Couple of the Month ~ Stephanie + Alec



The couple of the month for May is: Stephanie and Alec!

How They Met

Our lovely couple of the month is Stephanie and Alec who had their first date at Lab Coffee in Ann Arbor. Even though Stephanie was late coming from church and navigating downtown Ann Arbor traffic, that didn’t stop Stephanie and Alec from having a great first date. After finishing coffee, they talked for hours while walking around downtown, including many hilly roads where Alec quickly learned how active Stephanie liked to be. Since then, they have enjoyed spending weekends at coffee shops, reading books, staying active, cooking adventures in the kitchen, and spending quality time together. (Fun Fact: When they traveled to Arizona, the very first thing they did off the plane was climb a double black diamond mountain- even before checking into their Airbnb!)

The Proposal

Alec met with Stephanie’s dad, in secret, to ask for his permission to marry Stephanie, as he knew how important it was to her. Of course, Stephanie’s dad accepted and then he teamed up with Stephanie’s best friend (who is also the Maid of Honor) to plan a proposal without Stephanie knowing – which was no easy feat! They tracked down Stephanie’s closest friends and even had to call multiple clinics to get ahold of one of them at her job. Her best friend told Stephanie that she wanted to go out for her birthday, and they went out to get their nails done (so she could have them done for the surprise engagement) and pretended to go pick up her friend for dinner but really walked her right into the location where Alec got down on one knee in Saline, Michigan!

The Wedding

Stephanie and Alec are getting married at the beautiful Saint John’s Resort in their new Garden Pavilion officiated by a pastor from their church and followed by a reception in the Atrium in less than 30 days. They hired a wonderful team and couldn’t thank them enough, especially Tracie to help them begin their happily ever after!


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