Branko and Kathy Ostrec of St. Louis are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mirella Ostrec, to John Miller Sokup III, son of John and Sharon Sokup of Oakville.
The bride-to-be graduated from Marquette Catholic High School in 1988 and Millikin University in 1992, where she was a Pi Beta Phi member and received a B.S. in business administration. Currently, she is an operations manager at Kennedy Capital Management.
The future groom graduated from Oakville Senior High School in 1990 and attended Parks College of Saint Louis University. Currently, he is an I.T. professional for Energizer Holdings.
The couple met in July of 2008 at SOL Lounge in the Central West End, where Mirella was enjoying an after-work cocktail with friends. They made an immediate connection and began dating. In August 2011, John surprised her on a family vacation in San Francisco and popped the question in front of the heart-shaped sculptures at the corner of Union Square. The couple is planning a November wedding at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church with a reception at Kemoll’s Top of the Met. Following a honeymoon to Croatia, they will reside in St. Louis.