Samantha Ferguson and Tyler Thompson
April 27th 2008
Where did you meet?
We met in Bloomington, IN. It was the summer in between my junior and senior year at Indiana University. Tyler moved to town from Muncie, IN to open Scotty's Brewhouse. I needed a summer job and guess who was my interviewer?... none other than Tyler. I walked in and introduced myself and first impression was "who in the heck is this 16 yr. old kid interviewing me??!!" Tyler looks younger although he is 5 years older than myself. The interview went well and I was hired. Two short months later I was dating my manager!! So scandalous.... and 8 years, 3 cities, and 2 houses later we are ready to get married. Finally ....right?
How did he propose?
We got engaged last Spring on a weekend trip to Bloomington. We had planned to spend the day there walking around campus and going to all of our old favorite spots. We ended up on this bench we would always go to when we lived there. We spent many hours on this bench just talking after dates. We had both of our dogs with us and we were all just sitting on the bench enjoying the day. Tyler got up from the bench, turned around and reached in to his pocket, and pulled out my rings. Looking back I only remember how sparkly they were. Side note: We custom made the engagement ring and two wedding bands. When he pulled out the engagement ring he also brought along and pulled out the other two. The only thing I could say was "I don't think you're suppose to use all 3".. he was so nervous, as was I. He got down on BOTH knees and from what I can remember said the sweetest things about us... he put the ring on my finger and in the emotion forgot to ask me if I would marry him. As we were hugging and crying I said "I think you forgot to ask me if I would marry you".... of course he asked and I got to say yes. I am on a mission to buy the bench from the law office it sits outside of so one day it can sit in our garden. What a great proposal spot!
When is your wedding date?
May 09, 2009
Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We are getting married in Hilton Head Island. This is a family vacation spot every summer. We have family all over the country and we all meet up every summer to relax and catch up with each other. I cannot think of a better place to get married-beautiful weather, scenery and memories of great times for us.
Where do you currently reside?
We live in Carmel, IN (suburb of Indianapolis)
Congratulations Sam and Tyler…we cant wait to share your day with you!