Karen Kay Dirks and Matthew Elijah McGill of Des Moines were married July 19, 2011, at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico, in a 6 p.m. ceremony.
Karen is the daughter of Dennis and Peggy Dirks of Le Mars. Matthew is is the son fo Sharon McGill of Rock Valley.
Maid of honor was Angela Skinner, of Roeland Park, Kan., sister of the bride. Morgan Skinner, niece of the bride, was junior bridesmaid.
A reception honoring the couple was held July 30 at the Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars.
Karen graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 2001, and is a graduate of LaJames International College. She is employed as a hair stylist at the Sage Tree Salon and Spa in Johnston.
Matthew graduated from Rock Valley High School in 2001 and is a graduate of Iowa State University. He is employed as a mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
The couple is at home in Des Moines.