S. Virgin Islands
 
June 14th, 2014
Reception
Festus, Missouri
wedding
A private ceremony and reception for immediate family is being held at The Westin St. John Resort and Villas on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014.
 
  • Ceremony Location

    The Westin St. John Resort and Villas
    300A Chocolate Hole
    PO Box 8310
    St John, USVI 00831
    866.716.8108

  • The Wedding Party

    Matron of Honor:
    Stephanie Kuykendal

    Maid of Honor:
    Sarah Kate Mancini

    Bridesmaid:
    Holly Henty

    Best Man and Officiant:
    Daniel Mancni

  • Hotel Accommodations

    The wedding party will be staying at a nearby villa of Caribbean Villas of St. John
Reception
A reception for family and friends is being held near St. Louis at the
Best Western in Festus, Missouri on June 14th, 2014.
 
  • Reception Location

    Best Western Shalimar Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

    1200 W Gannon Drive
    Festus, MO 63028
    636.937.0700
    800.780.7234

  • Schedule

    A cocktail hour reception begins at 6pm. Dinner is at 7pm, follwed by cake and dancing until 11pm.
  • Lodging

    For those wishing to spend the night, a room block is available at a discounted rate until June 1st (ask for the Kuykendal/Mancini block). Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel.
 
Wedding Album
Young Michelle


















 
Young Michael
























 
Michael and Michelle, Together






















































 
Our Families


















































































































Registry
The bride and groom are registered at Amazon.com and Target.
 
Contact / RSVP
If you would like to RSVP to the reception, have any questions, or just want to get in touch with us, feel free to do so through this page.
 

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Reception Location

Address
1200 West Gannon Drive, Festus, MO 63028
 
Phone
636.937.0700