Meeting your husband at a hospital is probably not the most romantic place, but it’s of those unlikely places that love sometimes blossoms. Lanny & Marla met at the hospital she worked at, he was there visiting his Dad who unfortunately passed away some time after them meeting. But the one good thing that came of it was their connection and growth of their friendship. Read on below about their love story told by Marla.
From the Bride:
Lanny and I met in 2011 in the most unlikely of places- a hospital- where his father was recovering from a long illness. I was the charge nurse in his unit, where I met Lanny as he took care of his father. We were very comfortable together. We would attend Sunday services at his family’s church often, where he sang in the choir. We both worked in healthcare, and our families held similar values. During this time, both Lanny’s father and sister died, and we suffered the loss together. I also traveled as a nurse and spent time with my friends, so while we were apart often, we talked 2-3 times a day. While waiting for me to return, Lanny asked my parents for their blessing and purchased a ring, arranging an arrival I’ll never forget. Lanny dropped to a knee when I arrived, singing Lou Rawls’ “Forever I Do”. I cried (very unattractively) while Lanny asked me to marry him. I said “yes” through tears of joy.Our wedding was November 7, and was pure magic. We had guests from all over the country join us at the beautiful Cadre Building in downtown Memphis. The emotional exchange of vows highlighted our evening, and we celebrated after with dancing, dining, and singing while mingling late into the night. We could not be more happy or thankful.”