Tom & Nicole
Date | 6.29.19
Ceremony Venue | Methodist Church - Sargeant, MN
Reception Venue | Mower County Fairgrounds - Austin, MN
Wedding Photographer | Lora Skelton
Florist | Huckleberry Floral - Dodge Center, MN
Make-Up Artist | Emma Bassness
Hair Stylist | Emily from Emily’s Beauty Bar - Blooming Prairie, MN
DJ and/or Band | DJ Blair Lovig -Mantorville, MN
Caterer | Erdmans Country Market - Kasson, MN
Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.
“We first met in the lobby of Hansen Hall at South Dakota State University. I would heckle him and his buddies as they would walk through. We got to know each other better after chatting at our mutual friend Jerome’s Birthday Party.”
When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.
“It kind of just happened. One day I just knew that life would be better with him than without.”
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?)
“Tom was planning the proposal for a few months. It started out that he wanted to take me on a horse ride then pop the question, but after riding the horses for a bit it was clear that they weren’t going to behave that day. Then he suggested a four wheeler ride. The door was iced shut so he chipped at the door trying to get it open for at least 30 min. I questioned him on if a four wheeler ride was really that important and he insisted that it was. I had just gotten my laser eye surgery a week prior and it was freezing out so I was wearing the biggest sunglasses and coat I could find. I also had the hood cinched so tight you could only see my nose! We went for a four wheeler ride in his parents pasture, when I got cold and asked him to stop for a minute so I could readjust. He got off the four wheeler and started looking under it and at the wheels. I had thought one of the tires looked low, so I figured that was what he was looking at. Then I noticed his head up by the hot muffler and kinda yelled at him because I thought he was going to burn his face. Then I went back to getting my gloves on and he said “ Hey Nicole” I looked, and he asked me to marry him! I was in shock! I really thought I would know when he was going to propose, but he completely surprised me!”
Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
“I love that Tom supports my most crazy ideas and talks me down from the really crazy ones! Tom’s favorite thing about me is my cooking! Especially apple crisp!”
If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
“There is more quirky in this household than normal and that’s how we like it!”
Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
“The food - I cannot wait to eat our wedding meal!!”
Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?
“I wanted to work with as many local and small businesses as possible. I went to school with Lora and we were in the same 4-H club. Plus, she takes amazing photos. It was the easiest decision of the entire planning process!”