Swanton/Highgate — Announcing the engagement of Renée J. Laroche, daughter of Richard Laroche and the late Annice Laroche of Swanton, to David C. Rheaume, son of Normand and Sharon Rheaume of Highgate.

Renée graduated from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2007 with an Associate of Arts Degree and is currently employed as a Manager at Cosmic Bakery & Cafe and as Creative Director at Mystic Pincushion. David graduated from Missisquoi Valley Union High School in 2003 and from Champlain College in 2005 with a degree in Multimedia & Graphic Design and is currently employed as a Graphic/Web Designer at Messenger Print & Design.

David and Renée began their relationship long distance and remained close for over 10 years. Now, living happily in the same state, they are looking forward to spending their lives together.

The couple is planning a September 2014 wedding ceremony and reception under the fall foliage of historic Shelburne Museum.