William and Lisa Zimmerman
William and Lisa Zimmerman, of Palmer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mikayla Lea, to Garett Brady Tree, son of Shelli and Gerald Tree.
Their wedding date is set for June 27, 2015.
Mikayla is a graduate of Chugiak High School and currently pursuing a bachelors of nursing at University of Anchorage Alaska. She has two siblings, Sara, 17, and Alex, 15.
Garett, also a graduate of Chugiak High School, graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelors degree in history. He will begin pursuing his master’s degree at an Outside college in 2015.
The couple met in high school but didn’t begin dating until after Garett had graduated, when he asked Mikayla to a movie. Afterward, they took a drive and laughed until their sides hurt. It was an instant connection, they said, and also the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
Garett proposed to Mikayla on Jan. 11, 2014, at Tikahtnu Regal Stadium theater, where the couple had had their first date. Their families stood in the lobby with signs that read, “Mikayla, will you marry me?”
When Garett and Mikayla exited the movie the crowd started to clap, and Mikayla realized what was happening after Garett got down on one knee.