Recently Ringed: Leslie Gummersheimer, 25, and Pete Heutel, 31
These St. Louis couples share their engagement stories.
How We Met: Pete and I met in October of 2006 when I bought a car from his family’s Ford dealership in Waterloo. During my third visit, the salesman showed me a Shelby Mustang and said he wanted to introduce me to the manager. Expecting a much older man, I was quite surprised (and pleased) when I saw a dark-haired, handsome young man walking towards me. I bought the car and a few weeks later, Pete called me to “assure my happiness with Sunset’s business,” and asked me to dinner.
The Proposal: Pete proposed over Labor Day weekend in 2009 on a trip to Estes Park, Colorado. We were on a hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park when I strayed off of the trail to take some wildlife photos. While we were standing there enjoying all of the beauty, Pete told me that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He then asked if I wanted a drink of water as he bent down to reach into the backpack. The next thing I knew, he was down on one knee with a little gray box asking if I would marry him.
The Big Day: October 9, 2010
The happy couple, soon to be married
Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the couple.