you + me = we

Bride

Lindsay was born in September 1986. With the exception of a short stint in Oklahoma City, Tulsa was always home. She completed grade and high school at Union. After high school graduation, she started her college years at Oklahoma State University and pledged Kappa Delta. After two years at OSU, Lindsay broadened her horizons and transferred to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. After she graduated college, she obtained a job and bought a house in Tulsa!

Groom

Born in March 1986, Blake lived and learned in Tulsa. He went to middle school at Monte Casino and graduated from Bishop Kelley High School. After graduating high school, he worked for his grandfather's company, JD Young, while attending Tulsa Community College. As soon as he nailed down a career path, he transferred to The University of Tulsa to pursue a degree in Energy Management. After graduation, Blake accepted a job as a landman with Unit Petroleum in Tulsa.

How They Met

They met through mutual friends in the summer 2007. Blake knew he wanted to find out more about Lindsay so he asked for her phone number. She saw something in him too, so she didn't hesitate to give it to him. He called within a couple days to ask her on a date and again, she didn't hesitate. It was a hot summer evening and Blake treated Lindsay to a nice casual date at Snug Harbor. The phone calls became more consistent, the date nights more frequent and over the next three years, they dated long distance. Lindsay moved back to Tulsa after graduating college and their love only grew stronger. Neither of them can say it was "love at first sight", but they definitely love the result of the initial get-together.

Now-a-days, they enjoy so many acitivities together from watching their shows to working out, to outdoor activities to shopping and everything in between. They have been through so much over the past five years, but have come through each experience stronger and more in love with each other. They continually suppport each other in everything they do and are incredibly excited and ready to start their life (and eventually a family) together!

Proposal

After nearly five years of dating, Blake decided it was time to pop the question. Blake was on Christmas break and preparing to start his last semester at the University of Tulsa. Early December, Blake talked with Lindsay’s dad and respectfully asked for his blessing while Lindsay was shopping in Dallas with her mom. Fast forward to the week before Christmas…Blake and Lindsay discussed going on a date night before getting caught up in all the family dinners and gatherings during the holidays. On December 22, 2010, Blake and Lindsay planned on trying a new restaurant downtown, Boulder Grill, and after dinner they went ice skating for the first time together. They needed to grab a last minute Christmas gift, and after they purchased the needed gift, they walked to the car. In the car, Lindsay was handed a blindfold, and Blake decided to be tricky by driving around for about 20 minutes so Lindsay wouldn't know where they were going. They eventually parked at Jones Airport in south Tulsa. Blake explained to Lindsay that he had purchased her an early "stocking stuffer" which was a Christmas light tour by helicopter. Immediately giddy, Lindsay was excited for the flight and all the pretty sights they were about to see on the clear night in Tulsa. As they flew above Rhema’s major Christmas light display, Blake expressed his love for Lindsay. She cried. He asked her to marry him. She said YES!