Andrea & Robert: A Bright Summer Wedding in Lakewood, CA
Andrea thought Robert was the cutest boy in her fifth grade class, but he transferred schools before she could work her charm. When they met again in high school, they hung out with the same group only to lose touch after graduation. One night years later, Robert was in one of Andrea’s dreams, so she called him to see what he was up to and they met for dinner at Robert’s apartment (he cooked eggplant parmesan!). As they rekindled their friendship they developed crushes on each other and soon started dating.
The bride: Andrea Tropeano, 32, teacher
The room: Robert Strouse, 32, chemical dependency counsellor
The Date: 8 August
Nine months later, Robert took Andrea to Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, his favourite place to watch the sunset, and proposed.