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celebrations Melissa Jorgenson and Chad Boettcher Chad Boettcher's proposal to Melissa Jorgenson was sweet and simple. After ringing in the New Year, Melissa was brushing her teeth when Chad got down on one knee. The answer was, "Yes," followed by a minty-fresh kiss. The pair wed at Middleton Place Plantation on April 28 in Charleston, S.C. Melissa is the daughter of Margie Johnsrud and Mark Jorgenson and Chad is the son of Pat and Rod Boettcher. The couple resides in Middleton. Photographed by Jackie Clarke Katie Shookman and Eric Grady It was early morning and Katie Shookman was still cuddled in her pajamas with a warm cup of coffee in hand. To her surprise, Eric Grady seized that unexpected moment and asked her to marry him. The couple hosted a wedding in Fond du Lac on June 2. Katie is the daughter of Suzanne and Tim Shookman. Eric is the son of Terry Bollig and Scott Grady. The couple now lives in Lake Mills. Photographed by Chasing Lilies Photography Tonya Ellis and Harvey Tharpe Tonya Ellis was simply shopping around when her path crossed with Harvey Tharpe. In the name of spontaneity, he asked Tonya on a dateā€”and what started as a dinner between strangers evolved into a perfect pairing. The couple wed at their home on Madison's east side on May 26. Tonya is the daughter of Juanita and Allen Watkins. Harvey is the son of Ruby and Paul Tharpe. They live in Madison. Photographed by Donna Parker: Art of Presentation 78 BRAVA Magazine September 2012 Jessica Timman and Jim Schwefel Jessica Timman was about to hit the road on tour with Opera for the Young, That is, until boyfriend Jim Schwefel stopped her in her tracks by asking her to marry him. This opera singer and her biggest fan fittingly selected the Stoughton Opera House for their June 16 nuptials. Jessica is the daughter of Karen and Bruce Timman. Jim is the son of Grace and Kurt Schwefel. The couple resides in McFarland. Photographed by Sarah and Todd Maughan- SLM Photography Announce your marriage or union by e-mailing

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