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Monday, March 3, 2014

March Couple of the Month ~ Lauren+ Tim, Mill Creek Barn

Tim and I met in the most romantic way ever...amongst formaldehyde and piles of books. We started medical school in 2010 and by the luck of fate our names are next to each other in the alphabet therefore we were placed in the same anatomy group. Our first conversation involved us discussing our Italian heritage while we dissected a forearm. Romance! We first became study buddies and then it progressed to getting dinner without the books. Medical school creates it's own challenges but Tim always provided me with comic relief in very stressful times. He makes me laugh when I wanna cry and motivates me when I am down.  He thoroughly enjoys life and is a beacon of light for me. How do I know I am marrying the right person...he's my best friend. Not only do I love him but I like him too! We are about to enter residency and will find our placement in March.

Tim proposed to me on July 27th, 2013 on the west side of Michigan. He was doing a rotation in St. Joseph's, MI when I visited him for a weekend. Where Tim was doing his rotation his family was also vacationing near by. So one day Tim really wanted to go to the top of this sand dune he had explored and thought I would enjoy. You would think in July it would be warm but that day it was unusually cold! Tim continued to insist we go and this is when I became slightly suspicious. Tim is a laid back kinda guy and if I made a suggestion to not go he would normally not have a problem with it. This time though he insisted despite the 50 degree weather and 30mph winds. So up we go this sand dune with the dog, 2 chairs, 2 blankets, and a cooler. Pretty sure we looked like the Griswold's on a Family Vacation. Once we were at the top of the sand dune and we had the blanket set up Tim pulled out some campaign to toast to the fact that we had finished taking our boards exams. This speech transitioned very quickly to his proposal speech. The picture you see is taken right after. We were then able to go celebrate with his family and party most of the night!
We are getting married in Watervliet, MI at Millcreek Barn on Friday June 13th, 2014. The ceremony will be outside the barn followed by the reception in the barn. It is a very unique setting and we are really looking forward to it. We will be having a family style dinner with grilled shish kabobs and pork tenderloin followed by a band and dancing. There is a fire pit outside the barn which we will enjoying later in the night. We will have 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 3 ring bearers, and 1 special dog. My bridesmaids are wearing amethyst purple and the groomsmen are wearing very light khaki summer suites. As for the girl's dresses I picked the color and they picked the style.  Because of the barn venue we are having more of a country themed wedding with a grill on site, mason jars as our center pieces, and pie for desert. Our favor to the guests is a bottle of beer that Tim and I will brew ourselves. Our finishing touch is good ol' school buses that will transport the guests to and from the venue. We look forward to celebrating this special day with our family and friends!

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