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Chris and Katie met while both working a second job at Jos A Bank.
Katie started this job several months before they met as they were not scheduled to work the same shift. When they finally met there was a slight attraction to each other, but a relationship did not immediately start. They spent the next several months enjoying each other’s company while working together. During this time they learned about their many similarities and interests, such as being church musicians, their enjoyment of camping, and their sense of humor in many things.
When the timing was right, Chris finally asked Katie out on a date, which was basically getting a beer after work as each of them had little time from working seven days a week. One date led to another and they each realized they were with someone special. As a somewhat over protective parent, Chris felt that it was time to tell his kids that he was dating and to introduce them to Katie.
Although everyone was a little nervous,
their evening with dinner and board games was enjoyable for all.
About a year later, Chris knew it was time to make the relationship permanent, but had to resolve a pressing issue: what kind of ring to buy?
(Katie is highly allergic to certain metals)
In his creative and subtle way he asked her what she was allergic to,
“What metals are you allergic to?”
He was sure he got his answer without her knowing…not really!
After thorough research and visiting many jewelry stores, he found the perfect ring.
He then got “permission” from each of his children who enthusiastically agreed.
His youngest daughter even gave some advice on how to propose.
On Christmas morning when they were alone
and had just finished exchanging gifts, Chris said that there was one more gift.
He went to the piano bench and pulled out the box with the ring.
He knew that his pianist fiancee would not look there…thankfully.
After some gushy words and a few tears,
Katie accepted the proposal
and the rest is yet to be written….
Kara & John:
Kara and John met online, after Kara responded to his first comment of “I love to be a regular at places too, I go to my favorite breakfast spots and sit and read the New York Times.” How could Kara not respond to someone who loved to read and be a regular at places? Their first date was at the Elbow Room in Shadyside, because it had just reopened, and John as a lifelong Pittsburgher had to show a non-Pittsburgher what a traditional and classic Pittsburgh restaurant the Elbow Room was.
They sat for several hours talking, and John impressed Kara with his knowledge about almost every topic possible: including knowledge of Pittsburgh’s history with urban planning. John just really enjoyed the fact that it was a really easy, fun conversation, and that they had similar backgrounds.
After that day, they didn’t spend much time apart. Over a shared love of baseball, food, cooking, and Pittsburgh itself, their relationship developed. Kara now has been to every important Italian restaurant in the city and John has now heard about every fiction book that is worth reading, in Kara’s opinion.
John took Kara away to Falling Water for an afternoon. They had been talking about Frank Lloyd Wright, and John’s interest in architecture, and Kara had never been. Kara kind of had an idea that the proposal might be happening, but after the whole house tour and the regular overlook of the house, Kara thought she had called it wrong and it wasn’t happening that day.
They kept walking through the woods and at another lookout that many people don’t know about, John and Kara talked about the beauty that is the house, and what kind of house they would one day have together. John said “well one day, we will have a house together, but right now I’m hungry.” Out of his pocket he pulled a Ruffles bag, and immediately Kara knew. The ring box was in the chip bag, and the rest is history.
Pittsburgh’s historic Station Square is the backdrop for this lovely romantic interlude. It was a splendid fall day full of love, laughter, and sweet memories captured through Pam’s lens. Please enjoy the beauty of this special couple’s day as they celebrate their engagement.
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