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Some may think we’re crazy, but a January wedding was perfect for us. On our wedding day, I awoke to freezing temperatures and light snowflakes. When it was time for our first-look photos, Bryan and I met indoors. Soon after, everyone braved the cold for outdoor pictures. It felt like we were in a dream. My soon-to-be husband was holding me tightly to protect me from getting cold, while our friends stood by our sides laughing and making jokes in an attempt to fight off the bitter cold!

Kale proposed a few days before Christmas in 2011. After a day of baking Christmas cookies, we went for a sunset horseback ride on the hobby farm where I grew up. It was a beautiful evening, so Kale suggested we take a photo at the crest of a hill. He set the timer on the camera, but instead of looking at it, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

Both Sam and I grew up in Minnesota and have been avid Twins fans our entire lives, but we didn’t meet until we were attending Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis. We were both nursing majors who met by chance at a friend’s birthday party. While dating, we attended several Twins games. Some of our most memorable moments as a couple were at those games.