The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn
Katie & Ryan in Dearborn, MI
A little flirting paid off big-time for Katie and Ryan. The two met at a party at the University of Michigan, where Katie was visiting a friend. “I did my best to flirt with him from across the room for most of the night,” says Katie. Ryan took the hint, approached her, and went home with her phone number.
The Bride Katie Wasson, 25, teacher
The Groom Ryan McClarren, 25, physicist
The Date June 17
Four months later Katie moved to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan and get her teaching certificate, and to begin a relationship with Ryan. Two and a half years later, on a walk home from dinner at the same restaurant where they’d had their first date, Ryan led Katie to the house where they’d met and proposed.
- Anja Winikka