Set among the desert hills of Paradise Valley, Arizona, Canadian PGA Tour pro Adam Hadwin married his girlfriend, Jessica Kippenberger, a Kansas native, on Friday, March 24, 2017. The couple were married in an outdoor ceremony at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, following a week of wedding celebrations with friends and family at the resort.
The new Mrs. Hadwin shared several wedding-related photos on Instagram, including a shot of the reception decor – glitter tablecloths, candlelight, and pink and white floral table dressings that matched the bouquets carried by the bride and her bridesmaids – and his-and-hers custom activewear, which they received as a gift from one of Hadwin’s sponsors.
As a gift to her new husband, Jessica gifted proud Canadian Hadwin with custom-decorated Canada-themed cookies from The Baked Equation, including several that celebrated his favourite professional sports teams, which he loved.
“She knows me so well. #bestwifeever” he wrote on Instagram. He proposed in May 2016, after casually suggested a game of hangman, making her guess the question before presenting her with a round-cut diamond ring.
Hadwin, 29, won the ValSpar Championship, his first Tour victory, on March 12th, an achievement that earned him his first invitation to the storied major Masters Tournament, which takes place in Augusta, Georgia this weekend. This meant the couple had to postpone their planned honeymoon in French Polynesia, and Hadwin kept it real talking to reporters earlier this week: “She’s probably not as excited as I am. I think she would’ve rather been in Bora Bora right now. [But] we’re both excited, it’s going to be a great week. A lot of fun and certainly we’re always going to remember the first one.”
Unfortunately, Jessica missed the opportunity to caddy for her hubby at today’s rained-out Par-3 contest, a lighthearted competition held the day before the Masters every year, in which golfers enlist family members or celebrities to be their caddies, and sometimes even let their caddies take shots on their behalf.