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BRIDES NAME: Michelle (“Shelley”) Carlson

GROOMS NAME: Michael Wrobel

WHERE DID YOU FIRST MEET OTHER? On the bus to Second Baptist’s High School Beach Retreat in June 2012.We were both serving as condo leaders.

WHO NOTICED WHOM FIRST? I think it was mutual…he thinks it was me first.


WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS ABOUT HIM? I was very interested in getting to know him more, not necessarily in a romantic way, but I thought he was cool.

WHEN YOU DID YOU KNOW HE WAS THE ONE? After Beach Retreat, before we had even gone on a date, I knew something was special about him.

HOW DID HE PROPOSE TO YOU? Michael is a runner, and I am a bicyclist. When Michael was training for his marathon last year, I would ride my bike next to him during long runs. Michael told me back in April that he had signed up for a half marathon in August (umm…hot!). The first weekend of August, he had asked me to go on a training run with him (while I biked). At the first mile, we had two friends from church that were holding a painted canvas (painted by an amazing artist in the college ministry) that said “Every story begins with God” and had a picture of the beach. Every ½ mile and mile thereafter, other friends were holding other canvases of important points in our relationship. At mile 6, Michael’s two brothers and new sister-in-law were holding the last sign, which said “The next chapter of life begins with God” with a picture of a proposal. At this point, we were out on a peninsula off of Lake Houston, when he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. His other brother was hiding in the trees capturing the moment.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HER? She loves God, she is athletic and dedicated to whatever she puts her mind to.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HIM? He is such a man of God, as well as his sense of humor.

WERE THERE ANY CHALLENGES Y’ALL FACED TOGETHER? As with any relationship, you will have challenges. You always have to take the other person into consideration when making decisions.


ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? Michael is a crazy LSU fan, but at least he said that Shelley being an Aggie was not the deal breaker.