Abby and Damon LaCroix Engagement Announcement

Abby Stevens, daughter of Reed and Donna Stevens of Rapid City, SD, has become engaged to Damon LaCroix, son of Lyle and Julie LaCroix of Rapid City, SD.

Wedding Date

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Proposal

Damon LaCroix planned a week in advanced to propose to Abby Stevens on August 5, 2017 at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City, South Dakota. The plan was to make it look like it was a surprise birthday party for Damon but its main purpose was to be a surprise engagement to Abby. When it was time to go to the winery, Damon was thrown a surprise party with Abby and both of there families. As things progressed we all ate, tested wine, and talked. Then the time came for the cake. Damon's mother went into the kitchen to put the ring on a glass swan that was the center piece of the cake. The staff at the winery brought the cake out while singing happy birthday. But that's when Damon said "but this isn't for me" that's when Damon got down on one knee and said " Abby Rose Stevens will you marry me?" She immediately said yes and he slid the ring onto her finger. She jumped to hug and kiss Damon. Tears hung in their parents eyes as the smiles and tears started falling. Everyone was so excited and felt so wonderful when it was all said and done.

How They Met

Damon LaCroix and Abby Stevens met one day during his junior year and Abby's freshman year. Damon was dating one of Abby's acquaintances. Little did they know that they'd fall in love a little over a year later. Prom was coming up in April of 2013 and Abby's friend suggested they go to prom together. Abby was very surprised, yet curious. Abby and Damon were friends on Facebook. Abby messaged him asking if Brittany had said anything about prom. He said she did and the conversation just started. A week later Abby invited him to go bowling with her friends by her side. They hit it off immediately. That night Damon officially asked her to be his prom date. Shortly after, they became boyfriend and girlfriend on March 31, 2013. In October of 2013, Damon left for Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Abby surprised him at his basic training graduation for the U.S. Army. Right after a short Christmas break Damon was on his way back to Missouri for his Advanced Individual Training for Chemical Specialist. Damon struggled to finish due to the physical training tests while he had shin splints, a hurt ankle and hip. After a few awkward years Damon fell in love with 3D animation, drawing, and graphic design and decided to pursue a degree at Black Hills State University. Abby began chasing a degree at the same university for business administration with a specialization in entrepreneurial studies and marketing. Currently Damon works as a production assistant at KOTA Territory News and Abby works at Panera Bread.