Bride’s Parents: Peter and Gail Simon
Groom’s Parents: Stephen and Diana May & Dave and Linda Pallister
Engagement Date: 9/11/2012
Wedding Date: 10/19/2013
How we met:
We met in the 8th grade at Muir Middle School in Milford. We had a few classes together.
We planned a weeks vacation traveling around the Upper Peninsula. We camped in Porcupine Mountains State Park. We had spent a couple days hiking around the park. On our last full day in the park, we decided to go to Summit Peak, which is the highest point in the park, to climb the observation tower. We got to the top and looked around at all of the beautiful landscape that surrounded us. We could see Lake Superior, and Isle Royal off in the distance. The leaves on the trees were just beginning to change. Valerie was taking pictures with her camera, while Mark was patiently waiting for other hikers to clear the area for some privacy. Once the last few hikers started their trek down the flights of stairs of the tower, Mark got down on one knee and asked Valerie “Will you marry me?” Valerie said “Seriously?! Yes!” Valerie had no idea, and thought that Mark had bent down to tie his shoe while she was taking pictures. We hiked back down the path holding hands and we couldn’t be happier.