David and Lori Shogren of Warwick announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Shogren, to Stephen Straus, son of Thomas and Diane Straus of Cranston.
The future bride is a graduate of Toll Gate High School, Warwick. She is employed by Citizens Bank.
The future groom is a graduate of Cranston East High School. He is a security guard in Massachusetts.
The couple met almost two years ago. On their first date they went to a beach in Narragansett. About a month ago they went to Charlie O’s for Stephen’s birthday and after dinner they went for a walk on that same beach. Stephen said all he wanted for his birthday was Melissa, and he got down on one knee and proposed. They are planning an October 2014 wedding.