Emil and Izzi first met in the 11th grade at Grand Blanc High School. They started dating soon after he asked her to be his lab partner in chemistry and have been together ever since.
On their 10th anniversary, Emil took Izzi to Grand Rapids, where he proposed on the Blue Bridge. She said yes (obviously), and now they're getting ready to celebrate their 11th anniversary-which conveniently falls on a Saturday this year- by getting married at the Durant in Flint.
While some things have changed (Izzi's parents no longer enforce an 11:30 p.m. curfew and Emil now eats some vegetables), other things haven't, including the bonfires they host each summer for friends. Despite being busy with wedding planning and renovating their new house in Lapeer, the two still managed to squeeze one in this August and used the event as a backdrop for their engagement photos.