Mary Jane Carr – Tyler John Newman engagement

Claremont residents Mary Jane Carr and Tyler John Newman were engaged on June 12, 2021.

The bride’s parents are Thomas K. Carr Jr. and Lesley Scott-Carr.

The nuptials will take place at Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont on June 9, 2022.

The bride’s grandmother, 95, is a 76-year Claremont resident.

The couple met in September, 2014 after the bride’s mother was having physical therapy on her ankle, and Mr. Newman was her technician. She insisted he meet her daughter.

They had their first date, ice cream and a movie at Victoria Gardens, a few weeks later. The groom had such a great time that he asked her for a second date—a Luke Bryan concert—before the movie even started.

“In the case of this love story one could say mothers truly know best,” said Ms. Scott-Carr. “Our adventure began with a typical mom meeting a very handsome young man and saying, ‘You just have to meet my daughter!’ The handsome young man had heard this line many times before, but something was different about this bright, blonde haired girl. After hearing about each other and seeing photos of one another, they just knew they had to meet.”

“Mary Jane knew this country loving boy with dimples was a keeper, and they began their official relationship in December of 2014,” said the bride-to-be’s mother.

The two have been inseparable ever since. Their love has been joyous, filled with adventure, many country music concerts, Disneyland trips, master’s degrees, career accomplishments, and countless more amazing memories.

On June 12, 2021, a trip to Hotel del Coronado ended up being one of the most memorable days of their lives. The hotel near San Diego has always been a special place for the couple, where their love has grown over six years. So, when Tyler decided to propose, he knew this was the place to do it.

After an amazing day together soaking up the sun and beautiful views, Tyler asked Mary Jane to take a walk on the beach before dinner to see the sunset. Little did she know what he was about to ask her. As the two were walking on the beach near the Coronado sand dunes, Tyler soon turned to Mary Jane, got down on one knee while looking her deep in the eyes, and asked her the question they had both been waiting on.

After Mary Jane’s initial shock, and finally realizing this moment was indeed “for real?!,” as she kept repeating during his proposal, she said yes to spending their forever together.

The bride graduated from the all girls Pomona Catholic High School in 2012. She then attended the University of Redlands, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2016. In 2018 she earned her master’s degree from Redlands, and her teaching credential. She is a first-grade teacher and vice principal at St. Francis De Sales Catholic School in Riverside.

The groom is a 2009 Bonita High School graduate. He attended Cal Poly Pomona, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He went on to earn his master’s from Concordia and is now an Aerotek recruiter.

The couple enjoy their weekend coffee walks to the Claremont Village, working out in the gym together, trying new wineries and breweries, dancing to random songs on Alexa, enjoying their favorite sports teams on television, playing golf, and grading the papers of Mary Jane’s first graders.

They are having a blast planning their wedding, and can’t wait for their new adventures ahead.



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