FARGO — Two young Fargo-Moorhead couples are in the running to win a free wedding worth an estimated $30,000.
They're finalists in the Midwest Wedding Giveaway, which features 18 North Dakota vendors, including photographers, designers, bridal and tux shops, a travel agency and a venue for the big day.
Engaged couples were asked to submit short videos detailing their relationship and why they'd like to receive the prize. Five finalists were chosen by the vendors to be in the running for the dream wedding.
Two of the couples are from Bismarck, while another couple lives in Dickinson, N.D., and the remaining two live in Fargo-Moorhead.
The couple that gets the most likes and reactions to their Facebook video by Monday, April 15, is the winner. They must either get married April 4 or 18, 2020, and use all of the participating vendors.
For more information about the Fargo-Moorhead finalists, watch their videos below.
Kalyn Omlid and Kelly Bergman
Kalyn and Kelly met more than 10 years ago when they were just kids attending Camp Sioux Diabetes Camp in Park River, N.D. Both have Type 1 diabetes. In their video, the couple, dating for seven years, talks about how Kelly asked Kalyn to a camp dance and the rest is history.
Their dog Pepper helped Kelly propose to Kalyn this past Christmas. Kayln grew up in Bismarck. She now works as the communications coordinator at The Village Family Service Center. Kelly grew up in Argusville and works as a supervisor at J.C. Chumley's in Moorhead. They now live in Moorhead.
Maggie Evenson and James Grossman
Maggie Evenson grew up on a farm in Hillsboro, N.D., while her fiance James Grossman grew up in Bismarck. They couple now calls Fargo home. The Fargo Theatre marquee is even featured in their video.
James says he knew he loved Maggie when, two months into dating, they went skydiving in Arizona. He was petrified while she was cool as a cucumber.
Maggie says she loves the fun and adventures they go on together, and their pottery-making or sushi-making dates. She says she even loves his Batman impression. She works at AgCountry Farm Credit Services. He is an attorney.
For more information about the contest (including the prizes the winners will receive and the participating vendors) or to watch all five finalists' videos and vote, go to the Midwest Wedding Giveaway Facebook page. Feel free to share the videos to encourage your friends to vote by liking or reacting to the video of your choice.