Recently Ringed: Shelly Gruszka, 28, and Michael Schroeder
These St. Louis couples looking forward to tying the knot.
How We Met: I met Mike through a couple, who were mutual friends, at Anheuser-Busch, where I work. The couple wanted to set us up for a long time, and it just never seemed to work outmostly because both of us were dating other people at the time. Finally, fate stepped in and they got us together at the right time at a happy hourunbeknownst to usat SqWires restaurant one night after work. Our matchmaker couple friends got married two weeks later, and Mike and I hit it off even more at their wedding and started dating.
The Proposal: I lived in Clayton, and we would go to Forest Park frequently and play Frisbee, hang out or study, always at my favorite spot by the Jewel Box. One Saturday night, we went there to simply relax; it started as a typical evening for usbut then after an hour or so, Mike got on his knee and popped the question. I was completely surprised! We then headed straight to my parents and celebrated with my family.
The Big Day: June 19, 2010 at St. Clement Church; reception at Deer Creek Club.
Soon to be married
Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the couple.