NAME: Chris Owens
NAME: Tawnya Mayor
How old are you? Your fiancée? I am 27. She is 33.
What do you do for a living? Your fiancée? I am a Sales Manager with Aaron's Sales and Lease in Loves Park. She is a medical claims processor
How did the two of you meet? We met at Big Al's here in town. It was an opportunity that I almost didn't take. At the last minute, I decided to go out with my work buddies. They struck up a conversation with a group of ladies that happened to be Tawnya and her friends. The rest is history...
How long have you been dating? A little over three years now.
When and how were you engaged? We actually were engaged at an IceHogs game on November 11, 2007. The front office agreed to put us up on the 'Kiss Cam' and I would pop the question right then and there. It was our first game watching from the VIP area. We were put up on the wall. She leaned over for a kiss then I put my finger up telling her to wait a second. At first, she was thinking "hey you jerk. We're on the cam lay one on me!" Then she thought I fell over when I went to a knee. And then she saw the box and was totally shocked. She said yes, and the crowd erupted. I admit, it was also kinda nice that the Hogs thrashed San Antonio that night, 8-3 I think it was. We had the game taped on local broadcasting and the announcers said we were the first to propose on the video wall which I thought was kind of cool!
Do you have a wedding date set? If so, what is the date? We were shooting for the first or second weekend of October next year
Why do you think it would be fun to get married on the ice? It would just be something we could not believe would happen in our wildest dreams. We also both love the IceHogs. I've been watching them since their first year in 1999. I introduced Tawnya to them on our second date. After that, she was hooked. To just be on the ice would be an honor. To actually get married would be absolutely wonderful.
Why should you win this contest? To be honest, it would give me a chance to give her the wedding that she always dreamed of. I don't have a lot of money and not a great deal saved up for our current wedding plans. Tawnya is everything in the world to me and if she were to get the wedding she deserved, that would be the greatest thing in my whole life.
Describe each other's personality. I'm very easy going, but at the same time very hard working. You know, work hard and play hard. I love making people smile and even try to crack a bad joke every now and again. Tawnya is a very positive person who isn't afraid to speak her mind. She has a soft, warm heart and would do anything for anyone.
What are your hobbies? And your fiancée's? I'm an electronics buff. I love working with computers and playing video games. I also enjoy poker and I LOVE the Chicago Bears. Tawnya loves music and online gaming (pogo and such).
What is the most outrageous thing you and your fiancée have done? We were at Shooters on E. State. They had a contest where couples would compete in ring toss. One person would toss the rings while the other would wear the 'target'. I ended up wearing it and it was totally out there. Unfortunately, we couldn't land a single ring. LOL!
What is the most outrageous thing you would do to win this wedding? As I said, for Tawnya, I would do anything to win this wedding for her. And I do...mean...anything!
Tell us something unusual about you as a couple. This may sound strange and even weird, but every movie she has picked for us to watch I have enjoyed. I haven't been so lucky the other way around. May not be unusual, but that's all I got.
Which of these most closely describes you? I'm the rabid fan; I love my team and am never afraid to show it!
Which of these most closely describes your significant other? I'm the coach; You know it when I'm not happy but I'm alway proud of my team.
Imagine yourself at a wedding reception. Which one is you? I'm Uncle Joe; I only come for the free drinks, and I capitalize on it!
Imagine yourself at a wedding reception. Which one is your significant other? I'm Cousin Eric; I'm not really a cousin, I'm a crasher looking to hook up!