Kristin + Ryan

Forest Park Engagement Photos by Oldani Photography

Boathouse / Forest Park / St. Louis

What was your first date?: We started dating when we were 16 so the first time we hung out one on one he came over to my house and we watched Disturbia.

Tell us the story of the proposal?: Ryan told me we were going to the boat house to celebrate his mom's birthday which was Sunday along with Father's Day. It was the first day it stopped raining in about 2-3 weeks! We were supposed to go early since we lived by Forest Park and reserve a table. Of course they told us a 45 minute wait so Ryan said we should take out a boat while we wait. He knows I love going on the paddle boats at the boat house. We ended up running into old friends while on the boat and talked to them (Ryan probably very nervous and me thinking we are just killing time). We eventually went towards the fountains by the bridge which is my favorite spot and he pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him. I instantly cried my eyes out and said YES!! Once we got out of the boat he told me there was a part 2 to the surprise. He had all of our family and close friends at I-Tap which he had rented out. Our family decorated and had all of our favorite foods. We continued to celebrate at Molly's with our friends after. It was a perfect proposal!

What is the mixtape of your relationship?: We have really been loving "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest since we moved into our new home! We have tended to dance to that song randomly throughout the house!

What is your date style?: Wine bar.  We love it all...going to the movies, movie at home, new restaurant, local dive, and hiking or doing something adventurous

Ryan, What do you claim as your hometown?: St. Louis

Kristin, What do you claim as your hometown?: St. Louis

Do either of you have a hobby? If so, what is it?: Kristin - I love traveling and experiencing new things (new sites, people, food, etc)
Ryan- Loves sports!!

Where are you getting married?: Our Lady of Lourdes

Where is your reception?: The Caramel Room at Bissinger's

What will the bridesmaids be wearing?: All different dresses, tan & blush & beads!!

What will the groomsman be wearing?: most likely black tux

What color theme have you chose for your wedding?: blush, tan, and brown

Ryan popped the question to Kristen on the paddle boats in Forest Park. It was the perfect place to start their engagement session.

Nichole is married to TJ Oldani. Together they are Oldani Photography.