Lynnae grew up in Livonia, MI with her older brother, Brian, and her younger sister, Lauren, the children of Larry and Andrea Patrias. She was lucky enough to live right down the street from her best friends, Nicole (right next door!), Colleen, and Becky. She went to Stevenson High School and enjoyed singing, acting, and photography. She worked at Holiday Inn with her friend Nicole, Han-d-dip (for 10 years, the best job ever), and Famous Dave's. She went to the University of Michigan and got the fun chance of living with her friends Colleen and Melissa. She graduated with a degree in Biology in 2006 and held her first job at Assay Designs in Ann Arbor, where she met her friend Andrea. After two years she left Assay Designs and is working with Andrea again at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak where she is doing research on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. She is grateful to live close to her parents, Lauren, and her wonderful nephew Brayden.
Greg was born in Cincinnati, OH. He is the son of Russ and Lena Smith. He has an older sister, Michelle, and a twin sister Jennifer. They grew up in Novi, MI. Greg went to Novi Highschool and played soccer and ran track. Greg lived with his friend Eric after highschool and had three wonderful dogs. He worked at Fshbone's and Famous Daves before becoming a Maintenance Technician for Beztak. He currently works at Citation Club in Farmington Hills with his friend Mike. Greg and his dad race go carts together; he started racing when he was 12 at local tracks and ran the national circuit through the WKA (World Karting Association). He has raced at Daytona and MIS. Greg loves fishing; he and Lynnae camp out at Proud Lake every year for opening day for trout with his friends Mike and Eric. Greg goes to Tippy Dam every year for salmon fishing with his friend Dan. He also loves going up north to fish the wonderful lakes of Michigan!
Greg and Lynnae met while working together at Famous Dave's. They had a lot of fun working together and became good friends. They started dating and soon Greg was helping Lynnae study for her exams and making sure she didn't starve in college (thanks Lena!). They lived in Ann Arbor and adopted a wonderful dog, Bailey. They enjoy canoeing, camping, and going up north together. Their favorite season is fall when they can spend time with family and friends barbequing and watching U of M football (although these last two years provided less celebration!). They are so excited to be getting married and celebrate this wonderful occasion with all of their family and friends.