Nevada County People: Chance meeting at a halloween party leads to love |

Nevada County People: Chance meeting at a halloween party leads to love

When Lacey Odekirk met Lukas Ross at a Halloween party three years ago, he was dressed like Zorro and she was wearing a 1980s workout costume.

Though captivated by his looks, she never got a chance to talk to him that night. The two met again by chance through mutual friends and later found a perfect partner in each other.

On July 12, the young pair will get married at the Kissler Ranch in Grass Valley. About 250 guests from California, Oregon, Arizona and Idaho are expected at the event, Odekirk said.

“At first, I was very attracted to him for his looks – he has a really big smile,” said 18-year-old Odekirk, a resident of Rough and Ready. “But he also has a really good heart and he treats me well.”

Odekirk is equally charmed by Ross’s passion for children, a trait she observed while working at a children’s camp with him, she said.

Ross, 22, also was initially drawn to Odekirk for her beauty, he said.

“But as I got to know her, I noticed there was something very sweet about her – the way she talks, the way she handles things,” he said. “She is kind of a small town girl – not someone caught in material things like a career. I wanted someone who could relate to me in my moral values, my dreams and goals. I am a family man, and she is very good with children.”

Ross now works for a furniture company in Los Angeles but soon will relocate to Roseville, Odekirk said.

“We are happy for him,” said Michael Ross, father of Lukas Ross. “Initially we were concerned because they are so young, but they are committed to each other. I know she is really attracted to Luke. It seems they are a great fit for each other.”

Odekirk is “looking forward to the dancing part” at the wedding, she said, with a smile in her voice. A disc jockey will play various genres of music at the event, she added.

“I’m always very excited to take the next step,” Lukas Ross said, about the wedding. “It’s something she and I are always talking about. We’ll go to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico for our honeymoon.”

To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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