Recently Ringed: Lauren Harms, 25, and Tom Milford, 29
This St. Louis couple shares their engagement story.
How We Met: We met at Toms annual Halloween party in 2009. I had been friends with his sister, Emily, for some time, but hadnt met her brother until our friends dragged me along to his party. He was dressed as Richard Simmons yes, short shorts and afro wig. He asked a mutual friend for my phone number and we went on our first date at PinUp Bowl a week later. Tom says that he knew on the first date that it was going to be something special; I knew on the second date.
The Proposal: Tom had been telling me that he was looking at rings, but hadnt decided anything yet, while in reality he had the ring hidden in his basement for a month before he proposed. We went for a walk in Dogtown and as we stopped to look at the view of Downtown, he got down on one knee. We went to Tonys for dinner afterward and then went to check in to the Moonrise Hotel for the night. After checking in, we went to where we had our first date, PinUp Bowl, and when we walked in, all of our family and friends were waiting to celebrate with us.
The Big Day: October 8, 2011
The Couple: Lauren Harms, 25, and Tom Milford, 29