Groom’s Parents: Wayne & Laurie Russell
Bride’s Parents: Randy & Jeanne Smith
Date of Engagement: December 23, 2012
Wedding Date: June 14, 2014
Shower Date: March 29, 2014
Registered at: Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s
How did we meet?
We met through mutual friends during college.
Josh and I spent the entire day helping my mom and getting ready for Christmas Eve. Josh asked if I would like to exchange gifts later that night and I agreed. I was making peanut butter kiss cookies and he had to run up to Kroger for more flour. After I put the first batch of cookies in the oven we went and sat by his Christmas tree. He gave me a Bronner’s box that was not wrapped and apologized that he didn’t find time to wrap the gift. I opened it to find an ornament of an engagement ring and Josh said that he couldn’t afford a real one so he figured the ornament would suffice. Before I could say anything Josh was on his knee and reached in his shirt pocket for the ring! He then said, “but will you marry me?” I didn’t have any words because I was so surprised! After the first couple of minutes I finally said YES! and began to cry!