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Did I say TARGET? Yes I did….

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The day I met the Mr…

If you knew me you would know that I am a T-Swizzle lover….even if she doesn’t do the headbanging real well and can’t dance to rap music to save her life. Any who back to the story…she’s the sole reason we met…because she decided to open her concert tour in Omaha and not tour in Wichita that year….well that’s not quite the whole story.


My freshman year of college I decided to buy my sister and I tickets to see Taylor Swift in Omaha for her birthday…why Omaha? Isaac’s aunt (who happened to be my younglife leader and whom I babysat for) had family there and her daughter wanted to go so we decided to make a girl’s trip of it and all go! A couple months prior his aunt started joking that I should meet her nephew (who happened to be graduating high school that same weekend of the Tswift concert) she totally meant it as a joke and never could have imagined where God would take it from there and use her as a huge tool to bring us together! He then not long after facebooked me and we talked for a while casually then proceeded to ask for my number and if you know Isaac at all this is not his personality to do so and then I gave it willingly! Over the next couple months we text each other on and off like we were old friends then on May 27th we went to pick up his sister to go to the Taylor Swift and we met each other for the first time….in a bro tee. The next night we went on our first date…which was super awkward but then got better as the night went on. Upon leaving Omaha I knew he was the one but had no idea how it was going to work he was planning on going to University of Nebraska at Lincoln and I would be going to Wichita State. Over the next few months God worked in big ways and he changed his plan to go to UNL and was going to go to WSU which his parents were supportive of as well and we officially started dating.

Since then we have only grown closer to each other and learned continually about each other. We thank God constantly for bringing us together and are still amazed by how it happened all the time as a little over two years ago we had no idea the other even existed nonetheless that we would be getting engaged and married at 21!

Becoming a Future Mrs

Let’s face it…I knew it was coming but I didn’t know exactly when or how. Any situation that presented itself that involved Isaac and I somehow evolved into a made up scenario of how he was going to propose! It became ridiculous, every time I was driving home after work I wondered if it was going to happen. So on April 27th 2013 Isaac text me asking if I wanted to go on a bike ride once I got off work, immediately the thought “OMG he’s going to propose!” went through my mind. I went about the rest of my day at work almost giddy that it was reallyyyyy going to happen. On my way home my sister called me saying she forgot something at home and needed me to bring it to her at this newly remodeled hotel downtown where she was at dinner…this really got me thinking it was going to happen and she was in on the plan. So once I got home Isaac came over and when he came in I couldn’t help but notice he was wearing a bro tee…now if you remember from when we first met that he was wearing a bro tee and that well…I’m not too fond of them then you’ll know I wasn’t too happy and then I decided he obviously wasn’t proposing because he wouldn’t be wearing that if he was. So we went off to take my sister what she needed and drove back to my house to get the bikes…I remember Isaac even asking me if “everything was ok?” it definitely wasn’t cause I had gotten my hopes up once again but I wasn’t about to tell him that!

Shortly after we left to go on our bike ride across the street to the neighborhood I grew up in where there is a neighborhood lake (this he knew well) and half way through asked if we could just sit down on the bench and talk. It still hadn’t occurred to me it was actually going to happen because I was stuck on the bro tee issue. But there we were sitting on the bench, he reached down like he was tying his shoe then he got up like he was ready to leave but instead turned around and knelt down. Now I don’t really remember what he said cause I was too busy asking “are you serious??” as he hadn’t actually shown me the ring yet. He did end up asking if I would be his wife and of course I said yes.

Even though he was wearing a bro tee and I wasn’t all dressed up and no one was there to take pictures it was the best (only) proposal of my life.

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On October 12, 2013 I will become Mrs. Gustafson!

Our Wedding

October 12, 2013 was a perfect, fairytale day. I didn’t know that one day, one BIG change could make someone so incredibly happy, but it definitely did. Instead of writing I want to show you our fairytale day through pictures and video.

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We are so thankful to God for bringing us together in the first place, our families, friends, all the vendors who captured and made our wedding and the day what it was!


Grace Hill Winery

Events by Ashley

Nick Miller Films

Mosaic Photo

Truffles Catering

Other posts about our wedding:

Importance of a Wedding Video 

Our Wedding Video

Best Wedding Gifts

More Wedding Planning