Rachel and Craig

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Our Story

We met in sunny San Diego in 2012 at a 3-day wedding weekend for friends, Vik and Konica. Rachel was a SD resident at the time while Craig had flown in from Illinois to attend his college roommate's wedding. We instantly bonded over fantasy football on the first night we met, and kept the sports talk going via text after that. Those long-distance texts turned into vacations together, and eventually Rachel left California to start a new life on the farm in Illinois with Craig and Lily the dog. A kitten, Don Henley, showed up on the farm a month later and joined the household.

About four years later…

On September 8, 2018, Rachel knew it was going to be a good day…she just didn't know how good. That morning, we did a team mini-triathlon together along the Hennepin Canal – Craig ran, Rachel biked, and then we canoed together to the finish line. That evening, we went and saw Dawes, Rachel’s favorite band, at our favorite concert venue, Codfish Hollow, a charming barn in Iowa. Craig proposed during set break, while we were lying out on the lawn, looking up at the stars.

We met at a wedding and will now have a wedding of our own! We hope you can join us as we say “I do” at another charming barn in Iowa.

Stacey Meacham