Kendra + Tanner: Becoming the Bachmanns

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Kendra and Tanner met in high school. They went on a group date where they were trying to set some friends up with each other. At the time, neither had any interest in dating the other, but the joke was on them because the only two people who actually got set up from that group date was Kendra and Tanner, and they have been together ever since!

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Kendra and Tanner got engaged in Duluth, Minnesota, at Bentleyville’s “Tour of Lights” in front of a big, beautiful, lit-up tree. Their friends and family even drove up to be there for them and to celebrate after!

What a sweet, sweet memory.

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“We love to do everything together, and we hardly get tired of each other! Tanner constantly has me laughing and we love to joke around and just have fun together. There is a never a dull moment and I love that so much about him!” - Kendra

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For their wedding, Kendra and Tanner wanted one big party to celebrate with all of their family and friends, and let’s just say the couple’s day didn’t disappoint! The girls were ready for a photo-op at a moment’s notice and the boys were THE. LIFE. of the party—we’ve never seen four bottles of plum Ice Hole downed in 20 minutes, so congratulations to the entire wedding party for making that happen ;) We’ve also never seen two parents (James and Jena) so proud of their little girl. Without a doubt, they love her so much.

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Kendra + Tanner,

You two threw an AWESOME party! Tanner, we are SO grateful you sent that terrible text message—some things are blessings in disguise—otherwise we wouldn’t have had the honor of documenting your wedding day! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it. The love and excitement of the day was tangibly felt, and we loved every second.

xoxo, the Nicole Midwest team

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Brigitte + Ryan: "You Picked the Right Girl!"

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In March of 2016, Brigitte and Ryan met through a dating app called Plenty of Fish. After two days of messaging each other, they went on their first official date … and it lasted for seven hours! They both had so much fun and were left thinking about how much they had in common, from favorite foods to hobbies and places where they like to travel to places they wanted to explore in the future. Knowing that they wanted to get to know each other even more, they’ve been going on super long and eventful dates ever since!

One evening, Ryan and Brigitte returned home after spending time with family. Brigitte had just taken off all of her makeup, put on some mismatched pajamas, walked into the bedroom, and was met with the surprise of her life: Ryan, down on one knee, proposing!

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What’s your favorite part about each other?

Ryan: “Her personality, but she’ll say she’s funnier than me and I don’t agree with that.” ;)

Brigitte: “His personality and also how driven he iswhether it’s at his job, home, or making me smile on a bad day.”

“We started off as complete strangers and now we can't imagine life without one another. We're each other's best friend, forever future, and we get to share our weirdness with each other every day. We are also equally impressed with the other on the level of commitment regarding how quickly we can bust through a season of a show on Netflix, too.”

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For their wedding, Brigitte and Ryan were most excited about sharing their special day with their closest friends and family, and we believe it was most definitely a reflection of that! From their sweet families to the most fun and relaxed wedding party ever, the day was nothing but love!

One of our favorite moments was giving one of Ryan’s nieces, who was also a flower girl, the microphone and hearing her say, “I love my best friend and she’s right here,” looking back at the bride. We asked her later what she wanted to say to “Uncle Ryan” about getting married, and she excitedly responded, “You picked the RIGHT girl!”

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Brigitte + Ryan,

Thank God for dating apps! We are so incredibly happy for you two and are pumped to watch you grow in your love as husband and wife. Thank you for a fun-filled and beautiful day. We are so honored you chose us to capture all of the moments that went along with you choosing each other forever. And Ryan? We wholeheartedly agree that you picked the right girl!

xoxo, the Nicole Midwest team

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