Groom’s Parents: Sam and Maggie Perna
Bride’s Parents: Stephen and Orawan Hammond
Date of Engagement: March 4th 2012
Wedding Date: October 13th 2012
How did you meet?
We actually first met along time ago in the late 90’s when we worked at Mcdonald’s together. We were a couple of teenagers then. But then we met up again back in November 2011 which was about 13 years later. She was actually being set up with my brother and on their second and final date to my surprise she was over at my house. My brother and her decided it wasn’t the right fit. A few weeks later her and I decided to start dating.
We hit it off right away when we started dating. We were both praying for God to cross our paths with the right person and we believe HE did just that. We dated for about 3 months and all along we’ve grown closer to each other. In a short amount of time we’ve been able to help each other through some difficult challenges that we’ve both been facing over the past few months. Anyway I thought the time was right and I strongly sensed the same from her and so I proposed to her on her 31st birthday. We went out to eat at Mongolian Barbecue and I waited until the end of dinner when we were about to leave. Then I told her how I felt about her and pulled the ring out and asked her to marry me. She was not expecting me to do that and she was overwhelmed and full of joy. We both love each other a lot and are looking forward to the rest of our lives together.