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Kathleen and Nick Kolarik, May 29, 2022

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Kathleen (Sullivan) Kolarik, 29, was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Bishop Miege High School and Rockhurst University, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing; she recently completed a master’s in nursing education from the University of Central Missouri. She works at the University of Kansas Health System as a nurse and teaches at the

University of Kansas School of Nursing.Nick Kolarik, 30, was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. He also attended Bishop Miege High School, then entered Indiana State University, where he played baseball and completed a bachelor of science in information technology. Nick is employed at the University of Kansas Health System as a cybersecurity engineer. He and Kathleen live in Mission, Kansas.

Kathleen and Nick met in high school and their relationship flourished. New Year’s Day, one day before Kathleen’s birthday, the two were walking around their neighborhood after a snowstorm and Nick got down on one knee in the middle of the street to propose.

The blissful couple tied the knot May 29, 2022, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church followed by a reception at Drexel Hall. Maid of honor was Molly Sullivan, sister of the bride; matrons of honor were her sisters Anna Baier and Marie Healy. Bridesmaids were Tessie Johnson, Annie Cribbin, Libby Kieffer, Samantha Adams, Sara Jones, Anna Henry and Christina Pratt. Best man was Monatana Astorga; groomsmen were Anthony Yates, Joe Yates, Sam Kolarik, Andrew Molina, Mickie Huynh, Ross Johnson and Steven Wirtz.

“We got married in the same church where my parents married 38 years ago and my grandparents more than 50 years ago,” Kathleen shares. “I had a nursing gala at Drexel Hall when I was in college, and I fell in love with the venue.”

Kathleen and Nick honeymooned in Salinas, California, where they stayed in a vineyard house in the beautiful pastures of heaven.


Joe and a Camera

Bridal Gown
True Society and BHLDN

Bridesmaids’ Gowns
Show Me Your MuMu

Grooms Suit/Tuxedo
The Black Tux

Groomsmen suits/tuxes
The Black Tux

Hair Styling
Maddie Brooks, Soffia Via

Hillary Rehms, MakeupHill

Cody Hunt Films

Clara’s Flowers

DJ Connection

Grand Street Cafe

Sarah Pryor

wedding venue
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

reception venue
Drexel Hall

Wedding Coordinators
Molly Sullivan and Lisa Jones