Joe & Hope's Love Story







     Joe and I were married on March 24 about 2 years after our first date. I may be biased, but I loved
that day and would do it again!  Even though it snowed that morning, it was filled with our family, friends, and pieces of ourselves. We wanted the day to be relaxed and fun for all. We had a life-size board game, signature smoothies, and an amazing introduction video.

     Our engagement was also very special to us. Joe asked my sisters to suggest a family gathering at my house. I love spending time with my family and took the bait so easily. It just happened that my birthday was the only day they could all come to Sioux City. Through "my" planning for this gathering, I invited Joe's mom, sister, and his two closest friends and their families. Joe hid part of the proposal in a birthday gift. When I registered what was happening, I screamed and then Joe presented to me a ring our friend, Ambrosia, and he had designed--including parts of my grandma's ring. It was beautiful! After a few minutes, it was revealed to me that everyone present was aware Joe was going to propose. I had no suspicions it was going to happen that day but I am happy it did.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Custom ring designed with parts of her grandmother's ring