Elizabeth and Michael

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How We Met

Mike and I went to Michigan State University and met in classes as we were both accounting majors. We connected during our master’s program over homework and spreadsheets, but it was not until after graduation that he reached out for a relationship. Now we “excel together”, are “being audit we can be”, and have the “LIFO the party” together.

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How They Asked

We started the morning off with a fall walk on one of my favorite trails that wind through Rochester, MI, and backs up to the library in town – huge bookworm over here! During the walk, we paused to enjoy the views and take some fall pictures together (little did I know he was using this as a ploy to check the time). We turned into a little park area right by the Rochester library, which has a gazebo nearby.

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He paused on the path and pointed out that the gazebo would be “a great place to get married, but this would be an even better spot to get engaged.” As I turned towards him, he got down on one knee, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him! I, of course, said yes and soon learned he had a photographer there to capture the whole thing.

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Special Thanks

Chelise Renee
 | Photographer