Growing up we always heard the story of how our parents, Susan and Dan, met and fell deeply in love. Their friends had a hunch that they were meant to be and set them up on a blind date. Three months later our smitten dad proposed with a piece of cellophane he tied around our mom’s finger until he could afford a real ring. Our mom said “yes!” One year later, in 1971, they were married. First came Corey, then Jesse, and finally Lindsay. Our mom kept her original cellophane engagement ring in her jewelry box for 50 years.
Not only was our parents’ love for one another strong, but so is the love in our family. After caring for our parents through their illnesses, and subsequent passing, we sought to do something in their honor. We gathered together as a family and decided to purchase a property to build a wedding venue. None of us have ever done anything like this, but we do have experience working together through obstacles and losses, and also in celebrating triumphs as a family. We wanted to create a special and beautiful place where people could celebrate their most important life events and honor their love for one another. And so began Grangeville Oaks…
The Kuntz Kids with their beloved dog, Jackie, on their porch in North Dakota. Pictured from left to right are Corey, Lindsay, and Jesse. Circa 1983.
In 2021 we hit the ground running, and together built a business that our parents would be proud of. Siblings Corey, Jesse, and Lindsay, along with Lindsay’s husband, Clayton, Jesse’s daughter, Madison, and Corey’s husband, Tom, have worked hard to establish Grangeville Oaks with a shared vision. And we could not have achieved any of it without the help of our many beloved and cherished friends who have been digging in the dirt right alongside us.
We are excited to continue to grow and develop Grangeville Oaks with integrity. We love working alongside couples as they plan their weddings and their lives together, as we strive to establish a wedding venue where couples feel welcome and are excited to celebrate the happiest day of their lives.
Our parents are memorialized in our logo as two graceful oaks embracing one another. We like to remember them this way as we know they are still standing side by side.