Recently Ringed: Kourtney Kubacki, 25, and Marty Thomas, 49
These St. Louis couples are looking forward to tying the knot.
HOW WE MET: I met Kourtney through mutual friends in the summer of 2008 while working at Pinnacle Entertainment. We were both in St. Louis for professional reasons, and found comfort in one another as non-natives. I was attracted to Kourtney instantlyher intelligence, maturity and beauty, but I was sure nothing would ever come of it. Despite our age and hometown differences (Im from Louisiana; Kourtney is from Wisconsin), we quickly realized we had more in common than anyone could have guessed. By winter, I had completely fallen for Kourtney and in spring 2009 we moved into our beautiful Central West End condo.
THE PROPOSAL: One unsuspecting January evening, I brought Kourtney to dinner at Oceano Bistro where I had everything planned out, right down to a post-proposal champagne toast. After discussing possible wedding plans, I quietly got down on one knee with a stunning ring (from Igal Alon at Mavrik) and popped the question. She immediately said yes! We bubbled over with excitement for the next hour, messaging friends and family with the good news and pictures of the custom-made ring, complete with a 144 round-cut diamond setting.
THE BIG DAY: April 9, 2010 at Maison Dupuy Hotel Le Cour de LAmour in New Orleans French Quarter
144 Round-Cut Diamond Setting
The Happy Couple
Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the couple.