When Erin LeBlanc met Vincent “Cenzo” Caronna in the fourth grade, there were no thoughts of the future that might happen. School mates from then on, the pair didn’t actually consider more until college, when serendipity threw them into the same classes. “After spending more time together, we realized how much we had in common,” says Erin. “We fell in love and have been together ever since!”
After graduation, Cenzo took a job in Raleigh, North Carolina, while Erin moved to Madison, Wisconsin. Braving the distance as a couple, it all changed on December 22, 2018, when they came to Mandeville for the holidays. “Cenzo told me he was taking me out to lunch to belatedly celebrate my birthday as well as the holidays,” Erin recalls. “Little did I know that he had reserved the balcony of the Lake House and had flowers and candles set up. He’d also written me a sweet letter that he’d had printed in gold foil and framed.” Presented with a ring custom designed at Texada Jewelry and Gifts, Erin said yes to the boy she’d known since childhood.