Recently Ringed: Colleen Cline, 27, and Kevin King, 26
This St. Louis couple shares their engagement story.
How We Met: Kevin and I met in the fall of 2005. I was getting drinks with a friend of mine at Johnny Gittos bar, and I noticed our bartender was really good looking. Little did I know that my friend was also a friend of the good looking bartender, who turned out to be Kevin. After that night, Kevin and I kept running into each other. That December, I was moving into a house with a couple of my girlfriends and we needed some help getting the house ready and painting all of the rooms. None of us had much experiencing with painting, so I asked Kevin. Being the handy, creative and nice guy he is, of course he said yes.
The Proposal: Last December, I had just gotten home from work on a Friday evening. Kevin had taken the afternoon off and was assembling the new living and dining room tables we had just bought. Then Kevin went outside to mess with the Christmas lights. After a few minutes, Kevin asked me to come outside to see something he had brought home from work. He insisted that I keep my eyes closed. When I opened my eyes, there was a “Will you marry me?” sign on the roof surrounded by Christmas lights. Before he even had time to ask me, I was exclaiming, “Are you serious? Yes!” At that point, he got down on one knee, and he asked me himself.
The Big Day: November 20, 2010
The Couple: Colleen Cline, 27, and Kevin King, 26