Timothy & Laura: Engaged

I fell in love with this couple the moment I met them at a Starbucks last October! Their wedding day has been a long time coming and I can’t wait to share in this experience with Laura & Tim. They have been together almost 8 years and I they are ready to make things official next month!

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How did you meet?

It all started in the fall semester of 2008 when the two of us were taking an evening statistics class at SIUE. We really just started talking because I had a Biology question and he was the only one in the hallway before class began, so I kind of forced him to talk to me… Then slowly we started talking more and more about ourselves and what we like to do and ended up becoming really good friends and workout partners! Although we didn’t know it at the time, it was the perfect start to a perfect relationship!

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Share one of your favorite dates.

Our favorite date was when we went to Chicago for a Cubs game (it was my first time ever at Wrigley Field). Even though the Cubs lost that game, it was a day and experience we will never forget!

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When did you know your fiancé was the one?

Tim: I knew Laura was the one for me on our first Thanksgiving together – it was the day  I introduced her to my “college family.”

Laura: I knew he was the one the first time I was sick…..when I looked my worst, felt my worst, and all around was just the worst form of me….he didn’t care, all he wanted to do was make me feel better. It showed me that he loved me for me and that he was there for better or for worse.

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How did he pop the question?

I (Laura) was at work on a Friday at Foley Dental Group and my friend, Jennifer, plotted the day right off the bat. Jennifer was about 5 months pregnant at the time and earlier in the day she told me she really wasn’t feeling good and something wasn’t right…When the day was coming to an end and we were finishing up with patients, Jennifer’s husband (Daniel) came to our work to drop off tea for her (which he always did, so I didn’t think anything of it). Shortly after arriving, Daniel came to the operatory I was in and said I needed to come to the back room right away. So I excused myself from the patient and went to the back and there was Jennifer saying she didn’t know what was wrong and she thought she was having contractions. So of course, I freaked out and told her that we needed to go to the ER and she kept saying she was fine and needed to finish her last patient. I tried, unsuccessfully, to convince her to go to the ER while Briana (one of our front desk ladies) came back and told me I had a visitor….at that time Jennifer popped up and said she was going to finish her patient and I went to the front to see who was there. When I got to the waiting room, I didn’t recognize anyone so I headed back to the patient operatories to check on Jennifer and she and Daniel were standing in an empty operatory smiling and laughing. I walked into the room, and to my surprise, Tim was sitting in the patient chair. When he realized I’d walked in, he jumped out of the chair and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was a complete surprise!!

(And since Daniel was there, he got it all on video!!)

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What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?

Tim: I love Laura’s love of animals!

Laura: My favorite thing is how down to earth Tim is, but yet is still the most charismatic person I know.

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How do you envision your wedding day?

Lots of love, laughter, and tears. A day that we will cherish forever and always be grateful that all of our family and friends were there to celebrate with us.

How did you decide on your venue?

We decided early on that we did not want a traditional wedding. We wanted something new where we could make it our own vision. Thankfully, a family friend offered for us to use his private family property. We can do what we wish with the space and have the opportunity to make our dreams come true!

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What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?

He is looking forward to seeing me for the first time! (Just because I have talked it up for 6 months now…..)

I am most looking forward to Tim’s face when he sees me for the first time walking down the aisle!

Of course, we are both looking forward to saying our I do’s and starting our new life together as husband and wife!!

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Stay tuned for pictures and updates from their wedding on October 7th!

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