Siara and Patrick
How We Met
Patrick and I met through wrestling…I am the statistician for the Mayville, Michigan team and Patrick was wrestling for New Lothrop. After we started dating we actually watched a video of me watching him wrestle at a tournament and no idea that would be the man that would be my future husband.
How He Asked
The weekend after Thanksgiving we were going to have dinner at Bavarian Inn which our family had done as long as I could remember…he did ask his Mom and Dad to join us….Before that Patrick took me to the park in Frankenmuth and said he wanted to get some nice pictures done. Jackie from At This Moment photography met us at the park and took some gorgeous pictures but I didn’t think anything about it as I had been telling Patrick I wanted pictures together. Patrick and I had talked before this about how of a significance Frankenmuth had for me….We went there so much with my grandparents who I adored and helped care for them until they passed away. I have had a very hard time knowing Grandpa won’t be here to walk me down the aisle. We went back to the covered bridge in Frankenmuth and Jackie was taking some pictures. The next think I know Patrick was on one knee outside the bridge and was asking me to spend the rest of my life with him.
It was perfect and because of the location I felt like Grandpa and Grandma was shining down on us. We then went to Bavarian Inn for dinner where my Mom and his parents were there so they could be the first to share in the excitement. We went back to the same location a year later and went to the bridge and then Bavarian Inn for dinner again. We are getting married on my grandparents farm which could not be anymore special to me to get married at the home where they were married fr 65 years. Patrick now is the Assistant Coach for Mayville wrestling and I still am part of the team doing stats and their medic…but to bring this story tenfold Mark Cooper the wrestling coach is walking me down the aisle….He is very special to me but if it were not for wrestling we probably would not have met…..