Paul, 26, is an accountant. Laura, 26, is a graphic designer. They live in Rosslyn.

The Main Event: They’ll say their vows Sept. 22 in their hometown of Richmond, Va.

How They Met: As freshmen at James Madison University.

First Date: A Kappa Alpha pledge party.

First Kiss: In the stairwell of the KA house at that party.

How He Proposed: He took her to a rose garden. “She was trying to take pictures of roses and didn’t take hints where I was moving the conversation.”

Pet Names: He’s “honey bunny”—same as the cat. “Sometimes he can’t tell whether I’m using the pet name to talk to the cat or him.”

When She Knew: After they stayed up late playing “every board game I had in my apartment.”

Making It Unique: They’ll have an ice cream cart at their reception.