Jessica and Nate met at work. They both work for Spectrum Health and worked in the same unit – surgery! Jessica knew Nate was the one when her niece was very sick and in the hospital for over 200 days. During that time Jessica was stressed and scared. Jessica said: she remembers thinking if Nate wanted to be with her during this time in her life, nothing could shake their relationship. They are most looking forward to living and being together every single day!
Shelby and Nate met in the summer of 2013 at the Dockside on Torch Lake. Nate was a busser boy and Shelby was a waitress. They started dating shortly into the summer they met. A year into the relationship Nate joined Shelby at Ferris State University, and shortly after graduation they started a life in Grand Rapids.
After spending so much time with one another, Shelby grew to love Nate’s personality and work ethic. She also knew he would have a great relationship with her family. Shelby and Nate are looking forward to starting their lives together and making a family of their own.
Kasey and Cory have an interesting story of how they came to be. One night in 2013, Kasey decided to go out with her cousin and some of his friends. Kasey was then introduced to Cory. They became fast friends and Cory soon asked Kasey out on a date. She said yes, but unfortunately she did not develop feelings for Cory at this time.
Cory, knowing exactly what he wanted, continued to pursue Kasey. They hung out all the time. A couple years went by, and Cory and Kasey met up for Memorial Day weekend, in 2016, down in Kalamazoo. Neither one will admit who made the first move, but they had an amazing time together and have been by each other’s side ever since. It only took a month or two after they officially started dated before they both knew they were the one for each other.
Jessi and Dom met in college at Western Michigan. Jessi was a gymnast there and Dom played soccer. The couple bonded over their love for sports and Disney movies. The bridal party made it clear in their speeches that Jessi and Dom are still children at heart with how much they love Disney. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and Disney!
Rachael and Clayton officially met surfing in Indian Shores, FL. They had gone to the same high school, but they didn’t know each other until a group of families went on spring break together. This was a dream come true way for Rachael to meet her future husband!
Clayton and Rachael reconnected in college at Grand Valley State University, but they remained friends for quite a while. At the end of Rachael’s freshman year she booked a two month study abroad trip to Italy. They didn’t say it then, but Rachael knew she loved Clayton before she left for Italy and even more so when she saw how loving and supportive he was from miles and miles away.
When Rachael was studying abroad Clayton was the most loving, caring, and supportive man. Rachael thought “this is the type of man I would want by my side” and when she returned they officially started dating. The two discussed marriage, their wants and needs, and expectations. These conversations made Rachael know that someday she would marry this man. They are looking forward to getting to celebrate the highs and lows of life together.