Groom’s Parents: Gary and Valerie Kosnik
Bride’s Parents: Suzanne Kimmerly and Scott Burchfield
Date of Engagement: 12/29/2012
Wedding Date: 11/23/2013
How did you meet?
We met at Notre Dame Prep High School and started dating in May of 2005.
Shaun asked me to go for a winter walk with him on the grounds of Meadowbrook Mansion located on the campus of Oakland University. It is a special place because we both completed our undergraduate degrees at O.U. and lived on campus. I also currently attend graduate school there and work as a graduate assistant. We frequently enjoyed walking around the various wooded paths and gardens so I did not suspect anything. I was honestly excited to play in the first good snowfall in two years. We took a nice walk in the woods and finally made it to the mansion. We walked around the corner of the sun room that overlooks the golf course that was hidden by a thick layer of white. I was distracted by the snowflakes that started to gently fall over the scenic landscape. When I turned around he got down on one knee, opened up a box with the most beautiful ring I had ever seen, and asked if I would marry him. I hurriedly fumbled out of my gloves and said yes as he placed the ring on my finger. It was a wonderful moment that I will always cherish.