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Engagement Info

August 6, 2013
Honolulu, HI

Wedding Info

June 6, 2014
Ormond Plantation
Destrehan, LA

Thibodaux, LA




Destrehan, LA


oil industry project engineer


Valerie 's Parents

Thomas and Cheryl Mortillaro

Zack 's Parents

Bobby and Connie Laster

Valerie Mortillaro and Zack Laster

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How We Got Engaged

While at a dinner show the night before we left Honolulu, Zack proposed at the end of a dinner show. It was during the show's finale when "snow flakes" (bubbles) started falling on us. That's when Zack whispered in my ear, "Will you marry me?" My immediate reaction was shock, followed by tears. Not only were little bubbles falling everywhere, but lights were twinkling and music was playing. It was so much to take in! Before I could actually answer, he put the ring on my finger. I managed to compose myself enough to say, "YES!" - to which Zack said, "Oh, I didn't really need you to answer. I knew what you'd say!" My best friend was also at dinner with us, so I was able to share the good news with her right away. (And, no, she didn't even know!) It was the most perfect moment of my life - and, as I predicted, a total secret from everyone.