Meet New Featured Bride, Shayne M.

Featured Bride Shayne M. | Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN | Wedding Date: September 17th, 2011

Welcome to our newest featured bride, Shayne M.

We met Shayne while she was finalizing her decision on her designer wedding dress--she was beaming the entire time! Today, she shares with us how she met her fiancé, Andrew.

How we met:

Andrew and I went to the same college and had mutual friends, but we never seemed to be in the same place at the same time. One night I decided to go out bowling, and Andrew happened to be there hanging out at the bar with a friend. I went up to order a drink, and Andrew said to me, "Did you know it's Joe Mauer's birthday today?" Since I'm a huge Twins fan, he got my attention! That night, we spent hours talking to each other and finding out how much we had in common. As the night came to an end, we went our separate ways with no phone numbers, just a great memory. A few days later, Andrew and I ran into each other again at mutual friend's apartment. Again, we spent the entire night hanging out and flirting. And, again, the night came to an end and we went our separate ways with no phone numbers. So, I took it upon myself to ask around and get his phone number. I sent him a text that night, saying I had a blast and would like to hang out again soon. (It was a risky move, secretly getting his number and texting him so soon, but apparently he loved it !!) From that night on, Andrew and I were inseparable. Things got serious pretty quickly, but we both liked it that way! Everything was going perfectly, but things aren't always as great as they seem: Andrew had informed me early on that he was being deployed to Afghanistan for one year, and he would be leaving within a matter of months. It never bothered me that he was going to be leaving, we just took everything day by day and tried to spend as much time together as possible. We knew we were in love and that was all that mattered. How Andrew proposed and how I handled his lengthy deployment is another story!


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