Lauren and Ryan

how we met

Ryan and I met over Ryan’s two favorite things – Golf & Reubens at a place where I spent most of my summers. I was waitressing at Fire Ridge Golf Course the summer before my last year of college and Ryan was golfing for a work outing. During the outing my friend who was working outside encouraged Ryan to come upstairs to meet me after. After golfing, Ryan went up to the restaurant for food and beers and we talked all night. Ryan ended up waiting for me to get off work that night and we went out for some drinks in Grafton…..The rest was history…. 6 years later here we are. :)

how they asked

Ryan and I were up north (in Minocqua) for the Taft family vacation. Minocqua has a special place in my heart because I’ve been vacationing here with my family every year since I was little. It is one of my FAVORITE places to go. It’s a great place to get away and relax. It was a Sunday, August afternoon at sunset when Ryan asked me to go on a boat ride while everyone else was at my cousin’s cabin. I of course said yes and started packing up the cooler. We were cruising around the lake when Ryan said he thought he saw one of the buoy’s hanging off the front of the boat. He asked me to check it. This could happen so I did not think anything of it and went to go check. I then turn around, the music is off and Ryan is down on one knee. The proposal was perfect. We were in my favorite place, in a boat at sunset. The proposal was a complete surprise to me and he couldn’t pick a perfect setting for it. The only other person who knew before the proposal was my Dad.

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