I am so happy for Cheryl and Steve and their upcoming June wedding! Every time I met them, they were so respectful and loving to each other…this is always so nice to see. I asked Steve and Cheryl and few questions about their life together and their June wedding, so read below to learn more!
Thank you to Getz Creative for the incredible pictures! Wowsers…I loved them!
How did you meet each other?
Through family – Cheryl lived with Steve’s sister when she was in college and became great friends with the Kraus family, spending Christmas and family vacations with them.
How long have you two been together?
Two years in June.
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
Thanksgiving 2010. Steve traveled to SC from St Louis for the holiday and got down on one knee before our family’s Thanksgiving dinner so that I could rejoice with all of my loved ones. It was super sweet, and took lots of patience on his part, because I kept spoiling his plans by making plans of my own… I didn’t see the proposal coming!
What do you two do for a living?
Steve is a graphic and furniture artist who opened his own design firm in 2010 – prior to opening SKPDesigns, he spent more than five years designing men’s shoes for Elon Polo International in St Louis MO. So he is an artist by trade and has a special talent for adding perspective and beauty to design, and just generally making things look cool ☺ Also, he is a small town Colorado pool champ, DIY project guy and plays the guitar. Cheryl is a Verizon Wireless Retailer GM, with a passion for cooking, playing the trumpet and playing board games.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
Discover ways to make our community a better place, like starting a community garden in our neighborhood, to share veggies with our neighbors. Travel travel and more travel – we have traveled to Australia, San Fran and the Island of St George a couple times, and love every minute of it, well, except jet lag. Watching movies and keeping up with Mad Men – it’s our date night show.
Why did you choose the Cliffs Glassy as your wedding location and the Wyche Pavilion as your reception location? We both adore great views, mountains and water. This arrangement gives all three… it’s a win-win-win!
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Having all of our nearest and dearest standing with us to celebrate our decision, and helping us prepare by hiking, biking and camping the week prior. We love our families! Also, Cheryl loves to give gifts and is thrilled to give her bridesmaids their fun gift baskets that reflect their personality!
What do you love about each other?
Cheryl: What I love about Steve is… he is such a gift! He became my closest friend in such a short time. With me and all of the children in our lives he is both energetic and patient simultaneously, always ready to jump in and work together and have a good laugh. He is utterly unaware of his greatness!
I don’t know why he loves me so much, but he sure does. He left his hometown of St Louis MO, his friends and his family to build a life with me in South Carolina, which is no small sacrifice. Oh, and since I am allergic to everything, including dogs, Steve had to find a new home for his sweet dog. It means a lot to replace man’s best friend.
Steve: What I love about Cheryl is…everything. It would be too much to put into words.