Brooke and Jaden met at a tennis club, she a freshman and he a senior in college. With a tennis tournament coming up in the Twin Cities, Jaden convinced the club’s president to add Brooke to the list. Carpooling had already been decided at a practice she missed, leaving her to drive by herself, so Jaden—somewhat “casually”—volunteered to carpool with her and the two talked the entire eight-hour round trip.
Shortly after, they had their first official date. Their relationship continued to progress, their love for each other grew, and Jaden was on a mission to come up with the best proposal idea ever. He had a few he thought were pretty good but the one he picked, WOW. You guys, he has set the bar HIGH. No pressure.
Jaden asked his grandpa for some help, who turned the idea into reality but said it would have to be done within the next four days! Jaden quickly put his plan into action and called Brooke’s dad the night before to get his blessing. The couple went out for dinner in Jamestown and he asked her to go on an airplane ride with his grandpa in Edgeley, North Dakota, hoping she wouldn’t get too suspicious. In the airplane, Brooke looked down and saw the words “will you marry me” plowed into the field and when she landed, Jaden was there on one knee with the ring in his hand.
What’s your favorite part about each other?
Brooke: “Jaden is super intentional in his words and actions, so I always know that he is sincere about what he does. He is also grounded in Jesus, knows the Bible, and is smarter than me in almost every way—which I was actually pretty nervous about not being able to find someone that is intelligent and really challenges me.”
Jaden: “I can't pick a favorite thing about Brooke. I love everything about her.”
The moments throughout Brooke and Jaden’s day were absolutely beautiful and we loved getting to play outside in the rain a little too—we’ve heard it’s good luck! Brooke had THE BEST duo to be her maids of honor and we hadn’t realized that Jaden came from a family of creatives! His mom is an artist and his sister is an incredible photographer who we’ve admired before even meeting the couple.
If you asked the bride and groom what they were most excited about for their wedding day, you’ll get a glimpse into a perfect representation of their hearts: God, family + friends, and vowing commitment and love for the rest of their lives.
Brooke + Jaden,
You both have kind souls, inspirational faith, and a love for each other that is very apparent. We are so honored to have been a part of your wedding day, but please know that our excitement for you does not end after the camera is down and the photos are sent. We’ll be here, continuing to cheer for your marriage for years to come!
xoxo, the Nicole Midwest team