Groom’s Parents: Dan and Wendy Gwaltney
Bride’s Parents: Willie and Liz Solomon
Date of Engagement: Nov. 9, 2013
Wedding Date: Aug. 30, 2014
Shower Date: June 28, 2014
Registered at: Target and Kohls
How did you meet?
We were both enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Western Michigan University. We met during our orientation the first week of school along with having similar class schedules. We were friends for over a year before we started dating.
Engagement story: Dan and Wendy Gwaltney (Bryn’s Parents) came out to visit us in Kalamazoo for the weekend. We all got together at one of my favorite restaurants in down town Kalamazoo called Food Dance. Once we arrived we were given an appetizer menu which was not normal. After bickering back and forth on why we did not have the correct menu we all decided to pick an appetizer and see what happens. After we were able to finish eating we were given the dinner menu. I was skimming through the menu when Bryn pointed out the salmon dinner as a possible choice. What I didn’t know is that the description for the meal was something entirely different. It said :
“Sesame Ginger Salmon – a blend of 4 years of friendship, hardship and a beautiful relationship. * Brooke, I couldn’t imagine my life without you. *Today is the day I take the first step so you will always be in my life. * Will you marry me.* -Bryn”
After trying to piece together what I was actually reading Bryn had already pulled out the ring box from his coat and was asking me to marry him. As I looked up to take it all in I saw that my parents Willie and Liz Solomon had snuck in the back while I was reading the menu and was videotaping the whole thing. I was totally surprised and said “YES!” right away. I was so glad that both our parents were able to be there for this amazing event in our lives. The ring was amazing! It was absolutely stunning and I couldn’t take my eyes off of it for hours. Bryn and Rottermond Jeweler created the most amazing ring that was a total dream come true. It is absolutely stunning!