Alicia and Craig

How We Met

Front row of Phish concert at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in San Diego, CA

how they asked

Just a few weeks before our engagement Craig and I were in New York for the holidays. Craig had let me parents know he was going to propose which led to them giving him my Grandmother’s ring to do so. He and I took a long weekend trip to Joshua Tree, during our first hike of the trip we came across a secluded area which we later discovered was “Mount Inspiration”. I immediately noticed a fun piece of environmental art that another hiker had left behind-a rock with a wire arrow pointing to San Diego. I grabbed my phone to snap a photo, then lowered it to adjust the filter setting and looked through the lens again only to see my Grandmother’s ring on top of that rock. I turned around to him and he said “I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?” Craig later told me he didn’t have a plan to propose but rather brought the ring on our weekend getaway, carried it in his pocket and waited for the time that he felt ‘”inspired” to do so ;-)

Special Thanks

Photographer: Jax Connolly Photo
Shoes: Nina Shoes
Dress Designer: Lulus
Beauty: Elwynn and Cass
Hair Stylist: The Dry Bar
Floral Designer: Native Poppy
Other Location: Spanish Village Art Center
Studio Venue: Communal Coffee
Event Planner: Events By Lift