Shelby Lonne and Anthony Rogentine, both of Duluth, plan to be married Sept. 9 at Camp Hiawatha in Deer River.
Her parents are Pam and Scott Lonne of Proctor. His parents are Linda and Tom Rogentine of Saginaw.
The future bride, a 2011 graduate of Proctor High School, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a principal office administrative specialist for the University of Minnesota Duluth's mathematics and statistics department.
The future groom, a 2012 graduate of Proctor High School, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and management. He is a retail sales lead for Duluth Trading Co. in Duluth.
Right place, time and ring Perfect
Anthony and I went on the trip of a lifetime to Rome, Paris and London. Unbeknownst to me, he had been trying to find the perfect spot to propose.
The day we visited the Eiffel Tower, we had our host friend with us. During a day trip to the Palace of Versailles, Anthony forgot the ring. When we went to the London Eye, it was much more crowded than he expected. Westminster Abbey was busy and had too many tombs around. Abbey Road had many honking cars and tourists. These were all really fun moments, but not quite right for a proposal.
One night we were eating cheesecake, laughing and talking in the Airbnb we were staying at in London. Anthony looked at me and smiled and said, "These are the really good moments." He got down on one knee and opened up a box to reveal a glow-in-the-dark compass ring, similar to the one Tom Hanks' character gives to the girl hes dating in the movie "Big." This is one of my favorite movies, and I thought it was great! It was a perfect proposal.
Photo by Jessica Holleque.