MEMORABLE MOMENT: LaRue, Weber engagementAmy LaRue and Richard Weber, both of Robbinsdale, Minn., plan to be married May 31 in Greysolon Ballroom.
Amy LaRue and Richard Weber, both of Robbinsdale, Minn., plan to be married May 31 in Greysolon Ballroom.
Her parents are Jamie LaRue of Wrenshall and Tammi Burdick of Duluth. His parents are Bruce and Karen Weber of Pengilly.
The future bride, a 1999 graduate of Wrenshall High School, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a bachelor’s degree in community health, and from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota with a dual master’s degree in management and health and human services administration. She is employed by the University of Minnesota.
The future groom, a 2000 graduate of Hibbing High School, graduated from Bemidji (Minn.) State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is a paralegal at D.S. Erickson & Associates in Minneapolis.
Starry night on the lake
The night we got engaged was definitely a memorable one! It was the first time we spent a weekend at the Weber cabin, just the two of us (the cabin is our favorite place to be).
Unfortunately the weather was rainy and cold, until it started to clear up Friday evening. We were relaxing by the fire and decided to go on a late-night pontoon ride on the lake. It was September, so we grabbed a couple blankets and some music. As we went out onto the lake the sky started to clear up and the stars were amazing.
As we sat under the stars listening to music, “our” song came on. Before I realized, Rich was on his knee beside me with a ring! I was completely surprised! Even better than the proposal was the celebration he had planned. He had smuggled champagne glasses onto the pontoon without me noticing, and then he pulled out an expensive bottle of champagne that he had hidden in the minnow bucket!
— Amy LaRue