Shannah and Jaykob met at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO while Shannah was pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Jaykob was pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Physics. They became close friends and hung out together with their roommates and family.
Meramec Spring Park was a favorite place for the two to spend time together, where they would go for hikes along the river and feed the fish at the hatchery. Unknown to Jaykob, Shannah had come to this very park when she was in high school and spent time in prayer with God about relationships and her future spouse. Remarkably, this is where Jaykob told Shannah that he liked her.
Their first date was actually a triple date with both sets of their parents. This choice may seem odd to some, but for Jaykob and Shannah it was a wonderful opportunity for them to experience some of the most important people in each other’s lives as well as encourage an abundant relationship.
Keeping with the theme, Jaykob chose to propose to Shannah at a beautiful bridge at Meramec Spring Park. The moment was captured on camera by some of the couples’ friends who hid themselves around the proposal area. After Shannah gave an enthusiastic “Yes!” the couple shared their first kiss and then enjoyed lunch with friends and family to celebrate their new engagement.