Anna and Cody Bode Engagement Announcement

Anna Bjorklund, daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Bjorklund of Saint Peter, MN, has become engaged to Cody Bode, son of Arlen & Becky Bode of Gibbon, MN.

Wedding Date

Saturday, June 16, 2018


It was one of those times where nothing goes on for days and then everything gets scheduled for 1 jam packed day. That day was February 11th, 2017 for Anna. Starting in the morning with her meeting up with her college roommate and a day filled with shopping at MOA and getting their nails done (she still didn't get the hint). Then off to Mankato for a get together with former classmates and finally "game night" with Anna's family to end the night. On her way to her parents farm, Anna received a message from her mother that she "forgot" to turn the lights off in the barn and if Anna could please turn them off when she comes. As Anna arrived at her parents house she thought it was odd that there were Christmas lights strung in the barn and even more lights when she opened the barn door. Then she saw quilts, candles, a decorated archway, and Cody standing there, beneath it, grinning, holding a dozen red roses. In the vintage barn she grew up playing in as a child. Soon he was on one knee, with a gorgeous ring, promising his love and life to her with a beautiful proposal. With tears flowing, she said "Yes"!

How They Met

It was the spring of 2009 and Anna needed a prom date her junior year of high school. A friend of a friend introduced Anna to Cody, and they have been inseparable ever since. That's 7 years if you don't want to do the math!