Married at the Winter Show pic

Special to Times-Record

Valley City, N.D. – It was love at first sight for Brandon and Paula Sedler.

Not with each other at first, but with the North Dakota Winter Show.

A Griggs County native, Brandon grew up attending the Winter Show. He graduated from Griggs Co. Central High School in 1995.

Paula grew up in Fergus Falls, Minn., and came with friends to the Winter Show, attending also as a photographer of the horse show. “We have tons of memories going there,” she said.

So when they got engaged, getting married in the Winter Show arena wasn’t a far-fetched idea. They had met in 2007 at the PBR World Finals, started dating two years later, and were engaged in 2009.

Brandon worked for Five Star Bucking Bulls, which provided the bulls for bull ridings held at the Winter Show building.

One of the Winter Show directors, Kevin Christensen, was talking with Brandon, when the subject of his wedding came up.

“I told Kevin we were looking for a venue,” Brandon said. “He said, why don’t you get married in the Winter Show building during the November bull riding? We’re all going to be there anyway,” he said.

So Brandon and Paula got to work, making preparations.


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