Recently Ringed: Heather Robinson, 33 & Ryan Roth, 36
This St. Louis couple shares their engagement story.
How We Met: In fall 2008, I met an exceptionally nice stranger, Susan, while shopping at Forever 21. She was shopping for her daughter, and we instantly connected over our love for fashion. After chatting for a while, she asked me if I was single, to which I hesitantly replied, “Yes.” She immediately responded that she had an extremely handsome neighbor who would be perfect for me. I was skeptical, but gave her my business card to share with her neighbor. Two weeks later, I received an email from Susan’s neighbor, Ryan. We passed lighthearted emails for a few weeks before I accepted the invite to meet up with him. We went on our blind date at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar in Lafayette Sqaure, and the rest is history.
The Proposal: In early March this year, Ryan surprised me with a romantic dinner at Chez Leon in Clayton where I thought he might propose. Instead, he told me we were leaving for Paris in a week! Not quite the proposal I expected, but I was excited about our pending excursion. I had my suspicions that Ryan would propose while in Paris—and he did—and I shouted, “Oui!” at the top of my lungs.
The Big Day: October 30, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in University City with a reception at City Museum.
Couple Heather Robinson and Ryan Roth