Engaged: Laura Puckett and Blake Szymanski

by Maura Jones

Mateo Martinez: Brick Street Photography

Cheerleader Laura Puckett met Blake Syzmanski, the quarterback at Baylor University, during his recruiting visit in 2007. Once school began, they continued to run into each other around campus and were soon dating. After four years together, while Laura was out shopping with a friend, Blake called her to come over to his place. When she walked through the door, he got down on one knee, in a room filled with candles and rose petals, and asked her to be his wife. After the proposal, a hair and makeup artist, hired in advance by Blake, helped Lauren get ready for the night ahead. Blake had an outfit waiting for her, with everything from shoes to jewelry included, and when she was ready, he whisked her into a limo that took them to Ocean Prime for a romantic dinner. Following their meal, the pair headed to Laura’s parents’ house where 50 of their closest friends and family were waiting to celebrate. Laura, who graduated with a BA in speech communications, is the marketing and media manager for Chestnut Petroleum, Inc. and Blake, who studied marketing and management, is a landman for Cimmaron Field Services. The couple will marry on April 14, 2012 at Royal Lane Baptist Church with a reception following at the Four Seasons Resort & Club in Dallas. – Meg Jones

4 Responses to “Engaged: Laura Puckett and Blake Szymanski”

  • Jen Soko | December 20, 2011 | Reply

    What a beautiful story and happy couple 🙂 Congrats!

  • MISSY WOODARD | December 20, 2011 | Reply

    No one deserves this fairy tale more than sweet laura – love her sweet girl sweet spirit sweet heart

  • mark coheley | December 20, 2011 | Reply

    atta Boy…..

  • mammaw | December 21, 2011 | Reply

    I love Blake and Laura! I was priviledged to have Blake in our home for about 3 mos. He is one more fine young man. You really get to know someone when they are in your home. I am most proud of his decision to trust Jesus as his savior and be baptized right here in FBC, Garland. He is a man of high principals and will be a wonderful husband for our sweet Laura.