Recently Ringed: Tiffany Bentley, 27, and Trae Halkitis, 27
These St. Louis couples are looking forward to tying the knot.
How We Met: Trae and I met at Saint Louis University in 2002. We were both working toward marketing degrees, though he graduated before I did. We met at a sorority-fraternity mixer where Trae pulled me onto the dance floor. We were acquaintances for a while after that, but started dating in early 2004. We now live Downtown with our dog, Santino.
The Proposal: I had to go to Las Vegas in March 09 for work (Im the National Marketing Coordinator for TRIAD Manufacturing), and Trae decided to come with me. After a long day working at the trade show, we went to dinner at Delmonico Steakhouse. Afterwards, we walked outside the Venetian to the fountain (where Trae later revealed he had originally planned to propose, but the crowded street posed a problem). Then we went back to our suite where, to my complete surprise, he got down on his knee and proposed. Trae apparently had to ask me two times before I said yes, because I was hyperventilating. He brought the ring from St. Louis, which he had custom designed and handmade by jeweler Bob Deutch. It was the best work trip Ive ever had.
The Big Day: June 19, 2010 at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
The Happy Couple
Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the couple.