Jory Schweers, right, and fiancé Evan Johnston at Bärchen on the night of their engagement (Evan popped the question AND planned the afterparty!) They're planning a Sept. 20 wedding in Omaha.

Hello, all my brides-to-be! My name is Jory Schweers, and I'm riding the cornfield waves of planning a Nebraska wedding.

As fun as it is, it's also overwhelming at times.

I don't consider myself a “girly-girl.”

I have been an athlete my entire life; I like to work out and sweat. And wear my hair in a low-maintenance style. Getting dolled up and imagining my perfect wedding day since I was a young girl ... well, that's not me.

I live in Omaha but I'm not a native Nebraskan (more on that later).

You might be thinking: "What the heck am I going to learn from you?"

Some background:

  • I met my fiancé, Evan Johnston, on Tinder in 2015. I was living in Beatrice and Evan was living in Omaha at the time, so we met in the middle, at McKinney’s Irish Pub in Lincoln, on a Wednesday night in October. We’ve dated for four years and started living together two years ago.
  • Evan proposed at home on our three-year anniversary. He arranged an engagement party afterward at my favorite bar, Bärchen. We started planning immediately, as we wanted an early fall wedding.
  • I was born and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, and moved to Nebraska in 2010 to attend school. Having lived here for the majority of my adult life, I wanted to have my wedding in the place that felt like home. So, Evan and I are getting married Sept. 20 at Indian Creek Golf Course.

Over the next 104 days, I'll be sharing my experiences  as I cross off items on my to-do list and turn into the “Tinderella” I never dreamed of.

I plan to make the "Good Life" feel like home to my family and our out-of-town guests. I hope you'll tag along for the journey!

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