How They Met
We are both avid baseball fans and softball players. We have known each other for many years within the softball community in Missoula. I work for the Missoula Softball Association and coordinate the schedules for the teams and Bonnie serves on the board for the Missoula Christian League so softball was a common thread. Bonnie is also a Sign Language Interpreter and I work in the video industry and have been the cameraman for several of the events she has interpreted. Our paths would cross, seasonally, several times a year.
The Happy Couple
BRIDE: Bonnie Kurien
GROOM: Abe Kurien
I proposed to Bonnie on the 2 year anniversary of the date when our paths had crossed and we realized we had even more in common than we had ever expected. It was in the parking lot V at the University of Montana where she is a Sign Language Interpreter on the campus, I texted her that morning and asked if she would take a lunch break and meet me at the place we had met and when she arrived I surprised her with flowers and dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me.
Wedding Date: July 11th, 2017
Location: Missoula, Montana
Venue: Osprey Baseball Stadium
Photographer: Rita Joleen Photography
Flowers: Bitterroot Floral
Event Design: N/A
Catering: Osprey Baseball Franchise Catering
Cake: Albertson’s Bakery – white w/ Bavarian cream filling, individual cupcakes for guests
Music: RMF Entertainment
Bridal Shop: None: Alterations done by Kathy @ Rococco
Tux Rental: Rococco Bridal
Other Rentals: None
How They Chose Vendors
We chose the venue and catering based on our love for baseball, being fans of the Missoula Osprey and our association with softball. We knew it would be a perfect fit. Also our other vendors were chosen friends’ suggestions and word of mouth on social media.
We spent our honeymoon at Chico Hotsprings and spent a night in the little red caboose on the top of the mountain. We also took a day trip through Yellowstone National Park.
Fondest Memory from the Big Day
Throwing out the first pitch together to signify the beginning of our lives as Mr. and Mrs. Kurien. Also our first dance as husband and wife on the V.I.P. deck over right field was a special moment because I had surprised her with couples dance lessons prior to our wedding.
What They’d Do Differently
Neither of us can think of anything, it was simply a perfect day!
Work together on all the plans and work through any differences and be willing to compromise. Also remember this day is about you as a couple, keep that has your focal point and enjoy your day and life together.
And they lived happily ever after...
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