Grooms Parents: Grace McInintyre
Brides Parents: J. Michael Plas and Loretta Plas
Date of Engagement: March 12, 2011
Wedding Date: August 24, 2012
How Did You Meet?: We met online through Match.com in July 2010. John says that I “winked” at him first… and when he replied to me I replied “No Thanks.” We laugh about that now because if I did wink first why would I then say “no thanks?” But nevertheless, he emailed me the day of “the wink” and asked if I could meet him at Stout restaurant in Brighton that evening, July 29, 2010. It was short notice asking me at 4 p.m. but it was such a beautiful night out I thought it would be fun to sit outside on their patio. We ate dinner and took a walk together at the Mill Pond. We hit it off right away having so much to talk about, never an awkward moment. On top of that we had an instant chemistry or “spark.”
Engagement Story?: We went to Frankenmuth for a weekend getaway in March 2011. We stayed at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. We had Zehnder’s “famous chicken dinner” and then took a horse and carriage ride. John asked me to marry him as we rode under the well known Frankenmuth covered bridge over the Cass River. He said, “I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?” I cried as I said “yes.” He put on my engagement ring, the “Hearts on Fire, Transcend.” It has a sparkle like nothing I’ve ever seen! Although, we both had a failed first marriage we believe that a second marriage is a triumph of hope over past experience.