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A newly engaged St. Louis couple shares their love story.


Mike Boyle, 32 & Kimberly Mahne, 26

Our Occupations: I’m a designer at PGAV Destinations, and Mike is a CPA at ARCO Construction Company.

First Sight: I moved in across the street from Mike in St. Louis Hills after graduating from college. It was Labor Day weekend, and I was moving my stuff into my new apartment with my parents. I had a brand-new puppy, Mabel, and he had a 1-year-old dog, Chance. It took Mike less than a week to walk over and introduce the two of them. We ended up talking outside for hours at a time for two months before he asked me out. Our first date was in November 2011.

First Date: Dinner and drinks at Square One Brewery & Distillery.

The Proposal: Mike popped the question on Thanksgiving in the middle of the house we bought and gutted 10 days earlier. He got down on one knee in the middle of the dust—it was a construction zone but still our future home. I love that Thanksgiving is now such a huge part of our story. It’s a great reminder to be thankful every day for the life we’ve built.

Together, We Like To: We love being outside as much as possible: hiking, walking in the park, etc., and we’re wrapping up our house renovation. We love good food, good beer and hanging out with our dogs.

Our Ideal St. Louis Date: Dinner at Mission Taco Joint and drinks at a brewery, like 4 Hands, The Civil Life, or Urban Chestnut.

Three Words That Describe Us: “Anywhere with you.”

Our Song: We don’t necessarily have just one, but our first dance will be “The Way You Look Tonight.”

The Big Day: May 30, 2015 at Chandler Hill Vineyards in Defiance, Missouri.




Photo credit: Brian Munoz

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