Patrick and Jackie are getting married!
We look forward to celebrating with you!
August 15, 2015
The Historic Courthouse in Stillwater
We're still very early in our planning; more details to come soon!
How'd We Get Here?
Patrick and I met at work in 2007 when he taught me how to use my computer and phone. I remember being immediately impressed with his composure since he was perhaps the only the person in the office who didn't laugh at me (at least, not that I saw) when I accidentally hit the "page" button 5 minutes later and broadcasted my first awkward receptionist phone call over the speakers in the office. His ability to at least walk to the other side of the building before laughing at me led to a few lunches, which soon led to an evening out where Patrick quickly showed me that he and I have very different definitions of "being good at bowling." While we still can't quite agree whether our first date was that night bowling or the baseball game we went to the next week, it didn't take long until we were spending more evenings and lunches together than not. I survived the date when he threw the whole box of bottle rockets into the bonfire after we drank a bottle of champagne, he survived his first encounter with my family, and before either one of us really noticed years had gone by.
We went on great vacations to everywhere from Duluth to Mexico, played video games and watched movies, finished the basement in his house, planted a garden together and threw more fireworks on more bonfires (although not the whole package again). In 2012 we bought a beautiful new house together: and just this September we were lucky enough to take the "trip of a lifetime" that we've been talking about nearly as long as we've known each other. Our month in Europe was wonderful (no surprise) and filled with great experiences and memories. It was topped off one evening in Venice when Patrick proposed, in a restaurant on the Grand Canal overlooking St. Mark's Square. (That's the photo up above.)
By the date of our wedding, we'll have been dating for eight years (no matter which "first date" you hold with). I don't think either one of us expects a wedding to change a lot: we both hope our lives together will continue to be as much fun, as happy and as complete as they have been since we have met. We are, however, looking forward to celebrating with you all as we "make it official."
When and Where
Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, Minn.
August 15, 2015: Time TBA
101 Pine St. W., Stillwater, Minn. 55082
The historic courthouse has a very small attached parking lot; however, there is also a larger public parking lot across the street and lots of on-street parking in the streets surrounding the courthouse.
If there is no rain, we plan to hold an outside ceremony, so please be prepared to sit outside for a short time!
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We have a small block of rooms for the night of Saturday the 15th at the Crossings by Grandstay Hotel in Stillwater, about two miles from the historic courthouse. You can reserve a room in the block by calling the hotel at (651) 430-2699 and letting them know you are looking for a room for the Lockerby/Nielsen wedding.
Our block includes a few types of rooms:
Prices in the block range from $132 to $152. If the block fills up, please let Patrick or I know and we will try to expand it.
If you prefer to stay elsewhere or closer to the courthouse, there are many small bed and breakfasts within a few blocks of the courthouse. Please feel free to explore, but we recommend booking early since Stillwater is a very popular summer destination!