She Said Yes! Peterson & Hart
Amber Peterson and Josh Hart didn’t know it back in 2013, but they would eventually find love in Aisle 6! Josh was working at Schnucks at the time, and they chatted whenever Amber came in to shop. “We knew each other in middle school but weren’t friends back then,” she says. “Once we met again, we shared small talk and eventually I asked one of Josh’s friends if he was single. He was, so I messaged him on Twitter, and he asked me out.”
Their first date at an Italian festival in Collinsville was a big success, according to Amber. “We got along great,” she says. “We still go to that festival every year to commemorate our first visit.” The pair took off work to celebrate their four-year anniversary last year, and they spent a lovely, warm day at Forest Park. “We had lunch at The Boathouse, went to the zoo and took a walk around the park,” Amber recalls. “On our way back to the car, Josh suggested we stop for a break on a park bench. That’s when he got down on one knee.”
Amber was so excited, she couldn’t remember later if she had actually said the word ‘yes’! “It was a surprise,” she recalls. “We had looked at rings before, but I didn’t know the proposal was going to happen then. Looking back, I remember Josh had been acting a little weird that day—it was because he had the ring loose in his pocket and had to be careful not to drop it while we walked!” The couple threw an engagement party at Balducci Winery, and a celebratory trip to Florida is planned this summer.
The two will marry Nov. 3 in Lake St. Louis. “We plan to have the wedding outdoors at a waterfront venue, with the reception right afterward in a ballroom,” Amber says. “It will be a small ceremony, about 80 people. We want to be able to visit and talk with all of our guests on the big day.” Both attended Ft. Zumwalt West High School. After graduation, Amber studied at Maryville University, and Josh attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Amber was formerly an editorial assistant at Town&Style and now works at St. Charles Community College. Josh works for Hussmann Corp.
They live in St. Peters with their dog, Jack, and kitten, Tawny. “Jack gets to be part of the wedding,” Amber says. “He’ll wear a black bow tie and walk down the aisle with my maid of honor.”
ceremony & reception | Lake St. Louis Community Association
honeymoon | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
maid of honor | Nicole Peterson
best man | Cory Cross
bride’s parents | James Peterson of St. Louis and Tracy Peterson of Lake St. Louis
groom’s parents | Chuck & Maureen Hart of O’Fallon, Missouri
wedding date | nov. 3, 2018