Christine & Zac in Clarkston, MI
Christine and Zac met at a fraternity party while both were students at Western Michigan University. They ended up being at the same place with a group of friends on September 11, 2001, and the tragedy of that day made them realize their feelings for each other went beyond friendship.
The Bride Christine Appleton, 30, an advertising sales planner
The Groom Zac Armintrout, 31, a construction company owner
The Date September 4
Six-and-a-half years later, when Christine and Zac were touring wineries in Traverse City, Zac spent the whole day in pursuit of the perfect spot to propose. Christine thought he was acting weird all day. At dinner, when he barely ate a thing -- she even worried that he felt ill! After they had finished dinner, in a private room overlooking the bay, Zac got down on one knee and asked Christine to marry him.
- Jaimie Dalessio