Recently Ringed: Katie Shortal, 27, and Thor Dowd, 28
These St. Louis couples are looking forward to tying the knot.
How They Met: The couple met during high school and remained friends throughout college out of state. When Katie moved back to St. Louis in 2006, she invited Thor to The Muny, but instead of seeing the show, they ended up playing cards all night because of the horrific thunderstorm that summer that left much of St. Louis without power for days.
The Proposal: Thor wanted to surprise Katie (a teacher at Berkeley Middle School), so he proposed on a rainy night in their apartment in Richmond Heights. Then the couple went to Sashas Wine Bar to celebrate with friends and family.
The Big Day: July 17, 2010 in Glen Arbor, MI at The Homestead Resort.
Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the couple.