Laura and Matt met through a mutual friend in college at Mizzou. Laura is an interior designer in St. Louis. Matt is a student and is also in the National Guard. In September 2005, Matt was deployed to Iraq. After a year apart, he came home and surpised Laura at her parents house. Not only did he come home a week early but he also asked her to marry him! They are getting married on June 8th, 2007. The couple has decided on Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for their honeymoon.