Colton & Lauren
November 2nd, 2019
Colton & Lauren met while both were working in the Human Resources Department at Eastern Kentucky University. One day Lauren overhead Colton talking to some other co-workers about planning a first birthday party for his dog. Lauren, being a crazy dog lover, was immediately intrigued by him. Colton asked for Lauren’s number on his last day working there, and the rest is history.
About 2 weeks before he proposed, Colton told Lauren that they would be going to dinner at Merrick Inn to celebrate his grandparent's anniversary. Merrick Inn was where the couple have celebrated several different occasions since dating. That Saturday, Colton’s mom came into town for the dinner and said she wanted to take Lauren to get her nails done. Colton was adamant that Lauren get to Merrick early so the couple could take pictures with the family before the reservation. As the couple were walking to the front door of the restaurant, he confessed they were not there for his grandparents anniversary. Lauren turned around to look at him and noticed their families walking up the parking lot. He got down on one knee and asked Lauren to marry him, while his friend, who had been hiding in the valet booth, was taking pictures. Everyone went inside for dinner, where he had a wine glass engraved with Lauren’s soon-to-be last name and a bottle of champagne waiting at the table.Read more