Garitt & Abby's Serenity Hills Wedding

Garitt & Abby

Date | 9.28.19

Ceremony | Serenity Hills

Reception | Serenity Hills

Wedding Photography | Lora & Isaac

Florist | RaNae Bohm from Hy-Vee Floral

Make-Up Artist | Steph Thouin from Chateau de chic

Hair Stylist | Jenn Slifka from Chateau de chic

Dress Designer | Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Dress Salon | The Wedding Shoppe

Guy’s Attire | Fringe & Lace by Brittany

Cake & Cupcakes | Just Take the Cake

Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

Abby- We first met back in August of 2011 at our Hy-Vee orientation, we were both juniors in high school and ended up also being in a couple classes together. We quickly became friends and would constantly flirt with each other. We dated for a little bit but ended up going our separate ways. It wasn’t until my senior year of college we reconnected again and the rest is history!

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

There was something that brought us back together and I think we both just knew our lives would be better together than apart.

Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

I think I always knew in the back of my mind it would happen eventually but just didn’t know when, we already bought a house together and had a baby so I guess that was sort of our next step. Per Garitt the proposal didn’t take to long to plan, we had planned a trip to go up to Bentleyville in Duluth and that is when he decided to pop the question! He took me out to “our spot” at Enger Tower which is where he asked me to be his girlfriend back in 2015 and that’s when he got down on his knee and asked me to be his wife. I was obviously ecstatic I was getting to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Abby- The thing I love most about Garitt is he has the biggest heart and will do anything to make me laugh and smile. I also love that he cooks for me, cause I’m always hungry. Garitt- The thing I love most about Abby is she is the most caring/ selfless person I’ve ever met. Even if it’s not something she wants, she will do whatever it takes to make myself and my daughter happy. Which is why she deserves the world.

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If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

Garitt- Something silly Abby does is when she trying making a joke that she thinks is really funny, she will repeat it to herself under her breath. And something quirky she does is when she cleans her ears she coughs.

Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Abby- We are most excited to celebrate with all our family and friends and I also can’t wait to eat our cake :)

Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

They have awesome personalities and are so much fun to work with.. also helps the take the most breathtaking photos on a day as big as your wedding ;) It was an easy choice!

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Ty & Kristina's Country Wedding

Ty & Kristina

Date | 9.7.19

Ceremony | St. Columbanus Church, Blooming Prairie, MN

Reception | Family Farm, Hayfield, MN

Wedding Photography | Lora & Isaac

Florist | Sherri Betcher

Make-Up Artist | Serenity

Hair Stylist | Serenity, Jill Ofstie

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details. “We first met in Rochester at a Texas Roadhouse in January 2016.”

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.Ty- “Her personality and smile caught me right away. She has the biggest heart.” Kristina- “His beard, smarta** humor and down to earth personality caught me., oh and that smile!”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?) Ty and I went to Rochester to run errands (we were at each other’s throats entire time)! Then we came back home and Ty wanted to be dropped off at home (to get ring) and I went to my dads. Ty then drove in yard by the shop and went around the combine and as I came around the other side Ty was down on one knee and my little nephew was driving his pedal tractor with a sign that said “Donna will you marry Ty?” Little back story, my nephew calls me Donna. Engagement was a surprise other than a few days before Ty asked me why size of ring I wear! Haha!

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other. Both of our personality's , big hearts and love for each other and willing to help others with nothing in return!

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does. Ty’s laugh sounds like a chipmunk so myself and family call him Alvin! Kristina makes this funny face that is cute but weird, HaHa!

Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day? To spend the day with all of our loved family and friends!

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Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac? They do a wonderful job & it helps knowing Lora from high school! So excited to work with you guys :)

Dakota & Lorissa's Barn Wedding

Dakota & Lorissa

Date | 7.13.19

Florist | Hobby Lobby

Ceremony Venue | Mts Farm and Events

Reception Venue | Mts Farm and Events

Wedding Photographer | Isaac Skelton

Dress Salon | David’s Bridal

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

Lorissa - We met each other online. I messaged Dakota first, and after two years of talking we finally met in person in Dakota’s home town.”

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

Lorissa - “I first knew Dakota was the one when I first looked at his profile and saw he was a "country" boy.”

Dakota- “I first knew Lorissa was the one when on our first date I put the truck in the ditch messing around and she just laughed.”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

Lorissa- “I knew it was coming. We had been talking about it, but Dakota always said "not yet". When it actually did happen, I was in complete shock when he asked me. I bursted into tears of happiness.”

Dakota- “For me, it was one of the most nerve wracking things I've done.”

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Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Lorissa - “The thing I love most about Dakota is how sweet and understanding he is. He is always there to pick me up when I need it the most.”

Dakota - “The thing I love most about Lorissa is that she is understanding of me constantly working and running place to place.”

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If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

Lorissa - “One quirky thing Dakota does is when working on anything he always has his tongue sticking out and touching his nose.”

Dakota - “One silly thing Lorissa does is she uses different voices when she talks. For example when she is talking to the dogs, she will use a baby voice.”

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Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

“We both look forward to spending the entire day with each other and our friends and family.”

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Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

Dakota - “I saw the equipment in their car when I was doing an oil change and asked around about them. And I have seen their previous work and decided to go with them.”

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Brandon & Heather's Wisconsin Dells Wedding

Brandon & Heather

Date | 7.6.19

Ceremony Venue | Chula Vista Resort - Fairway Grove

Reception Venue | Chula Vista Resort - Tent at Cold Water Canyon

Wedding Photographer | Lora & Isaac Skelton

Florist | Wild Apples Florist

Wedding Planner | Beth Wild - Day of Coordinator (Family Member)

DJ and/or Band | Kuhl Entertainment

Dress Designer | Stella York

Dress Salon | Prescott Bridal - Edmond, OK

Photo Booth | Kuhl Entertainment

Dance Lessons | International Dance Studio (we really needed help with our moves lol)

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

Heather - “We first meet when we started our freshman year at Winona State in August 2010 on freshman move in day. We both did not know anything about the dorm we were moving into, only that we had no roommate (not by my choice..I had a slight panic attack - afraid I would not make any friends). When getting to the dorm and checking in, I was told I was living on the only co-ed floor of the dorm. You can only imagine what my father was thinking. When moving into my room, I was on top of my loft making the bed and looked across the hall and saw across the hall that the neighbor’s door was open. I also noticed the rugby ball sitting on top of the loft. I jokingly said to my mom, "Look mom its meant to be" and then I saw him!!! Brandon walked out of his room (the room directly across that hall from mine). I mustered up enough courage and walked out into the hall and tapped Brandon on the shoulder and asked if he played rugby.”

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When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

Brandon - “Heather has been one of my best friends for over nine years. We met on our first day of college. I didn't know it then, nor did I know it four years later. But when I finally got to live with her after our final summer apart it started to become clear. I had something I could not let go.”

Heather - “No idea, I just knew.”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

Heather - “He took me out for a 7 year anniversary dinner (also Valentine's Day) to the tallest building in Oklahoma (the Devon Tower). At the top of the tower is a very fancy restaurant called Vast. I gave Brandon a card at the beginning of dinner and wrote a bunch of sappy love stuff but the biggest thing I wrote in it was, "I was trying to find the perfect way to sum up our 7 year relationship, but could not". Brandon waited until the end of dinner and brought up that part of the card..."I think I found a way to sum those 7 years, with these little 7 words.... Heather Mae Kohl, will you Marry Me? Brandon got down on one knee and proposed.”

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Brandon - “I love how no matter what Heather is always there for me, telling me to shoot for the stars and that nothing can stop me. She truly is one of the most selfless people I know.”

Heather - “His compassion and drive.”

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If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

Brandon - “Heather loves q-tips and cleaning her ears.”

Heather - “Brandon has a lisp.”

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Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?"

“Having everyone we love in one place.”

Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

“Loved the work I had seen of yours, also knew Isaac from elementary school/ family friends!”

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Jon & Danielle's Golf Course Wedding

Jon & Danielle

Date | 6.22.19

Ceremony Venue | Trinity Lutheran Church, Hayfield, MN

Reception Venue | Riverview Greens, Stewartville, MN

Wedding Photographer | Isaac Skelton

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

Danielle - “The very first time Jon and I met was at the Waltham Bar. We were introduced. Five months later, I had a friend tell me that I should date Jon. So she started texting him and asking if he wanted to go on a date with a teacher. The next day our friend called me and told me Jon's number so I could text him. I wasn't about to do that. I waited him out. He texted a while later, we then hung out later that night at another friend’s house. The next day I didn't hear from Jon until the evening. He called me and we talked on the phone for 5 hours! I have seen or talked to Jon every day since then!!!”

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When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

“I knew Jon was the one by our fourth date. We were ice skating and he never let go of my hand. It was a magical experience. We really had a fabulous time!!! I knew Jon was the one because he loved my awkwardness. And that we could be ourselves and still manage to have a great time. I mean, I asked him what his favorite bird was!!!”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

Jon - “I bought the ring two weeks prior to the proposal. The plan was to propose two weeks later than I did. But after I bought the ring, I got so excited I couldn't wait! I wanted to propose at Minniehaha Falls in Minneapolis. It was in the dead of winter, cold and icy. To throw her off of what I had planned, I set up a whole day of activities of playing laser tag and seeing a good friend.”

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Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Danielle - “Jon is the most thoughtful person. He is always thinking about how things would make me feel.”

Jon - “I love that Danielle can always be herself and not care what others think.”

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Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Jon - “Getting to see Danielle in her dress for the first time!”

Danielle - “I was excited to say I do to the man of my dreams in front of my friends and family!”

Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

“Lora and Isaac have been absolutely amazing to work with. They are easy going, flexible and worked with our budget! Lora and Isaac took time to get to know us! We cannot thank them enough for all they have done! Thank you!!!”

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