Jenna Cossu and Blake Stromberg
Our Love Story
Jenna and Blake met their junior year of high school at Carroll Senior High. Blake transferred from Grapevine his sophomore year. Jenna noticed a cute basketball player one day while she was in the gym and wondered who the new kid was. She continued to notice him whether it was because of his phenomenal basketball skills or the spinners on his white Tahoe. Through mutual friends and a fun New Year’s Eve Party, they rang in 2006 together and that’s where it all began! They continued dating throughout high school and enjoyed homecoming, prom, and their high school graduation before parting ways for college.
After high school, Jenna and Blake spent some time apart while Jenna was at Texas Christian University and Blake was at Oklahoma State University. The distance was hard on both of them but it didn’t keep them from spending time together whenever they were home. The Spring of their freshmen year Blake decided to transfer to Southern Methodist University. The move allowed them to be much closer and they slowly rekindled their relationship. For the next three years they enjoyed many football games, sorority/fraternity parties, and finally graduation from their rival colleges. Jenna majored in Middle School and Blake majored Markets and Culture. Jenna is now teaching 7th Pre-Algebra and coaching at Carroll Middle School, which is the middle school that she attended. Blake is working at Staff Care as a Senior Territory Sales Consultant.
Jenna and Blake had a quiet evening filled with steak, cupcakes, and champagne as they rang in 2016. The next day was going to be their New Year’s Eve celebration with a nice dinner at Capital Grille and then champagne and chocolate covered strawberries back at their hotel room at the Crescent. Upon arriving back at the hotel, Jenna walked into a walkway of rose petals, candles, chocolate covered strawberries, and champagne. What more could a girl ask for! She almost didn’t see the ring until Blake encouraged her to have some champagne. The beautiful ring was tied around the champagne bottle with a cute little red ribbon. Blake got down on one knee and asked Jenna to marry him, as their mothers captured the moment on camera. Their family members were waiting for them across the street at Kennedy Room to celebrate their engagement. It was only fitting that 10 years before the proposal they were just meeting for the first time.