Parents of the couple are Jeff and Nancy Stafford of Independence, Ky., and Steve and Nancy Matgen of Remsen.
Matron of honor was Tiffany Boutwell, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Carla Ferrell, sister of the bride; Joanna Joseph, sister of the bride; Tammy Hoover, sister of the bridegroom; Sarah Shelton and Tina Rumsey.
The flowergirls were Haileigh Noll, niece of the bride and Gabrielle Joseph, niece of the bride.
Best man was Brian Matgen, brother of the bridegroom, of Le Mars.
Groomsmen were James Ferrell, brother of the bride; Ryan Groepper, Gabe Hootman, Jeffrey Staver, and Josh Gengler.
The ringbearers were Logan and Langston Hoover, nephews of the bridegroom.
The wedding reception and dance were held at 5:30 p.m. in The Little Brittian Carriage House.
Kristen attended Le Mars Beauty College and is employed at Park Place Estates Assisted Living in Le Mars.
Michael is employed by Town and Country Construction in Remsen.
Following their wedding trip to the Golden Crown Paradise Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the couple is at home in Remsen.