Tim and Jennifer met through a mutual friend and co-worker in July of 2012. "When I first met Tim, I thought he was cute, but neither of us was looking for someone at that time. Then in December Tim came to an event at the dance studio where our mutual friend and I taught. It was exciting to see him again and he was looking so adorable!" After talking and messaging on Facebook, Tim asked Jennifer to go out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. We continued talking and seeing each other for the next couple of weeks and by then we were pretty much inseparable!
Tim actually had her engagement ring for 2 months before proposing. Their 5 year old daughter went with him to pick out the ring and she even kept it a secret the whole time! "We had talked about getting married for several months and had been looking for rings so I knew an engagement was on the horizon. I thought he would propose on Christmas and that didn't happen. I had told him that I didn't really want the cliche' holiday proposal though, so I was not too surprised. Then came New Year's Eve with no proposal." Then the following Saturday, January 4, 2014, the couple were supposed to go to a dinner for Tim's work. Jennifer was rushing around as usual to get ready that afternoon but Tim kept telling her to take her time. "I thought that was weird because he never says that. Normally he is reminding me of what time it is. His nice way of saying "hurry up!" So, I took my time and then came downstairs ready to go. I was putting my sweater on when I noticed a large gift bag on the end table of the living room. I figured it was a late Christmas gift for someone but thought it was strange that it was not in a Christmas bag. So, I asked Tim "who is the bag for?" and he told me it was for me and to go look at it. I reluctantly went over and peaked inside. At this point, I thought something was going to jump out at me! I saw a teddy bear inside wearing a tuxedo. So, I took it out and saw a ring box from _____ Jewelers in the bear's hands. I was even more confused by this because I thought we had decided on a ring from Especially Jewelry. We never even looked at rings at _____ Jewelers. So while I am trying to figure this out and had not even opened the box yet, Tim got down on his knee, brought out the ring from Especially Jewelry and asked me to marry him! Tim had gotten a box from the other jeweler to make me laugh but in all of my confusion I didn't get it. Of course I said "yes!"
They skipped the dinner event and went to the location of their first date to celebrate! Tim then told Jennifer that he had kept the ring for nearly two months and was waiting for the right time to give it to her!
Tim and Jennifer were married in August of 2014 at the Van Noy Mansion in Kansas City, MO. It was perfect! Everything went exactly as they had planned and it was an absolute fairy tale!