Grooms Parents: Dale & Jeannie Stevens
Brides Parents: Valencia Bessley
Date of Engagement: 1/27/12
Wedding Date: 8/25/12
How we met: Joshua and I were both members of Eharmony during the fall of 2010. Josh contacted me in early October which lead to numerous email and telephone conversations. Finally, a few weeks later, Josh asked me if I would like to meet him. We met at a coffee shop in downtown Howell and had a great time talking. It was on our third date that I knew Josh really liked me because he took me to a Red Wings game. Shortly after this date, Josh and I became “official” and both deleted our Eharmony accounts!
The Proposal: Joshua proposed on a snowy day in January on the Millpond Boardwalk in Brighton. We had originally agreed to go to a particular restaurant that evening when Josh all of a sudden changed his mind and made me walk in the snow and cold to a restaurant that is at the end of the boardwalk. Even though I was freezing, I obliged (I was such a good girlfriend!). While walking past the ice-covered pond, Joshua stopped and mentioned that he had recently spoke to my mother and told her how much he loved me and that he wanted her permission to marry me. He then got down on his knee, presented me with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen and asked me to marry him!