Laura and Mike

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How We Met

We met through mutual friends in 2012 who had planted the seed way back to set us up! Their plan worked! My friend, I worked with at a preschool and Mike’s friend is from the Fire Department where they both volunteer. Needless to say, any time there was an occasion or event, we both attended and each time we did brought us closer together. Our friends were dating at the time and went on to get married. For their wedding, Mike and I were each others “unofficial dates.” After that, we began talking every day and the rest is history!

How He Asked

Mike planned a Surprise 26th Birthday Party for himself – which was really an engagement party! Mike’s parents approached me about throwing a surprise party for him at the fire house and the planning began! I didn’t think it was THAT out of the norm since it was really going to be his birthday. I started with a photo booth idea then to casino tables. Needless to say, I went crazy! It was supposed to be a secret from Mike but turned out to be a BIG secret from me. All while I was trying to hide it from family and friends, they all knew and thought the whole plan was genius. The couple that set us up were involved in the planning playing both sides to keep it a secret from me. I was impressed with myself that I got Mike to the party and pulled off the surprise, or so I thought. About an hour into the night, Mike got on the DJ’s microphone, explained that he planned the party and then proposed in front of our family and friends. It was the greatest proposal story ever! People still compliment on how amazing it really was!

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