Wedding bells ring for Urban County Council member Jay McChord, who will marry Jennifer Bryant on Saturday at the Hunt-Morgan House in Gratz Park.
The two, introduced by a friend, dated for a little more than a year. During that time, they had friends who became engaged at a restaurant.
"They were sitting there eating. He said, 'Will you marry me?' She said, 'Sure,'" McChord said.
Over and over Bryant mentioned how the guy didn't give his finance a ring or even put a twisty from a loaf of bread on her finger, McChord said.
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"That sure wasn't romantic or the way she wanted to get engaged," he said.
Last summer, while McChord and Bryant were in New York City for a conference, he proposed at midnight on the top floor observation deck of the Empire State Building. The yellow gold engagement ring McChord gave Bryant was one he had custom-designed in the shape of a twisty.
Both are divorced. Bryant has a son Davis, 9, from her previous marriage. McChord has a daughter, Riley, 8.
Bryant, 37, is business development manager for North American channel sales at Lexmark International. McChord, 44, is a consultant in generational communications.
McChord did not run for re-election, but he said on Thursday he doesn't rule out getting back into public life in the future.