Andy Pierucci and Candice Backus were engaged last October in Salt Lake City

Candice Backus and Andy Pierucci were engaged last October at Memory Grove in Salt Lake City.

Andy Pierucci, of Logan Utah, and D. Candice Backus, of Herriman, Utah, were engaged last October.

Pierucci graduated from Tokay High School in 2007 and plans to graduate from Utah State University this year. He is the son of Bob and Candy Pierucci, of Stockton.

Backus graduated from Riverton High School in 2010 and plans to graduate from Utah Valley University this year. She is the daughter of Troy and Darlene Backus, of Herriman, Utah.

The couple met at a leadership conference while on spring break. The were engaged on Oct. 4, 2014 at Memory Grove in Salt Lake City. Backus was surprised by a picnic lunch with all of her favorites. There were rose petals all around and the couple’s song was playing. Her dessert was blue M&M’s with “Marry Me?”printed on them.

The two announced their engagement on that day to Backus’ parents who were waiting close by and by calling Pierucci’s parents. The following week, the Pieruccis made a trip to Utah so both families could meet.

The couple plans to marry on May 5 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake Temple.

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