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Chic Celebration at Lincoln Station Great Hall

Claire and Nick's wedding featured family heirlooms and meaningful details galore.

Nick Kayton was a college pal of Claire Bergen’s older brother when they first met a decade ago. When the two were reconnected through mutual friends on Husker Game Day, it was quite a surprise for Nick to realize he was meeting up with “Bergen’s little sister.” They spent much of the pandemic getting to know each other—Nick even persuaded city girl Claire to do cattle chores with him on the farm. After a year of dating, the couple was finishing farm duties at sunset when Nick asked Claire to marry him. “I would have never dreamed that cattle would witness our proposal!” she says. On their wedding day, Claire held a bouquet of white florals with a touch of blush, greenery and two earrings that belonged to her grandmother. Before the “I do’s” Claire and Nick shared an emotional first look and some quality time together before loved ones arrived. Hanging florals and candles suspended above the head table at the reception helped create the fairy-tale atmosphere Claire had always imagined. A full dance floor and late-night pizza was the perfect nightcap to their big day.

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