Madison and Preston

How We Met

Preston and I started dating in middle school. I was in 7th grade and he was in 8th grade- making us only twelve and thirteen years old! We met through mutual friends but had that awkward middle school relationship where we basically only talked through MSN ?

Madison and Preston's Engagement in Lake Madison, South Dakota

Where to Propose in Lake Madison, South Dakota

When he asked me to be his girlfriend (after about three days) I told him, “BRB, I have to ask my mom”, which he will never let me live down! ? Our journey together took us through the awkward years of middle school, the growth of the high school, and the new adventure of college. By the end of college, we had been together for ten years and we knew it was time to take the next step ?

Madison's Proposal in Lake Madison, South Dakota

How They Asked

The weekend he proposed I thought I was having a “girl’s weekend” with my friends at my family’s lake cabin. Little did I know that he had all of his friends, my friends, and our families waiting inside the cabin ☺️ Walking up to the cabin I noticed that there were torches leading up to the steps, and flowers scattered everywhere.

As we reached the porch he proceeded to tell me that his friend had asked when he knew I was the one, and Preston replied, “I knew all along”. After telling me this, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife ? From the halls of the middle school to the wedding aisle, I have always had him by my side!

Special Thanks

Andrew Fiegen
Photographer