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celebrations Kelsey Squires and Jordan Shimon Though an apparent string of coincidences brought Kelsey Squires and Jordan Shimon together, a well-planned proposal during a Florida vacation sealed the deal. The pair wed on June 26 at Korth Park in Lake Mills, and celebrated at a reception featuring a quintessential summer treat: ice cream sundaes. Kelsey is the daughter of Denise and Neil Squires, and Jordan is the son of Lisa and Greg Shimon. The pair now resides in Washington, D.C. Photographed by Blue Dandelion Photography Cathy Chappell and John Short After years of dating, John Short caught Cathy Chappell by surprise, propos- ing over a bowl of homemade minestrone soup (a recipe now referred to as "engagement soup"). The two married on July 23 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison. Cathy is the daughter of Connie and Chris Chappell, and John is the son of Nancy and Tim Short. The pair resides in Madison. Photographed by Hanson Photography Kendra Jabs and Jimmy Watkins It was during a performance by the famed Blue Man Group in Chicago that 76 Jimmy Watkins made sure his proposal was heard loud and clear, asking the crowd to help him pop the question to his girlfriend of nine years, Kendra Jabs. In front of a more intimate audience of family and friends, the pair wed on May 28 at Barneveld Lutheran Church. Kendra is the daughter of Jeanne and the late Roger Jabs, and Jimmy is the son of Cheryl and James Watkins. The couple lives in Montgomery, Ill. Photographed by Chasing Lilies Photography BRAVA Magazine September 2011 Samantha Pulcine and Scott Tellefson For a romantic proposal meant to be remembered, Scott Tellefson asked his girlfriend of six years, Samantha Pulcine, to be his wife just before whisking her away on an intimate picnic. The couple wed on June 25 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Edgerton. Samantha is the daughter of Susan and Robert Pulcine, and Scott is the son of Mary and Jeff Tellefson. The couple resides in Davenport, Iowa. Photographed by Lockstein Photography Announce your marriage or union by e-mailing

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