Melinda & Brent
Feb. 4, 2012 with a ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park and reception at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove
A week after meeting in 2008, Melinda Kemper and Brent Anderson went on their first date—and many dates soon followed. Years later, one Friday before Easter (a day Melinda calls "Great Friday"), Brent surprised his soon-to-be bride-to-be by covering his coffee table in pictures from their travels and adventures. Then she came to her dog, Coco, who was dressed in a tuxedo; there was also a sign on her kennel, instructing Melinda to follow the pup. She led Melinda upstairs, where Brent was waiting on one knee. Before moving to the Netherlands, where the newlyweds now reside, the pair coordinated a simple wedding reception at Rush Creek Golf Club, with DIY touches scattered throughout.