Ashley has just been released from the US Air Force Academy's basketball team. Laronce has just stopped playing football. They ended up in the same squadron and began spending all of their free time together bowling, kayaking, working out and bonding over their shared love of competition in all forms. It wasn't long before "Ronnie" declared that he had to have her, and cemented their relationship - as many couples do today - with an updated status on Facebook.
That was in September of 2008. A surprise engagement came just before their graduation on a celebratory night out.
Wedding plans are in full swing, and the two will marry at Aliante Station Resort this November.
From the moment Ashley called me she expressed her desire to have a fun party filled with color, lights, dancing and chocolate...But also with meaning the expressed their commitment to each other, to sports, to competition, and to the military. I asked Ronnie ~ who is currently out on assignment ~ what kind of wedding he would like to have, and his only request was that I make her happy.
Join me in congratulating the amazing Ashley and Ronnie! Leave your messages of celebrating their engagement, your wishes for their wedding, and any special ideas you may have for these two brave and dedicated members of our Armed Forces as we plan the wedding of their dreams!