Amy and Nick met through their best friends, who happened to be brother and sister. After dating for about three years, they decided to get married. Bonus: They already had a diamond -- Amy’s grandmother’s -- so they just had to shop for a setting.
The Bride Amy Bedell, 27, real estate manager
The Groom Nick Wahl, 30,a mason
The Date August 16
Two days before Christmas, Nick got down on one knee in Amy’s living room to give her the ring and officially ask her to marry him. In no rush to plan a wedding, they had a two-and-a-half-year-long engagement. Amy and Nick grew up in Ottawa Lake, so it seemed natural to have their outdoor wedding near family and friends. They both ride horses every weekend, so they decided on a Western theme—the guys wore cowboy hats and the cake topper was a couple on horseback-.