Photos: Under Grace Photography, St. Peters
Staci & Joe in Washington, MO
It was instant attraction when Joe and Staci spotted each other at a downtown restaurant in Chicago one afternoon. Staci was waitressing, and Joe had come in with his friends after a Cubs game. Before he left, Joe asked Staci for her number. Although Staci says that she normally wouldn’t have given out her real number, she did for Joe. “I guess he just had an innocent face!” she says.
The Bride Staci Bolander, 30, medical sales
The Groom Joe Doolin, 32, real estate agent
The Date September 2
Three years later, while the couple was living together in St. Louis, Staci came home to find a candlelit dinner and a surprise proposal. The happy couple left the next day on a trip to Napa Valley with their friends to celebrate.
- Anja Winikka