How We Met
Our love story began in Highland Park, IL back in the summer of 2010. David was at the Park District’s Sports Camp orientation when Stephanie walked in and joined the team of Camp Counselors. They spend that summer together reminiscing on their middle school and high school days since they had grown up with mutual friends and exchanged some flirtatious banter. As summer ended, they both had to head back to college, where they decided that they were going to make this long distance relationship work. David and Stephanie switched off traveling to and from ISU to SIU to visit each other on the weekends and talked endlessly on the telephone. 8 years worth of memories later from moving into our very first apartment, introducing 2 furry cats to our family, traveling to different places and going through life experiences side by side.
How They Asked
David decided to finally pop the question at family and friend BBQ on July 1st, 2018, at a beautiful location right off the lake in Evanston, IL. David had planned this surprise all by himself and only told Stephanie’s Sister, mom, and his mom & bestfriend just a couple of days before.
He had reached out to everyone about the location, time and what to bring. As we arrived at this fun-filled BBQ with all of our close family and friends, David said he had to show Stephanie something by the water fountain.
David then got down on one knee and asked Stephanie to be his forever partner and of course, Stephanie said YES! All of our close family and friends were there to share this special moment as we begin this next chapter together!