Alexa and Sean

How We Met

Like many “Millenials”, we “met” on a dating app only a month and a half after I had moved to Los Angeles. After a week of texting and messaging on the dating app, we decided we had to meet in person. Sean worked crazy hours on the weekend at the time, but he wanted to meet Alexa. We decided to meet at a Starbucks halfway between where I lived and Sean worked. But because of those crazy hours, Sean couldn’t get away from work and his phone had coincidentally died that day. I first thought he was standing me up because she didn’t know (yet) how genuine of a person he was.

Where to Propose in On Mt. Veeder in Napa, CA

After talking on the phone, Sean was able to get away from work and we decided to meet at the Starbucks a block away from my apartment. This time he actually showed up and we spent the next 4 hours letting our lattes get cold and bonding over our private schooling and doing boy/ girl scouts as kids, along with many other topics. And in what is considered rare for Los Angeles, the heavy rain that March day caused a power outage at the Starbucks, forcing us to leave.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in On Mt. Veeder in Napa, CA

How They Asked

Our friends own a winery on Mt. Veeder in Napa, one of the best wine-growing regions in California. We planned a trip to visit friends and enjoy the wonderful wine that Napa has. The plan that day was to take a drive up to the mountain and take a tour of the vineyard that we had never been up to since the actual tasting room is in downtown Napa. Our friends told us that they needed new photos for their website and social media pages, so they brought along their nice camera to get good shots while we were there. I didn’t think anything of it because it made sense to me that of course, they might as well take photos while they were there. When we got to the vineyard, we took a tour of the Cabernet Savignon vines and checked out the beautiful mountains.

We had a picnic with our friends and enjoyed the quiet Napa morning. Shortly after, Sean asked me if I would like to take a walk around the vineyard with him while the friends were busy taking photos nearby. I followed him, and we proceeded to walk around, tasting the unripe grapes and just enjoying the scenery. I noticed Sean didn’t stray too far from where our friends were taking photos. After a few more minutes into our “walk,” it was then that he took a box out of his pocket, dropped down on one knee, and asked me to marry him! Once the shock wore off and the tears cleared from my eyes –of course after saying yes –I noticed that our friends were not taking photos of the vines, but had captured our proposal on camera!

Special Thanks

Rachael Buckingham
 | Photographer
Tyler Nuss
 | Planning