https://www.stlmag.com/Weddings/stephanie-and-tom/ Courtship: Stephanie Hoffmann first met Tom Mauzy at a shower for Stephanie's best friend and Tom's brother, who recently had become engaged. They crossed paths again at the couple's wedding. After the reception, Tom sent Stephanie a text message: "I hope you get home safe." They continued to keep in touch, texting occasionally. After six months, they went out on their first date. "It took a while!" Stephanie says, laughing.