#ISULoveBirds

"To Those Who Fell in Love at ISU"
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Karli Cope Photography | Central Illinois Lifestyle Photographer
Couples Photos at Illinois State University by Karli Cope Photography
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Video: Alumni couple engaged during Homecoming
Video: Alumni couple engaged during #RedbirdHomecoming 2016
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Karli Cope Photography | Central Illinois Lifestyle Photographer
Illinois State Engagement Photos at Illinois State University by Karli Cope Photography
a man and woman embracing each other in front of a tree with white blossoms on it
Karli Cope Photography | Central Illinois Lifestyle Photographer
Illinois State Engagement Photos at Illinois State University by Karli Cope Photography
a man and woman standing next to each other in front of a flag with the words we're getting married written on it
Jamy Bucklin and Chris Delk got engaged on the quad in June 2016! ❤️ Jamy and Chris are both current ROTC cadets, set to commission as officers in the Army National Guard in August.
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How We Met: Kathleen (Rose) '11 and Andrew Sampson '13 shared their wedding with 50 Redbirds - https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2016/05/75372/
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Jasmyn Davis ’16 with Doncorleone Mahone ’13 are #ISULoveBirds. (Photo courtesy of Alexis Beauford)
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Emmet and Kathleen Dingle met at ISU in 2009 and were married in 2014. #ISULoveBirds
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When WZND student director Kim Crouse ’08 selected Joe Scrima ’07 as part of the promotions team based on his qualifications, she had no idea he would also be all she was looking for in her future husband. The two met through their involvement in the campus radio station in the spring semester of 2006. They married on a hotel rooftop in Las Vegas in September 2012 and reside in Naperville.
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Will and Michelle Fombelle met in September 2009 at the AGR Fraternity house, started dating in April 2011, and married in August 2015. #ISULoveBirds
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Chris and Christy (Stelzer) McFarland started dating 11 years ago at ISU. Submitted by Christy on Facebook: "We both played rugby and met for the first time at one of our rugby parties. We got married right after I graduated and now have ourselves a mini rugger! ❤❤❤" #ISULoveBirds
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Alexander “Lex” Samaras walked into the University Co-Op in 1941 and saw four girls in a booth. The one who caught his eye was freshman Carolyn Jean Brown. Samaras knew instantly he had met his wife. They set up a coke date, and it went pretty well. They married on Dec. 26, 1943 and were together until Carolyn’s death in July 2014 at age 91. He described her “as the same beautiful girl I met at the Co-Op 72 1/2 years before.” #ISULoveBirds
YiXin Ren and Hai Cecilia Chi #ISULoveBirds Autumn, Fashion, Academic Dress, Fall, Dress
YiXin Ren and Hai Cecilia Chi #ISULoveBirds
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Eric and Terri (Schaefer) Hoss met while they were MBA students in 1988. Terri: "October will mark 28 years together (26 married) and both of our boys are Redbirds - one senior and one sophomore. So proud of our Redbird legacy!" #ISULoveBirds
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Brian Walker and Kaitlyn Zagurski met during Preview their first days on campus. From Kaitlyn: "When we started dating our freshman year, we decided that we would take a picture on the bench every year until our senior year in a different season. Well, this year, our senior year, when Brian and I hopped up for our final picture...he proposed!!! Our photo collection is now complete with the greatest ending!" #ISULoveBirds
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Kevin and Bianca Pietro met during the fall semester of 2009 and started dating in the spring. From Bianca: "He proposed and it was our first ever picture at that bench (because he always said it was too cliche, but in reality he knew that was where he wanted to ask me to marry him). We just got married April '15 and we are expecting this May!! Thanks ISU for bringing us together!" #ISULoveBirds
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Bryan and Emily Warring met while they were students at Illinois State. Submitted by Emily: "We were lucky enough to have pictures on the quad with Reggie and get serenaded by the band after our wedding!!! 9-21-13❤❤ Best day EVER!!!!!" #ISULoveBirds
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Congratulations to former Redbird basketball player Matt Coates, who proposed to his girlfriend Allie Held during the game against Bradley on Valentine's Day 2016. She said yes! #ISULoveBirds
Kody Frey '15 and Olivia Hook '15 met while in the School of Communication grad program. They are now engaged and living in Lexington, KY.  #ISULoveBirds Lexington Ky, Lexington, Frey, School, Windbreaker
Kody Frey '15 and Olivia Hook '15 met while in the School of Communication grad program. They are now engaged and living in Lexington, KY. #ISULoveBirds
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Amy Mills ’05 and Travis Pons ’06 met in Watterson Towers in 2001. Travis, a soon-to-be Redbird at the time, was visiting a friend. Amy was catching up with her dormmates. She and Travis bonded as friends instantly. During their time at Illinois State, they enjoyed playing games on the Quad and gathering frequently at Pub II. The two married in Bloomingdale on November 1, 2014. #ISULoveBirds
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Submitted by Alexis Brianna/Instagram: "It's crazy that almost 4 years ago in that very building behind us you told me my house shoes looked a mess and so our story began😂 Happy sweetest day to my love, my best friend and everything in between! #ISULoveBirds"
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Rose Gassner '11 and Joe Grimm '11, were freshmen when they met at Milner Library, unaware that their study session was a set-up by mutual friends. "Here's Rose studying chemistry and I'm bored so I'm doing a Where's Waldo book," Grimm said. "She hated me at first." Five years later, they married on December 8, 2012. #ISULoveBirds
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Ryan Billig and Nichole Oprzedek met their first day at Illinois State, and have been inseparable since. Happy 3 years, #ISULoveBirds!
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Cody and Mallory White met their freshman year (2007); he played football and she played volleyball for the Redbirds. They have been together ever since, married in 2014, and are expecting a baby girl in March 2016. #redbirds4life #ISULoveBirds
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Pat and Laury Patwardhan met while living in the International House in 1975. Submitted by Laury: "My husband Pat told me I would be his wife 2 weeks after meeting me. He was right. We have been married for 37 years. We are also a legacy family with two great aunts, two sisters, and currently our niece all ISU Redbirds." #ISULoveBirds
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Justin and Laura enjoyed Homecoming 2015 for a different reason: they got engaged in the parking lot outside Hancock Stadium during the tailgate!
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Erik and Julie Dalmasso met in 2001 and eventually were married in 2006. They held their reception in the Brown Ballroom and took lots of pictures around campus! (Submitted by Julie Dalmasso/Instagram) #ISULoveBirds
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Dan Mistro and Ashley Holada met as students at Illinois State, following in her parents' (Bill & Mary Holada, pictured above) footsteps from their time here in the 1980s. Ashley: "I am so proud to be a second-generation Redbird and happy to find my love here while getting a great education!" (Submitted by Ashley Holada/Facebook) #ISULoveBirds
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2015 Homecoming King Brock Zwicke met Anna Zaino at Illinois State in 2013 and began dating in 2014. Anna served as his campaign manager. She says his best pickup line was she "smelled like Watterson pizza...he likes the Watterson pizza." (Submitted by Anna Zaino/Instagram) #ISULoveBirds
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In 2006, Sam French and Rachel Farrer met at Barton Hall. Last year at Homecoming, Sam proposed with his grandmother’s ring in front of the bench. According to Rachel: "I couldn’t have wished for a better proposal than at the place we fell in love. I’m lucky to have him and cannot wait to get married on April 30, 2016." (Submitted by Rachel Farrer/Facebook) #ISULoveBirds