Clear Cut Couples: Fallon and Michael

Fallon and Michael met freshman year of college at the University of Missouri through mutual friends. Michael’s fraternity was having a Halloween party so naturally Michael was dressed up as a Nascar fan and Fallon was in a ninja turtle outfit the first time that she had enough courage to talk to him! LOL!

Their first date was actually a disaster. They decided to go to the movies and saw The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Neither of them knew what the movie was about and they were so uncomfortable that they just left the movie theater during the middle of the film. She had picked the movie so she was afraid that that would be their one and only date. But it wasn’t! They met freshman year of college in October 2011 and have been together ever since! They have shared so many incredible memories over the years. 

Two weeks prior to the proposal, their parents met for the first time. Michael’s parents now live at their lake house at Table Rock Lake in Missouri and her parents live in North Carolina and central Illinois so they have never all been in the same place at the same time. They had planned on taking a vacation to see his parents so they thought it was the perfect opportunity for everyone to meet since it had been long overdue. They had so much fun introducing their parents and spending time together. It could not have gone any better. They love spending vacations at Table Rock Lake boating and sunbathing. And when they are at home in Chicago, they enjoy going to Cubs games, concerts, and exploring restaurants and bars with their friends!

Michael proposed on July 5th 2021 while they were visiting Fallon’s mom and step-dad in Asheville, NC over the 4th of July holiday. They were taking the scenic route driving through the Pisgah National Forest before they went to a few breweries. When they were in the mountains, they pulled off the side of the road to walk along the creek and he popped the question!

Fallon was very surprised! She said, “I knew Michael had been working with the Clear Cut, but I had no idea that he already had the ring. Even though I had given Michael an idea of what I would want for an engagement ring, I could not have been more shocked with how beautiful the ring turned out! I still cannot get over it!”

They are going to have their ceremony and reception in Asheville at Highland Brewery Company on October 30, 2022! They went to the brewery the day that they got engaged so they couldn’t be happier!