Engaged: Laura Yoder and John Ainsworth

by Chelsey Plumlee

After casually dating and remaining great friends through high school, Laura and John temporarily went their separate ways. Laura was studying advertising at the University of Texas at Dallas, while John followed a football scholarship to Sam Houston State University. A chance encounter was the perfect reminder of their incredible connection and they have been hand-in-hand ever since.

Six years after their first date, John called for everyone’s attention as he and Laura’s families sat down for Christmas dinner in 2011. He took Laura’s hand as he got down on one knee and asked her to be his bride. The couple will wed at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Laura is the co-owner of Jenna B’s Boutique on Mockingbird Lane and the brand specialist for Emporio Armani at FOSSIL. John is an independent petroleum landsman for OGM Land Company.