Engagements: Recently Ringed: Anna Dwyer, 26 & Brandon Moritz, 27
This St. Louis couple shares their engagement story.
The Couple: Anna Dwyer, 26 & Brandon Moritz, 27
How We Met: Brandon and I met on the infamous big hill at the Hermann, MO winery during the Fall of our senior year in college in 2005. Although, Brandon attended Saint Louis University and I went to Mizzou, we had many mutual friends. Brandon got the courage to ask me to his Phi Kappa formal that December. I had so much fun that I asked him to come to my Delta Gamma formal that Spring in Columbia, MO. After graduation, we were both living in St. Louis and started officially as a couple at Al Hrabowski’s after a Cardinal’s game on July 3, 2006.
The Proposal: It was a typical Sunday. Brandon and I went to church and then were heading to my parents’ house in Chesterfield for what I thought was a birthday brunch for my grandma. When we arrived at my parents’, Brandon asked me to open his trunk. When I did, pink balloons flew out and he was down on one knee. I was so excited that I actually took the ring out of the box myself and put it on my finger after saying “Yes!” All of our close family and friends then ran out my parent’s front door. They had recorded the proposal and greeted us with hugs, champagne, Italian food and cake. It was the best day of my life.
The Big Day: May 7, 2011 at the Old Cathedral downtown and reception at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
The happy couple, Anna Dwyer, 26 & Brandon Moritz, 27